Miscellaneous Haywood County, North Carolina Obituaries - 2000

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY


First Name:
Last Name:
Martha N. Mehaffey
Retired nurse
Martha Noland Mehaffey, 66, of Chelsea Road, Waynesville, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late O.L. and Sarah McCracken Noland. She graduated from Waynesville Township High School in 1951 and Memorial Mission Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She attended special classes at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in cardiac and intensive care nursing. She was an employee of Haywood County Hospital from which she retired after 40 years of nursing. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Howard” Mehaffey, who died in 1995.
She is survived by two sons, James Howard Mehaffey Jr. and his wife Missy of Clyde, and Michael L. Mehaffey and his wife Jane of Fines Creek; one sister, Betty Noland Collins of Waynesville; two brothers, O.L. “Buddy” Noland of Iron Duff and David A. Noland of Balsam; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Rev. Dr. Jack C. Bishop Jr. officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. After the service the family was at the home of Michael and Jane Mehaffey, 94 Indian Springs Road, Clyde.
Memorials may be made to Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 480 Crabtree Church Road, Clyde, N.C., 28721; or to one’s favorite charity.

James Phelps
MAGGIE VALLEY -- James Phelps, 64, of Maggie Valley, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Webb B. Garrison Sr.
Historian and author
LAKE JUNALUSKA -- Webb B. Garrison Sr., 81, of Lake Junaluska, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his home.
He was a native of Covington, Ga. He was a Civil War historian and author of more than 50 books on Civil War and U.S. history, word origins, science and religion. Among his books are “Civil War Tales,” “The Lincoln No One Knows,” “A Treasury of Carolina Tales” and “Why You Say It.” He began his writing career at age 16 and continued until his death. He was associate dean of the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and president of McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill. He served in various capacities as a clergyman of the United Methodist Church in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois and Indiana from 1939 to 1979, when he retired to pursue full-time writing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Thomson Garrison.
Surviving are one brother, Joseph Garrison of Greensboro; one daughter, Carol Garrison Bates of Atlanta; two sons, Webb B. Garrison Jr. of Greenville, S.C., and Dr. William T. Garrison of Flat Rock; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Haywood County.
Asheville Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Tilda M. Price
Tilda Mae Price, 89, of Waynesville, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. Scheffler Jr.
Marine veteran
Robert Frank Scheffler Jr., 71, of Autumn Care Nursing Home, Waynesville, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of New Jersey, he was the son of the late Robert Frank Scheffler Sr. and Mildred Carson Scheffler. He was a U.S. Marine veteran.
Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Gorr of Sanford, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Sherry Glover of Chunchula, Ala.; one sister, Erma Costello of Rockledge, Fla.; three brothers, Jim and William Scheffler, both of Pennsauken, N.J., and Geo Scheffler of Ocean View, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

R.W. ‘DOC’ ALLISON
Champion retiree
CANTON -- Rufus “Doc” Winfred Allison Sr., 88, of 158 Newfound St., Canton, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Charles Randolph and Eula D’Lena Smathers Allison. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and retired from Champion International with 36 years of service. He was a mason and member of Pigeon River Lodge No. 386 A.F. and A.M. and a member of First United Methodist Church of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jency Kirkpatrick Allison, who died in 1978; and two brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Rachel Vollmar of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Margaret Ann Allison of Canton; two sons, R.W. Allison Jr. of Waynesville and Scott Dale Allison of Canton; three sisters, Freda Allison, Lucille Parker and Betty Rogers, all of Canton; one brother, Charles Edward Allison of Waynesville; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Canton. The Rev. Cecil Hayes will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1275, Canton, N.C., 28716.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary B. Easley
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mary Barber Easley, 90, of Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Waynesville, died July 20, 2000, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.
She was the daughter of the late Richard Neely a nd Eva Bell Barber. She was a graduate of Meredith College and was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church of Spartanburg.
Surviving are her husband, G.R. “Red” Easley; two sons, Richard Barber Easley of Spartanburg, and Robert Ashworth Easley of Greenville, S.C.; one daughter, Cassandra Easley Bray of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Richard Neely Barber Jr. of Waynesville; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Dr. P. Randall Wright conducted the service.
The family received friends after the service at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. At other times the family was at the home of a son, Richard Easley, 250 Harrell Drive, Spartanburg.
Memorials may be made to Fernwood Baptist Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 200 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., 29307.

