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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 9:43AM GMT
Classification: Obituary

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Effie Griffin Allen
Kathleen Cheek Baylor
Frances Shreve Boyer
Reginald Broadnax
Maurice Wesley Brown
Van Clark Brown
Helen Southern Buchanan
James Conrad Cardwell
Percy Edward Carter (Death Notice)
Everette Lee Christley
Betty Lou Jones Collins
Eva Mae Dove Cox
Annie Ethel Price Denson
Gracie Lee Gann Gann
Virginia Belle Wray Gann
Thomas David Green
Ocie Altice Grogan
Margaret Lee Albert Harrell
Brenda Gail Harris
Wilbert Olgie Hayes (Death Notice)
Gladys Kington Joyce
Irma Francis Priddy Joyce
Cynthia Delores Basham Kinney Kennedy
Michael Dean Kendrick
Zadell McCrickard King
Walter R. Lawson
Archie Doyster Logan Jr
Brilla Mae McClung London
Fannie Mabe Marshall
Gladys Crawford Mimms
Paul Robert Morris
Savanna Gray Morris
Thelma Beasley Pearson
Lavett Peatross Poole (Death Notice)
William Parks Preslar Sr
Paul Neal Pruitt
Wanda Marie Pruitt
Elizabeth Kidd Pulliam
Sadie Frances Johnson Purcell
Lucille Summer Rutledge
Peggy Webb Sharp
Marvin Lynwood Stone
Terra Lyn Swinney
David Thompson (Death Notice)
Betty Sue Pierce Trent
Brenda Cameron Walker
Kim Tickle Ware
LaVerne Kendrick Warren
Roger Dale Watson
Everette Woods
James Calvin Willard Sr
William E. Williams



Van Clark Brown

EDEN — Van Clark Brown, 60, formerly of Eden and more recently of 3342 Old Snapping Shoals Road, McDonough, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at his home.

A graveside service will be held at at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, at Overlook Cemetery in Eden.

Mr. Brown was born December 23, 1948, in Rockingham County, N.C., son of the late Bill and Tura Clark Brown.

He was a U.S. Army veteran as well as a Mason and Shriner in Georgia. Mr. Brown attended Snapping Shoals United Methodist Church in his community and retired as a boilermaker from Babcock & Wilcox.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Scott Brown, of McDonough, Ga.; son, Scott Brown of McDonough, Ga.; brother, Owen Brown of Eden; and three sisters, Barbara Black of Eden, Mary Ruth Brock of Martinsville, Va., and Camille Smart of Locust Grove, Georgia.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Fair Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered to the Brown family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Brenda Gail Harris

EDEN — Miss Brenda Gail Harris, 60, passed away early Saturday morning, November 7, 2009, at Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center in South Boston, Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at Ridge-View Memorial Gardens in Eden.

Miss Harris was born in Leaksville, now Eden, on June 22, 1949, the daughter of Jackson Belva Harris and Emma Louise Lillard Harris, both deceased.

She is survived by her aunt, Dorothy Lillard of Eden; her uncles, Sam Lillard of Richmond, Va., and Harold Harris and Jeff Harris of Danville, Va.; a special cousin, Glenn Manuel of Greensboro; and her special friend, Herbert Martin of Eden.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Wayne Harris.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service.
Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family of Brenda Harris.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Gladys Crawford Mimms

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REIDSVILLE — Mrs. Gladys Crawford Mimms, of 1012 Piedmont Street, died Monday, November 9, 2009.

She was a native of Griffin, Georgia, and was a resident of Reidsville, N.C., for the majority of her life.

Mrs. Mimms was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1930 and was a former member of the Beauty of Reidsville, Order of Eastern Star. Spiritually, she was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, where she formerly served with the board of ushers and Mission Group No. 7.

Survivors are two daughters, Gloria Jean Mimms and Lois J. Mimms; one sister, Annie May Tate; one brother, Calvin C. Crawford and spouse, Gladys; two sisters- in-law, Mary Jane Crawford and Novella Crawford; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a plethora of treasured friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the family plot of Greenview Cemetery with Elder Walter Mims presiding.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Wanda Marie Pruitt

REIDSVILLE — Wanda Marie "Suzie" Pruitt, 79, of 2101 South Scales Street, Woodbridge, Apartment 9-B, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at First Baptist Church, 409 S. Main Street; family, friends and everybody are welcome.
A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dave Huggins and Dr. Bill Duke officiating. Internment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery.

Suzie was born on March 19, 1930, to the late William and Annie McCann.

Survivors include Virginia Osborne, Sadie Dickerson, Eli "Bill" Johnson and a large family, all of whom loved her very much.

Condolences may be sent to wfh_@bellsouth.net

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Paul Neal Pruitt

Paul Neal Pruitt, age 63, of 2701 Westover Drive died Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Danville Regional Medical Center

Mr. Pruitt was born on August 28, 1946 in Ruffin, North Carolina, the son of the late Roy Thomas Pruitt and Annie Jones Pruitt.

He was a disabled veteran, having served in the US Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Westover Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son: Brian Pruitt of Danville; six brothers: Roy Thomas Pruitt, Jr., Leonard Pruitt, Vern Pruitt, Bill Pruitt, Randy Pruitt, and Eddie Pruitt. He was predeceased by one brother, Bobby Pruitt, and by two sisters, Beatrice Pruitt and Helen Pruitt.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2 PM at Westover Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Doug Barber and the Rev. Robert Vermillion. Military Honors will be held by Dan River Post #1097, Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Swicegood Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Pruitt family.
Sign the guest book at www.GoDanRiver.com

Published in Danville Register & Bee from November 12 to November 13, 2009

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Lucille Summer Rutledge

EDEN — Mrs. Lucille Summer Rutledge, 85, of 106 Dillard Court, passed away on Sunday evening, November 8, 2009, at her residence.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ridge-View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Rutledge was born in Leaksville, now Eden, on December 21, 1923, a daughter of Lewis Carl and Cordellia Burke Sumner, both deceased.

She was retired from Fieldcrest Mills. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church for 30 years. She was a great mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Haynes and husband, Johnny, of Eden; her son, James Michael Rutledge and wife, Carolyn, of Reidsville; her brother, Albert Sumner and wife, Lucinda, of Eden; her grandchildren, Ricky Meade, Jamie Hensley, Jerry Taylor, Brian Taylor, Elizabeth Rutledge and Lori Haynes; and her great-grandchildren, Casey Taylor, Shannon Taylor, Rickie Meade and Zachary Meade.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Jane Rutledge; her sisters, Gladys Martin and Mozelle Sumner, and her brothers, Dillard Sumner and Ed Sumner.

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, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Roger Dale Watson

MADISON — Roger Dale Watson, 59, of 132 Cocoa Drive, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, at Victory Baptist Church in Belews Creek. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Watson was born in Forsyth County to the late Joseph Enoch and Sarah Jane Flannery Watson.

He was employed at Culp Ticking and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Lowery; his son, Chris Watson, of Madison; brothers, Grady Watson of Madison and Larry Watson of Greensboro; sister, Fay Ellis of Greensboro; and grandchild, Christian Watson.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church on Tuesday and all other times at the residence.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Walter R. Lawson

The funeral for Walter R. Lawson, 39, of Spencer, who died Oct. 31, 2009, at his home, will be at noon Friday at Bassett Funeral Service with Pastor Dale Wilson officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of his in-laws at 856 Turner Ashby Road, Martinsville.

