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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 5 Oct 2009 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
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Howard Adams
Roy Edward Brummett
Gardner Webb Burnett
Betty Everlena Riddle Cannaday
Sharon Anne Carlton
Mary Moore Poindexter Chapman
Bennie Rogers Cockman Sr
Linda Mae Cummings
Benjamin Denny
Nellie Inman Dunn
Walter M. Earles Jr
Reba Sherwood Elmore
Alma June Field
John Chrismon Jones
Frances Eanes Kendrick
John E. Matthews
Katie VanHook Nagy
Robert Lee Neal
Pamela Sue Pepper Pegram
Carlos Lester Pruett
Robert Don Reed
Patricia Evans Roberson
Alberta Paschal Stallings
Jesse Allen Warf



Mary Moore Poindexter Chapman

Ruffin- Mary Moore Poindexter Chapman, 85, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Visitation will be held 7-8 PM Thursday, July 2, 2009 followed by the funeral service at 8:00 PM at Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church in Ruffin, NC with Rev. Mike Tillman officiating. A visitation will also be held 7-8:30 PM Friday, July 3rd at Brooks Funeral Home in South Boston, VA. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 4th at Brooks Funeral Home with interment to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston, VA.

Mrs. Chapman was born in Halifax County, VA to the late John Henry and Avy Earnest Bray Moore. She was a retiree of Dan River Mills and a member of Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Lee Poindexter and Archie B. Chapman; brothers, Henry L. Moore and Joe Lee Moore; sisters, Mattie Sue Scigla, Pauline Loftis Dodgen and Fannie Bet Boyd; two nephews and three nieces.

Survivors include her sisters, Edna Hite Parker and Louise Moore Pool Barbour; eleven nephews; seven nieces; numerous great nephews and nieces; numerous great-great nephews and nieces

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407 or Gideon’s, c/o Sidney Lafon, 1635 Pecan Road, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

www.wilkersonfuneral.com 4 July 2009

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Pamela Sue Pepper Pegram

STONEVILLE - Pamela Sue Pepper Pegram, 63, died peacefully Friday, July 3, 2009.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2009, at The Church of the Messiah, Mayodan, North Carolina, with William E. Smyth presiding.

Pam was born in Forsyth County on January 10, 1946, to the late Fred and Sue Bess Pepper.

Pam is survived by her husband, Paul; daughter, Susan Greeson and husband, Mike, of Oak Ridge; grandson, Will; sister, Nancy Bloodworth and husband, Bill, of St. Augustine, Florida; brother-in-law, Tommy Pegram and wife, Linda, of Lewisville.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Cancer Center and Transplant Unit at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Special thanks are also extended to family friends, Tonya Walker, Delois Nelson and Jean Vernon. The family will greet friends following the Memorial Service and other times at the home at 221 St. Andrews Drive, Stoneville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Church of the Messiah, 114 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan, NC 27027 or the Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. Colonial Funeral Home of Madison is serving the family. Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 7/5/2009

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Roy Edward Brummett

Roy Edward Brummett, 73, of 321 Dan River Road, Madison, N.C., died at his residence on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

He was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Washington County, Va., the son of the late Robert L. Brummett and Elmer Estelle Canter Brummett.

He lived most of his life in the Danville area and for the past 13 years, lived in Madison, N.C. He had been employed at Danville Plywood as a security guard, Danville Mills and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Wires Brummett, of the residence; a brother, Jerry W. Brummett; and three sisters, Mary B. McKee, Helen B. Eanes and Jewel B. Curry, all of Danville.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Brummett Walker.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Charles Scearce officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Swicegood Funeral Home is serving the family.

Published in the Danville Register & Bee from 7/5/2009 - 7/6/2009

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Gardner Webb Burnett

Gardner Webb "Sheriff" Burnett, 89, of 1327 Fieldcrest Road, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

There will be a graveside service held by Fair Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Danview Cemetery.

"Sheriff" was born Jan. 9, 1920, to the late Robert B. and Lilly M. Burnett in Draper.

"Sheriff" was also a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He was the retired owner and operator of the Draper Shell Service Station, as well.