Charles E. Crouser
Haywood County native
ASHEVILLE -- Charles Edward Crouser, 48, of 140 Pennsylvania Ave., Asheville, died July 20, 2000, at his home.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of Gladys Ezell Crouser and the late Jess Crouser. He was self-employed in the electronics field.
Surviving in addition to his mother, is his longtime companion, Tim Stafford of Asheville.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville. The family will hold a private viewing.
Pallbearers were Paul and Greg Spaulding, Dee Early, Cecil Yount and John McIntyre.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Green
Haywood County native
Margaret “Margie” Lucille Green, 79, 108 Hemlock St., Waynesville, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late John Fanning and Lucille Inman Goodson. She was a housekeeper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Green, three sisters and one brother.
Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Messer and Fannie Moody, both of Waynesville; four sons, Johnnie, Robert and William “Bill,” all of Waynesville, and Woodrow “Bud” of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Willie Haney and Ada Haney, both of Waynesville; one brother, Junior Goodson of Waynesville; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Clayton Davis officiated. Graveside services were also held at Parker’s Chapel Cemetery.

Patricia Davis
Buncombe County native
CANDLER -- Patricia Davis, 48, of Candler, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the Mountain Area Hospice Center.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of Dan and Polly Reno of Clyde.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Richard Davis; and two brothers, Phil Reno of Clyde and Dale Reno of Charlotte.
Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced by Asheville Mortuary Services.

Edith M. Thomas
Yancey County native
BURNSVILLE -- Edith McIntosh Thomas, 83, of the Double Island community, died Friday, July 21, 2000, after an extended illness in an Asheville Health Care Center.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Carrie Gibbs McIntosh. She was a retired teacher’s aide with Yancey County schools and was a member of Double Island Baptist Church for 62 years.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deborah Curtis.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Carter Thomas; three daughters, Shirley Curtis and husband Jim of Clyde, Judy Cullum and husband Bill of Shelby and Rebecca Ray and husband Kevin of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Cora Honeycutt of Burnsville; one brother, Clarence McIntosh of Burnsville; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Earl Blankenship and Ricky Woody officiated. Burial was in Double Island Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Lucille F. Shuler
Jackson County native
DILLSBORO -- Lucille Fisher Shuler, 79, of Dillsboro, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Harris Regional Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late G. Lorango and Allie Mills Fisher. She retired from Jackson County schools in the janitorial department.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Shuler, who died in 1997; a daughter, Doris S. Melton; and a sister, Cora Crawford.
Surviving are two sons, Fred Shuler of Sylva and Robert Shuler of Dillsboro; three brothers, Ernest and Alvin Fisher, both of Waynesville, and Lester Fisher of Sylva; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home. The Revs. David Burch, Frank Brooks and Roy Burnette officiated. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bonnie B. McClure
Buncombe County native
CLYDE -- Bonnie Brown McClure, 96, of P.V. Road, Clyde, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her home.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late John and Lela Hyatt Brown. She was a member of Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley J. McClure, who died in 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Ted McClure of Clyde and Wade M. McClure of Concord, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Garry Rogers and Ted Reeves officiated. Burial was in Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 p.m to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 107 Weaver Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721; or Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2724 Hyder Mountain Road, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

