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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 8 Nov 2009 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Obituary

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Rudolph Charles Baker Sr
Herbert Blackwell
Richard Wayne Blackwell
Betty Jean Barber Blakeman
Elva Helen Brownlee (Death Notice)
Clarence Harvey Collins
Hubert Corum
Christine Vernon Durham
Robert Garrett Fulcher
Ray Davis Gantt
Ella Gentry Gibson
Nellie Webb Green
Raymond Staley Green
Lionel Franklin Griffith (Death Notice)
William Walter Hampton Jr
Jerry Wayne Hickman Sr
James Anthony Jones
Marie H. Jones
Daisy Isabelle Fox Joyce
Joseph Jackson Kernodle
Elizabeth Salmons King
Nancy Jo Washburn LaFoy
Elsie Johnson Mapes
Jannie Holmes McCullough
Ruby Strader Mitchell
Hampton G. Reid
Peggy Collins Robertson
Curtis Dean Shaw
Peggy Hall Topping
Adell Sharon Troxler
Thomas Lee Wilson Sr
Harold Leroy Woods


Ruby Strader Mitchell

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Ruby Strader Mitchell, 79, of 208 Withers Road, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born June 17, 1930, in Cascade, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. Strader and Pearl Dishmon Strader.

She had lived most of her life in Danville and Ruffin, N.C. and attended Ruffin High School. She was employed by Dan River Inc. for 43 years and later worked at the Innkeeper for ten years as a hostess.

She was married to Jerry Mitchell, who died May 4, 2005.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Ernest Strader and his wife, Edna, of Ruffin, N.C., Bobby Strader and his wife, Betty Jo, of Richmond; one sister-in-law, Stella C. Strader; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Alane Stroud and Mildred S. Cobb; one half-sister, Margaret Finch; four brothers, Herman Strader, Clyde Strader, Loyd Strader and Harry Strader.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Daniel Lackey and the Rev. Austin Merricks. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Vic and Teresa Brummett, 626 Tamworth Drive, Danville.

Published in Danville Register & Bee from October 25 to October 26, 2009

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Joseph Jackson Kernodle

REIDSVILLE — Joseph Jackson "Joe" Kernodle, 90, of 1011 U.S. Hwy. 158, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Heath Lloyd officiating.

A native of Alamance County, he was a son of the late F.A. and Frances Winn Kernodle, and had lived in the Monroeton community of Rockingham County most of his life. Joe was a self- employed welder and garage owner, an avid hunter and fisherman, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Hudson Kernodle.

Surviving are his son, Joseph William "Bill" Kernodle and wife, Suzanne, of Seneca, S.C.; granddaughter, Heather Miller and husband, Doug, of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Gerald Pruitt of Reidsville.

The family will see friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at Citty Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cittyfh. com

Published in News Record on October 26, 2009

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Curtis Dean Shaw

REIDSVILLE — Curtis Dean Shaw, 69, of 7555 NC Hwy. 87, died on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Annie Penn Hospital.

A graveside service to celebrate Mr. Shaw's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, at Greenview Cemetery with Vaughn Williams officiating.

Mr. Shaw was born in Caswell County on January 5, 1940, to the late Robert Paul and Ethel McKinney Shaw.

As a young man he graduated from Cobb Memorial School. Later in life he retired from Lucent Technologies in 2007 after 48 years of service. Curtis was an avid bowler and Duke basketball fan. He also loved the N.Y. Yankees and the Washington Redskins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half brother, Earl McKinney; half sisters, Gaynell Hodges and Billy King and step sister, Agnes Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hudson Shaw, of the home; sons, C. Daryl Shaw and wife, Debra, of Reidsville and Keith Shaw of Ruffin; one granddaughter, Darya Shaw and one great- granddaughter, Daphney Shaw; step brother, Frank Shaw of Ruffin and half sister, Dot Rudd of Ruffin.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his son, C. Daryl Shaw, on 8415 Hwy. 150, Reidsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813, or to Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign, P.O. Box 206, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on October 26, 2009

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Herbert Blackwell

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REIDSVILLE — It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mr. Herbert Blackwell, 67, of 116 Friendly Avenue, Reidsville, N.C., who died Friday, October 23, 2009, at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital, Reidsville.

He was a native of Caswell County, N.C., the son of the late McKinley Blackwell and Lelia Blackwell, born November 16, 1941.

He was a former member of Camp Spring United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the usher board. He later joined and became a member of Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a graduate of Caswell County High School class of 1962 and was a former employee of Equity Meats in Reidsville before he became disabled.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bert Blackwell, Azzie Blackwell, and Johnny Blackwell, and one sister, Mary B. Summers.