Lawson was born Jan. 17, 1970, in Eden, N.C, to Dorothy Keaton Richardson of Stoneville, N.C., and Walter Ray Lawson Sr.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Sherry Whitlow Lawson; four children, Deanna Lawson of Kentucky, Elizabeth Lawson, Nikki Lawson and R.J. Lawson, all of the home; two grandchildren; and a brother, Jonathan Richardson of Stoneville.

Martinsville Bulletin Nov 4, 2009

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Walter R. Lawson, 39, of Spencer died Saturday October 31, 2009 in his home.

He was born in Eden, NC, on January 17, 1970 a son to the late Walter Ray Lawson, Sr and Dorothy Keaton Richardson of Stoneville, NC.

He was a member of the Abundant Life Fellowship.

In addition to his mother he is also survived by his wife Sherry Whitlow Lawson, children Deanna Lawson in Kentucky, Elizabeth Lawson, Nikki Lawson and R.J. Lawson all of the home, two grandchildren and a brother Jonathan Richardson in Stoneville, NC.

There will be no public visitation but friends and family may visit at Sherry’s parents home 856 Turner Ashby Rd, Martinsville. The funeral has been scheduled for Friday November 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Dale Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery in ________. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Bassett Funeral Service

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Frances Shreve Boyer

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MAYODAN — Mrs. Frances Shreve Boyer, 97, formerly of 503 N. 5th Avenue, died November 10, 2009 at Britthaven of Madison.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 2009 in the Chapel of Ray Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Jessup officiating. Interment will follow at the Mayodan Municipal Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyer was born on June 30, 1912 in Rockingham County to the late Horace Shreve and Mary Taylor Crews Shreve.

She was a homemaker and a long time member of First Baptist Church of Mayodan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Gale Boyer whom she married on December 17, 1932; and two brothers, Norman Shreve and Harold Shreve.

She is survived by her two children, James Rahn Boyer and wife, Pat Swann Boyer, of Wrightsville Beach and Mary Styne Carter and husband, Don Carter, of Mayodan; three granddaughters, Caroline Boyer Steed and husband Mark Steed of High Point, Alesa Carter Wray and husband Dickie Wray, and Mary Lynn Carter, all of Mayodan; two great-granddaughters Ashley Wray and Allison Wray; Sister-in-law, Dot Shreve of Mayodan; and two special nieces, Lorena Besch and Linda Hurd.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of Styne & Don Carter, 1207 W. Jackson Street, Mayodan, NC.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of Rockingham, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to the First Baptist Church of Mayodan, 101 South 1st Ave., Mayodan, NC 27025.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 11, 2009

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James Conrad Cardwell

STONEVILLE — Mr. James Conrad Cardwell, 81, of 710 Brushy Mountain Road passed away Monday afternoon at his residence.

Mr. Cardwell was born in Rockingham County on Sept. 26, 1928, a son of Joseph Conrad and Minnie Martin Cardwell, both deceased.

He was formerly a supervisor with Pine Hall Brick Company. He loved to refinish furniture and make birdhouses. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Grogan Cardwell of the home; his sons, Zane Cardwell and wife Amanda of Mayodan and David Cardwell and wife Sherry of West Grove, Penn.; his sister, Rebecca Simms and husband G.E. of Stoneville; his brother Charlie Cardwell and wife Eldean of Stoneville; his grandchildren, Mandy Arnold and husband Bret, Brian Cardwell and wife Tiffany, Leigh-Ann Wilson and husband Ryan and Jason Cardwell; and his great grandchildren, Kaytlin Barnes, Austin Barnes, Harleigh Arnold and Ava Cardwell.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Abigail Cardwell and his sister, Jeanette Cardwell.

There will be no service. The family will receive friends at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Northwest Rockingham Community Center, 710 Brushy Mountain Road, Stoneville, NC 27048.
Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Cardwell.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on November 11, 2009

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Everette Lee Christley

EDEN — Everette Lee Christley, 67, of 819 Lake Drive, passed away Monday morning, November 9, 2009 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, Mr. Christley was born April 27, 1942, son of the late James Boyd and Louvenia Burchell Christley.

He was a US Army and Navy veteran and attended Ridgeway Church of God. Mr. Christley was a retired millwright.

Surviving are his wife, Rachel Seals Christley of the home; sons, Everette Lee Christley, Jr. and wife, Shana, and James Edward Christley and wife, Tasha of Eden; daughters Anna Marie Ellison and Tina C. Stultz, also of Eden; brothers, Mike Christley of Greensboro, Bobby and Calvin Christley of Eden, and Dwight Christley of Alaska; sisters Louise Johnson of New Jersey, Shirley Roberts and Carolyn Wooten, both of Eden; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening 6 - 8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Online condolences may be offered to the Christley family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 11, 2009

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Thomas David Green

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STOKESDALE — Thomas David Green, 89, of 1598 Simpson Road, died Monday, November 9, 2009, at Countryside Manor.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Kallam Grove Christian Church with Reverend Don Haynes and Reverend Charles Vaughan officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Rockingham County Honor Guard and National Guard.

Mr. Green was born February 1, 1920, in Rockingham County, to the late Jesse Reid Green and Era Jane Joyner Green.

He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran assigned to the 105th Medical Company of the 30th Infantry Division. He served in Germany throughout the war with a medical team who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was a member of the N.C. National Guard and D.A.V. He was a retired farmer and very active in the community. Tommy was a charter member of Huntsville Ruritan and helped establish Huntsville Nutrition Site where he volunteered until recently. He also helped organize Huntsville Fire Department. He was a member of Kallam Grove Christian Church where he served in many capacities: cemetery committee, deacon, honored as lifelong deacon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frances Albert Green; brother Jerry Green and sister, Mildred Felker.

Survivors include his daughters Becky Price and husband, David, of Stokesdale and Betty Lou Green, of Kernersville; granddaughters, Sharon P. Wingo and husband, Andrew and Allison P. Brown and husband, Bill; great-grandchildren, Adelaide Brown, Alexandra Wingo, and Keagan David Brown; and three special nieces, Ann Freeman, Carolyn Rierson, and Sylvia Peay.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kallam Grove Christian Church, Attn: Ms Mattie Neal, 144 Lemons Loop, Stokesdale, NC 27357 or to Rockingham County Honor Guard, Attn: Ray Kelly, 242 Strutton Lane, Eden, NC 27288
A special thanks to the staff at Countryside Manor for their care this past month. The family also wishes to thank Andy Watson for the home care provided this summer.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on November 11, 2009

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Brenda Cameron Walker

REIDSVILLE — Brenda Cameron Walker, 60, of 1006 Fawn Circle, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Trinity Wesleyan Church with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

Brenda was born in Guilford County to the late Garland and Emma Brooks Cameron.