Marion H. Cooper
Jackson County native
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Marion Hillman Cooper, 78, of Penny Lane, Maggie Valley, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Ida Bryson Cooper. He was a former resident of Cumberland and a long time resident of Haywood County.
He attended Jackson County schools and graduated from Cullowhee High School in 1939. He also attended Western Carolina Teachers College. As a young man, he worked for the Morrison Knudson Co. and was involved in construction of both the Tharpe (Glenville) Dam and the Shasta Dam in California. He also helped build the first submarine chaser ever constructed, the PC550, at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was in the LP gas distributing business with Moody-Rulane, Inc., and with Regal Gas Service managing commercial heating and air conditioning design and installation. In Fayetteville, he was the supervisor of the energy conservation department for the public works commission, retiring in 1987. He was a past member of the Waynesville Rotary Club and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, serving in many capacities including as a member of the administrative board.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Marshall Grover Cooper.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lojaun Galloway Cooper; two daughters, Janet Cooper Tingle and her husband Ron of Norcross, Ga., and Sandra Cooper Owen and her husband Dr. William B. Owen Jr. of Waynesville; one sister, Mary Evangeline Belcher of Bethel; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville. The Revs. David S. Melton, Horwood P. Myers Jr. and the Dr. James Robinson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Steve and Geoffrey Cooper, Clifford “Bud” Ostergard, Benjamin Edwards, Christopher and William Owen.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. At other times the family will be at the home of his daughter, Sandra Owen, 78 Waynewood Drive, Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Ruth and Billy Graham Children’s Center, c/o Mission St. Joseph’s Foundation, 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, N.C., 28801.

Betty K. Watson
Buncombe County native
Betty K. Watson, 69, of Grimble Drive, Waynesville, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in a local nursing home in Canton.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Sanford and Jean Rogers Kuykendall.
Surviving are one son, Robert Watson Jr. of Waynesville; one daughter, Dawn Gross of Snellville, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
Asheville Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Steven D. Berry
Landscaping architect
MAGGIE VALLEY -- Steven David Berry, 46, of Lowson Boulevard, Delray Beach, Fla., and Maggie Valley, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Clyde.
A native of Jackson, Mich., he was the son of Elayne and Wallace Johnson of Delray Beach, Fla., and the late Glenn Edward Berry. He was a landscaping architect.
Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather, is one daughter, Ashley N. Berry of Maggie Valley.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville.
Memorials may be made to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.

L. H. Eaker
Business owner
L. H. Eaker, 82, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health Care System.
A native of Cherryville, he was the son of Edward and Sally Farris Eaker. He graduated from Cherryville High School and attended Belmont Abbey College. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Biloxi, Miss., and Langley Field, Va. He was a restaurant owner in Cherryville and Augusta, Ga. Following his move to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., he founded, owned and operated the Dixieland Tomato Co. He was also the founder, owner and operator of the Creekside Cottages in Maggie Valley. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ft. Lauderdale.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, David and Roy Eaker; and two sisters, Catherine and Elizabeth Eaker.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Bobbie McLurd Eaker of Cherryville and Ft. Lauderdale; four children, Cathryn A. Smith and Robbie E. Shamet, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Lawrence H. Eaker Jr. of Paris, France, and William M. Eaker of Waynesville; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Garrett Funeral Home. The Revs. David Melton and Rob Blackburn will officiate. Burial will be held in the Greenhill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossnore School, P.O. Box 249, Crossnore, N.C., 28616.

Lila Caldwell
Lila Caldwell of Waynesville, 50, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her home.
Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Phelps
Army veteran
MAGGIE VALLEY -- James W. “Jim” Phelps, 64, of Little Creek Lane, Maggie Valley, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville.
A native of Wamack County, Ill., he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was of the Episcopal faith. He and his wife Jo owned and operated Jo’s Fashions in Dunedin, Fla., for 22 years before retiring to Maggie Valley in 1999.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Josephine “Jo” Phelps; one daughter, Michelle McHugh of Atlanta; one son, James “Jim” Phelps of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains. The Rev. Dr. Howard W. White Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Garden at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains.
Memorials may be made to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C., 28721.
Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.

