Miscellaneous Guilford County, North Carolina Obituaries

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ARTHUR L. WINFORD
1-23-98
Mr. Arthur Leroy Winford of 1803 Britton St., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.
A native of Salisbury, he was retired from Central Motor Lines. He was a member of the Gospel Tide Chorus.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Novella C. Winford; daughters, Gladys Stephenson (Roosevelt) of Winston-Salem; Aurthur Mae Rice (James) of West Chester, Pa.; Evelyn Davis of the home; MaryDeGrafenreid (Frederick); Ella Mae Miller (Llyod); both of Greensboro; son, Arthur Leroy Winford, Jr. (Gwendolyn) of Winston-Salem; sister, Ruby W. Leach of Salisbury; aunts, Josephine S. Patterson of Greensboro; Elizabeth S. Bacon of Washington, DC; and Ovella S. McLaughlin of Salisbury; a niece, Sarah A. Leach of Salisbury; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Smith-Hinnant Funeral Service is assisting the family.

ROSA BREWER WILLETT
1-23-98
SILER CITY -- Mrs. Rosa Brewer Willett, 102, of 205 Olympia Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Country Forest Manor.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Edward Hill Friends Meeting with the Rev. Dr. Linda Greene and the Rev. J.R. Bouldin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Chatham County, Mrs. Willett was a seamstress and a homemaker. She had been a member of Edward Hill Friends Meeting for seventy-seven years.
She is survived by three daughters, Estell W. Swaim of High Point; Maye W. Cheek and Faye W. Brooks; both of Siler City; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. Other times, they will be at the home of Charles and Maye Cheek, 205 Olympia St., Siler City.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

FLORINE WARD
1-23-98
Mrs. Florine Ward, 78, of 4406 Lake Brandt Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
Mrs. Ward's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel.
Florine Ward, was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Big Spring, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ernest Daniels.
Survivors include her one son, G.R. "Buster" Ward of the home; two sisters, Ernestine Belk of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tommie Cochran of Odessa, Texas; one brother, Sam Daniels of Odessa, Texas.
The family will receive friends after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405.

TIFFANY BLACKBURN WALKER
1-23-98
CLEMMONS -- Tiffany Renee Blackburn Walker, 13, of 250 Cedar Lane, Arcadia Comm., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at NC Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at The Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James Garrison and the Rev. Wayne Blevins. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Tiffany Renee Blackburn Walker was born May 12, 1984, to Nancy Blackburn. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church of Thomasville and was preceded in death by her mother on Jan. 15, 1989.
Survivors include her grandmother, Yolanda Hendrix of the home; grandfather, Roger Phelps of the home; adopted mother, Kimberly Hubbard of Thomasville; uncle, Ronnie Blackburn of Lexington; aunt, Stacy Hamilton of Virginia Beach, Va.; great-grandmother, Nina Walker; great-grandmother, Metta Phelps.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Piedmont Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, Kaleidoscope Kids, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, NC 27293.

CLIFFORD B. TOOMES
1-23-98
Clifford B. Toomes, 83, of 4741 Randleman Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
Arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home.

JOHN J. STRICKLAND
1-23-98
Mr. John J. Strickland, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Guilford Memorial Park, with the Rev. James Jordan officiating.
Mr. Strickland was of the Baptist faith, was a surviving veteran of Pearl harbor during World War II, was retired from Electric Service & Sales and was the best pump mechanic in Guilford County. Mr. Strickland will be best remembered for being a good father and a wonderful grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Strickland of the home; sons, Bill Strickland of Pasadena, Md.; and Bob Strickland of Pleasant Garden; brother, David Strickland of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jennifer Pratt; Natalie Strickland and Robert Strickland and one great-grandson, William John Pratt.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Street Chapel and at other times, at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405 or to the Magnolia Street Baptist Church, 1203 Magnolia Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.

BLANCHE LITTLE "PENN" STANBACK
1-23-98
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Blanche Little "Penn" Stanback, 91, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Temple memorial Baptist Church.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CARL HOWARD SAUNDERS, SR.
1-23-98
GIBSONVILLE -- Carl Howard Saunders, Sr., 84, of 9987 Kerr Chapel Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Alamance Health Care.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

EVA WASHBURN ROBERTS
1-23-98
REIDSVILLE -- Eva Washburn Roberts, 87, formerly of 1610 U.S. 29 Business, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Community Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Evergeen Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Washburn was born in Scottland County, NC. She was a lifetime member of Community Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Daniels and husband, Ronald; sons and daughters-in-law, Elwood Washburn and wife, Frances; Donald Washburn and wife, Nellie; Bobby Washburn and wife, Linda; David Washburn and wife, Beatrice; all of Reidsville; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Sarah Everette of St. Pauls. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mack P. Washburn and Ira Roberts and daughter, Edna Earl Loye and grandson, Mickey Loye.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Wilkerson Funeral Home, other times the family will be at the home of the son, Donald Washburn, 334 Sandy Cross Road, Reidsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reidsville Gideons, P.O. Box 510, Reidsville, NC 27320.

JEANNE TROXLER PICKARD
1-23-98
Jeanne Troxler Pickard, 52, of 127 Concord St., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel with interment in Westminster Gardens.
While in high school, Jeanne started working for Greensboro Rubber Stamp Company, which was founded by her mother. Jeanne loved to read and she was an extraordinary cook to which her friends will attest.
Jeanne is survived by her sister, Judy Jones of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the funeral home, at other times, 127 Concord St.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ATLAS HUCKABEE PARSONS
1-23-98
DANVILLE, VA. -- Atlas Huckabee Parsons, 79, formerly of 323 Kemper Rd., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Highland Burial Park, with the Rev. Edward Johnson officiating.
She was born in Danville, Va. on Dec. 6, 1918, to the late Atlas Huckabee and Flora Smith Huckabee. She was owner and operator of Azalea Motel in Wilmington, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berkley W. Parson, who died March 28, 1994.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Barker Funeral Home, Inc. of Danville, Va. is assisting the family.

ROY MADDEN
1-23-98
Mr. Roy Harold Madden, 76, of 413 Bryan St., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Union Ridge United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at McClure Funeral Home in Burlington. Other times, they will be at the residence.

NELL LEMONS
1-23-98
TROY -- Nell Smitherman Lemons, 77, of 655 Biscoe Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Church Cook. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery, Troy.
She was a native of Montgomery County, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Lemons of the home; sister, Joyce Smitherman of Troy; and sister-in-law, Mary Smitherman of Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Pugh-Troy Funeral Home, 211 North main Street, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 239 N. Russell St., Troy, NC 27371.

JOSEPH R. JEFFRIES
1-23-98
BURLINGTON -- Joseph R. Jeffries, 51, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at First Baptist Church, Apple Street.

JOHN S. HAWKINS, SR.
1-23-98
John S. Hawkins, Sr., 83, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel. Interment will follow at Westminster Gardens.
John was a good father and husband. He worked for Olin-Mathieson for 32 years and Carbonic Industries for 7 years.
John is survived by his sons, John S. Hawkins, Jr. of Charlotte; James S. Hawkins of Orlando, Fla.; and his sister, Betty Deyerle of Roanoke, Va.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service on Saturday.

MAMIE RAY HARRIS
1-23-98
Mrs. Mamie Ray Harris departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The sitting will be held at Institutional Baptist Church of Greensboro, at 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998. The funeral service will follow immediately.
She was a native of Gibsonville, and the daughter of the late Jerry and Hattie Smith Ray. She married the late Daniel Harris and to this union, one daughter was born, the late Danniette Harris Murray. She was a member of Pastors' Aide and President of Ward No. 5. She was a member of the Gate City Beautician Club for a number of years.
Those who cherish her loving memory are her granddaughter, Julienne Murray Dick; great-grandson, Demetrius Rayshaad Dick; two sisters, Pearl Totten; Margretta Grant; two sisters-in-law, Aurelia Rush and Belle Thompson of Ohio; a special sister, Mable Lee Fennell and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at 1716 Willow Road, Greensboro, NC.
Brown's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EDWARD HAIRSTON
1-23-98
MARTINSVILLE, VA. -- Rev. Edward Hairston of 293 Robin Rd., passed on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home of Eden.

ANNIE LOU RUDD GRAVES
1-23-98
Ms. Annie Lou Rudd Graves of 2012 Redwood Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, following a brief period of illness.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at the Elm Grove Baptist Church, 1302 Highway 29 Business, Reidsville. The Rev. Clarence Johnson will preside and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1940, in Rockingham County, to the late Colene Herbin Rudd and James M. Rudd. Being nurtured in the Christian faith resulted in her becoming a faithful member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, where she served with the Senior Choir and Willing Workers. She was a member of the Heavenly Stars and was a resident of Greensboro for the past 12 years. Ms. Graves was a teacher's assistant for New Garden Christian Academy Daycare and was formerly employed by the Cone Mills Corporation. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, one brother, William H. Rudd.
Surviving relatives to cherish her memory include, four sisters, Ms. Dorothy R. Purcell and Mrs. Betty R. (Paul) Robinson of Greensboro; Mrs. Geraldine R. (Robert) Vanstory of Browns Summit and Ms. Mary R. Scales of Reidsville; one foster sister, Ms. Brenda W. Graves of Browns Summit; seven brothers, Rev. James (Roberta) Rudd; Dea. Edward O. (Mary) Rudd; Alexandra (Visua) Rudd and Fred D. (Shirley) Rudd of Greensboro; Dea. Charles M. (Mildred) Rudd; Clarence H. (Sandra) Rudd; and the Rev. John R. (Faye) Rudd of Browns Summit; three special aunts, Mrs. Virginia A. Wray of Browns Summit; Mrs. Bea Herbin and Mrs. Sadie Herbin of Reidsville; loving uncles, William H. Herbin and Nathaniel Herbin of Reidsville; a host of "adopted" nieces and nephews; many dear relatives and a multitude of friends.
The remains will be placed in state one hour prior to the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the church and may be contacted other times, at the residence.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

