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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 26 Sep 2009 3:26PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
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Annie Butler Bennett
Thomas Ray Corum
Eunice Gillespie Cox
Bobby Morton Craddock
Ophelia Whitsett Frink
Charles Edward Galloway
Teresa Valdrice Griffin (notice)
Doris Montgomery Grogan
Adrienne Lynn Gwarek
Ross Adam Halevy
Rennie Sue Hayes
Bernice Gann Martin
Ronald K. McCollum
Gladys Miller Mitchell
Karen Finney Myrick
Sylvia Kay Overby
John Lee Parrish
Chester Earl Purcell
Ronald Lee Reid
Brenda Walker Rumley
Peggy Ann Sheppard
Garvey Nelson Welborn
Mary Lee Belton Wyatt


Annie Butler Bennett

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STOKESDALE - Annie Butler Bennett, 94, of 313 Bennett Farm Road, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Countryside Manor, Stokesdale, NC.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Sharon Baptist Church, Iron Works Road, Reidsville, NC, with the Reverend Tom Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Bennett was born October 14, 1914, in Rockingham County, to the late Ed and Lizzie Butler.

She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, sewing and visiting with friends and family. She was well-known for her infectious smile and laughter and gift of hospitality. Her never ending offer of a Coca-Cola when walking into the home will be remembered.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, John Butler and Amos Butler; and sisters, Isabelle Butler, Wilma Cummings, and Thelma Small.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, David Bennett; sons, Bert Bennett and wife, Betty, of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Boyd Bennett and wife, Ann, of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Michael Bennett and wife, Hollie, Lori Bennett, David Bennett and Rachel Bennett.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Wednesday at Sharon Baptist Church and all other times at the residence. Mrs. Bennett will lie instate at Colonial Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 3540 Iron Works Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320 or to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, 3935 NC 704, Madison, NC, 27025. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Countryside Manor and personal caregiver, Harriett Spaulding. You' ve been great! Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family. Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 5/25/2009

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Sylvia Kay Overby

EDEN — Sylvia Kay Overby, 71, formerly of Lawrence St. in Eden, passed away Saturday afternoon at the Countryside Manor in Stokesdale, N.C.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday,May 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.

Sylvia was born in Spray (now Eden) on July 21, 1937 to John (deceased) and Lucy Light Overby.

She was a member of the North Spray Christian Church and is survived by her Mother, Lucy Overby of Eden; Sisters Joan Hall and husband, Roger of Summerfield, N.C. and Glenda Thompson and husband Harold of Forest, Va.; Brother, Butch Overby of Eden; Niece, Maria Loos and husband, Karl of Rustburg, Va.; Nephews, Jeff Hall and wife, Terri of Summerfield, N.C. and Kevin Thompson of Richmond, Va.; Grand-nieces, Kristy Hall of Greensboro, N.C. and Wesleigh Loos of Rustburg, Va.; Aunts Geneva Stanley and Ralphine Light of Eden; many cousins, including a very special one who frequently visited and brought her favorite goodies, Edwin Wiles and wife, Lorraine of Mt. Airy, N.C.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, 1 until 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.

Published in the News Record on 5/25/2009

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Thomas Ray Corum

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RUFFIN — Thomas Ray Corum, 50, of 1400 Chandler Mill Road, passed away and left this world of pain behind him to go to heaven on Sunday, May 24, 2009. He was surrounded by his loving wife, sister, daddy and close friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bland Leebrick and Rev. Mike Tillman officiating. Mickey Benton O'dell will be a pianist and soloist for the service. Interment will follow in the Lively Stone Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Corum was born in Eden, N.C., to Fetzer Corum and the late Gloria Chatman Cox.