Gary D. Holder
Army veteran
ASHEVILLE -- Gary Dewayne Holder, 49, of 303 Lower Grassy Branch Road, Asheville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his home.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Winfred C. and Margaret Turner Holder. He was a U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, Kathi D. Holder; two daughters, Aimee Holder of the home and Miranda Moore of Clyde; one son, Scott Holder of Canton; one sister, Sherry Reynolds of Canton; one brother, Danny Williams of Asheville; and two grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Swannanoa. The Rev. Andrew Latsko will officiate. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Fairview.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brigman’s Funeral Service in Black Mountain.
The family will receive friends following the burial at the church.

Tilda M. Price
Haywood County native
CLYDE -- Matilda McElroy Price, 89, of Suttles Street, Clyde, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Elizabeth Hembree McElroy. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Price, who died in 1993; one daughter, Ruth Price Frady, who died in 1982; five brothers, Manuel, John, Abel, Newman, Marley, and Deward McElroy; and three sisters, Algie Moody, Merle Shuler and Frankie Putnam.
Surviving are four daughters, Lois Price Mintz and her husband Bill of Waynesville, Doris Vincent of Bradenton, Fla., Carolyn McDowell and her husband James of Hendersonville and Marie Walkingstick of Clyde; one son, Gene “Dave” Price and his wife Shirley of Brooksville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville. The Revs. Dennis Queen and Jerry Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at 106 Suttles St., Clyde.

Patricia R. Davis
Buncombe County native
CANDLER -- Patricia “Tricia” Reno Davis died Thursday, July 20, 2000.
A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of Dan H. and Pauline H. Reno of Clyde. She graduated from UNCA in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and through later independent study earned a master’s degree in liberal arts. She was active in the UNCA Alumni Association, currently serving on the board of directors and as treasurer. She worked in mortgage loan origination and residential title underwriting since 1975 for a number of Asheville area financial institutions.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, W. Richard Davis of Candler; and two brothers, Philip Reno of Clyde and Dale Reno of Charlotte.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home in Asheville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends for Animals Shelter, 72 Lee’s Creek Road, Asheville, N.C., 28806.

Webb B. Garrison Sr.
LAKE JUNALUSKA -- Webb B. Garrison Sr., 81, died Thursday July 20, 2000.
A memorial service for friends and relatives will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Junaluska Memorial Chapel.
Asheville Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Lila P. Caldwell
Former Dayco employee
CANTON -- Lila Mae Parker Caldwell, 50, of 28 S. Azalea Drive, Canton, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.
The daughter of Alta Mae Parker and the late James Charles Parker, she had resided in Florida before moving to Haywood County in 1966. She was a homemaker, former employee of Dayco Corp., and Mountain Projects. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Elwood Caldwell, who died in 1933; and one brother, Clayton Parker.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are two daughters, Marlene Lee Caldwell of Waynesville and Tammie Lynn Davis of Canton; five sisters, Pauline McCranie of Rhine, Ga., Joan Stephens of Orlando, Fla., Fay Alderman of Jacksonville, Fla., Marie Lozada of Orange Park, Fla., and Linda Addison of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Bill Parker of Shelby; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Friday at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Revs. Ricky Wolfe and Raymond Brooks officiated.
The family received friends from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dewey E. Mathis
Retired engineer
Dewey Edward Mathis, 70, of 856 Underwood Cove, Waynesville, died July 26, 2000, at his home.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of Ida Dockery and the late Morgan Mathis. He was a retired engineer with the U.S. Army. He was a staff sergeant veteran for more than 22 years.
He was preceded in death by Jamie Lynn Mathis; and one grandson, Candler Ray Mathis Jr.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Billie Jean Stepp Mathis; one daughter, Louwanna Mathis of Waynesville; five sons, Edward Mathis of Hendersonville, Tommy, Candler, Billy and Jimmy Mathis, all of Waynesville; one sister, Inez Ramsey of Cherokee; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Sherrills Cemetery in Cherokee. The Rev. Eddie Stilwell officiated.
Sons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home.