His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell, of the home; one son, Marcus Blackwell of Charleston, S.C.; one granddaughter, Mercedes Blackwell of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Mrs. Patricia B. Leach (Mack) of Coatesville, Pa.; two brothers, Willie Blackwell (Connie) and Warzell Blackwell (Irene) all of Elon; father-in-law and mother-in- law, Algia Blackwell and Pearlie Blackwell, of Yanceyville; two brothers-in- law, two sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at Blackwell Baptist Church. Pastor Everett Dickerson will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Family visitation will be a half hour before funeral services on Wednesday at the church. A viewing will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Fulton Funeral Home Chapel. The family may be contacted at his residence, 116 Friendly Avenue, Reidsville, N.C.
All arrangements are entrusted to Fulton Funeral Home .
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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Richard Wayne Blackwell

MADISON — Richard Wayne Blackwell, 42, beloved husband and father, of 1209 Webb Loop Road, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 2, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery.

Richard was born in Guilford County to the late Jerry and Margaret Helms Blackwell and was an employee of GP Fabrication.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Blackwell Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Blackwell; daughter, Samantha Blackwell; sons, Jonathan Blackwell, Christopher Blackwell, and Willie Blackwell; brothers, Charles Blackwell and Jose Ibarra. Richard was papaw to Jaimean Blackwell, Janessa Blackwell and Greyson Blackwell, 11 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 1, 2009

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Robert Garrett Fulcher

MAYODAN — Mr. Robert Garrett "R.G." Fulcher, 88, of 603 N. 7th Avenue, died on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Walnut Cove Health Care.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at Mayodan United Methodist Church with Reverend Charles Penley officiating. Inurnment will be in the Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.

Mr. Fulcher was born in Rockingham County on October 19, 1921, to the late Russell Garrett Fulcher and the late Sadie Knight Fulcher.

He was a retired superintendent for Washington Mills with over 40 years of service. He loved to hunt and fish, especially at the coast. He was a former member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent, and directed the Methodist Youth Fellowship. He was a current member of Mayodan United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eva Ziglar Fulcher, of the home; son, Robert Gregory Fulcher and wife, Joyce, of Madison; daughter, Patricia Nichols and husband, Robert, of Oak Island; half brother, Wayne Fulcher; three grandchildren, Sam Fulcher (Alison), Brian Nichols (Gwenyth), and Jason Nichols (Lee); and two great- grandchildren, Carter Ellen Nichols and Garrett Nichols.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Wednesday, October 28, in the church fellowship hall and all other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mayodan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 219, Mayodan, NC 27027.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Walnut Cove Health Care's staff for their loving care and support.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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William Walter Hampton Jr

EDEN — William Walter Hampton Jr., 95, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2009.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at the family plot in Lawson Cemetery in Eden.

Born December 16, 1913, in Leaksville, now Eden, Mr. Hampton was the son of the late William Walter Hampton Sr. and May Carter Hampton.

He was a loving son, brother, and uncle. Mr. Hampton graduated from Leaksville High School in 1931. He opened Hampton Motor Company on Washington Street where he sold several makes of automobiles. On January 15, 1942, he enlisted in the Army where he served as an airplane and engine mechanic with the 1564th Army Air Force Base Unit. He was honorably discharged on November 30, 1945, when he returned to Leaksville and continued his business until his retirement. Mr. Hampton enjoyed working outside in the yard and reading, especially science fiction.

Surviving are his sister, Klyce H. Chandler of Eden; nephews and nieces, Dr. John Fulcher, Klyce Scott, Klyce Sayers, James Hampton, Amy Parsons, and Rebecca Griffith; and several great-nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carter and J.H. Hampton; a sister, Mae Fulcher; and nephew, Mike Fulcher.

Memorial donations may be sent to Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry Street, Eden, NC 27288 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Offer online condolences to the Hampton family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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Jerry Wayne Hickman Sr

SANDY RIDGE — Mr. Jerry Wayne Hickman Sr., 51, of 1027 Handy Drive, died on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, at the Chapel of Ray Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan Goins officiating.

Mr. Hickman was born on January 27, 1958, in Rockingham County, to the late Jamie Hickman and Lottie Goins Hickman of Stoneville.

