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Rockingham Obits

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Obituary

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Carol Ann Avery
Michael Craig Briles
Charlie Brooks (Death Notice)
Mary Ellen Driver Brown
Maggie Southwell Byrd
Philip Arthur Christian
Marshall Owen Clark
Dorothy Gooch Crowder
Franklin Roosevelt Curry
Mary Prewette Dabbs
E. Omilee Pulliam Eanes
Elma Florence Watkins Hall
Louise H. Harris
Irene Wall Huskey
Priscilla Adkins Jordan
William M. Martin
Charlene W. McCollum
Hessie Willena Harrison Pinnix
Margaret Henson Robertson
Barbara Jean Settle (Death Notice)
Faye Alley Smith
Jimmy Dean Taylor
Arlen Ray Thomas
Margaret Ethel Wagoner (Death Notice)
Helen Virginia Pickrell Wall
Drury Franklin Ward
Julius Stephen Wells Jr
Bennie Mae Moore Winchester
Chattie Martin Winfield



Carol Ann Avery

REIDSVILLE — Carol Ann Avery, 64 passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Annie Penn Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Avery was born on September 7, 1945 to the late Harold and Virginia Mazzuca Avery.

She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Freedom Baptist Church of Danville, Va. Carol enjoyed crossword puzzles, drawing, reading her Bible but most of all she loved her family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Mary Avery.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Catherine Littleton, Carol Morrison, Candice Espin, Christopher Hutchens, Franklin Littleton and Matthew Littleton; three great nieces; four great nephews; one great-great nephew and one great-great niece.

The family will receive friends following the service.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wilkerson Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on March 17, 2010

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Michael Craig Briles

ARCHDALE – Michael Craig Briles, 57, a resident of Reidsville and a former resident of High Point died Tuesday March 16, 2010, at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.

Michael was born May 19, 1952, in High Point a son of the late Russell Rae and Nona Thomas Briles.

He was employed with Lowe’s Home Improvement for 15 years. He was also a retired Master Sergeant with the 335th Air Maintenance Unit at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

Mr. Briles is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Yow Briles of the home; two sons, John Russell Briles and wife Becky of High Point, Michael Corey Briles of the US Territory of Guam; three step-sons, Robert C. Blakley and wife Chelsea of Archdale, Cory L. Blakley of Greensboro, Johnny R. Yow and wife Della of Reidsville; one grandson, Matthew Craig Briles and 10 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sechrest Funeral Chapel, 120 Trindale Road conducted by the Reverend Kenneth Welborn. Interment with military honors will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sechrest Funeral Service on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue & Foster Program, PO Box 77393 Greensboro, NC 27417 or to the Disabled American Veterans, 342 Cherokee Camp Rd., Reidsville, NC 27320.

Online written and voice condolences can be made at www.mem.com

High Point Enterprise 18 Mar 2010

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Charlie Brooks Death Notice

EDEN — Mr. Charlie Brooks, 73, died March 15, 2010.
Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.

Published in News Record on March 18, 2010

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Mary Ellen Driver Brown

MADISON - Mary Ellen Driver Brown, 83, of 1010 Vernon MHP Road, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Stokes-Reynolds Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Old Country Church with the Reverend Donald Chandler and the Reverend Steve Joyce officiating. Interment will follow in Shelton Family Cemetery, Sandy Ridge.

Mrs. Brown was born July 30, 1926, in Rockingham County, to the late John E. Driver and Viola Chambers Driver Sims.

She was a past employee of MacField, Inc. and Unifi, Inc. and a member of Old Country Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, George Russell Brown; and son, John Brown.

Survivors include son, Wayland Brown and wife, Trish, of North Myrtle Beach, SC; half-brother, G.E. "Rat" Sims, Jr. and wife, Becky, of Stoneville; granddaughters, Amanda B. Holt and husband, Jason, and Heather Brown; step-granddaughter, Taryn Kirkland; great-grandchildren, Hannah Holt and Will Holt; daughters-in-law, Judy Shaffner and Ann Ball; and special niece, Sharon Craddock.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the home of Sharon Craddock, 1034 Amostown Road, Sandy Ridge. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 235 North Main Street, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family. Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on March 15, 2010

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Maggie Southwell Byrd

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KERNERSVILE — Mrs. Maggie Southwell Byrd, 79, entered into eternal life with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Beacon Place.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield Dr. Larry Odom officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Byrd was born on February 9, 1931 in Reidsville, a daughter of the late John W. and Sue Dillworth Durham.

She graduated from Reidsville High School in 1949 and from Women's College School of Nursing in 1962. She retired from the cardiac catheterization lab at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in 1997 and was a pioneer of invasive cardiovascular medicine upon her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Byrd of the home; a son Hunter Southwell of Fernandina Beach, Fla., three grandchildren, Tanya Windham and husband Jeff, Erin Lumpkin and husband Jermaine and Tiffany Southwell; three great grandchildren, Madeline, Benjamin and Jayden. Also, step children Ron, Randy and Sarah and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Summerfield Building Fund, 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, N.C. 27358 or Bible Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 7300 Charlotte, N.C. 28241.
Online condolences may be made to www.forbis anddick.com

Published in News Record on March 17, 2010

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Philip Arthur Christian

REIDSVILLE — Philip Arthur Christian, 83, of 283 Washburn Lake Road died Monday, March 15, 2010 at Annie Penn Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Evergreen Memory Gardens with full military graveside rites.

Philip was born in Worcester County to the late Wilfrid and Eva Chouinard Christian and lived in Reidsville for the past 32 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise Christian and daughter, Barbara Christian.

He is survived by his sons, Bill Christian and wife, Kathy, Tom Christian and wife, Roberta, Chuck Christian and wife, Rebecca; daughters, Lois Carol and husband, Dwight, Lynn Biggs and husband, Danny, Debbie Pulliam and husband, David, Cindy Barlett and husband, Mark; 28 Grandchildren and 57 Great Grandchildren.

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

Published in News Record on March 18, 2010


(Possible husband to Louise LAFountain Christian that died March 2, 2010 and obit posted 7 Mar 2010 on Rockingham message board)
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Marshall Owen Clark

EDEN — Marshall Owen Clark, 83, of 1041 Klyce Street, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, at Spray United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery.

Mr. Clark was born October 20, 1926 in Spray, NC (now Eden), son of the late Reid and Ruth Roupe Clark.

He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Spray United Methodist Church. Mr. Clark was the former Leaksville Chief of Police from 1963 - 1980 and first Chief for the new city of Eden. He was a Master Mason of Leaksville Lodge #136 AF and AM.

Surviving is his wife, Anna Mae Tucker Clark of the home; daughter, Lisa Ann Clark, also of the home; son, Michael L. Clark of Eden; one grandson, Chad Clark of Wilmington; and sister-in-law, Helen Clark of Eden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Travis Clark.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Helen Clark and Melissa.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1 until 2 p.m.) at the Spray United Methoidst Church and other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spray United Methodist Church, 803 Morgan Road, Eden, NC 27288.
Online condolences may be offered to the Clark family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on March 17, 2010

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Dorothy Gooch Crowder

GREENSBORO - Dorothy Gooch Crowder, 89, passed away at Wesley Long Hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Good Hope Baptist Church. Rev. James Sweeney will officiate. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

Dorothy was born in Rockingham County to the late Benjamin and Alvenia Kimbro Gooch.

She worked as a Quality Control Inspector at Cone Mill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Burley Lee Crowder, and brother Douglas Gooch.

Dorothy is survived by her son James Crowder and wife Dorothy of Greensboro and daughter Patricia Lyons and husband David of Pleasant Garden; brother Benton Gooch; sister Louise Somers both of Reidsville; sister Betty Gray Burton of Matthews, NC; eight grandchildren; twelve and soon to be thirteen great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 201 NC 62 E, Greensboro, NC, or to Victory Junction 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317 in her memory.
The family will visit with family and friends on Friday, March 20, 2010 at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel and at other times at the residence, 4208 Bell Orchard Road.

Published in News Record on March 19, 2010

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Franklin Roosevelt Curry

GREENSBORO — Franklin "Pete" Roosevelt Curry, 75, of Greensboro, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 after being in declining health since 2005.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery on Hwy 29 in Greensboro.

Mr. Curry was born April 29, 1934 in Rockingham County, son of the late Arthur Thomas and Lillie Stratton Curry.

He was a retiree of City of Greensboro having been an operator of heavy equipment. For 25+ years he had a booth at the Eden Flea Market and was known as "the book man". Mr. Curry was a man that truly enjoyed life. He loved playing golf and spent a lot of time at Monroeton Golf Course. Wednesday nights found him playing cards with his son Randy and spending time with Randy and his "favorite daughter-in-law", Sherri. It seemed he had special things he did with all of his family; beach trips with his daughter, Rhonda and her husband, Rusty; family get-togethers at his younger daughter, Jennifer's and her husband, David's home; enjoyed all the time spent with his wife, Shirley and her sister, Betsy and husband, Johnny; and visits from his sister, Wilma and his most recent visit with his brother-in-law, Wayne Finney.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Shirley Finney Curry of the home; daughters, Rhonda Bunker and husband, Rusty of Thomasville and Jennifer Paschal and husband, David of Asheboro; son, Randy Curry and wife, Sherri of Kernersville; five grandchildren, Randi Lynn Curry, Taylor Ward, Paul Ward, Wyatt Paschal, and Rhiannon Curry; sisters, Wilma Jones, Margaret Young, and Treva Curry all of Eden; brother, William Curry of Reidsville; numerous special nieces and nephews; and special friend, Peggy Mullins.

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

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

Published in News Record on March 19, 2010

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Mary Prewette Dabbs

EDEN — Mary Prewette Dabbs, 83, of 631 Fagge Drive Apt. 2-B English Village in Eden, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 2010 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Dan River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Dabbs was born August 28, 1926, in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Byron and Carrie Devin Prewette.

She was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills.

Surviving are her four daughters, Marilyn Regina Dabbs of the home, Susan Bingman and husband, Gary of Eden, Donna D. Hall and husband, Corky of Martinsville, VA, and Brenda Coleman of Danville, VA; four sons, Kenneth Dabbs and wife, Pat of Eden, Charles Dabbs and wife, Kathy of King, Daryl Dabbs and wife, Floyanne of Memphis, TN, and Jesse Dabbs and wife, Lisa of Ridgeway, VA; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Maggie Strader of Reidsville and Virginia Mann of Florida; and brother, Buck Prewette of Eden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dabbs; daughters, Kathy Dabbs and Joan Scearce; and grandson, Kenneth Dabbs Jr.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, 6 - 8 p.m., at Fair Funeral Home and other time at the residence.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Online condolences may be offered to the Dabbs family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on March 19, 2010

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E. Omilee Pulliam Eanes

The funeral for E. Omilee Pulliam Eanes, 79, of 4935 Mountain Valley Road, Axton, who died March 13, 2010, at her home, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Community Funeral Services in Ridgeway with the Rev. Lynwood Bartee officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park.
The family will receive friends for one hour before the service today and other times at the home on Mountain Valley Road.

She was born in Eden, N.C., on Jan. 11, 1931, to Tom Pulliam and Lenoir Smith Pulliam.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud and Daniel Pulliam.

She worked as a secretary at Citizens Home Insurance Co. for 17 years and retired as a secretary from Security Trust Insurance Co.
She was a member of Soul Harbor Holiness Church.

Surviving are her husband, H. Clay Eanes of the home; a daughter, Debbie E. Haynes of Martinsville; a son, Doug Eanes of Axton; one brother, Drewey Pulliam of Eden; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

Martinsville Bulletin 16 Mar 2010

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Elma Florence Watkins Hall

STONEVILLE, N.C. — Elma Florence Watkins Hall, 83, of 1398 Anglin Mill Road, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Rockingham County on Jan. 10, 1927, to Suttle Watkins and Rena Hensley Watkins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Hall; two sons, Winfred Hall and Leonard Hall; four brothers, Russell Watkins, Robert Ray Watkins, Connie Watkins and Melvin Watkins; and two sisters, Lola Graham and Lillie Joyce.

Surviving are two sons, Clay Hall and Ray Hall, both of Stoneville; two daughters, Patricia Hairfield of Stoneville and Kathy Agee of Axton, Va.; two brothers, James Oscar Watkins of Ridgeway, Va., and Lindsey Watkins of Madison; two sisters, Aileen Nance and Annie Cassidy, both of Stoneville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the home of Patricia and Johnny Hairfield, 1663 Anglin Mill Road.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church, c/o Andy Oakley, 1607 N.C. Highway 770, Sandy Ridge, N.C. 27046.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is in charge of arrangements

Martinsville Bulletin 16 Mar 2010

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Louise H. Harris

RIDGEWAY, VA — Louise H. Harris, 85, of 297 Devonshire Drive in Ridgeway, VA, passed away Monday morning, March 15, 2010 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County in Martinsville, VA.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, at Spray United Methodist Church in Eden, NC. Burial will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens, also in Eden.

Mrs. Harris was born January 25, 1925 in Leaksville, NC (now Eden), daughter of the late George S. and Murriel Gilbert Harris.

She was a member of Spray United Methodist Church and a graduate of Leaksville High School, Class of 1942.

Surviving is her husband, Martin D. Harris of the home; son, Martin D. Harris, Jr. and wife, Martha of Martinsville; grandson, Gregory S. Harris and wife, Rebecca of Greenville, NC; step-grandson, Steve Darr and wife, Gloria of Texarkana, TX; five great-grandchildren, Josh, Matt, Nicole, and Steven Darr, and Kaeden Harris; one sister, Helen H. Kallam of Reidsville; and brother-in-law, Thomas Rhodes of Matthews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her sisters, Gloria H. Smith and her husband, Fred, and Bonnie Kay H. Rhodes.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, 7 until 9 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home, 432 Boone Road in Eden, and other times at the residence.
Online condolences may be offered to the Harris family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

Published in News Record on March 16, 2010

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Irene Wall Huskey

REIDSVILLE — Irene Wall Huskey, 84, of 2946 NC Highway 14, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. John Groff and Rev. Lyle Mulligan officiating. Interment will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery.

Irene was born February 14, 1926 to the late John and Rosa Wall.

She retired from the American Tobacco Company after 41 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Huskey; brother, Grady Wall and sisters, Alice Talley, Nina Talley and Ora Griffin.

She is survived by special niece, Rita Whary and husband, Ron and special nephew, Robin Miller and wife, Ollie; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Thursday, March 18th from 6 until 8 p.m.. At other times the family will be at the residence.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on March 18, 2010

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Priscilla Adkins Jordan

Priscilla “Sally” Adkins Jordan, 57, of 345 Harris Place, Eden, N.C., died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden.

She was born July 16, 1952, in Pittsylvania County to Nina Wells and Curtis Adkins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She lived in Martinsville for a number of years before moving to Eden.
She was a licensed CNA and a member of True Hope Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harold G. Jordan of the home; two sisters, Darlene Foster and Robin Yates; three brothers, Danny C. Adkins of Chatham, Timothy L. Agee and Tommy R. Gurley; three grandchildren; two nieces; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Adkins family cemetery in Callands.
Fair Funeral Home in Eden is in charge of arrangements

Martinsville Bulletin 19 Mar 2010

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William M. Martin

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REIDSVILLE — Mr. William M. "Bill" Martin passed away peacefully Friday, March 12, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Prior to services, visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Greenview Cemetery, Reidsville.

He was born at L. Richardson Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., September 9, 1945.

He attended the Reidsville City Schools and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, class of 1963. He was a 1967 graduate of Elizabeth State University. His teaching career included Moss Street Elementary School, Reidsville, NC, Glades Elementary School, Belle Glade, FL and Hagan Ranch Elementary School, Boynton Beach, FL. He retired from Dixie Sales Company Inc, Brown Summit, NC.
He was a Reidsville native and a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he served with the United Methodist Men.

Preceding him in death was his father, Willie M. Martin and sister, L. LaVerne Martin Broadnax.

He leaves to cherish his memories: sons - Maurice Martin of Greensboro, and Marco Martin of Delray Beach, FL; beloved mother, Laura C. Martin, of the home; sisters - Lucy M. Bolden (Thomas) and Doris M. Ferguson, Reidsville, NC; Barbara A. Martin, Decatur, Georgia; brother - Melvin D. Martin, Reidsville, NC; two grandchildren; his special friend, C. Jean Aytch, Lake Worth, FL; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Published in News Record on March 16, 2010

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Charlene W. McCollum

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GREENSBORO — Ms. Charlene W. McCollum, peacefully made her transition into life eternal on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Beacon Place, Greensboro.

She was a native of Rockingham County, a 1977 graduate of Rockingham County High School and a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Reidsville. She was also employed at Miller Brewing Company.