She enjoyed many of life's simple pleasures, like spending time with her family and friends. She also loved reading and loved her dogs, Shadow and Tequila. She had a great love for anything that involved the water, especially swimming and time spent at Smith Mountain Lake with family and friends. Brenda was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Chester Cameron and sister, Pat Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Walker of the home; sons, Tony Walker and wife, Elena and Donnie Walker, all of Reidsville; grandchildren, Donnie and Ricky Gammon and Alex Walker; sister, Judy George and husband, Tommy; nieces, Laurie Currie and husband, David, Kim and Susie George, Debbie Ellington; nephews, Benjamin and Kenneth Ellington.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 11th from 6 - 8 p.m. Other times the family will be at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 11, 2009

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James Calvin Willard Sr

Mr. James Calvin Willard, Sr., age 86 of Meadows of Dan went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He had been a resident of Blue Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville for several months.

He was born in Spray, North Carolina on August 24, 1923.

Mr. Willard was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Turman Willard; his parents, Charlie Willard and Pearl Alderman Willard Massey Burnette; a brother, Reed Willard, and his beloved pet dog, Boggie.

Mr. Willard served in the United States Army during World War II, and had been a prisoner of war. He was of the Baptist faith, lived most of his life in Meadows of Dan, and enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. He was employed by the National Park Service for 33 years, and retired as caretaker of Smart View Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mr. Willard is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Wilson of Martinsville and Shirley Willard of the home; two sons, J.C. Willard, Jr. and wife Debbie and Ricky Willard, all of Meadows of Dan; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Olene Nester and Iola Hubbard; two brothers, Eugene Massey and David Massey; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Goode, Irene Reed and Ardith Jackson; and one brother-in-law, Clyde Turman.

Funeral services for Mr. Willard will be held Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor J. C. Willard, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Reed Island Springs Church Cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

Martinsville Bulletin 12 Nov 2009

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Irma Francis Priddy Joyce

STONEVILLE — Irma Francis Priddy Joyce, 93, of 1302 Victory Hill Church Road, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at Wesley Long Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Glenn's Chapel Church with Reverend Conny Earles and Reverend Joe Shockley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Joyce was born August 15, 1916, in Stokes County, to the late Wesley D. Priddy and Daisy Fagge Priddy.

She was a homemaker and a member of Glenn's Chapel Church for over 50 years. Irma loved gardening and her church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Joyce; brothers, Henderson, Narvie, and Dee Priddy and sisters, Clara Hole and Mae Shockley.

Survivors include daughters, Shelia Joyce and Carol Brown both of Stoneville; brother, Ray Priddy of Bassett, VA; sisters, Stella Sheppard of Lawsonville, Josie Flinchum of Martinsville, VA, and Mozelle Vaughn of High Point; grandchildren, Rodney Brown, Michael Brown, Bill Leavister and Otis "Rafe" Leavister; five great-grandchildren and special nephew, Wayne Joyce of Chicago, IL.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association , 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on November 20, 2009

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Gladys Kington Joyce

MADISON - Mrs. Gladys Kington Joyce, 80, of 134 Jack Road, died November 15, 2009 at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Grace Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Reverend Robert Plummer and Reverend Coy Still officiating. Interment will follow at the church Cemetery.

Mrs. Joyce was born on September 2, 1929 in Stokes County to the late John A. Kington and Anna Boles Kington.

She was retired from Tultex with 28 years of service. Mrs. Joyce enjoyed many things in life, such as mowing her yard, reading, going out for breakfast, her Sunday School Class and spending time with her granddaughter and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Shore; four brothers, Jay Kington, Archie Kington, Eugene Kington, and Paul Kington; a son, Donald Lee Joyce; and her husband of 34 years, Johnny Jackson "Jack" Joyce.

She is survived by her son, Danny J. Joyce (Mickey) of Madison, two sisters, Sally Flynt (Wilson) of Winston-Salem and Eunice Kozerski of Maryland; one granddaughter, Patchus Joyce Booth (David); and two great grandchildren, Tanner Booth and Savannah Booth.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday November 17, 2009 at Ray Funeral Home in Madison and at other times at the residence of Danny and Mickey Joyce, 167 Jack Road, Madison, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice Home of Rockingham, Inc., P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 3097 U.S. Hwy 311, Madison, NC 27025. Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 11/17/2009

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Maurice Wesley Brown

STONEVILLE, N.C. — Maurice Wesley Brown, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.

He was born in Rockingham County.

He was a former textile worker and a member of Goodwill First Baptist Church in Madison.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret S. Brown; two daughters, Shelby Kellam and Shirelle Brown, both of Greensboro; a sister, Gladys Perkins of Ridgeway, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Goodwill First Baptist Church in Madison. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Madison

Martinsville Bulletin 15 Nov 2009

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Marvin Lynwood Stone

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EDEN, N.C. — Marvin Lynwood Stone, 79, of 131 DeShazo St., Eden, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Bassett, Va., to Dewey Hobson and Myrtle Joyce Stone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Lynwood Stone and Kenneth Dale Stone; and a brother, Randolph Stone.

He retired from Fieldcrest Mills and attended the First Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Clark Stone of the home; two sons, Ronald Eugene Stone of Rock Hill, S.C., and Jeffrey Scott Stone of Patrick Springs, Va.; a daughter, Sharon Bolden of Figsboro, Va.; a stepdaughter, Donna Bailey of the home; four brothers, Lonnie Stone of Patrick Springs, Wayne Stone of Rocky Mount, Va., Larry Stone of Stoneville and David Stone of Spencer, Va.; and three sisters, Mildred Rogers of Fieldale, Va., and Jean Maxey and Myra Barber, both of Spencer.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophesy cemetery in Bassett.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times at the home.

Published in News Record on November 16, 2009

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Ocie Altice Grogan

Ocie Altice Grogan, 88, of Penhook and Stoneville, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1921, to James and Mary Altice.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and Wilford Altice.

She retired from DuPont with more than 30 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Robert “Duke” Grogan; a sister, May Meador; brother, Herman Altice; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Memorial Park with Chaplain Rick Poland officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Flora Funeral Service in Rocky Mount and other times at the home of May Meador, 15 Morgans Drive, Rocky Mount

Martinsville Bulletin 16 Nov 2009

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Michael Dean Kendrick

Michael Dean Kendrick, 61, of 2457 Bethany Road, Madison, N.C., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 3, 1948, in Pittsylvania County, the son of the late Kenneth Kendrick and is survived by his mother, Edith Mayhew Kendrick of Chatham.

He was a member of New Bethel Church Of The Brethren. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from English Construction Co. as a Bridge Foreman.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Jo Ann K. Tyler of Gretna and Yvonne K. Allgood of Chatham; one brother, Gerald Kendrick of Chatham; a stepdaughter, Sheila Worley of Virginia Beach; three stepsons, Lloyd Towler of Gretna, Tony Towler of Pittsville and Dane Clark Towler of Chatham; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Debbie and Martin Grenier of Madison, N.C.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles Kendrick Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Scott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. G. Rowland officiating. Burial will be at the McDowell Family Cemetery in Climax. The family will receive friends at Scott Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 17, 2009, and at other times will be at the residence of his mother, 1545 Anderson Road, Chatham. The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Scott Funeral Home in Chatham is respectfully serving the Kendrick family.

Published Danville Register & Bee November 17, 2009

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Percy Edward Carter Death Notice

MADISON — Mr. Percy Edward Carter, 95, died Sunday, November 8, 2009.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Salisbury National Cemetery.