He was a former employee of Macfield and attended Victor Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Jerry Wayne Hickman Jr. of Sandy Ridge; sisters, Norma Jean Pearson of Charleston, S.C., Lori Hickman Hutchens of Mayodan, and Lesa Wilson of Madison; special friends, Kandie Hiatt, Ashley Hiatt, Donnie Handy, and Tonette Carter; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service on Tuesday, October 27, at the funeral home and all other times at the home of Lottie Hickman, 440 River View Road, Stoneville.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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Elsie Johnson Mapes

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GREENSBORO — Mrs. Elsie Johnson Mapes left this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Beacon Place in Greensboro.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, at George Brothers Funeral Service. The burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens in Reidsville.

Elsie was born in Reidsville on March 10, 1924, to William and Minnie Johnson. I

n 1943, she married Wallace "Bob" Mapes. She was employed as a sitter for Wesley Long Hospital and formerly ran a daycare out of her home. She was a very unselfish and godly woman who, with her husband, visited and encouraged many people with whom they could show the love of God. She was a member of the Eastern Gate Assembly of God and Four Seasons Chapel for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Jones; brother, Robert Johnson; grandson, Bobby Waugh; sisters-in-law, Libby Johnson and Marie Johnson and son-in-law, Bill Waugh.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years; daughters, Carolyn Kirkman (Jay) of New Enterprise, Pa., Helen Waugh of Franklinville and Jean Mathis (Kevin) of Beaufort; sister, Mary Gibson and brothers, Jimmy Johnson and Billy Johnson, all of Reidsville; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
The family wants to give a big thank-you to her doctors at Baptist Cancer Center, Wesley Long Cancer Center and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for all the loving care given to her during her two years of illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405, and to Eastern Gate Assembly of God, 214 East Vandalia Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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Peggy Hall Topping

FRANKLINVILLE — Peggy Hall Topping, 73, of Franklinville, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Fairfax, Va.

A memorial graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, at Franklinville United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. John Gunter.

She was the daughter of N. B. and Thelma Hall, born in Reidsville, on Jan. 17, 1936.

Peggy retired in 1988, after thirty years with the U.S. Dept. of State, including a number of years overseas, with the Foreign Service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Earl Topping, and by her brothers, John Hall and Bob Hall.

Survivors are brothers, Joe Hall of High Point, Ronald Hall, Lynn Hall and Clarence Hall, all of Franklinville; sister, Betty Hall Crawford of Tucson, Ariz.

Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur is in charge of arrangements

Asheboro Courier Tribune 28 Oct 2009

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Ray Davis Gantt

REIDSVILLE — Ray Davis Gantt, 78, of 236 Gilmer St. Apt 22 died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2009) at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday October 30 at Citty Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery.

A native of Catawba Co., he was a son of the late M. L. and Mamie Setzer Gantt and had lived in Eden and Reidsville most of his life.

He was retired from Fieldcrest Mills in Eden.

Surviving are Daughters: Angela G. Slaughter and husband: Barry of Reidsville, Michele G. Holt and husband: Tommy of Reidsville; Sons: Ray Davis Gantt Jr. & wife: Elizabeth of Orlando, Fla., Dwayne Gantt of Reidsville; Sister: Lorene G. Vernon and husband: Sammy of Stoneville. Grandchildren: Jessica Rash & Kaylee Ross; Ashley, Chastity, & Chelsea Slaughter; and Brooks & Shannon Gantt; 7 Great Grandchildren. Lots of Loving Nieces and Nephews.

The family will see friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday October 29 at Citty Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of his Granddaughter: Jessica Rash 1406 Sherwood Dr. Reidsville, NC 27320.
Memorials may be made to The Rock Church of the Living God 2811 Swallow Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in News Record on October 28, 2009

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Raymond Staley Green

REIDSVILLE — Raymond "Red" Staley Green, 81, of 492 NC 65 passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 29 at New Lebanon Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Mark Harris and Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Green was born in Guilford County to the late George Everette and Vergie Marie Chrismon Green.

Red retired after owning his own barber business for 53 years. He was of the Christian Faith and a member of New Lebanon Congregational Christian Church. Mr. Green was a charter member of the Wentworth Fire Dept. and a member of the Exchange Club. He enjoyed farming in his spare time along with fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, George and David Green and sisters, Grace Strader and Florence Summers.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Webb Green of the home; son, Staley Green and wife, Debbie of Charlotte; daughter, Ivey Ann Butler and husband, Paul of Reidsville; grandchildren, Kevin and Beverly Butler, Kelsey and Brandon Green; brothers, Frank, Otis and Ernie Green; sisters, Nell Griffin, Fay Baucum and Gladys Loftis.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October, 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other time at the residence of the daughter, 799 County Home Road.
Condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on October 28, 2009

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Harold Leroy Woods

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GREENSBORO — Harold Leroy Woods, 32 years young, died Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Harold was born in Reidsville, NC, October 16, 1977, son of Sally Woods and Harold Lee Barrow.