ELMER E. GOLDSTON
1-23-98
Mr. Elmer E. Goldston, 81, formerly of 2203 E. Lee St., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 631 E. Florida St. Interment will follow in St. James A.M.E. Church in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Goldston is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Goldston of the home; daughter, Mrs. Marion Siler (Bobby) of Washington, DC; brothers, Isaac Spencer and Ervin Spencer; both of Asheboro.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at the church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hargett Funeral Service.

EDNA MAE UNDERWOOD GARRETT
1-23-98
PLEASANT GARDEN -- Mrs. Edna Mae Underwood Garrett died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Clapps Nursing Center, after several years of declining health.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Climax, with the Rev. Mark Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born May 30, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Lula and Sam Underwood, and the wife of Joe Garrett, Sr., who died Oct. 12, 1994. She was a native of Guilford County, a member of Bethlehem U.M.C. and was retired from Odell Hardware Co. of Greensboro.
She was the sister of Villa Allred; Cletus Dunham; Bill Underwood and the late Cecil Underwood. Her children are, Sandra Carmany and husband, Bob; Martha Willis and husband, Jerry; and Lee Garrett and wife, Lisa. Other descendants include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friend after the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem U.M.C., 6103 NC 22, Climax, NC 27233 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
We (the children) thank everyone for their visits and prayers for Edna, and to the staff of Clapps Nursing Center for their dedication and support.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is in charge of arrangements.

ANNIE ELIZABETH GANT
1-23-98
BROWNS SUMMIT -- Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Gant of 4084 Hwy 150 East, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today, at Thacker Memorial Holiness Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
She was a native of Caswell County.
Survivors are her sons, James W. Gant of Greensboro; Herman Gant of Browns Summit; daughter, Catherine Grumbley of Hartford, Conn.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at 312 Winston St., Greensboro.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hargett Funeral Service.

PEARL MILLER FEIBUS
1-23-98
Mrs. Pearl Miller Feibus, 83, of 218 Staunton Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
A graveside service for Mrs. Feibus is scheduled to be held on Sunday, at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.
Mrs. Feibus was born Dec. 23, 1915, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of Benjamin and Jessie Miller. Mrs. Feibus was a member of B'nai Abraham Synagogue in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Friendship Circle here at Temple Emmanuel. On Feb. 19, 1940, she was married to Arthur Feibus, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1986.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Abrams and her husband, Dr. Murray Abrams of Greensboro; grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Abrams and his wife, Melinda of Chapel Hill; Elissa Langley and her husband, Nick of Atlanta; Michelle Abrams, a student at Duke University; Scott and Jennifer Brooks of Philadelphia, Pa. and one brother, Samuel Miller of Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Feibus was preceded in death by a daughter, Rochelle Brooks.
Arrangements locally are being handled by Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home.

DORA BROADNAX COOPER
1-23-98
Mrs. Dora Broadnax Cooper, 76, of 1605 Pichard St., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Cooper's funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
A native of Guilford County, Mrs. Cooper was a 1940 graduate of James B. Dudley Sr. High School. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by her husband, Floyd W. Cooper of the home; two daughters, Jo Ann L. Jacobs of Greensboro; Elizabeth A. Lewis of the home; two nieces, Five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service, and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hargett Funeral Service.

JOY ANDREW CARTER
1-23-98
LIBERTY -- Mrs. Joy Andrew Carter, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

CLASSIE MAE CAMPBELL
1-23-98
LEXINGTON -- Classie Mae Pope Campbell, 83, of Brian Center Nursing Home, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at the center.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Lexington City Cemetery.