Mr. Burnett is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Belton Burnett, of the home; his daughter, Rose Cullom, and husband, Gene, of Greensboro; son, Jerry Burnett, and wife, Becky, of Eden; sister, Mildred Hensley, of Eden; one grandson, Trey Woods, of Greensboro; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today, July 5, 2009, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morehead Hospital Foundation at Morehead Memorial Hospital, 117 E. King's Highwy, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be made to www.fairfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Eden Daily News on 7/5/2009

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John Chrismon Jones

REIDSVILLE — John Chrismon "Chris" Jones, 53, of 251 W. Stadium Drive, Eden, and formerly of Reidsville, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, in Reidlawn Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, he was a son of the late Houston C. and Mildred Chrismon Jones and had lived most of his life in Reidsville before recently moving to Eden. A route salesman for Merita Bread Company, he was a graduate of Appalachian State University and a member of Reidsville Elks Lodge # 1723 B.P.O.E.

Surviving are his wife, Dawn Roach Jones, of Eden; daughter, Carleigh C. Jones, of Eden; brother, Dr. Roger A. Jones and wife, Linda, of Midlothian, Va.; in-laws, Thomas and Ginia Jarrell, of Eden.

The family will see friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home of Thomas and Ginia Jarrell, 610 Highland Drive, Eden.
Memorials may be made to Woodmont United Methodist Church, 1926 Richardson Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320, or to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in the News Record on 7/5/2009

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Walter M. Earles Jr

Walter M. “Nick” Earles Jr., 71, of 55 Englewood Place, Ridgeway, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

He was born March 28, 1938, in Rockingham County, N.C., to Walter Marshall Earles Sr. and Lucy Bennett Earles.

His parents preceded him in death.

He retired from Teague and Trull Electric and was a regional master electrician for more than 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Friends Church and the Ridgeway Sportsman Club.

Surviving are his wife, Gail Earles of the home; two daughters, Deborah Kay Earles and Sandra E. Eggleston, both of Martinsville; two sons, Robert Wayne Scott of Washington, D.C., and Michael Anthony Scott of Danville; a sister, Nancy R. Meadows of Eden, N.C.; three brothers, Conny Earles, Charles Earles and Ray Earles, all of Eden; a number of stepsiblings; and three grandchildren,

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett, with Pastor Karl T. Luff officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the home.

Martinsville Bulletin 6 July 2009

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Bennie Rogers Cockman Sr

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BROWN SUMMIT — Bennie Rogers Cockman Sr., 77, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Forbis and Dick Chapel, N. Elm Street, with the Elder Pete Boswell, Reverend David Ray and Reverend Lloyd Smith. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

He was a member of Cascade Primitive Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and a member of Person County Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Altie and Rosie Hawks Cockman and four brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of 59, years Lina Cockman and seven children, Rita Cockman of Gibsonville, Theresa Roberts and husband, Jerry, of Reidsville, Deborah Smith and husband, Benny, of Ruffin, Sue Taylor and husband, Jerry, of Eden, Roger Cockman and wife, Sandy, of Brown Summit, Pat Andrews and husband, Johnny, of Brown Summit and Kenneth Cockman and wife, Angie, of Brown Summit; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; all of his hunting club buddies and his dog, Buster.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Moses Cone Hospice, 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.
Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com

Published in the News Record on 7/6/2009

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Betty Everlena Riddle Cannaday

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EDEN — Betty Everlena Riddle Cannaday, 88, of 444 Cascade Avenue, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Danview Cemetery.

Mrs. Cannaday was born June 18, 1922, in Pittsylvania County, Va., to the late John Ira "Jack" and Nora Eanes Riddle.

She graduated from Leaksville High School and afterwards attended National Business College in Roanoke, Virginia. She completed a two-year course of study in secretarial science and bookkeeping. Mrs. Cannaday worked in the personnel department of Dan River Cotton Mill for one year, then worked in Marshall Field Mill (which later became Fieldcrest Mills) in the standard department. In August of 1944 she married James A. Cannaday. She helped establish Draper's first kindergarten, which met in a room over the YMCA and later evolved into a kindergarten program in all the schools. Mrs. Cannaday worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for the J.R. Cannaday Lumber Company for 15 years. Her community and civic involvement included membership in the Business Women's Club and the Draper Woman's Club, where she served as president for several years. She was a charter member of Central Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was treasurer of the mission committee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Cannaday.

Surviving are her two daughters, Joyce Shaffer and husband, Michael, of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., and Phyllis Wright and husband, Edward, of Hillsborough, N.C.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Offer online condolences to the Cannaday family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in the News Record on 7/7/2009

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Reba Sherwood Elmore

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STONEVILLE — Reba Sherwood Elmore, 91, formerly of Priddy Loop in Stoneville, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2009, at Brian Center in Eden.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Overlook Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, Mrs. Elmore was born March 4, 1918, to the late Bethel and Annie Redmon Sherwood.

She had been a member of Central Christian Church since 1965, where she served as a substitute Sunday School teacher for the 3rd grade class. She was a former member of Draper Women's League and the Women's Auxiliary Chiropractic Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William H. Elmore; brothers, Melvin, Cyril and Bill Sherwood; and sister, Margaret Sherwood.

Surviving is her daughter, Janet Farmer, of Eden.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at 236 Harrison Street in Eden.
A special thanks is offered by the family to the staff of Brian Center for all their care and support, with special thanks to the staff of the 500 hall.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Christian Church, 233 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the Elmore family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in the News Record on 7/7/2009

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Jesse Allen Warf

REIDSVILLE — Mr. Jesse Allen Warf, 43, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home, Eden.

Published in the News Record on 7/6/2009

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REIDSVILLE — Mr. Jesse Allen "Skeeter" Warf, 43, of 260 Shadowood Lane, got his independence from his pain when he passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Duke University Medical Center.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, at Boone- Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in the News Record on 7/7/2009

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Mr. Jesse Allen "Skeeter" Warf, 43, of 260 Shadowood Lane in Reidsville got his independence from his pain when he passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at Duke University Medical Center.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Mr. Warf was born in Chapel Hill on February 10, 1966, a son of Joseph Ray and Betty Hutchens Warf, both deceased.

He was owner and operator of Jesse's Plumbing and Well Pump Co., and a member of Rock of Ages Baptist Church. He was an avid fan of Nascar, UFC and boxing.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amy B. Warf of the home; his daughter, Lori Leigh Anne Warf and his son, Jason Trever Warf, both of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, also by his uncle and best friend, Woody Hutchens.

We all lost a great man, but I hope we all come together and celebrate the life he had and the moments we had with him. "Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away." "I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth me" - Philippians 4:13. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made to help with expenses.

www.boone-reynoldsfuneralservice.com 7 July 2009

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Linda Mae Cummings

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GREENSBORO — Ms. Linda Mae Cummings of 119 Highway 150 West, died Saturday at Moses Cone Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday from the Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Reidsville with Dr. James Lewis, Jr. and Dr. Joseph T. Walker presiding. Interment will follow in the family plot of Lakeview Memorial Park.

She was a native of Rockingham County and a resident of Guilford County for the majority of her life.

Ms. Cummings was a graduate of Laughlin High School, Class of 1963 and attended NC A & T State University. She was a faithful member of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she served with the Board of Ushers and was formerly employed by American Express.

Her father, Odell Cummings, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: beloved mother, Helen Parker Cummings of the home; two brothers, Sylvester Cummings and spouse, Marie, Michael Cummings and spouse, Margaret of Greensboro; one uncle, Gordon Parker and spouse, Helen of Reidsville; aunt, Annie Mae Bush of Trenton, New Jersey; nieces, Tamiko Reid and spouse, Tory, Rochelle Maynard; nephew, Gregory Cummings; great-niece, Kalyor; great-nephew, Tyler; other relatives and cherished friends.

The family visitation will be Friday from 12:30 until 1p.m. at the church.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries.

Published in the News Record on 7/8/2009

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Benjamin Denny

REIDSVILLE — Benjamin "Frank" Denny, 86, of 706 Lawndale Drive, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Wesley Long Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2009 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Arnold Cook and Pastor Jerry Denny officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens with military rites.

Mr. Denny was born in Rockingham County to the late Ben Denny and Loula Mae Somers Denny.

He lived in Rockingham County all of his life and was a faithful Christian and member of Community Baptist Church. Mr. Denny was a special loving husband of 62 years who loved to sing and play guitar. Frank served in the United States Navy and retired from Hudson & Lester.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Horace Denny, David Denny and Robert Denny; sisters, Edna Stone, Florence Williams and Thelma Hurley; two nephews and one niece.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Denny of the home; brother and sister-in-laws, Jesse Chilton and wife, Dorothy, Colean Shropshire and husband, Claude, Cleo Lawson and husband, Parks, Garland Chilton and wife, Annie Mae, Josephine Hopkins and husband, Charles, Mary Smith and husband, Gene; four nephews; four nieces; twelve great-nieces and nephews; and twenty-one great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. Other times the family will be at the residence.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 7/8/2009

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Robert Lee Neal

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REIDSVILLE — Robert Lee "Ralee" Neal of 831 Robinson Circle died Sunday at his residence.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday from the First Baptist Church, 401 Hubbard Street with Dr. Joseph A. Bryant and the Rev. Ralph Watkins presiding. Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery.

As a native and resident of Rockingham County for the majority of his life, he attended the local public schools and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1969. He pursued further education at Livingston College, receiving a degree in Business Administration in 1973. Spiritually, he was a member of Faith Harvest Church of God In Christ and was a member of the Sons of American Legion. He was a retiree of Lorillard Tobacco Company.

His father, Joe Allen Neal, Jr., preceded him in death.

Survivors are: beloved wife of 25 years, Sandra Carter Neal of the home; one daughter, Marquita S. Neal of Reidsville; one son, Antoine L. Neal of the home; beloved mother, Mary Graves Millner of Eden; two sisters, Vander Jean Brim of Eden, Diane Galloway and spouse, John of Reidsville; four brothers, Joe L. Neal and spouse, Eva of Pelham, James A. Neal and spouse, Rosa, Rev. Larry L. Neal and spouse, Phyllis of Reidsville, Jerry R. Bailey and spouse Janice of Eden; special niece, Britney Neal; mothers-in-law, Susan Carter and Annie P. Stockton; sister-in-law, Angela S. Thomas and spouse, Terry; godchild, Cameryn Chestnut; other relatives, family of Lorillard and a multitude of treasured friends.

The family visitation will be Friday from 1:30 until 2 p.m. at the church.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obits.

Published in the News Record on 7/8/2009

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Sharon Anne Carlton

REIDSVILLE — Sharon Anne Carlton, 48, of Sterling, Va. and formerly of Reidsville, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

Graveside Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 11, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Wicker officiating.

Sharon was born in South Boston, Va. and was a longtime employee of Carter Lock and security in Reidsville.

She is survived by her companion, Bev Knight of Sterling, Va.; father, Alvin Williams and wife, Barbara of Kernersville; mother, Virginia Thorpe; brothers, Raymond Williams and wife, Cheryl, and Ronald Williams; sister, Dina Alcorn and husband, Ronnie, all of Reidsville; nieces, Brandi Stanley, Amber Hale, Ashley Williams and Aileen Parks; nephew Nicholas Williams.

The family will receive friends at the home of Virginia Thorpe, 707 Lawndale Drive, Reidsville.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 7/9/2009

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Alma June Field

GREENSBORO — Alma June Field, 93, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Countryside Manor.

A cryptside service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Gardens Mausoleum with Dr. Stephen Pressley officiating.

She was born June 9, 1916 to the late John Arthur Middleton and Naomi Webb Middleton in Rockingham County.

She lived forty-two years in California, while there she enjoyed playing golf, working in her garden, knitting, playing bridge and attending Christ United Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Field, her son Dr. Benjamin Arthur Field and her parents; her brother Wallace Middleton and sisters, Vertie Loyd, Grace McCollum, Rheba Wood, Inez Hendrix and Erlene Middleton.

Those left to rejoice in her memory and mourn her lost are her brothers Curtis Middleton and wife Dorothy, and Don Middleton and wife Betty, both of Stokesdale; sisters Mildred Poland of Kenna W. VA, Eunice Smith of Los Angeles, CA; her special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, 301 E. Washington Street Greensboro, NC 27401, in her honor.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mem.com
Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Field family.

Published in the News Record on 7/9/2009

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Frances Eanes Kendrick

EDEN — Frances "Becky" Eanes Kendrick, 83, formerly of N. Friendly Road, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 7, 2009 at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Reidsville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Kendrick was born July 31, 1925 in Rockingham County, NC to the late Louis and Hettie Burgess Eanes.

She retired from Fieldcrest Mills after 43 years of service. Becky was a member of Meadowview Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthell and two brothers Jim and Fred Eanes.

Surviving are her daughter Danna Denny and husband Donald of Eden, son Randall Kendrick and wife Doris of Ruffin, grandchildren Bryan Denny, Jason Denny, Hannah Kendrick, and Rachel Kendrick. Her two sisters Idellis Stoots and husband James, Pattie Watkins and husband George, and one brother Thomas Eanes and wife Martha all of Eden, NC.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. til 8 p.m. and at other times at the home of her son, Randall at 182 Dickerson Rd. in Ruffin.
Online condolences may be offered to the Kendrick family at www. fairfuneralhome.com

Published in the News Record on 7/9/2009

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Katie VanHook Nagy

REIDSVILLE — Katie VanHook Nagy, 84, of Annapolis, Maryland, and formerly of Reidsville, N.C., died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Fairgrove United Methodist Church in Reidsville, N.C., with Rev. John Jolly officiating. Interment will follow in Fairgrove Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Nagy was a graduate of Towson University and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Md., and also Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. She retired as a chemist with the U.S. Navy and was a member of the chorus of the Baltimore Opera. She loved the outdoors, fishing, crabbing and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Velma Keen VanHook and a brother, Charles T. VanHook.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Robert P. Nagy; sisters, Laura Wilson, Anne Gordon, Viola Lohrberg and Linda Pardue; brothers, W. Edward Keen and Claude A. Keen; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Reidsville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in the News Record on 7/10/2009

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Patricia Evans Roberson

EDEN — Mrs. Patricia "Tish" Evans Roberson entered into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for her eternal home on Wednesday morning, July 8, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. She had fought with determination and courage right until the end.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

A native of Rockingham County, Tish was born on November 2, 1959, in Leaksville, N.C., now Eden.

She graduated in the Class of 1978 at Morehead High School and had helped organize and make possible all of her class reunions. She attended Rockingham Community College and worked with the Communities in Schools Program, tutoring children. She was past president of New Concept Republican Women's Club and was involved in numerous other organizations. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served on several committees and the puppet ministry. Tish was a dedicated and longtime sales representative at Reidsville Office City for owner Chuck Rhodes who had been so wonderful to her throughout her career. She loved her job as well as the people who worked there. Tish touched so many lives throughout her life and had many, many wonderful and great friends. If you knew Tish you loved her. She also loved her Duke Blue Devils.

Tish was preceded in death by her father, Harden Jackson Evans, Jr.

Tish leaves behind with cherished memories her husband, Wayne Roberson, her step-son, Travis Roberson and her son, Matthew Turman, all of Eden; her mother, Vivian Mae Evans of Reidsville; her brothers, Wayne Evans and wife, Tammy, David Evans and wife, Mitzi, all of Eden; her sister, Jackie Glaspie and husband, Joe, of Reidsville; her half-sister, Nancy Miller and husband, Doug, of St. Louis, Missouri; her half-brothers, Mike and Jimmy Sellars of Florida; her nephews, Blake and Brian Evans; and her nieces, Shelly and Brittany Evans and Erin Foley.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at First Presbyterian Church and other times at the residence at 134 Amanda Lane in Eden.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and aides at Morehead Memorial Hospital on 2nd Floor as well as the doctors and nurses at the Smith-McMichael Cancer Center for their compassionate care of Tish.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Matthew Turman Educational Career, 134 Amanda Lane, Eden, NC 27288.
Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. Roberson.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in the News Record on 7/10/2009

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Howard Adams

EDEN - Mr. Howard Adams, of New York, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, July 12, 2009, at Bold Springs Baptist Church in Ruffin. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Progressive Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was a native of Rockingham County, a member of Bold Springs Baptist Church, a realtor and owner of a trucking company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Malinda Adams.

He is survived by his loving wife, Eveleyn Adams; a sister, Audra Byrd (James), of Eden; two brothers, Saunders Adam (Frances), of Eden, and Herbert Adams (Maude), of Durham; his children, Harold, of Virginia, Larry, of North Carolina, Kim and Twana of Maryland, Ronald, Rosslyn, Roxanne and Derrick, all of New York, and Dwayne, of Ohio; three stepchildren, Antoinett, Pamela and Wayne, all of New York; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. today, July 12, 2009, at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Eden.

Published in the Eden Daily News on 7/12/2009

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Nellie Inman Dunn

REIDSVILLE - Nellie Inman Dunn, 71, of 211 Stokes Road, Reidsville, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at Charity Baptist Church, 642 Lee St. Eden, where she was a member, and burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

A native of Mount Airy, she was a daughter of the late Dexter and Marie Cook Inman and lived most of her life in Rockingham County.

She was a homemaker and song leader at her church as well as a soloist. Nellie was preceded in death by her sisters, Virginia Wood and Jean Washburn.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Dunn, of the home; daughter, Angel D. Griffin, of Reidsville; brother, Reginald Inman, of Reidsville; sisters, Maxine Milligan, of Asheboro, and Elizabeth Baldwin, of Ashboro; and grandson, Aaron Griffin, of Reidsville.

Family will see friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, July 12, 2009, at the church and other times at the home, 211 Stokes Road, Reidsville.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.cittyfh.com.