Published in News Record on November 10, 2009

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Betty Lou Jones Collins

MADISON — Betty Lou Jones Collins, of 791 Williams Road, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at home.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Mt. Gur Cemetery in Kernersville.

Mrs. Collins was born in Forsyth County on August 29, 1933, to the late Walter Burton Jones Jr. and Ollie Pearl Seymore Jones.

She was a retired employee of Britthaven of Madison and she was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Danny Lee Jones, and her brother, Donald Ray Jones.

Survivors include former husband and special friend, Jack L. Vaughan Sr.; sons, Jack Lyon Vaughan Jr. of Illinois, and Walter Graham Vaughan Sr. and wife, Dorothea, of Asheboro; daughters, Robin Luann Vaughan of Kinston, Donna Ray Vaughan of Madison and Leslie Lee Riggs of Bayboro; grandchildren, Dorothea Vaughan, Walter G. Vaughan Jr., Justin Vaughan, Jeremy Vaughan, and Jamie Vaughan; and great-grandchildren, Waylon Allred, Michala Dale Allred and Kayli Vaughan.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, November 16, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
Special thanks are extended to Betty Stevens, Anne Skow and Jane Hoss.
Memorials may be made to Britthaven of Madison, Chapel Fund, 1721 Bald Hill Loop, 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 November 15, 2009

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Eva Mae Dove Cox

REIDSVILLE — Eva Mae Dove Cox, 77, of 246 Norwood Drive, died on Friday, November 13, 2009, at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, at Covington Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ralph Clayton and Rev. David Surrett officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Eva was born in Rockingham County to the late Jim and Nannie Chapmon Dove.

She was an active member at Covington Wesleyan Church where she enjoyed being involved in many church activities. She loved her family and her church family.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Cox, of the residence; daughter, Starr Cox Massey and husband, Tommy, of Reidsville; grandchildren, Grant, Gage, and Gracen Massey; brothers, Bobby Dove and wife, Lorraine, of Burlington, Dwight Dove and wife, Pam, of Eden; sisters, Dot Rakestraw and husband, W.D., Margie Puckett and husband, L.A., all of Reidsville, and Maribeth Dagenhart Woodard and husband, Sam, of Virginia Beach, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at Covington Wesleyan Church. Other times the family will be at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Covington Wesleyan Church, Kids' Church, 3218 Vance Street Ext., Reidsville, NC 27320.
Condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record from November 14 to November 15, 2009

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Annie Ethel Price Denson

STOKESDALE— Annie Ethel Price Denson, 69, of 138 Bert Drive, entered into the arms of her heavenly Father peacefully and surrounded by all of her loving family on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital ICU.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Flat Rock United Methodist Church, Stokesdale, with Reverend Rick LeBaube officiating. Burial and committal will follow in the church cemetery.

Annie was born in Rockingham County on November 12, 1940, to the late John William Roy Price and Ethel Agnes Turner Price.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and friend. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Flat Rock UMC. As a homemaker, she enjoyed creating floral arrangements and she loved to go shopping until her health declined. Annie was a "fighter" and always wanted to continue on, even though she faced many obstacles. She stayed tough until the end and will always be remembered for her will to live. She lived on love.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, John Price, and sister, Loraine Price.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 46 years, Bradley Stephen Denson Sr., of the home; son, Bradley Stephen Denson Jr. and wife, Janet, of Summerfield; daughter and primary caregiver, Stephanie Cox and husband, Chris, of Stokesdale; four loving grandchildren who were the "apples of her eyes" and brought much joy to her life, Ryan Cox (her "Sunshine"), Bradley Stephen Denson III ("Bo"), Joshua Luke Denson, and Bethany Anne Denson; her "second daughter", Angela Stratton of Reidsville; brothers, Eli Price of Pine Hall, and David Price and Thomas Price, both of Stokesdale; sisters, Audrey Sloane of Independence, Mo., Mary Wall of Greensboro, Linda Bennett of Stokesdale and Margaret Norris of Madison; a host of nieces and nephews; a very special, loving cousin, Nannette Shelton of Bethania; and her "dialysis family" at NW Kidney Center.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday, November 16, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at her home.
The family wishes to thank the following doctors for all their loving care, support and compassion: Dr. Cynthia Dunham, Dr. Kelly Goldsborough, Dr. Michael Webb, Dr. Steven Klein, Dr. Stanley Tennant and assistant, Lori Cannon, Dr. Mark Yates, Dr. Robert Nudelman and Dr. Michael Norins.
Special thanks goes also to Michelle Young, PA, and Tracey Sherrod, NP. Special thanks to NW Kidney Center staff for all their attention, love, support, compassion, and care. Thanks also to the 2100 ICU for all their care, compassion and support during this recent trial.
Memorials may be made to Flat Rock United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6720 US Highway 158, Stokesdale, NC 27357.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on November 16, 2009

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Gracie Lee Gann Gann

MAYODAN — Gracie Lee Gann Gann, 92, of 3461 Ayersville Road, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at Morehead Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Ayersville Baptist Church with Reverend Doug Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in Glenn's Chapel Church cemetery.

Mrs. Gann was born May 25, 1917, in Rockingham County, to the late Samuel Gann and Emma Case Gann. She was retired from MacField and also worked for Washington Mills. Gracie was a member of Ayersville Baptist Church for over 60 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Gann, and sister, Sadie Tucker.

Survivors include son, Gregory Gann and wife, Mina, of Bristol, VA; daughter-in-law, Gaye Gann of Trinity; brothers, Willie Gann of Stoneville and Lloyd Gann of Burlington; sisters, Lena Priddy of Lawsonville and Juanita Holder of High Point; grandchildren, Geoffrey Gann, Gerrick Gann and wife Shannon and Gary Gann and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Lauren Grace and Andrew Gann.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on November 20, 2009

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Virginia Belle Wray Gann

MARTINSVILLE, VA — Mrs. Virginia "Sis" Belle Wray Gann, 83, of 916-B Myrtle Road, Martinsville, Virginia, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Martinsville Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, in the Chapel of Ray Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. David Adkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Ayersville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Gann was born on February 1, 1926, in Rockingham County to the late Roland Reid Wray and Canne Brown Wray.

She was a member of Starling Road Baptist Church where she served in the nursery for many years. Mrs. Gann was retired from the textile industry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wallace Wray, Rufus Wray, George Wray, and Henry "Quid" Wray.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Hampton "Hamp" Gann; one daughter, Treva Gann of Martinsville; two sisters, Myrtle Joyce and Pencie Yeatts, both of Stoneville; two nephews, Timothy Yeatts and Dickie Wray; and one niece, Teresa Perdue.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 13, at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 13, 2009

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Zadell McCrickard King

EDEN — Mrs. Zadell McCrickard King, born January 1, 1921, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Morehead Nursing Center.

At Mrs. King's request, she will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, at Overlook Cemetery.

She was the fifth of seven children born to Timothy and Julia McCrickard in Leaksville (Eden), North Carolina.

She married William G. Craddock Jr. They were divorced, and in 1953, she married Jack E. King, in Norfolk, Virginia. They lived in Puerto Rico for two years and later moved to Bremerton, Washington. In 1962, she returned to Eden and was employed at Fieldcrest Mills until her retirement.