He spent most of his teenage years growing up in Randleman, N.C., then moving back to Eden, where he lived most of his life until he married Teresa and moved to Ruffin, N.C. Teresa and Ray were married on October 12, 1996, and spent those years loving one another until his time to go home to be with the Lord. Ray had 22 years of service for the Mohawk Company in Eden until he was injured in an industrial accident which rendered him disabled. He was of the Baptist faith and was life member of the North American Hunting Club. Ray enjoyed drag racing, deer and turkey hunting, helping his friend, James, when able on his Case tractor on the farm, was an avid crappie fisherman, and enjoyed playing with "Cash" the Rottweiler, which brought him much joy. Ray had a life dream of going to Montana for an elk hunt, but before he fulfilled his dream he fell sick two weeks prior to the trip. He was well known for his crappie cooking, and everyone loved his fish fries. Ray loved his special friend, "Cash" the Rottie, who loved back with unconditional love. Ray will be missed deeply by everyone who knew him.

Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by grandson, Brandon Ray Tilley, and granddaughter, Chelsea Leann Corum; maternal grandmother, Mary Frances Lester Chatman; maternal grandfather, Hassel Thomas Chatman; paternal grandmother, Ola Thomas Gauldin Corum and paternal grandfather, Louie Ray Corum.

Mr. Corum is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Bailey Corum, of the home; sons, Timothy Wayne Corum and David Lee Corum, both of Eden; daughters, Christie Ann Corum Isley and husband, Samuel "Sammy", of Summerfield, N.C., and Shannon Marie Corum Tilley of Petersburg, Va.; step-son, Jason Corde McDaniel of Richmond, Va.; sister, Frances Diane Allred of Asheboro, N.C.; half sister, Wendy Gail Corum Horn of Stoneville and father, Fetzer Corum and stepmom, Frances Corum of Stoneville; grandchildren, Kirstin "Taylor" Corum of Burlington, Tami Lynn Corum of Eden, Cameron Shane Tilley and Zackary "Zack" Sean Tilley, both of Petersburg, Va., and Jordan Lane Isley and Kayla Ann Isley, both of Summerfield, N.C.; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts; special friend, Lisa Bradley, who he referred to as his girlfriend.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 26, at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and other times at the home.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to all the staff of Hospice of Rockingham County, Cancer Center in Eden, Dr. Karb, Dr. Mark Roy, Dr. Terry Daniel, Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church and all the family and friends who were there with support and love during Ray's illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 5/26/2009

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Ronald K. McCollum

GREENSBORO — Mr. Ronald K. McCollum, 73, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Guilford Health Care Center.

Mr. McCollum's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Mt. Bethel Christian Church with Rev. Kevin Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A Rockingham County native, Mr. McCollum was born on December 20, 1935, the son of the late Kenon I. and Mildred Friddle McCollum.

He was retired from the Norfolk-Southern Railway with over 45 years of service, and was a member of Mt. Bethel Christian Church. He had served as chairman of the local United Transportation Union, and was past secretary of the Greensboro Men's Bowling Association. During his spare time, he enjoyed golfing and traveling with his family.

On April 1, 1962 he married Patricia Underwood.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patricia U. McCollum, of the home; daughter, Amy Berndt and her husband, Greg, and son, Jeffrey McCollum, and his wife, Laura, all of Greensboro; brothers, Edmond McCollum of Reidsville, Max McCollum of Summerfield, and Billy McCollum of Reidsville, and four grandchildren, Kristyn Brannon, Katie Hamilton, Emily Berndt and Cameron McCollum.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at Forbis & Dick Brooke Chapel in Stokesdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Bethel Christian Church, 8130 NC Highway 65, Summerfield, NC 27358.
Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com

Published in the News Record on 5/26/2009

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Garvey Nelson Welborn

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WENTWORTH — Mr. Garvey Nelson Welborn, 74, passed away on Friday evening, May 22, 2009, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County, with his family by his side.

There will be a graveside service held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at Lakeview Memorial Park with Dr. Roland Shepley officiating.

Garvey loved to spend his time working in the yard while mowing and gardening, playing horseshoes, watching sports, going camping, and taking trips to the beach. He retired from Cone Mills White Oak after more than 40 years of service.