Dr. Derrick C.Turnipseed
Retired physician
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dr. Derrick Chadwick Turnipseed, 87, of Orlando, Fla., and former summer resident of Waynesville, 87, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000.
He was a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama. He retired from the Navy in 1958 as the youngest captain. He was the former Orlando City physician for more than 30 years, the former head of the emergency department at Orlando Regional Medical Center as well as maintaining a full private practice in general surgery for more than 30 years. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Waynesville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jay Thomas, who died in 1977; and his of more than 50 years, Gladys Turnipseed, who died in 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. William Derrick Turnipseed of Madison, Wis., and John Michael Turnipseed of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Sue Caldwell of Scottsboro, Ala., and Eva Mae Stallworth of Beatrice, Ala.; and two grandchildren
Services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at Park Lake Presbyterian Church in Orlando. The Rev. Dr. Dan DeBevoise officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando was in charge of arrangements.

George W. Rickman
Haywood County native
WILSON -- George William Rickman, Sr., 78, of 306 Daniel St., Wilson, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in Raleigh.
A native of Waynesville, he was the son of the late Manley M. and Rhoda Arrington Rickman. He had lived in Warrenton and Wilson since 1946 and was a World War II Veteran, having served with Company H, 120th Regiment of the 30th Infantry Division until 1944. He then served in the Pacific with the 5th Army Air Corps Engineers until the end of the war.
He started in millwork early in life and continued in it all his life. He was teaching woodworking and furniture making at Wilson Tech. For many years he designed and handmade custom staircases and was owner of Stairways Unlimited. He was a member of Sons of the Confederate Veterans, American Legion and an honorary member of the Old Hickory Association. Following World War II while living in Warrenton, he re-organized Boy Scout Troop 71 and was their Scoutmaster until he organized Sea Scout Ship 71, and was the Skipper until moving to Wilson. After moving to Wilson he worked with Boy Scouts at First Baptist Church where he was a member. He also was commander of the Wilson Civil Air Patrol Squadron for 10 years.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa George Rickman; two sons, Michael “Mike” Rickman of Wilson and G.W. “Ricky” Rickman Jr. of McChanicsville, Va.; one sister, Edna Rickman Haney of Waynesville; two brothers, Edward R. Rickman of Cumberland, Tenn., and Joseph M. Rickman of Lenox, Mo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blaylock Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Short will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Robert E. Lee Council, Boy Scouts of America Trust Fund, P.O. Box 6809, Richmond, Va., 23230.

Archibald A. Joyner
Electrical engineer
HICKORY -- Archibald Andrews Joyner, 86, 904 2nd Street N.E., Hickory, and former resident of Waynesville, died July 26, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital.
A native of Lenoir, he was the son of the late Rev. Noah Joyner and Elizabeth Joyner. He was a lay reader of the Episcopal church from age 21 until his death. He graduated from Hickory High School in 1930. He was an assistant to the professor in physics at Lenoir Rhyne College and earns his bachelor’s degree in physics from Lenoir Rhyne College. After graduation he went to New York City to study at the RCA Institute and became an electrical engineer. He spent 23 years with RCA in Camden, N.J. He moved to Wheaton, Ill., where he was a manufacturing representative.
Surviving are his wife, O. Elizabeth Friday Joyner; one daughter, Mary Joyner Pryde of California; one son, Edmond Lee Joyner of Illinois; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held noon Monday at Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville. The Rev. Dr. Howard White will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Grace Church in the Mountains on Monday.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Kingston Residence in Hickory.
Memorials may be sent to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 130 29th Ave. Place, N.W., Hickory, N.C., 28601; Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 1st Ave., N.W. Hickory, N.C., 28601; or Grace Church in the Mountains, 394 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, N.C., 28786.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records:

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY