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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 8 Jan 2010 3:31PM GMT
Classification: Obituary

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Agnes Jane Chilton Agee
William Charles Beville
Bruce Anthony Blackwell Sr
Mildred Standley Borland
John Byrd
Harry Bassett Cardwell Jr
Lelia Mae Bailey Carter
Joe Hampton Collins
George Arthur Conner
Margaret Kelly Corum
Michael Dean Dalton
Patricia Ann Wood Dunn
Paul Derke Echols
Kenneth Malcolm Edmunds Sr
Walter Falls
Polly Anna Moore Gunn
Barbara Clark Hampton
Bettie C. Haney
Georgia Winona Hennis Hopper
Timothy Charles Ignasiak Jr
Betty Moore Johnson
John Paul Jones
Carl Benton Kingston
Jack William Love
Adina Walker Manuel
Mildred Louise Martin
Margaret Anne Burroughs McAnally
Linda Priddy McMahan
Margaret Vivian Mills
Mary Frances Moore
Raymond Carlisle Morris
Lois Talley Murphy
Odell Edward Murphy
Dallas Ray Murray
Keith Bradley Nelson
Karen Wynee Patterson
John Walter Rakestraw Sr
Frances Martin Rhodes
Harold Courtney Roberts
Margaret Cardwell Rudisill
Roy Amos Shelton
Clarice M. Strickland
Mary Sue Smith Surber
Audrey Haley Tucker
Ruby Hylton Underwood
Annie Sims Wells
Albert Edward West
Felicia Faye Wilson
Wendell Eugene Wilson



Albert Edward West

WINSTON-SALEM - Albert Edward West, age 82 of East Eller Drive, Winston Salem, NC, passed away suddenly, Saturday afternoon, December 26, 2009 in Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born September 5, 1927 in Rockingham County to Vance and Katie Martin West;

he was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service having served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflict; and was a member of VFW Post 1134 and Welcome Amvet Post 760. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing and working on the farm.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Immanuel - New Eden Moravian Church, where he was a member, conducted by the Rev. Bob Peek and Pastor Cheryl Cottingham. Burial will follow the Service in the Church graveyard.

Albert is survived by his wife, Shirley Spry West; and his son, Mike Morris, both of the home; one daughter, Michelle Morris of Morrisville, NC; brother-in-law, Charlie Spry Jr. (Faye); and sister-in-law, Denise Currie (Keith), both of Winston-Salem.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at the residence. Memorials in Albert's memory may be directed to Immanuel Eden Moravian Church, 3680 Old Lexington Road, Winston Salem, NC. 27107 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington N.C. 27292. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneral home.net.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on December 28, 2009

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Kenneth Malcolm Edmunds Sr

REIDSVILLE — Kenneth Malcolm Edmunds Sr., 84, of 1103 E. Morehead Street, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral services with military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, at Lawsonville Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Burial Park Chatham, Virginia.

A native of Java, Va., he was a son of the late Edgar P. and Mary Yeatts Edmunds and had lived in Rockingham County for the past 20 years after moving there from Ringgold, Virginia.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he received a purple heart metal and a silver star. He was a former employee of Dan River Millsand was also a farmer.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Walker Edmunds; his second wife, Yvonne Edmunds; brothers, Johnny Edmunds, E.P. Edmunds Jr., and Billy Edmunds; and sister, Ruth Francis.

Surviving are son, Michael "Mike" Edmunds and wife, Mary, of Ringgold, Va., and Kenneth "Ken" Edmunds and wife, Wanda, Richmond, Va.; brother, George Edmunds of Ruffin, N.C.; sisters, Merle Puckett of Danville, Va., and Ruby Pressley and husband, Ed, of Ringgold, Va.; eight grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

The family will see friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday December 28, at Citty Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in News Record on December 28, 2009

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Polly Anna Moore Gunn

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EDEN — Polly Anna Moore Gunn, 88, of 1205 First Street, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, December 27, 2009.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday December 30, at Osborne Baptist Church, of which she was a member, and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Polly was born in Reidsville, N.C., on July 23, 1921, to the late Joseph T. Moore and Sarah Ellen Sharpe Moore.

She retired as a nursing assistant from Morehead Memorial Hospital.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Ellis Gunn; sisters, Lois Lowe and Betty Diamont; and brothers, Harvey and Kenneth Moore.

Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Amos of Eden, Teresa Gunn of Madison, and Donna Hill of Asheboro; son, Thomas Gunn and wife, Sally, of Blowing Rock; sisters, Mary Ellen Lovings, Margaret Tickel of Reidsville, Sarah Brame of Summerfield, and Amelia Friddle of Stokesdale; brother, Kirby Moore of Reidsville; grandchildren, Lesia Harris, Sheila Goss, Tina Terry, Christopher Gunn, Seth Gunn, and Jonathan Harris; great-grandchildren, Jason Harris, Mika Ragland, Joshua Terry, Bo Goss, and Caleb Goss; great-great- grandchildren, Rylee and Carson Ragland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, at Osborne Baptist Church, and other times at the home.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on December 28, 2009

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Mary Frances Moore

MADISON — Mrs. Mary Frances Moore, 95, died Thursday, December 24, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Sharon Baptist Church in Stoneville. Arrangements are by Perry-Spencer Funeral Home of Madison.

Published in News Record on December 28, 2009

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Mrs. Mary Frances Moore, 95, died December 24, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sharon Baptist Church in Stoneville. Burial will be in Stoneville Memorial Cemetery.

She was a native of Rockingham County and a homemaker.

She is survived by her adopted children, Ruben Sweptson of Madison, Diamond Hairston of Stoneville and Williette C. George of the home, four grandchildren and host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church and other times at 611 Idol St. Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com

Perry-Spencer Funeral Home 28 Dec 2009

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Ruby Hylton Underwood

Ruby Hylton Underwood, 87, of Collinsville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Blue Ridge Manor.

She was born in Rockingham County on Sept. 11, 1922, to Orion Lee Hylton and Pearl Maude Hall Hylton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Elvin Underwood; a sister, Vergie H. Shively; foster parents, Clyde and Odessa Hall; and a foster brother, Allen C. Hall.

She attended John D. Bassett High School and obtained a GED at age 67 after retiring from DuPont with 27 years of service.
She was a member of the Patrick Henry Rose Society, Piedmont Writers Guild and United Methodist Women.
She wrote a book of poetry and had several of her writings published.
A member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Collinsville, she taught kindergarten at the church for 28 years, was a choir member for 26 years and was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sons, Eddie Underwood of Collinsville and Tommy Underwood of Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tilden Bridges and Elwood Pack officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1081, Collinsville, Va. 24078.

Martinsville Bulletin 29 Dec 2009

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Bruce Anthony Blackwell Sr

REIDSVILLE — Bruce Anthony Blackwell Sr. died Monday, December 28, 2009.

Memorial services will be conducted at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 30, at Noah's Ark Full Gospel Baptist Church, 3910 Vance Street Ext., with Overseer B. Stephon Brown and Pastor Allen Harrison presiding.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Britt Blackwell; one daughter, Charmaine Blackwell; one son, Bruce Blackwell Jr.; sisters, Doris Brown (James), Mary Henderson, Gloria Johnson (Willie), Brenda Richards, Patricia Henderson, Levonne Ulvano, and Glennis Graves (William); brothers, Leroy Blackwell, George Blackwell, Howard Dennis Blackwell (Traci), John Gary Blackwell, Kenneth L. Blackwell (Rhonda), Edward Blackwell (Rose Mary), Michael Blackwell, Douglas Willis, Darryl Willis, Alphonso Mills, and Leon Mills; special sister-in-law, Glinda Blackwell; other relatives and friends.

The family may be contacted at 212 Lytle Street.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on December 29, 2009

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Bettie C. Haney

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REIDSVILLE — Mrs. Bettie C. Haney, 86, of 347 Donathan Road, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at Ashton Place Health and Rehabilitation in McLeansville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Haney will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday December 30, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Pugh officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.

Bettie was born in Cumberland County on December 20, 1923, to the late Johnie and Lanis Davis Carty.

She was retired from P. Lorillard Inc. and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucy Bell Carty, Bonnie E. Carty, and Mary Evelyn Robbins, and brothers Charlie Carty and Vance Carty.

Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Haney, of the home; daughter, Paulette H. Snyder and husband, Lindsey, of Reidsville; four sisters, Hazel C. Everhart, Macy C. Gregory, Agnes C. Roberts, and Lela C. Lunsford; three brothers, W. Jasper Carty, Johnnie H. Carty, and R. Herman Carty; two grandchildren, Carla S. Smith and husband, Jackie, and Kelly McCorquodale and husband, Nick; five great-grandchildren, Katherine McCorquodale, Houston McCorquodale, Jackie Smith III, Kaylee Smith, and Kacie Smith; and her beloved grand dogs, Camela and Tricky Do.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home and all other times at 5207 Platt Road, McLeansville.
Out of respect for her love of companion animals, the family request that, instead of flowers, donations be made to the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign, P.O. Box 206, Wentworth, NC 27375.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Edwin Avbuere and the staff at Alpha Clinics, PA and Dr. Carmen Dohmeier, MD and the staff at Guilford Neurologic Associates for their guidance, care, and compassion during Mrs.Haneys illness. We also wish to thank the staff of Bayada Nurses of Eden for their care and support of Mrs. Haney, especially Berneva and Carla.
On-line condolences may be made to www.lambethtroxlerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on December 29, 2009

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Betty Moore Johnson

REIDSVILLE — Ms. Betty "Betty Boo" Moore Johnson died Sunday, December 27, 2009.

Survivors are her daughters, Margaret Mitchell and companion, Ronnie, Marie Cobb and spouse, Rev. James Cobb, and Laverne Thornton; three grandchildren, Cory, Tacora, and Dasani; brothers, Jessie Jr., Jack, and Walter (Glenda); sister, Helen Hardnett (Ralph); other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday from Trinity Holy Tabernacle Church, 2225 Smith Street, with Bishop Alphonse Nicholson presiding.
The family visitation will be from 1:30 until 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church, and they may be contacted other times at 1393 Grooms Road.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on December 29, 2009

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Mildred Louise Martin

MADISON — Mrs. Mildred Louise Martin, 81, of 308 N. Wall Street, Madison, died Saturday, December 26, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, at Beulah Baptist Church in Madison, where she was a member. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery.

She was a native of Rockingham County and was a retired school teacher with the Rockingham County School System.

She is survived by a daughter, Ms. LaFreda B. McKie; granddaughter, Marika McKie and grandchild, Madison McKie, all of Greensboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison, www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on December 29, 2009

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Margaret Anne Burroughs McAnally

EDEN — Mrs. Margaret Anne Burroughs McAnally, 56, of 1013 Bob Hennis Road in Sandy Ridge, passed away late Saturday evening, December 26, 2009, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County in Wentworth.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, at Roberts Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. McAnally was born in Leaksville, now Eden, on April 25, 1953, a daughter of Samuel Eugene Burroughs Sr. and Mary Slaughter Burroughs.

She was formerly employed by Industries for the Blind.

She is survived by her husband, Garland R. McAnally, of the home; her daughters, Malisa Hunt of Cascade, Va., and Victoria L. Atkins of Winston-Salem; her sons, Bryan Carter of Ridgeway, Va., and Wesley Atkins and Marty Atkins, both of the home; her parents, Samuel Eugene Burroughs Sr. and Mary Slaughter Burroughs, of Stoneville; her sisters, Kay Wray and husband, Larry, of Stoneville, Lisa Trant and husband, Steve, of Stoneville, and Judy Burroughs of Stoneville; her brothers, Samuel E. Burroughs Jr. and wife, Adrienne, of Stoneville, and Tommy Burroughs and wife, Mary Jane, of Eden; and her ten grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Boone- Reynolds Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Offer on-line condolences at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on December 29, 2009

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Margaret Kelly Corum

EDEN — Margaret Kelly Corum, 90, passed away early Monday morning, December 28, 2009 at Morehead Nursing Center.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, at First United Methodist Church (Draper) with Reverend Sue Anne Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Danview Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, Mrs. Corum was born December 15, 1919, daughter of the late George Washington and Ida Goins Kelly.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church (Draper) where she participated in the Ladies Circle there, as well as the God Golden Group. Mrs. Corum was a member of the Morehead Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary and was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills. She loved her family, church, and friends, along with her nieces and nephews.

Surviving is her son, Mike Corum and wife, Martha of Eden; daughter, Robin Corum and special friend, Ray Gibson; grandchildren, Kyle Corum and wife, Kelly, and Kirsten Corum; and great-grandchild, Madison.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Corum; grandchild, Kelly Wade Corum; and six sisters.

The family received friends Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home of the son, 124 Oak Ridge Drive in Eden.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 130 Main Street, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the Corum family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Mildred Standley Borland

REIDSVILLE — Mildred Standley Borland, 87, of Spring Lake, NC died Monday December 28, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday December 31 in Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Mildred Standley Borland, 87, of 186 Red Oak Dr. Spring Lake, NC formerly of Reidsville died Monday December 28, 2009 at Universal Health Care in Lillington, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 31, 2009 in Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham Co., she was a daughter of the late Leonard Jefferson and Ellen Ervin Mize Standley and had lived in Reidsville most of her life before moving to Spring Lake, NC in 1992. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Harnett Co..

A homemaker, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jesse Lorenza Borland daughter: Nancy Borland Fogelson and a brother: Charlie Standley.

Surviving:
Son: Weldon L. Borland and wife: LaVerne of Spring Lake
Brother: Earl Standley and wife: Betty of Des Moines, Iowa
5 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild

The family will see friends 6:00 till 8:00PM Wednesday December 30, 2009 at Citty Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Citty Funeral Home 30 Dec 2009

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Lelia Mae Bailey Carter

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MCLEANSVILLE - Mrs. Lelia Mae "Pete" Bailey Carter, 89, died Monday, December 28, 2009 at Golden Living Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30 at Hines Chapel Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Carter was born on March 17, 1920 in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Zekiel and Lou Fuquay Bailey.

She was a member of Hines Chapel Church where she was a member of the Faithful Followers Sunday School class, Women's Fellowship Circle # 1, Bible School teacher and a Deaconess.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, George H. Carter of the home; two children Gary Wayne Carter and wife Janice of McLeansville and Tammy Carter Graves and husband Keith of Julian; two grandchildren Fawn Carter Botts and husband Tim of McLeansville and Eugene Alexander Graves of Julian; two great grandchildren Ethan Carter Botts and Bailey Caroline Botts both of McLeansville.

The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hines Chapel Church General Fund or Cemetery Fund, 4475 Hines Chapel Rd., McLeansville, N.C. 27301.
Online condolences may be made to www.forbisanddick.com

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Jack William Love

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REIDSVILLE — Jack William Love, 83, of 902 McCoy Road, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 31 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Rev. John Groff officiating. Interment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites.

Mr. Love was born in Alamance County to the late Charles Henry and Myrtle Batton Love.

He was a veteran in the US Navy serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was retired from AT&T. Mr. Love was a faithful member of Baptist Temple Church and was in the Adult 1 Men 2 Sunday school class. He was a member of the American Legion Post 79 and the Rockingham County Honor Guard where he served as chaplain for a number of years.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Garland Love and his sister, Kathleen Love Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Basham Love of the home; his step son, Kenneth Martin of Reidsville, several nieces and nephews and his little dog, "Precious".

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. and other times at the home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Baptist Temple Church, 729 Wentworth Street, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Raymond Carlisle Morris

STONEVILLE — Raymond Carlisle Morris, 65, of 184 Craig Road, died Monday, December 28, 2009, at his home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Mr. Morris was born November 2, 1944, to the late Lucious David Morris and Rebecca McElveen Morris.

He was a former employee of Bassett-Walker and retired from Kobe Weiland Copper. Raymond loved his grandchildren and gardening, especially flowers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, L.D. Morris.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dale Watkins Morris of the home; son, Raymond Carlisle Morris, Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Eden; brothers, Hagood Morris and Chesley Morris; sisters, Judy Martin and Janis Locklear, all of South Carolina; and grandchildren, Chelsea Morris, Kalleigh Morris and Daniel Morris.

The family will receive friends following the celebration of life service on Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Karen Wynee Patterson

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MADISON — Ms. Karen Wynee Patterson, 47, died December 27, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 31 at Goodwill First Baptist Church in Madison. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was a native of Rockingham County, a member of Goodwill First Baptist Church and a former employee of Unifi.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, D'Altra S. Patterson (Ryan) of Madison, her mother, Elsie P. Hughes (Tommy) of Madison, sisters, Vonda and Glenda Patterson, LaWanda and LeKisha Hughes all of Madison, SFC Katina Patterson, San Antonio, Texas, brother, Donnell Dearman of Winston-Salem, granddaughter, MaKenzie Wilhem, a host of aunt, uncles and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Online condolences may be made at www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Roy Amos Shelton

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REIDSVILLE — Roy Amos Shelton, 90, of 632 Cook Florist Road, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 31 at Wilkerson Funeral home with Rev. Michael Tilman, Rev. John Groff and Rev. Tim Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites.

Mr. Shelton was born in Rockingham County to the late William Steven and Jettie Amos Shelton.

He was a veteran in the US Army/Air Force serving during WWII. He was a heavy equipment operator working as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Mr. Shelton was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed attending several different churches. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was always fun and a true jokester. He was a member of the American Legion, Jefferson Penn Masonic Lodge #384 AF&AM and the Moose Lodge.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Rickman Shelton; his son, Roy "Sonny" Shelton, Jr.; his brothers, Moir, Russell and Otis Shelton; and his sister, Marietta Shelton Joyce.

He is survived by his daughter, Mira Shelton Shropshire and husband, Jimmy of the home; his son, Tim Shelton and wife. Mardene of Reidsville; grandchildren, Tamara Vernon of Reidsville, Derek Vernon of Ridgeway, Va., Tonya Motta and husband, Brian of Calif., and Ryan Shropshire and wife, Jessica of Dover, Del.; great granddaughter, Jaiden Shropshire; brother, Alvis Shelton, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Virginia Richardson and Haley Porter.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. and other times at the home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Clarice M. Strickland

STONEVILLE — Mrs. Clarice M. Strickland, 94, of 268 Young Rd., died December 25, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 31 at Davis Progressive Primitive Baptist Church in Madison where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was a native of Stokes County and a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Samuel Ray Strickland (Peggy) of Madison, Charles Strickland of Wilson, two daughters, Carolyn Strickland and Clarice Hampton both of Stoneville, a brother, Hassel Hughes of Columbus, Ohio, seven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Online condolences may be made at www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com.

Published in News Record on December 30, 2009

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Keith Bradley Nelson

EDEN — Mr. Keith Bradley Nelson, 51, of 345 E. Harris Place passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009 at his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 at Tri-City Baptist Church.

Mr. Nelson was born in Reidsville on Sept. 19, 1958, a son of Dewey Lee and Laverne Richardson Nelson.

He loved life with a passion and loved his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Dewey and Laverne Nelson of Stoneville; his sisters, Tonya Nelson of Pawley's Island, SC, Wendy L. Hailey of Eden and Carmen K. Nelson Beasley of North Myrtle Beach, SC; and his brothers, Duke L. Nelson and wife Kathy of Oak Ridge and Jackie Ray Nelson of Stoneville.

There will be no formal visitation. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 134 Calvary Road in Stoneville.
Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Nelson.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on December 31, 2009

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John Walter Rakestraw Sr

REIDSVILLE — John Walter Rakestraw, Sr., 91, of Reidsville, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Morehead Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Friday, January 1 2010, at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 3350 N.C. 65, Reidsville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Rakestraw was born March 11, 1918, in Rockingham County, to the late John W. Rakestraw and Martha Gertrude Carter Rakestraw.

He was a farmer and textile worker and an avid hunter. John loved his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Ray Ogle Rakestraw, Patsy Corning Rakestraw and Odessa Griffin Rakestraw; daughter, Linda Rakestraw; brother, Willie Rakestraw and sister, Mary Sutton.

Survivors include son, John W. Rakestraw, Jr. (Martha); daughters, Patsy Holland (Pete), Glenda Christman (Ben), Gayle Rakestraw (Ken Martin), and Cheryl Wood (Ray); step-son, Terry Watkins; sisters, Bessie Everette, Pauline Loftis, Soula Mae Knight, Juanita Robertson, Evelyn Glastie, Hazel Martin and Betty Sparks; 14 grandchildren; 38 great- grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rakestraw will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. on Friday until the time of the service. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on December 31, 2009

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Margaret Cardwell Rudisill

LAURINBURG — Margaret Cardwell Rudisill, age 94 of Laurinburg, formerly of Greensboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at her home in Scotia Village.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2009 at Scotia Village officiated by Dr. Tom Dendy. A private burial was held at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Virginia.

Mrs. Rudisill was born August 13, 1915 in Mayodan, North Carolina, daughter of the late Jesse and Emma Cardwell.

She was the devoted wife of the late Ernest K. Rudisill. She was loving homemaker and retired from the AAA Club of Virginia. Margaret lived in Richmond, Virginia most of her adult life before moving to Scotia Village in Laurinburg in 1988. She was an active member of the community and also served as a faithful member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was also preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Cardwell, Milton Cardwell and sister, Kathryn Vernon.

She is survived by her loving sister, Gwen Reid and her husband Franklin Reid of Mayodan, NC.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Scotia Village.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Rudisill to the charity of one's choice.
Richard Boles Funeral Service is serving the Rudisill Family.

Published in News Record on December 31, 2009

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William Charles Beville

REIDSVILLE — William Charles "Bill" Beville, 88, of 240 Beville Road, Reidsville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at his home.

Graveside funeral services with military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2010, in Fairgrove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, he was a son of the late Percy Gray Beville Sr. and Lillie Murrell Beville. He had lived his entire life in Rockingham County.

He was a partner, along with his two sons, in W.C. Beville Diary Farm. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of V.F.W. Post #8297, where he served as a trustee.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard "Buck" Beville and Percy G. "Pete" Beville Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Ruby Jones Beville, of the home; daughter, Jan B. Jones of Reidsville; two sons, Johnny R. Beville and wife, Dot, of Reidsville and Charles "Shorty" Beville and wife, Linda, of Reidsville; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Beville and Jean Beville, both of Reidsville; seven grandchildren, Anna Jones, John Beville, Daniel Jones and wife, Angie, Michelle Long and husband, David, Rodney Beville and wife, Dawn, Catherine Page and husband, Matt, and Charlie Beville and wife, Brandi; eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will see friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, at Citty Funeral Home, and at other times will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to V.F.W. Post 8297, c/o Mike Sanchez, 2903 Aldgate Way, Brown Summit, NC 27214, or to Fairgrove United Methodist Church, c/o Jo Ellen Barley, 8301 Oak Arbor Road, Greensboro, NC 27455.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.cittyfh.com

Published in News Record on January 1, 2010

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Walter Falls

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REIDSVILLE — Walter Falls, of 488 North Washington Avenue, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009.

A native and lifelong resident of Rockingham County, he was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and was a retiree of the Reidsville Review. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 57 years, Louise Curry Falls; one sister, Catherine Walker; devoted nephews, Reginald Forbes and spouse, Daphne, and Dr. Charles Curry; special friend, James Whitt; additional relatives and a plethora of treasured friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2010, from the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 112 Holderby Street. Dr. Patrice H. Fields will preside and interment with military honors will follow in the family plot of Evergreen Memory Gardens.
The family visitation will be from 1:30 until 2 p.m. on Sunday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on January 1, 2010

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Linda Priddy McMahan

HIGH POINT — Linda Priddy McMahan, 59, of High Point, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Hospice Home at High Point.

Born July 20, 1950, in Rockingham County, Mrs. McMahan is a daughter of Ramona W. Priddy of Mayodan and the late William Odell Priddy.

She faithfully attended Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church and played the piano for children's church for many years. Mrs. McMahan was the assistant director of the Rockingham County Mental Health Department. She liked to travel with her family. She also played piano, sang, and recorded with her sister Robin.

Mrs. McMahan was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Lomer McMahan, on October 1, 1996.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. McMahan is survived by one son, Jeffrey Stephen McMahan, of High Point; two sisters, Robin P. Burroughs and husband, Jerry, and step niece, Tracy Burroughs, all of Stoneville, and Dale P. Throckmorton and husband, Kenny, of Pine Hall and nephew, Shane Throckmorton of Kernersville. She is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Mark McMahan of High Point and Raymond McMahan of Archdale and many special uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Funeral services for Mrs. McMahan will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 2, 2010, with the Reverend James M. Capps officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church, 301 Hickory Chapel Road, High Point, NC 27260.
Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service.
Offer condolences at www. news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on January 1, 2010

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Harold Courtney Roberts

BELEWS CREEK - Mr. Harold Courtney Roberts, 80, died Thursday evening, December 31, 2009 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

The Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2010 in the Burroughs Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Hooker officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine United Methodist Church Cemetery.

He was born in Rockingham County on June 15, 1929 to the late William K. and Claudia Angel Roberts.

He was retired from Long Brothers of Summerfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children: Wendy Tucker and Robin Duncan and husband, Roger, all of Madison, Andy Roberts and wife, Teresa of Walnut Cove and Ricky Roberts of Stokesdale; six grandchildren, Blaine Allridge, Ashley Dillon, Ashley Hartsook, Blake Tucker, Amanda Duncan, and Jonah Duncan; and one sister, Hilda Mankins of Germanton.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening, January 2, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Burroughs Funeral Home of Walnut Cove is serving the Roberts family.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 2, 2010

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George Arthur Conner

REIDSVILLE — Mr. George Conner died on December 30, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McLaurin Funeral Home.

Published in News Record on December 31, 2009

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Reidsville, NC - George Arthur Conner, the second child born to the late Simmie B. and Elizabeth Cain Conner entered this life on October 28, 1928. The sun set on his life December 30, 2009.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M.,Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Zion Baptist Church, with viewing 12:30pm - 1:00pm prior to the service. Pastor Michael A. Long will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at Maury Street Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

He was educated in the public schools of Richmond, Virginia. He was a graduate of Armstrong High School, class of 1947. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 11, 1948, where he served for a period of 20 years, retiring December 19, 1967. He was employed by The Bank of New York, New York, and the US Trust Company of New York. He retired in July 1988. He moved to Reidsville, North Carolina, where he worked for Rockingham County Head Start Program, as a substitute teacher and served as screening coordinator, retiring in January 2004. He was a member of The Boy Scouts of America, where he served as Cub Scout leader for 12 years. He was a member of the NAACP, The American Legion, James Rudd Post #199, The Relay for Life Team and Zion Baptist Male Chorus.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Estelle Brown Conner, of the home: two sons, George Conner Jr.(Sandra), Danville, Va., Kenneth Conner(Sharon), Los Angeles, California, Donald Jerrell Brown, Durham, North Carolina,: Daughter, LaVinia Brown, Greensboro, North Carolina,: sisters, Evelyn Hawkins(Johnnie), New York, New York, Thelma Conyers, Richmond, Virginia,: brothers, Joseph Conner(Myrtle), Newark, New Jersey, Simmie Conner Jr., New York, New York, and William conner (Angie).

The family will receive friends at the home. McLaurin Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent www.mclaurinfh.com
Please do not forget to sign register book.

McLaurin Funeral Home 2 Jan 2010

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Adina Walker Manuel

STONEVILLE — Adina Walker Manuel, 83, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Fair Funeral Home is assisting the Manuel family.

Published in News Record on January 2, 2010

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Adina Walker Manuel, 83 , of 6138 Hwy 220 Business, Stoneville, passed away Friday afternoon, January 1, 2010 at Britthaven of Madison.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Monday at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Manuel was born July 29, 1926 in Fries, Virginia to the late Elmer Guy Walker, Sr. and Etta Evans Walker.

She was a member of the Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church, past Sunday School Teacher , faithful member of the church choir and a member ot the United Methodist Women. Adina worked at Washington Mills for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her son John W. Minter, Sr. and one sister and three brothers.

Survivors are, her husband , Thomas Dillard Manuel of the home, grandchildren; John WIllard Minter, Jr., Bill Thomas Minter, Crystal Gayle Minter, great-grand-children; John Willard Minter III, April Minter, William Minter and Justin Durham, great-great-grandchildren; Jalen Garrison and Joshua Garrison, Jr. , step mother; Christine Walker , half brother; Elmer Guy Walker, Jr.,half sisters; Betty Jo Havens and Judy Turner, step brothers; Bobby McArthur and John Wayne McArthur, step sister; Linda Prater.

Visitation will be held on Sunday evening at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church from 6 -8 pm and other times at the home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Fair Funeral Home 2 Jan 2010

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Odell Edward Murphy

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Odell Edward Murphy, 61, of Pelham, N.C., died unexpectedly at his residence Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

Born March 12, 1948, in Leaksville, N.C., he was the son of the late Odell Warden Murphy and Edith Webb Murphy, who survives.

He had lived most of his life in Pelham and was employed by Vulcan Materials as a heavy equipment operator and later enjoyed car restoration and attending car shows. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam, and also was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, April D. Neal, and her husband, Chris, of Danville; one granddaughter, Rebecca Catherine Neal; two brothers, Sammy Murphy, and his wife, Fran, and Junior Ray Murphy and his wife, Angela, all of Pelham; one sister, Marie Goldman, and her husband, Fred, of Chino Hill, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Kenneth Hammock. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ruffin, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 3, 2010, at the funeral home and, at other times, they will be at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, April and Chris Neal, 113 Wilton Ave.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.
Barker Funeral Home is Serving the Murphy Family.

Published in Danville and Rockingham County from January 3 to January 4, 2010 www.godanriver.com

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John Paul Jones

ELON — John Paul Jones, 61, of 736 Boone Road, died on Friday, January 1, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 4, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Smithey officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Cole, Douglas Shane Southard, Johnnie Isley, William Travis Craven, Clarence Samuel Poythress Jr. and John Paul Southard. Burial with military rites will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Jones was born in Rockingham County to Adam and Frances Bibee Jones, who preceded him in death.

He was of the Baptist faith and loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was retired from Smithey logging.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James William Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Smith Jones, of the home; step sons, Douglas Franklin Southard Jr. of Lawsonville, and Bruce Wayne Southard of Eden; ten grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren; sisters, Jerrita Roland and husband, Doug, of Eden, Sarah Totten and husband, Denny, of Reidsville and Linda Roop and husband, Archie, of Patrick Springs, Virginia.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215-6715.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on January 3, 2010

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Wendell Eugene Wilson

EDEN — Wendell Eugene Wilson, 67, of 602 Henry Street, passed away early Friday morning, January 1, 2010, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

The service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday January 3, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Overlook Cemetery in Eden.

Mr. Wilson was born in Leaksville, N.C., on February 18, 1942, to James Oda and Bessie Roberts Wilson, who preceded him in death.

He was a member member of Wayside Church Of The Living God, and retired from Fieldcrest Mills where he worked as a shipping clerk. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Surviving his memory are his wife, Mary Ann Thompson Wilson, of the home; sons, David Wilson and wife, Susan, of Eden, William Wilson and wife, Lisa, of Stoneville, and Josh Wilson. of the home; daughter, Leigh Turley and husband, Robert, of Reidsville; brother, Roy Wilson; sisters, Linda Norris and husband, Morris, and Elaine Wilson, all of Eden; grandchildren, Brooke, Tyler, and Taylor Turley, Danielle Wilson and Hannah Wilson, and Ashley Duggins; and one niece and nephew.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, and other times at the home.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record from January 2 to January 3, 2010

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Mary Sue Smith Surber

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EDEN — Mary Sue Smith Surber, 85, of Arbor Ridge of Eden and formerly of Mountain Road, Martinsville, passed away at Morehead Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning January 3, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at Chatham Heights Baptist Church in Martinsville with burial to follow at Roselawn Burial Park.

Mrs. Surber was born in Leaksville, N.C., on August 19, 1924, to Fred D. Smith and Hattie Carter Smith, now deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred Surber Sr.

Mrs. Surber was a member of Chatham Heights Baptist Church, where she was active in the adult choir and senior choir. She was a long-time member and officer in Woodmen of the World. She was a homemaker and also taught kindergarten at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church after her children were grown. In addition, she was well known as a local humorist and storyteller and presented programs and recitations for many functions.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Surber Lewis and husband, Jack, of Oriskany, Va.; sons, James A. "Jim" Surber Jr. and wife, Linda, of Greensboro and Jeffrey S. Surber of Cantonsville, Md.; sisters, Eunice Shreve and her late husband, P.H., of Cary and Ruby Hinson and her late husband, James, of Eden; brother, Fred D. Smith Jr. and wife, Barbara,, of Eden; grandson, Craig and triplet grandchildren Eric, Lauren, and Christin; sister- in-law, Mary Surber and brother-in-law, Robert Surber, both of Burlington; and many loving friends and family including cousins, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks go to her caregiver, Isamar Britto.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at Fair Funeral Home, and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Road, Martinsville, Virginia.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on January 4, 2010

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Harry Bassett Cardwell Jr

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REIDSVILLE — Harry Bassett Cardwell Jr., 83, of 412 Pinedale Drive, died Sunday January 3, 2010, at Annie Penn Hospital. He had lived at Carolina House for the past five years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Huggins and Dr. Ron Boswell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenview Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, he was a son of the late Harry Bassett and Maie French Cardwell and had lived in Reidsville most of his life.
Harry was a member of the 1944 Reidsville High School state championship football team and was a graduate of High Point College, where he was the captain of the tennis team. He taught school at Wentworth and in Eden for five years and he had worked as a sales representative for several companies before retiring from Wilco, Inc. of Danville, Virginia. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he served in the Philippines. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a former member and past president of the Reidsville Lions Club. Harry was an accomplished soloist at many churches in the area.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mary Ella Coffey Cardwell, of the home; son, Harry Bassett "Chip" Cardwell III and wife, Pattie, of Eden; daughter, Mary Laverne "Bunny" Cardwell Crabtree and husband, Travis, of Pike Road, Ala.; sister, Dorothy C. Setliff of Little Rock, Ark.; grandsons, Harry Bassett Cardwell IV and his wife, Sarah, of Summerfield, and Patrick Ivan Cardwell of Eden.

The family will see friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, January 4, at Citty Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to The Music Dept. at Calvary Baptist Church, 7860 NC Hwy. 87, Reidsville, NC 27320, or to Feed the Hungry at Unity Baptist Church 618 Early Ave., Eden, NC 27288.
On-line condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com

Published in News Record on January 4, 2010

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Paul Derke Echols

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REIDSVILLE — Paul Derke Echols, 42, of 299 Rockingham Lake Road, died Friday, January 1, 2010, at his home.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Rudy Woods officiating.

Paul was a native of Rockingham County.

He was self employed as a painter and handyman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Wilson Echols.

He is survived by his son, C.J. Echols; his father, James Echols; his brother, Mike Echols and wife, Liz; his sister, Cindy Echols; special friends, Cathee and Taylor Zbynski, all of Reidsville; and his beloved pet, Redd.

The family will receive friends at his father's home, 264 Rockingham Lake Road.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on January 4, 2010

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Carl Benton Kingston

RIDGEWAY, VA — Carl Benton Kingston, 66, of 9063 Axton Road, went to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, January 3, 2010, at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, North Carolina.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at Gospel Tabernacle on Lincoln Street. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.

Mr. Kingston was born in Rockingham County, N.C., on August 10, 1943.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Gospel Tabernacle. Mr. Kingston was a retired supervisor with Mid-Atlantic Construction Company.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wilson Kingston, of the home; sons, Carl Wayne Kingston and wife, Melissa, and Jody Kingston and wife, Amanda, all of Eden; daughter, Donna K. East and husband, Ronnie, of Eden; father, Stanley Kingston of Eden; brothers, Johnnie Kingston and Mike Kingston and wife, Gina, all of Eden; sister, Roberta Wilson and husband, Curtis; and five grandchildren, Tiffany Kingston and Tyler, Macy, Jacob, and Shawn East II.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Moore Vernon.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
On-line condolences may be offered to the Kingston family at www.fairfuneral- home.com

Published in News Record on January 5, 2010

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Lois Talley Murphy

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GREENSBORO — Lois Talley Murphy, 88, of Greensboro, died peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2010, at her home and now rejoices in Heaven with God, family, and friends who went before her. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her kindness, wonderful sense of humor, and her gentle, loving spirit. Her passing will be felt by the many lives she touched.

She was born in Leaksville (Eden), North Carolina, on January 19, 1921, to Carl and Ethel Talley, who predeceased her. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Talley Leonard and two brothers, Robert and James Talley, and her first husband, Vernon A. Cobb.

She attended Rankin High School and retired after 38 ½ years as a weaver at Cone Textile Mills, White Oak Plant. She loved her work and spoke with fondness of her co-workers.
She lived for her family and loved them deeply. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many.

Her greatest joys in life were her four children, Dr. Faye Cobb Hodgin of Greensboro, Jean Cobb Henderson (Richard) of Greensboro, Dr. Ronald Michael Cobb (Nancee) of Panama City, Florida, and her eldest son, Jerry Wayne Cobb (Barbara), of Greensboro, who predeceased her, which was the greatest loss of her life.

She is survived by many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, her "adopted" children, Robert Warren Hodgin of Jacksonville, Florida, Beckey Knott Hight (Jim) of Wilmington, N.C., and Ralph Younts of Reidsville, and her devoted niece, Nancy Leonard Newman of Brown Summit, who was always there for her.