Following retirement, she and her sister, Catherine, were "Nanas" to many children. They loved and cared for them as if they were grandchildren. Mrs. King loved to cook and bake cakes. Many people in Eden enjoyed her baking skills and she enjoyed sharing her cooking abilities with church members at Hampton Heights Baptist Church, where she was active for many years until her health prevented attendance.
Reading the Bible and growing beautiful flowers brought her joy. Even in her later years, she had a small flowerbed by her front door for her enjoyment and for those who visited her.

Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Julie Craddock Hajek and husband, James, of Washington state; son, Mark E. King and wife, Susie, of Reidsville; a grandson, David King of N.C., and granddaughter, Angela Hajek Hult and husband, Nathan and a great-grandson, Connor J. Hult, all of Oregon. Also surviving are a sister, Ethel Sims, a brother, Varnie McCrickard and wife, Grace, and a great number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine Shumate, Hilda Childress, and Claudia Fretwell, and by her brother, Joseph McCrickard.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Hampton Heights Baptist Church, 1323 Washington Street in Eden.
Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family of Mrs. King.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on November 16, 2009

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Archie Doyster Logan Jr

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MORRISVILLE — Rev. Dr. Archie Doyster Logan Jr., of 3013 Quail High Boulevard, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 13, 2009, at his residence.

As a native of Reidsville, he received his early childhood education in the public schools and graduated from Reidsville Senior High, where he was an outstanding football player. He pursued further education at Wake Forest University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in communications, and he played on the 1970 ACC Championship Football team. He also attended Campbell University Law School and Howard University Divinity School. Dr. Logan received his master of divinity degree in 1975 and his master of theology degree in 1976 from Duke University. He received his doctoral degree in education from North Carolina State University in 1994. Dr. Logan served the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc. for over 25 years in several capacities, last as the executive secretary-treasurer. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Institutional Management Resources, LLC and one of the founding officers of the Unity Fellowship of Churches Inc., Global, where he served as the chief operating officer. Over the years, he has served pastoral duties for many churches. He was the senior pastor of Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, Elm City. At Apex School of Theology, he served as the executive vice president, Dean of Distance Education and professor of Christian Education. Dr. Logan was a life member of the NAACP and was an Eagle Scout. He wrote articles for several local newspapers and for the National Baptist Publishing Board.

His parents, Rev. Dr. Archie Doyster Logan Sr. and Eneshell Robeson Logan, preceded him in death.

Survivors are one son, Robeson Doyster Logan; special cousin, Rev. Dr. Darson Alexander Logan-Bullard; aunt, Doris Logan; first spouse and mother of son, Dr. Pearl D. Logan; second spouse, Margaret Elaine Goodson; step children, Nik Goodson and Crystal Goodson; a host of cousins; and special friends, Rev. Dr. Thurman B. Everett, Rev. Dennis Brown and Rev. Ann R. Beck.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday from First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, 1515 Cross Link Road, Raleigh, with Rev. Dr. W.B. Lewis presiding. The family visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.
His remains may be viewed Wednesday at Carlton Gray Funeral Home, 2810 Kidd Road, Raleigh. Interment will be held at noon on Friday in the family plot of Eden Gardens Cemetery, Eden.
In lieu of flowers, family request contributions be made to Unity Fellowship of Churches Inc., Global, 5448 Apex Peakway Drive, No. 354, Apex, NC 27502.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 17, 2009

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Brilla Mae McClung London

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REIDSVILLE — Brilla Mae McClung London, 83, formerly of 237 Burton Road, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Britthaven of Madison.

Mrs. London was born in Beckley, West Virginia, to the late Leslie and Susie Aaron McClung.

She retired from the American Tobacco Company after 37 years of service. She attended Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church and loved gardening vegetables and flowers, and she was a faithful homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth London; twin sister, Wilda McClung Martin; brothers, Steve and Glenn McClung.

She is survived by children, Mary Jane London and Charles London, both of Ruffin, and Tammy Cross and husband, Billy of Reidsville; grandchildren, Will Cross of Reidsville and Sarah Cross of Kernersville; great-grandson, Rex Binkley; sisters, Shelby Evans and husband, Melvin, of Eden and Glenna Carroll Chaney and husband, Ashley, of Reidsville; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 14, at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
A private graveside service will be held in Ruffin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church, 261 Estes Road, Ruffin, NC 27326, or to Alzheimer's Association , 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 13, 2009

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Fannie Mabe Marshall

EDEN — Fannie Mabe Marshall, 92 , of 619 Prospect Street, Eden, passed away on Saturday morning, November 14, 2009, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Ridgeview Cemetery.

Mrs. Marshall was born January 21, 1917, in Stokes County, to the late Wesley and Emma Hall Mabe.

She was retired from Karastan Rug Mill. She was a member of Boyles Chapel in King.

Survivors include her husband, William Homer Mashall, of the home; brothers, Boss Mabe of Eden and Wesley Mabe of King; sisters, Lorinda King of Eden and Maggie Mabe of Danbury.

Visitation will be held on from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 15, 2009

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Paul Robert Morris

REIDSVILLE — Paul Robert Morris, 85, of 1601 Country Club Road, Reidsville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.

A native of Sykesville, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late John and Mary Skovran Morris and had lived in Reidsville for the past 31 years.

A graduate of Penn State University, he later did graduate work at Syracuse University and at Cornell University.
He was a retired employee of Chace Precision Metals, a subsidiary of G.T.E., in Reidsville, was a former employee of Alternative Energy Corp. in Research Triangle Park, and formerly served as project manager of Waste to Energy in Mecklenburg County. He also served for a short while as the executive director of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce.
A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, he also served in the Iowa National Guard. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a former member of the Reidsville Rotary Club and the San Juan, Puerto Rico Rotary Club. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis Clubs in Burlington, Iowa, and Seneca Falls, New York. He was a Mason and served on the board of directors of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army and Community Chest (now United Way) in various towns.

Paul was preceded in death by an infant son, Barry Lee Morris; a sister, Mary M. Margevich, and two brothers: John Morris, George Morris.

Surviving are his wife, Alberta Stinson Morris, of the home; two sons, Dr. Paul Kyler Morris, DDS and wife, Dr. Trumilla F. Morris, DDS, of the home, and Philip G. Morris of Whitmore Lake, Mich.; two grandchildren, Celeste Avery Morris and Kyler Grant Morris, of the home; two brothers, Joseph Morris and wife, Bettie, of El Paso, Texas, and Steven Morris of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters, Helen M. Bartholomew of Ocala, Fla. and Madeline M. Horvath and husband, Eugene, Venice, Florida.

The family will see friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday November 16, at Citty Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Coach Road, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in News Record on November 15, 2009

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Thelma Beasley Pearson

MADISON — Mrs. Thelma Beasley Pearson, 89, died Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

A graveside service for Mrs. Pearson will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at Oak Level Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Danny Miller officiating.

A Rockingham County native, Thelma was born on October 31, 1920, the daughter of Will and Lillie Mae Nelson Beasley.