Mr. Welborn was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Walter Welborn; sisters, Lougevia Loman, Martha Swain and Omi Scott; and his infant daughter, Sheila Kay Welborn.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lucille Welborn; son, Ronald N. Welborn; daughter, Sheila D. Dodgen; daughter, Lynne McCraw; stepchildren, Randy, Debbie, Brenda, Donna and Anita; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, May 26, at George Brothers Funeral Service.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in the News Record on 5/26/2009

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Rennie Sue Hayes

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Rennie Sue Hayes, 82, of 127 Oak Creek Drive, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Piney Forest Health Care Center.

Born June 9, 1926, in Leaksville, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late David Greene Robertson and Fannie Bowman Robertson.

She was married to Mack McKinley Hayes, Jr. who predeceased her.

Mrs. Hayes lived most of her life in Leaksville, NC and Danville. She worked for Dan River, Inc. She attended Milton Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Robert A. Hayes and wife Diane of Rutherford, New Jersey; daughters, Brenda S. Epps and husband John of Sutherlin and Penny H. Montgomery and husband Brian of Lexington, South Carolina; sisters, Polly Burnett of Eden, North Carolina, Janie Caudle of Thurman, North Carolina and Molly Musicant of Arizona.
Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and special friend Peggy East.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by three sisters, Cindy Puckett, Ethel Hudson, Nancy Hopkins and a brother, David Robertson.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2009 at Swicegood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Clyde Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times the family will be located at 2644 Ringgold Depot Road, Sutherlin, Virginia.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sign the guest book at www.GoDanRiver.com

Published in the Danville Register & Bee from 5/27/2009 - 5/28/2009

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Bernice Gann Martin

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MAYODAN - Mrs. Bernice Gann Martin, 90, of 401 N. Fifth Avenue, Mayodan, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, at her home.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Austin Robertson, the Rev. Bruce Martin, the Rev. Doyle Marley and the Rev. Kaye Munoz officiating. Interment followed in the old Mayodan Cemetery, Third Avenue, Mayodan.

Mrs. Martin was born Aug. 7, 1918, to Jesse Franklin Gann and Maggie Maude Rakes Gann Rockel.

She was a member of the Mayodan Pentecostal Holiness Church for more than 70 years and was involved in the music and teaching ministries of the church. After her retirement from Fieldcrest-Cannon Inc, Karastan Service Center, she worked with special education students in the local school system for five years. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Martin Sr; stepfather, Samuel "Pops" Rockel; a son, David Farrell Martin; brothers, B. Donald Gann, Chester Gann and Leonard Gann (age 5); and sisters, Mabel Gann Joyce, Avis Gann Goins, Hilda Gann Mack and Pearl Gann Mack.

Survivors include her daughters, Gale Richardson and husband, Richard, Sherrill Marley and husband, Doyle, all of Mayodan, and Kaye Munoz and husband, Manuel, of Mission, Texas; son, John P. Martin Jr. and wife, Judy, of Mayodan; seven grandchildren, Cindy Johnson and husband, Franklin, Richard (Ricky) Richardson Jr., Joy Lewellyn and husband, Jerry, Julie Sizemore, Micah Martin and wife, Aubree, Justin Martin and David Munoz and wife, Felli; eight great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Mayodan Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 327 N. Second Ave., Mayodan, NC 27027; or Gideon International, P.O. 127, Mayodan, NC 27027.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in the Madison Messenger on 5/27/2009

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Ophelia Whitsett Frink

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BROWN SUMMIT — Mrs. Ophelia Whitsett Frink, 90, died Sunday at the Wesley Long Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday from the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 9800 Highway 158 West, Reidsville with Rev. Moses Hodnett presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 until 1 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Frink was born on June 13, 1918 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, the second daughter of the late Harvey and Nettie Dabbs Whitsett.

She graduated from Brown Summit High School in 1936, received her B.A. in English/French from NC A & T State University in 1940 and a Masters in Library Science from N. C. College in Durham (North Carolina Central University) in 1956.