CLIFTON BURON BOSTIC
1-23-98
FOREST CITY -- Mr. Clifton Buron Bostic, 88, of 109 Laurel Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at the Woodlands Nursing Home, Rutherfordton.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellenboro, NC with the Rev. Ken Calhoun officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Corinne Baber Bostic of Forest City; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Hamrick of Silver City; Mrs. Sandra Gravitte of Greensboro; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

JOHN L. BEAL, SR.
1-23-98
ASHEBORO -- John L. Beal, Sr., 77, of 323 Rocky Knowl Rd. Ext., formerly of Bear Creek, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Country Forest Manor, Siler City.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, in the Smith & Buckner Chapel with the Rev. Billy Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
A native of Chatham County, Mr. Beal was retired. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Beryl Siler Beal; three sons, Richard C. Beal of Greensboro; Timothy L. Beal of Randleman and John L. Beal, Jr. of Homeland, Fla.; three daughters, Amey B. Shepherd of Gibsonville; Reba B. Stevenson of Asheboro and Darlene B. Mitchell of Franklinville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ava Lee Spivey of Siler City; Allene Sauls of Kingstree, SC; Hattie Mae Larson of Fayetteville and Betty Ann Brown of Bear Creek.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City. Other times, they will be at the family home in Asheboro.

ARTHUR L. WINFORD
1-24-98
Mr. Arthur Leroy Winford of 1803 Britton St., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.
A native of Salisbury, he was retired from Central Motor Lines. He was a member of the Gospel Tide Chorus.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Novella C. Winford; daughters, Gladys Stephenson (Roosevelt) of Winston-Salem; Aurthur Mae Rice (James) of West Chester, Pa.; Evelyn Davis of the home; MaryDeGrafenreid (Frederick); Ella Mae Miller (Llyod); both of Greensboro; son, Arthur Leroy Winford, Jr. (Gwendolyn) of Winston-Salem; sister, Ruby W. Leach of Salisbury; aunts, Josephine S. Patterson of Greensboro; Elizabeth S. Bacon of Washington, DC; and Ovella S. McLaughlin of Salisbury; a niece, Sarah A. Leach of Salisbury; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service and other times, at the residence.
Smith-Hinnant Funeral Service is assisting the family.

CLIFFORD BLAIN TOOMES
1-24-98
Mr. Clifford Blain Toomes, 83, of 4741 Randleman Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Cone Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Grace Baptist Church, 435 Hwy 62 West, with burial to follow in Centre Friends Cemetery.
Mr. Toomes was a native of Guilford County and was a retired Carpenter for Brooks Lumber Company and a farmer. He was a member of Burnett's Chapel Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. During the war he served with the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions in Africa, Sicily and Italy.
He is survived by his sisters, Josie Choate of Greensboro; Margaret Latham of Pleasant Garden; brothers, Samuel Curtis Toomes of Greensboro; Robert Tyson Toomes of Asheboro; nieces and their husbands, Sylvia and Pete Brown; Kay and Gary Otwell; Jean and Mike Nichols; Robbie and Rick Mattiello; Martha and Bob Devane; Bobbie and John Bristow; Billie and Robert Mounce; several great-nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Mr. Toomes was a loving brother, uncle, neighbor and friend.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

JEAN T. THOMPSON
1-24-98
BURLINGTON -- Mrs. Jean Tate Thompson, 83, of 343 Baldwin Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, from head injuries sustained from a fall on the ice on Jan. 5, 1998.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at the Graham Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifelong member, with Dr. William Weckerly, the Rev. Lou East and Dr. Edwin Lewis of Mooresville, officiating. Burial will be private at Alamance Memorial Park.
Born in Alamance County on Jan. 15, 1915, she was the daughter of Allen Denny Tate and Grace Snyder Tate, both deceased. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Ivan Hammer Thompson, who resides at the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, Mebane. Mrs. Thompson, who graduated from East Carolina Teachers College, was a dedicated school teacher in the Alamance County School System, having served at Pleasant Grove, North Graham, and Graham Middle and retired in 1980. She was presented an honorary life membership by the Women of the Church in the Synod of North Carolina for recognition of her service to her church. She will be especially remembered for her deep and abiding faith in her God, her courage to face life's challenges, her love for her family, her quick mind, her beautiful sewing and handwork, her fondness for porch rockers, and her talking books. She will be greatly missed.
She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine Thompson Drye and James Michael Drye of Mooresville; grandchildren, Joshua Hayes Drye of Mooresville; Meredith Holland Drye, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; sisters, Mrs. Virginia Tate Bodein; Mrs. Denny Tate Utley; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Allen Denny Tate, Jr. and Mrs. Nora Cook Tate; all of Burlington; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her elder daughter, Barbara Jean Thompson Stroud in 1970.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service. At other times, the family will be at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Allen Denny Tate, Jr., 1907 Sunnybrook Drive, Burlington.
Memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Graham Presbyterian Church Landscaping Fund, 216 West Harden Street, Graham, NC 27253; The Presbyterian Home of Hawfields, 2502 South NC 119, Mebane, NC 27302; or Friends of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicaped (Designated for Jean Thompson) 1811 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27635.
McClure Funeral Service in Graham is handling arrangements.


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