She had been a resident of Britthaven of Madison for the past 11 years. She retired from Blue Bell after working 45 years as a seamstress, and attended Oak Level Baptist Church. She loved to read, cook (famous for her pound cakes), liked to crochet, and loved to listen to gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles Ray Williams; husbands, Charlie Williams and Jess Pearson; sisters, Nell Hudson, Bessie Bullock and Pearl Darnell; brothers, John Beasley, Charlie Beasley and Buck Beasley.

Surviving are her sons, Donald Williams and wife, Mary Ann, and Jimmy Williams and wife, Sybil; sister, Ruby Williams of Pfafftown; granddaughters, Kelly Baker and Stephanie Mullins; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Forbis & Dick Brooke Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Oak Level Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1569 Oak Level Church Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357.
Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com

Published in News Record on November 13, 2009

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Sadie Frances Johnson Purcell

REIDSVILLE — Mrs. Sadie Frances Johnson Purcell of 214 Penny Lane died Tuesday.

As a native and lifelong resident of Rockingham County, she was a member of Wentworth Baptist Church and was a retiree of Burlington Industries.

Survivors are: one daughter, Saundra Malinda Purcell of the home; three grandchildren, Paul, Timothy and Mark; one sister, Sarah Galloway of Madison; sister-in-law, Louise Purcell; brother-in-law, Elmo Purcell; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Johnson & Sons, 115 Holderby Street. Interment will follow in the Wentworth Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions made to charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on November 12, 2009

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Peggy Webb Sharp

MAYODAN — Peggy Webb Sharp, 66, of 501 North Ayersville Road (A), died Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.., Friday, November 13 at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Glenn's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Ms. Sharp was born March 7, 1943, in Rockingham County, to the late David and Viola Joyce Webb.

She attended Glenn's Chapel Church and other churches in the community. She loved her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Ricky Wayne Priddy; sister, Irene Purdy and brother, Curtis Webb.

Survivors include daughters, Brenda Farmer (Ricky), Teresa Purgason (Craig), all of Stoneville, Carolyn Guthrie of Madison and Shelia Priddy also of Stoneville; brothers, Marvin, Daniel, William, James, Harry, Jimmy, Harvey and Norman Webb; sisters, Pauline Matherly, Shirley Lynch, Loretta Hickman and Mary Ruth Myers; grandchildren, Ray Farmer, Lisa Martin, Chad Purgason, Ashley Purgason, Samantha Nelson, Brandon Guthrie and Dylan Purgason and great-grandchildren, Cassie, Caitlyn and Caleb Martin, Sophie Farmer, Tyler Purgason and Isaac Nelson.

The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, November 12at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home of Brenda and Ricky Farmer, 449 Janet Road, Stoneville.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on November 12, 2009

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Terra Lyn Swinney

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MADISON — Terra Lyn Swinney, 28, of Madison, went to heaven on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

No words can give justice to the wonderful person Terra was and still is within the hearts of all of those who loved her. She always saw the positive in any situation. Terra was a giving person and there was no one she would say 'no' to. She loved to dance and laugh.
In her short life she accomplished so much, from riding drag sled in the Iditarod, flying a plane, and being a champion cutting horse competitor to becoming a successful entrepreneur. She had a courageous spirit and an underlying will to leave things better than she found them.
Above all else, Terra valued her family. She was a loving and dedicated wife to her husband, Kerry. Her greatest accomplishment was her beautiful baby boy, Tristen Douglas. She was an extraordinary mother, totally devoted to helping Tristen become a loving and compassionate soul. Tristen embodies all of the wonderful things that we love and will miss about her.

Terra was a loving and supportive daughter of Doug Hepler and Kathy Palma, as well as Michael Savage. She was a loyal and best friend to her sister, Diana Rae. She will be forever loved by a niece and three nephews.

Terra is irreplaceable to all who knew her and she will remain with us in our hearts.
Visitation of family and friends will be from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday at the home of Melissa Eller, 3402 Old Barn Road, Greensboro.
The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4311 Wayne Road, Greensboro, NC 27407.
In lieu of flowers an educational trust fund has been established for Tristen. Checks should be made payable to Roland Johnson, Trustee. They may be sent to Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, 204 Muirs Chapel Road, Suite 200, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Online condolences may be made to www.lambethtroxlerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 14, 2009

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David Thompson Death Notice

REIDSVILLE — David Thompson died Friday, November 13, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on November 14, 2009

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REIDSVILLE — Funeral services for David Thompson will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from Jerusalem United Holy Church.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on November 15, 2009

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Kim Tickle Ware

REIDSVILLE — Kim Tickle Ware, 46, of 812 South Main Street, Apt. 24, died Friday, November 13, 2009.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, in Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Jason Murray officiating.

Kim was born in Reidsville and was previously employed with Analog, Inc.

Kim is survived by her son, Vance Scoggins of Reidsville; mother, Kaye Scoggins and husband, Penn, of Reidsville; father, Kenneth Tickle and wife, Kay, of Bethany; sister, Penny Murray and husband, Jason, of Kernersville; aunt, Faye Gantt of Reidsville; and niece, Erin Murray of Kernersville.

Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 15, 2009

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Everette Woods

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MADISON — Mr. Everette "Bill" Woods, 86, of 636 Dodge Loop Road, died Sunday, November 15, 2009, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, at Grace Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with Reverend Rudy Woods and Reverend Noah Frye officiating. Interment will follow at the Grace Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Woods was born in Stokes County on April 18, 1923, to the late Rual Clinton Woods and Minnie Dell Robertson Woods.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and attended Oasis Baptist Church. Mr. Woods loved the outdoors, especially gardening and tractors. He enjoyed playing cards, pitching horse shoes, collecting arrowheads, and family pictures.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Bullins; four brothers, Eldridge Woods, Leonard Woods, William H. Woods, and Thomas Earl Woods; two children, Timothy Mark Woods and Rual Wade Woods; and his wife of 61 years, Margaret Smith Woods.

He is survived by four children, Linder Woods Hayden (Roy) of Madison, Ronnie Mathew Woods (Kay) of Jacksonville, Fla., Wade Clinton Woods (Dianne) of Stoneville, and Rudy Dean Woods (Teresa) of Madison; four sisters, Mary Ruth Bowman of Walnut Cove, Lila Snyder of Madison, Louise Gibson of Greensboro, and Mildred Mabe of Madison; eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Ray Funeral Home in Madison and at other times at the residence.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 17, 2009

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Cynthia Delores Basham Kinney Kennedy

Mrs. Cynthia Delores Basham Kinney Kennedy, 62, resident of 6198 Weant Rd. died November 14th, 2009 at her home.

Mrs. Kennedy was born May 19th, 1947 in Rockingham County, a daughter to Glenn and Gladys Durham Basham.

She was a resident of the High Point and Archdale area most of her life and had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years. She was a member of Providence Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. She was married to E.J. Kinney who preceded her in death and later to J.W. Kennedy who survives of the residence.