She loved God and her church and was a devoted follower of the Primitive Baptist Faith and was a member of Gilliam Primitive Baptist Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Stephen Fry, Dr. Brian Crenshaw, and Dr. Mary Parker, of the Lebauer Group for their special care and compassion during these past years. A sincere thank you is extended to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for their home care support during the past weeks.
Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, at Lambert-Troxler Funeral Home on Wendover Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, at Lambeth- Troxler Chapel. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro at 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405, or to Gilliam Primitive Baptist Church at Highway 87 in Alamance County, North Carolina.
On-line condolences may be at www.lambethtroxlerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on January 5, 2010

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Frances Martin Rhodes

EDEN — Frances Martin Rhodes, 89, of 1128 Ellett Avenue, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel . Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.

Mrs. Rhodes was born in Rockingham County, N.C., September 28, 1920, daughter of Hugh and Eva Martin, now deceased.

She was a member of First Church of the Brethren and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Duane Rhodes and wife, Rhonda, of Eden, and Sam Rhodes III and wife, Patsy, of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Mike Rhodes, Jesse Mize, Tina Hale, Colin Rhodes, and Evan Rhodes; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and brothers, Hugh Martin Jr. and Calvin Martin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Buck Rhodes Jr.; son, Donnie Rhodes; daughter, Diane Rhodes; and grandson, Chris Rhodes.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
On-line condolences may be offered to the Rhodes family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on January 5, 2010

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Audrey Haley Tucker

MAYODAN — Audrey Haley Tucker, 72, formerly of Mayodan, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 4, 2010.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker was born in Stokes County on March 19, 1937, to Harry Lee Haley and Mary Leon Joyce Shubert, now deceased.

She was a retired employee of Tultex, Inc. and a member of Cross Roads of Life Ministry. Audrey enjoyed fishing and playing bingo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Richard Tucker; son, Steve Tucker; sister, JoAnn Mabe; and granddaughters, April Bullins and Stacy Tucker.

Survivors include sons, Ronnie Bullins (Pat), Keith Tucker (Debra), and Ronnie Tucker, all of Mayodan; daughters, Phyllis Vaughn (Ricky) of Mayodan and Tammy Tucker of Winston- Salem; brothers, Mike Haley (Bonnie) of Sandy Ridge, Steve Haley (Carolyn) of Madison, and Lee Haley (Sara) of Mayodan; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, at Colonial Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on January 5, 2010

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Annie Sims Wells

EDEN, N.C. — Annie Sims Wells, 91, formerly of Monroe Street, Eden, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at The Brian Center in Eden.

She was born March 3, 1918, in Henry County, Va., to John and Lucy Curry Sims.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Richard Wells; and two sons, Wayne Wells and William Wells.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her children, James Wells of Stoneville, Frances Barker of Eden, Ralph Wells of Ridgeway, Va., and Inez Compton of Bassett, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fair Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her son, Ralph Wells, 380 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway.

Martinsville Bulletin 6 Jan 2010

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Agnes Jane Chilton Agee

EDEN — Agnes Jane Chilton Agee, 81, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 5, 2010 at Morehead Nursing Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Danview Cemetery.

Mrs. Agee was born January 14, 1928, daughter of the late Cullen Bryant and Louvie Belton Chilton.

She attended Draper Christian Church. She enjoyed writing poems and songs and collecting elephant figurines.

Surviving is her husband, George "Nathan" Agee; two daughters, Karen Agee Byrd and husband, Richard, and Wendy Agee Moore and husband, Thomas; four grandchildren, Bryant Lee Byrd and wife, Genna, Jason Lane Byrd and wife, Romina, Daniel Glenn Fargis and Hannah Elizabeth Moore; four great-grandchildren, Noah Daniel and Elizabeth Grace Byrd and Isabel Sofia and Miya Luz Byrd; sister, Ethel "Sadie" Corns.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dillard Bryant Chilton; and sister, Omeda Chilton Wooten.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, 6 - 8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered to the Agee family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Joe Hampton Collins

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STONEVIL LE—Joe Hampton Collins, 59, of 105A Smith Street, died Monday, January 4, 2010, at Morehead Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 7, at Victor Hll Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will follow in Harris Cemetery.

Mr. Collins was born April 27, 1950, in Rockingham County, to the late Esbert Lee Collins and Etta Hickman Collins.

He was an employee of Vanity Fair and a member of Bald Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed his childhood, although there were tough times after his father died when the children were small. He worked on the farm, sang in a gospel trio for a short time. Joe loved Southern Gospel music and loved his brothers and sisters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Cleo Collins; nephew, Bobby Collins; nephews, Ronnie Martin, James Farmer and Timmy Hodgson; niece, Sandra Kay Collins; great-nephew, Thomas Wayne Collins, Jr.; great-niece, Ashley Martin and special cousin, Dewey "Nip" Hickman..

Survivors include brothers, Terry "Buck" Collins (Rinda) of Stoneville, Carl Collins (Kay) and Jimmy Collins (Alice) all of Madison; sisters, Sally Farmer (Buddy), Mary Garcia, Faye Martin, and Anna Holland (Tyler) all of Stoneville and many nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home of Terry "Buck" and Rinda Collins, 950 Eden Road, Stoneville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Michael Dean Dalton

MAYODAN — Mr. Michael Dean Dalton, 61, of 197 Oak Rd., died December 31, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Mayo Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, VA. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

He was a native of Rockingham County, a Vietnam Army veteran and a for employee of Macfield/Unifi for 35 years.

His memory will be cherished by his wife, Shirley and son Steven of the home, daughters, Michelle of Durham, Myra of Madison and son, Jermaine of Madison, his mother, Mary J. Dalton and sister, Geraldine Dalton both of Mayodan, brothers, Troy Dalton (Robyn) of Walnut Cove, Daniel Dalton (Sandra) of Columbus, OH and Charles Dalton (Dorothy) of Mayodan, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church and other times at the residence.
Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Online condolences may be made at www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Timothy Charles Ignasiak Jr

MADISON — Timothy Charles Ignasiak, Jr., 32, of 1144 Angell Road, died Monday, January 4, 2010, at Wesley Long Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Ignasiak was born November 4, 1977, in Johnston County.