Harold is survived by his mother and father, sisters Beverly Weathers, Sally Howard and Linda Carter. His grandmother, Evelyn Woods lives across the street in Greensboro from Sally Woods.

Harold lived for many years with Linde Brittain her sons Chris and James. During this time he attended McIver Education Center in Greensboro until he was transferred to High Point Central High School from which he was graduated in June of 1999. Harold was involved with the ARC of High Point and participated in Special Olympics. He worked for 4 years with Winn Dixie of High Point and was currently working with Hooter's in High Point, where he leaves many friends and co workers.
Harold loved music! County music was his favorite. He performed Jeff Foxworthy jokes at two 'Diversity Day' programs at GTCC with standing ovations. He sang Karaoke every chance he could and left smiles with everyone he met. The 'Dukes of Hazzard' tv show was one of his favorites.
Harold was baptized and loved going to church regularly. He didn't care where, just as long as he went.
Harold would give away everything he had to a perfect stranger, if they asked. He exhibited the life of Jesus more than anyone. Phrases synomous with Harold - life loving, free spirit, unconditional love and a man who loved music. His smiles and hugs will be missed forever. His mother quotes 'I miss and love you, son'.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service The body will rest at Oakwood Memorial Park on Montlieu Avenue in High Point.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Belinda Brittain / Harold Woods Funeral Expense Account at Bank of America.
Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Published in News Record on October 28, 2009

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Clarence Harvey Collins

DOBSON - Mr. Clarence Harvey "Duck" Collins, 81, of Dobson, took his heavenly flight to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was surrounded by his loving family and many friends.

He was born on October 16, 1928, to Rush Cecil and Mamie Arie Wall Collins in Rockingham County.

He was employed with Washington Mills in Mayodan and was transferred to Dobson in 1962, where he worked as assistant plant manger until his retirement. He drove a bus for Central Middle School for 12 years, was Dobson Town Commissioner for 16 years, and delivered the Winston Salem Journal for 46 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all he knew. He was a member of the Dobson First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Griffin Collins, two brothers James Collins, and Harold Collins, two sisters Edith Rumley and Marie Easter.

Surviving are: One son and daughter-in-law W.A. (Tony) and Geri Collins of Shertz, Texas; two daughters and son-in-law Connie and Kimber Smitherman of Dobson, Ms. Deborah Collins of the home; three brothers and sisters-in-law Rush Cecil Jr. and Ann Collins, Paul and Louise Collins all of Madison, and Donald Collins of Lakewood Co; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jimmy Julian of Eden; two sisters-in-law Polly Collins of Madison and Edith Collins of Reidsville; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Tabbetha, Amy, Suzanne, T.J., and Tyler; thirteen great grandchildren Tailor, Haley, Griffin, Austin, Paige, Savannah, Caleb, Luke, Caitlyn, Kyle, Jacob, Ashley and Nathan. Several nieces and nephews; a very special friend Hazel Swift of Thurmond.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at Dobson First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Ellisboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison, NC. Rev. Michael Macon will officiate the service. His body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 min. before the service. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home on Thursday evening, from 6 until 8 p.m. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the wonderful care given to Clarence (Daddy) during his illness, by the staff of the Howard and Joan Woltz Hospice Home and the Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. Especially to Flannery Heath, Todd Byrd, Sarah Marshall and all who loved and cared for him. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Howard and Joan Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017 or to the Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care 401 Technology Lane Suite 200, Mt. Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneral services.com.

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 10/29/2009

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Christine Vernon Durham

EDEN — Christine Vernon Durham, of 629 S. Madison Street, passed away Wednesday morning, October 28, 2009 at Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 30, at Osborne Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.

A Rockingham County native, Mrs. Durham was born in the Price Community, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Robertson Vernon.

She was a member of Osborne Baptist Church. Over the years, Mrs. Durham had worked for Ridgeway Clock Company in Ridgeway, VA and also Sales Knitting in Martinsville, VA.

Surviving are her husband, Jamie Durham of the home; son, Jeff Durham and wife, Kathy of Summerfield; daughter, Debbie Robinette and husband, Gary of Eden; three grandchildren, Matthew Robinette of Eden, Bryce Durham of Greensboro, and Evan Durham who is in the US Marine Corps serving in Afghanistan; three sisters, Faye McDaniel and husband, Lonnie, Mary Turner and husband, Wilber, and Rita Williams, all of Eden; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved miniature schnauzer, "Max".

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, 6 - 8 p.m. at Osborne Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Home of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be offered to the Durham family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on October 29, 2009 to October 30, 2009

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Elizabeth Salmons King

EDEN — Elizabeth Salmons King, 73, of 1106-F Plaid Street in Burlington, and also a resident of Eden, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 27, 2009 at Alamance Regional Medical Center following a two-and-a-half week hospitalization and diagnosis of advanced cancer.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 30, at Lawson Cemtery in Eden (corner of Lawson Street and Patterson Street), with Rev. Patrick Hamrick and Rev. Ron Shive (of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington) presiding.

Miss. King was born March 17, 1936 in Rockingham County, NC, daughter of the late Edward B. and Bessie Salmons King.

She was a graduate of Guilford College in 1958 and worked for many years as a piano and voice teacher. Miss. King was a lifelong member of Leaksville United Methodist Church and also had attended Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington.

Surviving are numerous cousins including, Rachel Wright of Eden, Lucy Gravely of Martinsville, VA, Virginia Dean and Nancy Mayes of Fort Worth, Texas, Berta Slenker of Hilton Head, SC, and Daphne Williams of Martinsville, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossnore Children's Home, P.O. Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616.
Friends are invited to greet Elizabeth's extended family at a reception with light refreshments immediately following the graveside service in the fellowship hall of Leaksville United Methodist Church at 603 Henry Street in Eden.
Online condolences may be offered to the King family at www.fairfuneralhome.com or other condolences may be addressed to Rachel Wright, 556 Glovenia Street, Eden, NC 27288.

Published in News Record on October 29, 2009

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Rudolph Charles Baker Sr

REIDSVILLE — Rudolph Charles Baker, Sr., 69, died on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Mr. Baker was born Union City, New Jersey to the late Robert C. and Elizabeth Rakics Baker and retired from the New Jersey school system. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Vietnam conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene K. Baker of the residence; son, Rudolph Charles Baker, Jr. of Reidsville; daughter, Amanda Petrich and husband, Joe of Greensboro; grandchildren, Angelina Baker of New Jersey; Darlene Baker, Rudolph Charles Baker, III, both of Gibsonville; Joseph Petrich, Jr. and McKenzie Petrich, both of Greensboro.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on October 30, 2009

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Nancy Jo Washburn LaFoy

STOKESDALE — Nancy Jo Washburn LaFoy, 72, died Thursday, October 29, 2009, at Oak Forest Health & Rehabilitation.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. LaFoy was born August 25, 1937, in Rockingham County, to the late Dewey and Margaret Gentry Washburn.

She was a homemaker and a 1955 graduate of Madison High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Vanessa Fulp.

Survivors include her husband, Sammy L. LaFoy, of the home; daughters, Bernardine Fulp Prevette and husband, Mike, and Sandra LaFoy Charles and husband, Gary, all of Stokesdale; step-sons, Kelly Fulp and wife, June, of Kentucky and Josh Fulp and wife, Cindy, of Greensboro; brother, Joyner Washburn and wife, Donna, of Reidsville; grandchildren, Christopher Prevette, Angela McIninch, Garren Charles, Danielle Fulp, Maggie Fulp and Amanda Fulp; and great-granddaughter, Brittany Prevette.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 unto 2 p.m. on Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence, 7713 Highway 68, Stokesdale, NC.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on October 30, 2009

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Peggy Collins Robertson

KERNERSVILLE — Peggy Collins Robertson, 76, passed away on October 29, 2009.

Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Hensley officiating. She will be placed to rest next to her loving daughter, Rebecca Robertson, at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro.

A native of Mayodan, she was the daughter of the late Alma Glee Doss and Samuel Thomas Collins.

She worked at P. Lorillard Tobacco Co. in Greensboro, but retired after several years of service at Albert Pick Motor Inn. Peggy was a caregiver all of her life having spent a number of years caring for her mother, and then later caring for her daughter Becky.

Survivors include her husband William H. Robertson, Jr. of Kernersville; daughter Debbie Lee and her husband Gary of Greensboro; son William H. Robertson, III and his wife Suzie of Oak Ridge; granddaughters Amanda Lee and Kristi Wood and her husband Tommy; great granddaughter Autumn Wood; great grandson Coby Lee.

The family will visit with friends following the services at the funeral home on Saturday morning.
Online condolences may be sent to the Robertson family at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Published in News Record on October 30, 2009

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Adell Sharon Troxler

BROWN SUMMIT — Adell Sharon Troxler, 85, of 8022 Old Reidsville Rd., Brown Summit, passed away Thursday October 29, 2009 at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday October 31, 2009 in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron L. and Mattie Young Sharon and had lived most of her life in Brown Summit. A graduate of St. Leo's Hospital Nursing School, she retired from Annie Penn Hospital as a Registered Nurse. An avid gardener, she was a considerate member of the community, and will be remembered as a loving mother, and grandmother.

A lifelong member of Friendship United Methodist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband: Willis Reid Troxler and a brother: Thomas Sherron.

Surviving are son Ken Troxler and wife Renee of Brown Summit; daughter Jane T. Brunt and husband Stanley of Wilmington; grandchildren Carrie Whiteside and husband Joel and Emily Tomlinson and husband Jeremy, Amanda Troxler, and Michael Troxler; sisters-in-law Becky Troxler of Brown Summit, Rachel Troxler of Brown Summit, Ann Medearis and husband Clyde of Charlotte; brother-in-law Barron Troxler and wife Kathleen of Brown Summit.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of Friendship United Methodist Church following the service and at other times will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: Friendship United Methodist Church 5222 NC 150 East P.O. Box 462 Brown Summit, N.C. 27214.
Citty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.cittyfh.com.

Published in News Record on October 30, 2009

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Lionel Franklin Griffith Death Notice

EDEN — Funeral arrangements are for Mr. Lionel "Len" Franklin Griffith, 64, are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Published in News Record on October 24, 2009

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EDEN — A gathering will be held for Mr. Lionel "Len" Franklin Griffith Sr. from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Published in News Record on October 27, 2009

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Elva Helen Brownlee Death Notice

REIDSVILLE — Elva Helen Brownlee, 86, passed away on October 13, 2009.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Published in News Record on October 15, 2009

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Thomas Lee Wilson Sr

KERNERSVILLE - Thomas Lee "Buzz" Wilson, Sr., 76, entered into rest, on Friday, October 30, 2009 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
He was born August 28, 1933 in Rockingham Co. to the late W. Pink and Ila Barham Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer with the Navy after 20 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Buzz later co-owned and operated, with Betty, a Tupperware wholesale distributorship.

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

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Betty Barrow Wilson of the home; two children, Tommy Wilson (Sherry), and Anita Davis (Randy), all of Kernersville; two sisters, Louise W. Albert (Drexal) of Stokesdale, Carol W. Rumley (Fred) of SC; one brother, Wade Wilson (Betty) of Stokesdale; three grandchildren, Denny Davis (Victoria), Samantha Wilson, and Christopher Wilson; one great-grandchild, Abigail Davis; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Dean and Dr. Brooks Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel. Memorials may be made to either Union Grove Baptist Church General Fund, 5424 Union Grove Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310, or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, WS, NC 27103. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Judith Hopkins and her staff, also the staff at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 10/31/2009

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Hubert Corum

EDEN — Hubert Corum, of 171 Childrens Lane, went to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, October 29, 2009, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at Dan River Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Reidsville.

Mr. Corum was born on May 8, 1944, in Rockingham County, son of the late Thomas and Mattie Oakley Corum.

He attended Dan River Wesleyan Church of Eden. Mr. Corum was a 30- year member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry UA Local Union 10. He was also a proud member of the Rockingham Men's Club. Hubert enjoyed cooking for family and friends and gardening with his grandchildren. He was a loving and proud "papa", father, brother, and friend and will be cherished and missed deeply.

Surviving are his daughter, Renee Mabe and husband, Butch; son, Todd Corum and wife, Michelle; grandchildren, Blair Mabe, Blake Corum, Brysan Mabe, Mason Mabe and Mackenzi Mabe; brothers, Riley and Ralph Corum; sisters, Geneva Barnes, Regina Wilmouth, Faye Woodard, Linda Joyner, and Judy Corum.

The family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kenneth Karb and his staff, as well as the staff of Hospice of Rockingham County for their care and support.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be offered to the Corum family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on October 31, 2009

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Ella Gentry Gibson

WENTWORTH — Mrs. Ella Gentry Gibson, formerly of Raeford, died Friday, October 30, 2009, in Hospice Home of Rockingham County, at the age of 93.

Mrs. Gibson was born in Person County, N.C., where she met and married William Thornwell "Hoot" Gibson.

They resided most of their lives in Raeford, N.C., where Ella was active in the community and Raeford Methodist Church. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for Upchurch Milling Company. She was cherished and loved by her family and friends.

Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband, William Thornwell Gibson.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Gibson Clark and her husband, Chuck, of Reidsville and Julia Gibson Tucker and her husband, Jerry, of Cheraw, S.C.; five grandchildren, William Clark and his wife, Holly, of Gibsonville, Suzanne Lang and her husband, Greg, of Greensboro, Rosemary Clark of Raleigh, Phillip Tucker and his wife, Heather, of Hartsville, S.C., and David Tucker and his wife, Morgan, of Columbia, S.C.; five great- grandchildren, Emily Clark, Nick Clark, Nathan Clark, Jackson Tucker, and Thorn Tucker.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at Raeford United Methodist Church with Reverend Michael Elliott officiating.
The family will receive friends after the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Raeford United Methodist Church, 308 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376.
The care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on October 31, 2009

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Nellie Webb Green

REIDSVILLE — Nellie Webb Green, 81, of 492 NC 65, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2009, and joined her husband, Raymond "Red" Staley Green who preceded her in death on October 26, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at New Lebanon Congregational Christian Church with Dr. Mark Harris and Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Green was born in Rockingham County to the late Charlie K. and Hazel Sharpe Webb.

She graduated from Appalachian State University and retired as a home economics teacher with the Rockingham County schools after 30 years of service. She was an active member of New Lebanon Congregational Christian Church where she served as the pianist for many years. She loved needlecrafts and flower gardening and was known for her wonderful pound cakes.

In addition to her husband "Red", she was preceded in death by her brother, Elton Webb, and an infant son, Charlie Everette Green.

She is survived by her son, Staley Green and wife, Debbie, of Charlotte; daughter, Ivey Ann Butler and husband, Paul, of Reidsville; grandchildren, Kevin and Beverly Butler, and Kelsey and Brandon Green; sister-in-law, Claudia Webb.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Other times the family will be at the residence of Ivey Ann and Paul Butler, 799 County Home Road.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on October 31, 2009

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Hampton G. Reid

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MADISON — Hampton G. Reid, 83, died Friday, October 30, 2009.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2009, at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery with military honors by the Rockingham County Honor Guard and National Guard.

Mr. Reid was born March 2, 1926, in Rockingham County, to the late William Jennings Bryan Reid and Esther Tucker Reid.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired farmer and owner of Reid's Department Store. He was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. He served numerous years as Sunday school superintendent and teacher. Mr. Reid loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and he had a special passion for gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Ronald L. Reid; brothers, Roscoe Tucker and Hubert "Red" Reid and sisters, Geraldine R. Washburn and Francis R. Moore.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Payne Reid; sons, Charles W. Reid (Betty) of Stokesdale, James "J.B." Reid (Lisa) of Reidsville and Michael H. Reid (Rachel) of Stokesdale; daughter-in-law, Susan G. Reid of Reidsville; grandchildren, Jason Reid (Kendra), Devan Reid, Matthew Reid (Holly), Clint Reid (Megan), Megan Blacker (Mike), Sam Reid, Nick Reid, Bryan Reid, and Kayla Reid, and three great-grandchildren

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Saturday, October 31, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Attn.: Brenda Roberts, 2630 U.S. 220, Madison, NC 27025.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on October 31, 2009

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Marie H. Jones

NORFOLK - Marie H. Jones, 85, of the 2400 block of Tullibee Drive,went to be with the Lord Oct. 29, 2009.

A native of Eden, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Hallie Rowe and the wife of Iver L. Jones.

She was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church and its Open Door Bible Classand a member of the Auxiliary of Gideons International, Norfolk Camp.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Alfred White and his wife Debby and Jerry White, all of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Rebekah Lynch and herhusband Jay, Elisabeth White, Barbara White, Sarah Jones and Paul Thomas Jones and his wife, Lisa; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will beheld Monday at 11 a.m. in Kempsville Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, with Dr. Kelly Burris officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions should be made to Gideons International, Norfolk Camp, P.O. Box 12271, Norfolk, VA 23541. Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Virginian Pilot 10/31/2009

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Betty Jean Barber Blakeman

Birth date: March 26, 1939
Death date: October 26, 2009

Pelham: Betty Jean Barber Blakeman, 70, of 856 Lovelace Road, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009 at Rockingham Hospice Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Lively Stones Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Kent officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Blakeman was born in Caswell County on March 26, 1939 to the late Bevely T. and Bertha Towler Barber.