Published in the Eden Daily News on 7/12/2009

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Robert Don Reed

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Robert "Bob" Reed, 65, of Pensacola, Fla., died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Covenant Hospice.

He was born April 20, 1944, in Jackson, Mich., son of W.W. and Leone Reed. Mr. Reed married Susan French, daughter of Wilbur French, Ruffin, N.C. in 1968.

Mr. Reed received a Bachelor of Science in police administration from Michigan State University in 1966 and continued his studies at George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a Master of Arts in special studies. He was a graduate of the 96th Session of the FBI Academy. Mr. Reed was a Master Mason raised in 1965, Liberty Lodge #209 FandAM, Liberty, Mich., and was a member of the Ferry Pass Masonic Lodge #348, Pensacola. He was retired from the United States Air Force as a major after serving 20 years as a security police officer.

Mr. Reed was commissioned in 1967, at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, and served at the following locations: 4th Security Police Squadron (SPS) at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., TUSLOG Detachment 103, Turkey during Vietnam War, 3201 SPS at Eglin AFB, Fla., Inspector General Team at Andrew's AFB, Md., 475th SPS at Yakota AFB, Japan and 351st SPS at Whiteman AFB, Mo. In 2006, he retired from the Escambia County Sheriff"s Office, Pensacola, after 15 years of service. He was an active member of Woodham High Band Boosters 1987-1993. Mr. Reed was a Member of First United Methodist Church, Pensacola.

Mr. Reed is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan French Reed, of Pensacola; brother, Bill of Harrisonburg, Va.; son, Army SSG Derrick, and his wife, Lisa, of Fort Knox, Ky.; daughter, Navy MU1 Lera, and her husband, John League, of Springfield, Va. He was referred to as "Gramp" by his five grandchildren: Reed, Samantha, Madeleine, Nicholas and Anthony. He is also survived by his father-in- law, Wilbur French, of Ruffin; members of the French, Setliff and Reed families; and numerous friends.

A memorial service was held Thursday, July 2, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Pensacola. Trahan Family Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial services will be held in Clarklake, Mich., Saturday, August 8, 2009, and graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to your favorite cancer foundation.

Published in the Reidsville Review on 7/12/2009

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Alberta Paschal Stallings

REIDSVILLE - Alberta Paschal Stallings, 83, of 703 Carolina Ave., passed away Friday, July 10, 2009, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Wilkerson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bland Leebrick and the Rev. Claude Harrelson officiating. The family will see friends following the service.

Alberta was born in Rockingham County to the late Arthur and Emma Sue Paschal and was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith and along with her parents was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Stallings; brothers, Ira, Ike and Jimmy Paschal; and sister, Nellie Roberts.

Her survivors include daughter, Angela Dawn Stallings; sisters, Inez Harrelson, and husband, Sonny, Alene Harrelson, and husband, Claude, Gray Gibson and husband, Ben, and Nancy Peoples and husband, Ronnie, all of Reidsville; beloved sister-in-law, Anna Clark Stallings, of Charlotte; and a whole slew of loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Reidsville, NC 27320 or Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375
Condolences may be sent to the family at www. wilkersonfuneral.com.

Published in the Reidsville Review on 7/12/2009

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John E. Matthews

EDEN — Mr. John E. Matthews, 81, of Stoneville, died Friday, July 10, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Mary D. Perry Memorial Chapel in Madison, N.C.

He was born in Hopewell, Virginia.

He was retired from Burlington Industries and Waste Management.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Isabelle Matthews; three sons, William Matthews, George Matthews and Eric Matthews; four brothers, Thomas, William, Branch and Robert Matthews; two sisters, Mary Redd and Helen Daye.

He is survived by four sons, John Matthews Jr. and Willie Matthews, of Richmond, Va., and Frederick Matthews and Duncan Matthews of Eden; one stepson, Elliott Moore of Madison; two daughters, Renae Matthews of Eden and Lisa Scales of Asheboro. Also survived are beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in the News Record on 7/12/2009

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Carlos Lester Pruett

REIDSVILLE — Carlos Lester Pruett went home to be with the Lord and his mom, Sharlene Hardy, and his wife, Angela Pruett.

Carlos is survived by his dad, Wade Hardy; three sisters, Diana, Theresa and Louise; brother, Jimmy; and several nieces and nephews.

We love you and you'll always be missed. You'll always be in our hearts. Love you always, Boy.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in the News Record on 7/12/2009

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