On April 27, 1943, Ophelia Whitsett married Emmett Bentley Frink who preceded her in death on May 6, 1951.

Mrs. Frink retired after 41 years at E. B. Frink High School (Now E. B. Frink Middle School), La Grange, North Carolina in 1982. At a very early age, Mrs. Frink joined Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, later attending Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. While a student at NC A & T State University and moving to La Grange in 1941, she joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1943. Upon retiring and returning to Brown Summit, Mrs. Frink continued her affiliation with her home church of Chapel Hill and served faithfully until her health declined. Her community affiliations included the Order of the Eastern Star, Beulah Chapter, Friends of the Lenoir County Library, National Education Association, Society of the Golden Eagles of N.C. Central University at Durham and a Life member of the La Grange-Frink Alumni and Friends Association.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Frink was preceded in death by brother, Azzie Whitsett and sister, Vivian Whitsett (Infant); Beatrice W. Watlington and Olivia W. Richardson.

Survivors are: son, Samuel Harvey Frink (Juanita) of Conway, South Carolina; daughter, Nettie Frink Ivy (William) of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Harry Whitsett (Vivian) of Brown Summit; sister, Rebecca W. Allen (Thomas) of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Ethel Whitsett of Greensboro; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a plethora of cherished friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 9800 Highway 158 West, Reidsville, N.C. 27320 or La Grange - Frink Alumni and Friends Association, P. O. Box 424, La Grange, N.C. 28551.
Since thanks and appreciation to Nurses, Carolyn Saulsby, Aminata Jah, Latonia Williams and Christine Richardson for the love and care given the last two years.
Special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at Wesley Long Community Hospital, Home Health Professionals, Greener Pasteurs and Physicians Home visits.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons, 115 Holderby Street, Reidsville 27323.

Published in the News Record on 5/27/2009

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Doris Montgomery Grogan

REIDSVILLE — Mrs. Doris Montgomery Grogan, 70, of 183 Forestdale Drive, passed away on Monday evening, May 25, 2009 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Overlook Cemetery.

Mrs. Grogan was born in Eden on Sept. 19, 1938, a daughter of Walter Lee and Virgie Dunn Montgomery, both deceased.

She was retired with 30 years service from Karastan Rug Mill. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church. She loved to read, walk, travel and loved pets.

She is survived by her husband Charles Wayne "Pete" Grogan of the home; her son Dwayne Grogan and special friend Kay of Collinsville, Va.; her sisters, Carol Sharp and husband Gene and Margaret Shockley, both of Eden; her brothers, Walter Montgomery and wife, Joan and Henry Montgomery, both of Eden; her brother-in-law, Stokie Stowe of Eden and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Stowe and Mildred Pruitt.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com.

Published in the News Record on 5/27/2009

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Bobby Morton Craddock

Bobby Morton Craddock, 58, of Ridgeway, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.

He was born Aug. 20, 1950, in Rockingham County, N.C., to Morton E. Craddock and Ruby Gregory Craddock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul E. Craddock.

He was owner and operator of Craddock Logging Supply. He graduated from Drewry Mason High School in 1968 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Ridgeway.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Bond Craddock of the home; a son, Wesley Craddock of the home; and a brother, Thomas “Tommy” Craddock of Bassett.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Gary Edwards officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 715, Ridgeway, Va. 24148.

Martinsville Bulletin 28 May 2009

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Ronald Lee Reid

REIDSVILLE — Ronald Lee Reid, 60, of 690 Troublesome Road, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Reid was born in Rockingham County and retired from Miller Brewing Company after 29 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps reserves and was a fireman with the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Reid of the home; sons, Jason Reid and wife, Kendra, Matt Reid and wife, Holly; daughter, Megan Blacker and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Simon Reid; parents, Hampton and Mary Reid; brothers, Charles Reid and wife, Betty, J.B. Reid and wife, Lisa, Mike Reid and wife, Rachel.