Also surviving is a daughter, Cynthia Jane Kinney of the home; a son, Christopher James Kinney and wife Jennifer of Asheboro; two step daughters, Tammy Sykes of Archdale and Sarah Farrell of Snow Camp; a step son, Mark Kennedy of Archdale; four brothers, Wayne Basham and wife Margaret of Hickory, Johnny Basham and wife Leslie of High Point, Danny Basham and wife Kathy of Jamestown and Dennis Basham and wife Tammy of Danville VA; three sisters, Donna Tate of Virginia Beach VA, Darlene Massey and husband George of Greensboro and Diane Ammons of Jamestown; three grandchildren, Jordan, Haven and Ethan Kinney; ten step grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Ron Haithcock officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Providence Wesleyan Church, 1505 E. Fairfield Rd. High Point NC 27263 or to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Dr. Greensboro NC 27407.

www.cumbyfuneral.com 17 Nov 2009

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Savanna Gray Morris

REIDSVILLE — Baby girl Savanna Gray Morris, of 131 Gull Road, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Duke Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Christian Fellowship Assembly of God and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Savanna, born November 6, 2009, was the daughter of Scott and Shelli Morris of the home.

She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Rick and Beverly Morris of Graham; paternal grandmother, Joyce Walker; paternal grandfather, Ernie Morris; great grandparents, Willard P. Janey, Thelma Morris and Laula Walker; aunts and uncles, Rick and Jodi Morris of Graham, Robbie and Christy Morris of Mebane and Suzi Morris of Reidsville; cousins, Emily, Hayden and Hallie Morris.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Wednesday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 18, 2009

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Betty Sue Pierce Trent

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REIDSVILLE — Betty Sue Pierce Trent, 87, of 2609 Reid School Road, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel and the burial will be in the Trent Family Cemetery with Rev. John Groff officiating.

Mrs. Trent was born in Wilkes County and was the daughter of the late Ruell and Fannie Watts Pierce.

She graduated from North Wilkes High School and Kings Business School. A leading business woman of Rockingham County, Mrs. Trent was the owner operator of Trents Record Center and Stereoland for 27 years. She was one of the first two women in North Carolina to work in the tobacco warehouse business as a partner. She was also one of the first women to serve on the Board of Directors for Wachovia bank from 1970 to 1990.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. "Junior" Trent; sisters, Louise Blevins, Peggy Carter and Willa Strong; brothers, Dennis Pierce and Billy Pierce.

Mrs. Trent is survived by her daughter, Wendy Pierce Cook and husband, Calvin; granddaughters, Christina and Sarah Cook all of Reidsville; brother, Bobby Pierce and wife, Shirley of Reidsville; nieces, Linda Strong, Susan Weidecamp, Pat Pierce and Shay Johnson and husband, Mark; nephews, Roger Pierce and wife, Karen, David Pierce, Ray Carter and wife, Lynn, Ron Carter and Kenny Pierce and wife, Donna; sister-in-law, Rosa Pierce; and brother-in-law, Allen Carter.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Wednesday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at her residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Baptist Temple Church, 729 Wentworth Street, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 18, 2009

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Reginald Broadnax

Mr. Reginald "Reggie" Broadnax formally of Reidsville, NC died Sunday, October 31,2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 6, 2009 at Edenton United Methodist Family Life Center. The wake will be 7:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Kadesh AME Zion Church, Edenton, N.C.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife; Sherlton Broadnax, of the home, daughter; Arlisa Wills (George), Edenton, NC, son; Reginald Broadnax Jr. of the home, father; Fredrick Broadnax, Reidsville, NC, brothers; Gordon Broadnax, Reidsville, NC, Phillipe Broadnax (Rosa), Danville, Va., sister; Frederica Towns (Granville), Charlotte, NC, one grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Rowson Funeral Home of Edenton, NC is serving the family.
Obituary courtesy of McLaurin Funeral Home. Please don't forget to sign register book.

www.mclaurinfh.com

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Effie Griffin Allen

EDEN — Effie Griffin Allen, 88, of 212 Greenwood Street, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 17, 2009 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Danview Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen was born Feburary 6, 1921 in Mayodan, daughter of the late George and Lessie Campbell Griffin.

She was a retiree of Morehead Mills and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her three daughters, Patricia Kerulis of Sunrise, Fla., Vickie Jacobs of Sulphur, LA., and June Allen of Eden; one sister, Marion Walker of Lebanon, TN.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Allen.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, 7 - 9 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Online condolences may be offered to the Allen family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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Kathleen Cheek Baylor

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REIDSVILLE — Kathleen Cheek Baylor, 86, formerly of 1326 Cotswald Terrace died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at The Carriage House in Greensboro.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2009, at Main St. United Methodist Church and burial will follow in Greenview Cemetery.

A native of Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Walter Everette "Jack" and Sallie Jane Allen Cheek and had lived most of her life in Reidsville.

Kathleen was retired from American Tobacco Co., a member of Main St. United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband: Norman S. "Skip" Baylor and an infant brother: Walter Everette Cheek, Jr.

Surviving is her son W. Mark Perkinson and wife Phyllis of Reidsville; daughter Jane P. O'Neal and husband James of Southport, N.C.; grandchildren Kathryn J. Thigpen of Greensboro, Cole Perkinson and wife Kristen of Reidsville, Jane Allen Perkinson of Raleigh, Vincent N. Fuller of Kingwood, Texas, Michelle F. Lady and husband Todd of Carmel, Ind.; great grandchild Madeline Fluharty of Greensboro.

The family will see friends 1 hour prior to the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church and at other times, the family will be at the home of her son: Mark Perkinson 178 Cross Key Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320.
Citty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Carriage House of Greensboro and Hospice and Palliative Care of Guilford Co. for their kindness and loving care during Kathleen's illness.
Memorials may be made to: Main St. United Methodist Church P.O. Box 338 Reidsville, NC 27323-0338 or Hospice of Guilford Co., 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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Helen Southern Buchanan

STOKESDALE — Helen Southern Buchanan, 70, of 151 Southern Road, died Monday, November 16, 2009, at her home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Ellisboro Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Buchanan was born July 31, 1939, in Rockingham County, to the late Robert Simpson Southern and Lou Evelyn Hopper Southern and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Buck" Buchanan.

Survivors include sons, Ricky Buchanan and Ronnie Buchanan and wife, Becky, all of Stokesdale; daughters, Debbie B. Christian, of Westfield and Donna B. Taylor and husband, David, of Millers Creek; brothers, Grady Southern and wife, Sarah, of Stokesdale, and Spencer Southern, of Madison; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., Friday, prior to the service at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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Margaret Lee Albert Harrell

MADISON — Margaret Lee Albert Harrell, 87, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 20 at Mt. Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church in Summerfield with Pastor Kevin Cochran officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Harrell was born December 2, 1921, in Rockingham County, to the late John Albert and Sallie Middleton Albert.

She was a past employee of Vanity Fair Corporation and a faithful member of Mt. Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church where she served as pianist, deaconess and Sunday school teacher. Margaret loved to garden, sew and mow lawns.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Harrell, Jr and sisters, Louise Purgason, Edith Hawkins and Johnnie Mae Sherron.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Darnell and husband, Elmer, of Madison, Sandra Kallam and husband, James, of Stokesdale, Kay Foust and husband, Jerry, Kathy Watkins and husband, Danny, and Debbie Darnell and husband, Dennis, all of Madison; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, November 19 at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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Wilbert Olgie Hayes Death Notice

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GREENSBORO — Mr. Wilbert Olgie Hayes, 74, died November 16, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Sanctuary Deliverance Church in Greensboro. Burial will be in Eden Gardens Cemetery in Eden.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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Lavett Peatross Poole Death Notice

REIDSVILLE — Ms. Lavett Peatross Poole died Sunday, November 15, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on November 18, 2009

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REIDSVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Lavett Peatross Poole will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday from the Unity Baptist Fellowship Church, Danville, Va.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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William E. Williams

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MAYODAN — Mr. William E. "Bouse" Williams, age 91, of 1006 W. Jackson Street died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m., Friday, November 20 at the Mayodan Moravian Church, with Reverend Tim Byerly and Bishop Graham Rights officiating. Interment will follow at the Mayodan Moravian Graveyard with military graveside rites.