Betty was the youngest of 14 children, all but two of which were born at home. Betty was of the Baptist faith and was a charter member of Lively Stones Baptist Church. She was very active in the church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Along with gardening she loved tending to her flowers. Betty loved spending time with her family but most of all she loved her beloved grandchildren to whom she was known as “Nana”. She was known in the community as a hardworking woman that held high values of integrity. Betty retired from Commonwealth Brands, formerly American Tobacco Company with over 30 years service.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters; Thomas Kermit Barber, Sterley Absent Barber, Nannie Wade Barber, Ernest Ervin Barber, Gladys Barber Tucker, Raymond Clyde Barber and Ruby Barber Vaughn.

Surviving are husband, William “Kenny” Kenneth Blakeman of the home; daughters, Christy Blakeman Martin and husband, Thomas “Stan” of Martinsville, Va. and Cheryl Amy Blakeman Foster and husband, Ronnie of Pelham; grandchildren, Madison Martin, Holli Martin and Blake Foster; brothers, Lester Clinton Barber of Danville, Va., Willard Swanson Barber and wife Shirley of Reidsville, Swanson Roosevelt Barber and wife, Ruby of Providence; sisters, Gatrel Barber Hyler of Ruffin and Frances Barber Hobbs of Pelham.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home.

www.wilkersonfuneral.com 31 Oct 2009

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Jannie Holmes McCullough

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STONEVILLE, N.C. — Jannie Holmes McCullough, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Brithaven of Madison.

She was born in Effingham, S.C., to Benjamin and Bessie Holmes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allard W. McCullough; a son, Samuel; and grandson, Derrick Dalton.

She was a member and mother of the church at Revelation of Faith Church in Madison. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence “Doc” McCullough and William McCullough of Stoneville and Joseph Calvin McCullough of Martinsville, Va.; four daughters, Clara M. Dalton, Emma M. Spain, Claudine McCullough and Gwen Belthrop, all of Stoneville; and a sister, Lillie Mae Hugee of Effingham

The service will be held at noon Monday at Sharon Baptist Church. Burial will be in Eden Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 to noon Monday at the church and other times at 303 Snead Road.
Arrangements are by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison

Published in News Record on November 1, 2009

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James Anthony Jones

EDEN — James Anthony "Tony" Jones, 55, of 140 Bradford Road in Eden, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at the Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 2, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Jones Family Cemetery.

Tony was born in Rockingham County on August 22, 1954, to the late James and Hazel Rorrer Jones.

Tony is survived by his girlfriend, Betty Jean Harris, of the home; son, Michael Jones of Virginia; sisters, Virginia Wilmoth and husband, Gene, and Brenda Jones, all of Eden; brothers, Ricky Jones and wife, Janie, and Jeff Jones and wife, Crystal, also all of Eden; special niece, Allie Jones and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday evening at Fair Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his sister, Virginia, at 108 Rakes Road in Eden.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 1, 2009

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Daisy Isabelle Fox Joyce

EDEN — Mrs. Daisy Isabelle Fox Joyce, 71, of 128 Wilson Street, passed away Friday evening, October 30, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 2, at Leaksville Moravian Church. Interment will follow in Ridge-View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Joyce was born in Stoney Point, N.C., on April 17, 1938, a daughter of James and Annie Sherrill Fox, both deceased.

She is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She was an elementary school teacher in the Eden City School System for 31 years. She was a faithful member of Leaksville Moravian Church, having served on the church board as well as being active in many activities including being head diener and flower chairperson. She was the Eden Coordinator for the Reach for Recovery Cancer Program. She also was a volunteer at Morehead Memorial Hospital in the Education Department and the Information Desk.

She is survived by her husband, C.M. "Doug" Joyce, of the home; her son, Stephen D. Joyce and wife, Dee, and granddaughter, Kennedy Grace Joyce, of Whitsett; her sisters, Mabel Waugh and husband, Lentz, of Stoney Point, Pearlie Mae Kerley and husband, Denvard, of Taylorsville, Vernice Heafner of Mooresville and Suma Lambert of Troutman; her sister-in-law, Betty Aheron and husband, Jack, of Eden and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Fox.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Leaksville Moravian Church, P.O. Box 35, Eden, NC 27289, or to the American Cancer Society , Rockingham County Unit, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Terry Daniel, Dr. Kenneth Karb and the ICU Staff of Morehead Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care of Daisy.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on November 1, 2009

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