The family will see friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Sharon Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Baptist Church cemetery fund or building fund, 3540 Iron Works Road, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 5/28/2009

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Peggy Ann Sheppard

Peggy Ann Sheppard, 72, of 115 Elam Drive, Ridgeway, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Leaksville, N.C. on March 13, 1937, to Linworth Oren Miles and Ida McGuire Miles.

She retired from CSI in Ridgeway.

Surviving are three daughters, George-Ann Roberts of Collinsville, Lena Nadine Clay of Shelby, N.C., and Tracey Martin of Stuart; two sons, George Mitch Doman of Martinsville and Joseph “Joe” Doman of the home; one grandson; and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held by the family.
Norris Funeral Services and Crematory handled arrangements

Martinsville Bulletin 29 May 2009

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Adrienne Lynn Gwarek

REIDSVILLE — Adrienne Lynn Gwarek, 31, of 1018 N. Willow St. died Thursday, May 28,2009, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30,2009, at Citty Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

A native of Reidsville she was a Phlebotomist at Wesley Long Hospital and had been a CNA at Britthaven Nursing Center. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

Surviving is her daughter: Danielle Lynn Roop of the home, parents Duane E. and Elizabeth Wilcox Gwarek of Gibsonville, paternal grandparents Donald E. and Nancy C. Gwarek of Reidsville; brother: Donald P. Gwarek and wife Christine of Graham; sister Elizabeth Carol Reynolds and husband: Joshua of Eden; aunts: Catherine Gwarek of Greensboro, Leslie Talley and husband Tony of Eden; uncle Gregory P. Gwarek and wife: Holly of Fayetteville.

The family will see friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 29,2009, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times, they will be at the home of her Grandparents: Don and Nancy Gwarek 1301 North Woodleigh Circle Reidsville, NC 27320.
Memorials may be sent to: The Wilson's Disease Association International 1802 Brookside Dr. Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in the News Record on 5/29/2009

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Ross Adam Halevy

MADISON —Ross Adam Halevy, 37, died on May 25, 2009 after a brief illness.

Active in local film production and a 3-D consultant, Ross was instrumental in inventing new camera techniques. He designed and sold 3-D cameras that he constructed by hand. Ross will be remembered for his enthusiasm for films and associated fields. He greatly enjoyed his many friendships with those with whom he shared such interests.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, whether briefly or for a long time.

Ross is survived by Sarah, his wife of 11 years, and his mother Patty McIrvin. Ross is also the son of the late Steven Halevy and the stepson of Ron McIrvin. He also leaves sisters Robin Halevy, Perri LoPinto (Mick), brothers Barry and Drew (Dianna), stepbrothers Edward McIrvin and Steven Harris (Allison) and stepsister Veaney McIrvin; nieces Alex LoPinto and Eden Halevy; nephews David Dorsty, Eli LoPinto and Max Halevy. He is also survived by his aunt Mary Krystal and his uncle Leonard Levine and cousin Alan Krystal (Joan) and their son Jordan. Also, by friend Richard Harris.

Ross was cremated, and a memorial service will be held later this summer, details to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Magoo Room, Inc., of North Carolina, a sanctuary for blind, deaf and/or brain-damaged cats (1-252-551-2546).
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries.

Published in the News Record on 5/29/2009

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Karen Finney Myrick

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REIDSVILLE — Karen Finney Myrick, 45, of 1612 Ballymena Drive, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Carter officiating.

Karen was born in Rockingham County and was preceded in death by her father, Norman Lee Finney.