Mr. Williams was born in Rockingham County on August 25, 1918 to the late Sam Williams and Eva Spencer Williams.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Pennsylvania during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Mr. Williams was retired from Sears Retail with 28 years of service. He had also been employed with Ace Hardware of Mayodan. Mr. Williams was a devoted member of the Mayodan Moravian Church having served as Vice-chairman of the Board of Elders, charter member of the Men's Chorus, the Adult Choir and a Sunday School teacher .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, of 70 years, Madge Bryant Williams; six brothers, Harvey Williams, Ted Williams, Otis Williams, Noel Williams, Jim Tom Williams, and John Williams; five sisters, Maggie Shropshire, Fannie Williams, Minnie Adkins, Tivis Euliss Chamberlain, and Ruth Morton.

He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Connelly and husband Mickey of Stoneville; two grandchildren, Laura Springs and husband Kevin, and David Connelly and wife Susie; three great grandchildren, Spencer Springs, Caroline Connelly, and Claire Connelly; two sisters, Virginia Powers of Mayodan and Grace Schultz of Britthaven of Madison, formerly of Beaufort.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thurday, November 19 at the Mayodan Moravian Church and at other times at his residence.
Memorials may be made to the Mayodan Moravian Church, P.O. Box 245, Mayodan, NC 27027 or to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the special caregivers Elizabeth Gann and Carol Sands.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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William Parks Preslar Sr Obit

RUFFIN — William Parks Preslar, Sr., 81, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Published in News Record on November 19, 2009

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RUFFIN— William (Bill) Preslar, Sr., 81, of 623 Estes Road, Ruffin, NC, was mercifully delivered by his savior from the cruel disease of Alzheimer's on Wednesday, November 18, 2009...he is now at peace and rest with his Jesus.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Tillman and Rev. Harold Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites by the Rockingham Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be: Dustin Hash, Lance Hash, Logan Hash, Darrell Tate, Jeffrey Tate, Daniel Preslar, Matthew Preslar, Eugene Preslar, Willie Preslar, Chris Preslar, Wade Preslar, Elizabeth Preslar and April Tate.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Thelma Scronce Preslar of 59 years, of the home; sons: William Parks Preslar, Jr. (Janet-deceased) of Skiatook, OK; B. Clyde Preslar (Carol) of Jacksonville, FL; Marvin Ray Preslar of Yanceyville, NC and daughters: Lucy J. Krites (Jeff) and Margaret P. Hash (Sonny) of Reidsville, NC. Bill has 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. WOW!! He loved them ALL!! Bill was also blessed with God sent caregivers: Beth Lewis (five stars), Amy Wray, Teresa Corum, and various friends.

Bill was pre-deceased by his mom and dad, Junie Frances and LeRoy Clyde Preslar from his hometown of Marshville, NC; sisters: Blanche Trull (Jack), Josephine Taylor (Curtis), Lib Hayes (Posey); and brothers: Alfred Preslar, Butler Preslar (Evelyne), Jim Preslar, Grady Preslar (Rachel), and LeRoy Preslar.

Surviving siblings include sisters: Peg Blalock (Bill deceased) of Lancaster, SC, Nellie Yount (Willard) of Marshville, NC; and brothers: Graham Preslar (Judy) of Marshville, NC, Frank Preslar (Jane) of Jenison, MI; and sister-in-laws: Olene Preslar and Alif Preslar of Marshville, NC and Doris Preslar of Monroe, NC.

Prior to his illness Bill was an avid gardener, wood worker, yard sale and flea market junky, and loved the outdoors.
Bill retired with 35 years service at Martin Marietta Materials based in Raleigh, NC (serving at various plant locations and dist/corp offices across the eastern states of NC, SC, VA & GA). Following his retirement Bill served as Pastor at Willis Memorial Baptist Church, Cascade, VA (5 yrs). He was an active member of Ruffin-Stacey Baptist Church, Ruffin, NC. In his church he served in various positions: stand-in pastor/speaker, Sunday School and VBS teacher, Feed the Hunger Project volunteer, member of Amputee Support Group, Shut-In Visitation Advocate, etc., etc., etc. Bill served as sergeant with the US Marine Corps, See-Bee with the Naval Reserves, Past President of WWII Combat Airmen's Assoc., and Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader/Scout Master (5 yrs). He served all positions religious or otherwise with integrity and pride...and most of all he knew how to share the love - both affectionately and godly.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm, Friday, November 20, at Ruffin Stacey Baptist Church, and other times at the residence.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215, and to The Feed The Hunger Project of Ruffin Stacey Church, 261 Estes Road, Ruffin, NC 27326.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on November 20, 2009

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Elizabeth Kidd Pulliam

EDEN — Elizabeth Kidd Pulliam, 83, of 252 Shady Grove Road, passed away early Friday morning, November 20, 2009 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 23, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Pulliam was born July 29, 1926 in Snow Creek, VA., daughter of the late William Renard and Amer Gladys Minter Kidd.

She was a retiree of Continental Can Company and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is her daughter, Lisa Hill and husband, Greg of Eden; son, Paul Pulliam of Mt. Airy; three grandchildren, Justin, Landon and Laura Elizabeth Pulliam; brothers, William Kidd of Pensacola, FLA. and Arthur Kidd of Martinsville, VA.; and sister, Laura Smith and husband, Lee of Eden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Pulliam, Jr.; grandson, Matthew Isaac Light; and brothers, Joseph, Jimmy and Dillard Kidd.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 7 - 9 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at 911 Tulloch Street in Eden.
Online condolences may be offered to the Pulliam family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 21, 2009

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LaVerne Kendrick Warren

EDEN — LaVerne Kendrick Warren, 85, of 203 E. Stadium Drive, passed away Wednesday morning, November 18, 2009 at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Warren was born April 23, 1924 in Bradley County, TN., daughter of the late Chester Franklin and Pearl Woods Kendrick.

She was a member of Meadow View Methodist Church and was a retiree of DuPont in Martinsville, VA.

Surviving is her daughter, Donna Joyce of Eden; two grandchildren, Kris Joyce and wife, Christy, and Kelly Joyce Dunbar and husband, Josh; three great-grandchildren, Landon and Parker Dunbar and Brayden Joyce; brothers, Larry and Roy Kendrick of Eden, Dennis Kendrick of Jamestown, and A. J. Kendrick of Asheboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jackson Warren; and brothers, Melvin, Harold, Bill, C. L. and Arthell Kendrick.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Meadowview United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Wayne Parleir, 1004 N. Friendly Rd., Eden, N.C. 27288.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the Warren family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on November 21, 2009

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