He was a successful lead carpenter as a member of the Carpenter's Union out of Columbus, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Hall Ignasiak; sons, Quinton Ignasiak and Chandler Ignasiak; mother, Lydia Urbina; father and step-mother, Timothy Charles Ignasiak, Sr. and Andrea Ignasiak; brother, Darrick Ignasiak; step-brothers, Jason Sigmon and Bradley Sigmon.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, just prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Margaret Vivian Mills

EDEN — Margaret Vivian Mills, 91, of 215 Bryant Street, went to be with her Lord on Monday evening, January 4, 2010 her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 7 at Central Christian Church on E. Stadium Drive. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Miss Mills was born July 31, 1918 in Spray (now Eden), daughter of the late Oscar Walter and Susan Evelyn Parker Mills.

She was a lifelong and devoted member of Central Christian Church and a graduate of Leaksville High School. She served as a volunteer for Morehead Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. Miss Mills was a retiree of Dupont, Inc. in Martinsville, Va.

Surviving is her sister, Mary "Teny" Christine Mills Kingsbury; great-nephew, Chris Ramsey of Eden; and numerous cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Sherman Mills.

There will be no formal visitation but friends and family may pay their respects on Wednesday evening, however, the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 p.m.) at Central Christian Church. At other times the family will meet at the home of her nephew, 215 Bryant Street in Eden.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Christian Church, Flower Fund, 233 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the Mills family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Felicia Faye Wilson

EDEN — Ms. Felicia Faye Wilson, 42, of 509 Church St. passed away on Monday at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Ms. Wilson was born in Galax, Va. on Jan. 23, 1967, a daughter of Clifford N. and Annie White Wilson, both deceased.

She was formerly a certified diesel mechanic.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Purdy and husband Randy of Eden; her son, Ronald Branch Jr. and fiancé Amy Allin of Eden; her stepfather, Harry Wilson of Eden; her brother, Clifford Wilson Jr. and wife Bobbie of Eden and her four grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Angela Marie Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home prior to processing to the cemetery for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home, PO Box 184, Eden, NC 27289, to assist with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on January 6, 2010

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Barbara Clark Hampton

Barbara “Dinky” Clark Hampton, 68, formerly of Eden, N.C., died Jan. 1, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga.

She was born in Rockingham County, N.C., to George and Pattileen Clark Wilson.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Hampton of Eden and Monique Waller of College Park, Ga.; a son, Christopher Clark of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Axton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 605-F Lynrock Apartments, Eden.
Perry-Spencer Funeral Home in Eden is in charge of arrangements

Martinsville Bulletin 7 Jan 2010

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John Byrd

GREENSBORO — John "Byron" Byrd, 97, of Golden Living Care, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, at Hillsdale Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Bill Knight and Rev. Suzanne Michael officiating.

Mr. Byrd was born in Rockingham County to the late Cassie and Georgianna Adkins Byrd.

He was a farmer.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Alfonzo Byrd and Howard Byrd.

Survivors include his nieces, Kathryn Tucker and husband, Odell, and Peggy Ivey and husband, Bob; nephew, David Byrd and wife, Jane, all of Greensboro; and several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

There will be no formal visitation.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on January 8, 2010

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Patricia Ann Wood Dunn

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EDEN — Mrs. Patricia Ann Wood Dunn, 78, of 1248 E. Meadow Road, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, January 6, 2010, at her home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, at First United Methodist Church of Draper. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Dunn was born in Rockingham County on August 4, 1931, a daughter of William Kain and Virgie Rakes Wood, both deceased.

She was retired from Fieldcrest Mills. She joined First United Methodist Church of Draper in 1955 and had faithfully served the church as a nursery worker, ministering to the children who she loved as her own. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. She touched many hearts through her card ministry.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Pete Dunn, of the home; her daughter, Melinda Smith and husband, Gary, of Eden; her son, Wayne Dunn of Eden; her sisters, Virginia Rose and husband, Glen, of Burlington and Marcine Gray and husband, George, of Greensboro; her brothers, Homer Wood of Eden and George "Bud" Wood and wife, Sarah, of Reidsville; her brother-in-law, David Walker and sister-in- law, Lorene Wood; and her grandchildren, Kimilee Pierce, Cheyann Smith, and Cristian Smith.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Walker and her brother, Bunky Wood.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 130 Main Street, Eden, NC 27288.
On-line condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com

Published in News Record on January 8, 2010

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Georgia Winona Hennis Hopper

MADISON — Georgia Winona Hennis Hopper, 82, formerly of 1350 Mineral Springs Road, died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Britthaven of Madison.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Darrell Brumfield officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hopper was born in Stokes County on October 9, 1927, to Warner Hennis and Della Vernon Hennis, both deceased.

She was a retired employee of Stoneville Furniture Company and was a member of Ellisboro Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R.D. "Dixon" Hopper; sons, Larry Delano Hopper and James Ronald "Ronnie" Hopper; brother, Lewis Hennis; sisters, Era Holland and Doris Carringer and grandchild, Lori Hopper.

Survivors include daughter, Ramonda H. Neal and brothers, Arnold W. Hennis and wife, Margaret, and Harold Hennis, all of Madison; sisters, Orene Taylor, Ellabana Griffin, Patsy Blackbard and husband, Hassell, and Jacqueline Vaden, all of Mayodan; grandchildren, Joe Neal, Lynette Easter, Jason Hopper, Larry Hopper, and Darin Hopper and great- grandchildren, Jordan Neal and Lindsay and Will Easter.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, January 8, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at 1350 Mineral Springs Road.
Memorials may be made to Ellisboro Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1604 Ellisboro Road, Madison, NC 27025, or to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net

Published in News Record on January 8, 2010

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Dallas Ray Murray

REIDSVILLE — Dallas Ray Murray, 60, of 110 Water Works Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Bullins officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers are Wayne Smith, Jason Smith, Doug Lawrence, Mark Oxendine, Harvey Holder, and Billy Holder. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Holder and John Cochran.

Dallas was born in Stokes County to the late Billy Howard and Mary Bullins Murray.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a former employee of ASPLUNDH Tree Service.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, James William Murray and sister, Mary Ann Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Murray; sons, Dallas Ray Murray Jr. and Charles Kenneth Murray; daughter, Tina Marie Murray; grandchildren, Courtney Danielle Murray, Brandon Ray Whitmire, and Madison Alyssa Murray; brothers, Jessie Murray, Timothy Jeff Murray, and Walter Lee Murray and sister, Debbie Sue Murray.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on January 8, 2010

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