She is survived by her husband, Adam Lee Myrick of the residence; daughter, Shannon Carter Pinnix and husband, Donnie; grandchildren, Hayden and Amelia Pinnix; mother, Loretta Dickerson and husband, Donald; brothers, Dale Finney and wife, Lisa, David Finney and girlfriend, Kathy; sisters, Deborah Denny; Carolyn "Skeeter" Kimrey and husband, Eric; several nieces and a nephew; faithful canine companion, Sam.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service and other times at the home of Loretta Dickerson, 620 Way Street.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 5/29/2009

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John Lee Parrish

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA — Mr. John Lee Parrish, 68, of Daytona Beach, Fla. went to be with The Lord, Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Halifax Health Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of Roadway Express and a member of Teamsters Union # 391. He was involved in the Masonic Loge # 669 in Kernersville. He was an enthusiastic member of both the Wake Forest Deacon Club and Red Sox Nation. He was a long-time member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla. Most of all he was Proud to be an American.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Judy Burris Parrish of Dayton Beach, Fla., his son John Wayne Parrish and wife Gretchen of Reidsville, his daughter Regina Parrish Southern of Winston - Salem, his four grandchildren Caleb and Daniel Parrish, Andy and Brittany Southern and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends at 12 noon until the funeral hour, Saturday, May 30, 2009 in McEwen Funeral Service Derita Chapel 6300 Mallard Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28262. The celebration of his life will begin promptly at 1 p.m. also in the McEwen Chapel with Pastor Daniel Proctor officiating. Burial will follow the service in Williams Memorial Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Parrish's name to Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32119.
McEwen Funeral Service Derita Chapel is assisting the Parrish family.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries

Published in the News Record on 5/29/2009

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Brenda Walker Rumley

SUMMERFIELD — Brenda Walker Rumley, 66, of 353 Bobcat Road, died on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30th at Maple Lawn Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rumley was born in Rockingham County to the late William Jefferson Walker and Lucy Tickle Walker.

She retired from Unifi with 27 years of service and was a member of Maple Lawn Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Donnie Walker.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Jack Rumley of the home; daughter, Lisa G. Robertson and husband, Eddie of Burlington; step children, Mike Rumley and wife, Amy of Stokesdale, Craig Rumley and wife, Karen of Burlington, Brian Rumley and wife, Lisa of Silverton, Colo., Lisa Welborn and husband, Randy of Burlington, Jeff Rumley and wife, Tonja of Browns Summit, and Joel Rumley of California; grandchildren, Deanna and Jennifer Grubbs; one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Friday, May 29th from 7 until 9 p.m.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

Published in the News Record on 5/29/2009

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Chester Earl Purcell

GREENSBORO — Chester Earl Purcell, of 501 South O' Henry Boulevard, Apartment 20, died Saturday, May 23, 2009.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 1, from the chapel of Johnson & Sons, 115 Holderby Street, Reidsville, with Rev. John "Roy" Rudd presiding.

He was a native of Rockingham County and a resident of Greensboro since 1990. Mr. Purcell was a graduate of Wentworth High School, Class of 1969, and was a former employee of the Guilford County Detention Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a former member of Wentworth Baptist Church.

His mother, Clara Sanders Purcell, brother, Thomas Purcell and son, Shawn, preceded him in death.

Survivors are his beloved father, Elmo Purcell, of Greensboro; three sisters, Brenda Ann Purcell of Columbia, Tenn., Glenda Faye Gravelyn and spouse, Faye, of Reno, Nevada, Clara Lavonne Jordan of Wiesbaden, Germany; three brothers, Harold Beasley of Alexandria, Virginia, Elmer "Sonny" Purcell and spouse, Tamara, of Greensboro, Herman Purcell of Berlin, Germany; sister-in-law, Dorothy Purcell of Greensboro; special friends, Sherman Richardson, Marvin and Teresa; other relatives and many cherished friends.

The family visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1 p.m. on Monday, at the chapel. The family may be contacted other times at 1425 Rock Spring Street, Greensboro.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in the News Record on 5/30/2009

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Mary Lee Belton Wyatt

EDEN — Mary Lee Belton Wyatt, 88, of 1705 E. Maryland Avenue in Eden, passed away early Friday morning, May 29, 2009, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, in the Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Danview Cemetery.

Mrs. Wyatt was born in Rockingham County on December 21, 1920, to the late Jesse Lee and Nannie Hutson Belton.

She was retired from Wackenhut, Inc. and also from Morehead Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wyatt and brothers, Arthur and James Belton.

She is survived by her sons, Elmo Wyatt and wife, Faye, of Eden, Wayne Wyatt and wife, Kathy, of Eden and Donald Wyatt and wife, Debbie, of Stoneville; sisters, Margaret Chilton, Betty Burnette and husband, Gardner, and Shirley Carter and husband, Carliss, all of Eden; 12 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, at Fair Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in the News Record on 5/30/2009

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Eunice Gillespie Cox

REIDSVILLE - Eunice Gillespie Cox, 94, formerly of 11377 Cherry Grove Road, Reidsville, N.C., died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 2, 2009, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 1821 Ashley Road, Reidsville.

She was a native of Seneca., S.C., and lived in Caswell County, most of her life.

She was a member of Thompsonville Baptist Church and a former elementary school teacher at Cherry Grove School and Anderson School in Caswell County.

Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her husband, James Lester Cox Sr.; a son, Jerry Wayne Cox; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Rentz Cox; three sisters; and six brothers.

Surviving are a son, James L. "Jim" Cox, of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Judy Cox Kerr, and husband, Douglass, of Greensboro; a sister, Bernice Gillespie, of Clemson, S.C.; three grandchildren, Catherine Cox White, Michael James Cox and Alexandra Douglass Kerr; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will see friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday June 1, 2009, at Citty Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Thompsonville Baptist Church 2033 NC 87 Highway Reidsville, NC 27320.
Online condolences may be sent to cittyfh.com.

Published in the Reidsville Review on 5/31/2009

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Charles Edward Galloway

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REIDSVILLE - Mr. Charles Edward Galloway, of 191 Penny Lane, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Durham VA Hospital, following a long bout with illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at McLaurin Memorial Chapel with Elder Larry Carter serving as eulogist. The visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service. The burial will be held in Greenview Cemetery following the service.

Mr. Galloway was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He attended Reidsville public schools and his last employment was with American Tobacco Company. Due to his illness, he fought a long, hard battle, and he finished the course. Mr. Galloway has traded his old life for a new life with the Lord.

Mr. Galloway was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Johnson; father, Floyd Galloway; and two brothers, Floyd Galloway Jr. and Robert Lee Galloway.

He leaves to cherish his memories loving daughters, Tonitha Galloway (Ricky) and Katrina Galloway, of the home; son, Jerome Galloway, of Reidsville; sisters, Essie Mae Lowe, of Madison,Queenie Carter, of Eden, and Beatrice Best, of Reidsville; three grandchildren, Tyrin, Jerimah and Javonte; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

McLaurin Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to www.mclaurinfh.com.

Published in the Reidsville Review on 5/31/2009

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Gladys Miller Mitchell

REIDSVILLE Gladys Miller Mitchell, 73, of 545 Miller Chapel Road, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Bowman officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Gladys was born in Rockingham County to the late David Miller and Florence Miller Matthews and was a retiree of Unifi and a member of Reidsville Free Will Baptist Church.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Mitchell, and a brother, Walter Miller. She was a precious person and was loved by all.

Survivors include her sisters, Eliza Harris and Helen Holt, both of Greensboro, Martha Bowman and husband, Marvin, and Joanne Southard and husband, Joseph, all of Reidsville; brothers, David Miller and wife, Inez, of Reidsville, and Billy Miller and wife, Marianna, of High Point; numerous special nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 31, 2009, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Joanne and Jo, 695 Miller Chapel Road.

Published in the Reidsville Review on 5/31/2009

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Teresa Valdrice Griffin

REIDSVILLE — Graveside services for Ms. Teresa Valdrice Griffin will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, May 30, 2009, from the Greenview Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

Published in the News Record on 5/30/2009


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