She is survived by her son; Hurley Brown, III of Greensboro, father; Charles W. McCollum of Reidsville, step-mother; Daisy G. McCollum of Reidsville, grandchildren; Damon N. Williams and Hurley Brown, IV, god-daughter; Yolanda Black and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Jones Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be visiting with friends from 1:30 - 2 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memories maybe made to the American Cancer Society
Arrangement entrusted to Perry Spencer Funeral Home, Madison.
Offer your condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries

Published in News Record on March 15, 2010

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Hessie Willena Harrison Pinnix

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY — Hessie Willena, Harrison Pinnix, a native of Rockingham County, was born on Dec. 18, 1935 to the late Franklin & Emma Harrison.

On Saturday morning at 4:35 a.m. while her love ones slumbered, GOD with his infinite wisdom ever so gently and ever so sweetly called Hessie home, She's now resting in that special resting place.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Browns Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Williamson will bring the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Browns Chapel Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin, mother, Emma and three siblings. Benny, Lewis, and Leola, is survived by husband, Thurman Lee Pinnix, Sr. and two children: Thurman L. Pinnix, Jr (Wondia), Barbara Ann Brown (Larry), of Reidsville N. C. Three sisters: Jurnice Sellars, of Pikesville M. D. Hairlene Pinnix of Reidsville N. C. and Neapolis Galloway, of Greensboro N. C. Five grandchildren, Jonell, Kimberly, Tania, Roselyn, Jamie, and a plethora of relatives and friends.

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

Published in News Record on March 16, 2010

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Margaret Henson Robertson

REIDSVILLE — Margaret Henson Robertson, 90, of Penn Nursing Center passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 at First Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Mark Tolodziecki officiating. The burial will follow in Greenview Cemetery.

Mrs. Robertson was born in Randolph County to the late William and Margaret Henson.

She was a retiree of The American Tobacco Company and a member of First Congregational Christian Church.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Numa "Speedy" Robertson; sisters, Florence, Rachael, Madge, Fanny and Lib; brothers, Fred, Frank, Bill and Arenton.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Marion Jones; two special nieces, Janet Nelson, Lou Alice Mercil and numerous nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Christian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Christian Church, 1863 South Park Drive, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

Published in News Record on March 19, 2010

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Barbara Jean Settle Death Notice

EDEN — Mrs. Barbara Jean Settle, 80, died March 12, 2010.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Perry-Spencer Memorial Chapel in Eden. Burial will follow in Eden Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.perry-spencerfuneralhome.com.

Published in News Record on March 17, 2010

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Faye Alley Smith

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SUMMERFIELD — Mrs. Faye Alley Smith, 77, died on Tuesday March 16, 2010, at Annie Penn Hospital.

A graveside service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday March 18, at Mt Bethel Christian Church, with Rev. Crawford Bradshaw officiating.

A Rockingham County native, Mrs. Smith was born on May 6, 1933, the daughter of the late John Henry and Lucy Tickle Alley.

She was retired from Alert Cable (now Time Warner Cable).

Surviving are her sons James O. Biggs, Jr. of Kernersville, Johnny R. Biggs and his wife, Cathy, of Stokesdale, Charlie Joe Smith, Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Bunn, NC and Jamie David Smith and his wife, Grace, of Bloomfield, NY; sisters Patricia May Alley Tilley and Carol Alley Hill, a brother Jerry Hall Alley, all of Summerfield; nine grandchildren Julia Cummings, Johnny R. Biggs, Jr., Mandy Scott, Bonnie Scott, Jennifer Boggs, Pamela Biggs, Melanie Thomas, Christopher Smith and James Smith; and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Lois Alley and a brother O. Max Alley.

The family will receive friends this evening, Thursday, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Forbis & Dick Brooke Chapel, and other times at her home.
On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

Published in News Record on March 18, 2010

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Jimmy Dean Taylor

MADISON — Jimmy Dean Taylor, 53, of 130 Double T Trail, and formerly of Summerfield, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rick Church and Reverend Darrell Hampton officiating. Interment will follow in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born August 17, 1956, in Guilford County, to the late David Deward Taylor and Pernie Lee Lawson Taylor.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Gail Nelson Taylor; sons, Phillip Dean Taylor and wife, Heather, and Kevin Micheal Taylor and wife, Samantha, all of Madison; brother, Bill Taylor of Greensboro; sister, Emma Lee Wilmoth of Madison; grandchildren, Austin Ray Taylor, Troy Madison Taylor, Sierra Lynn Taylor, Gage Micheal Taylor and Aleigha Kennon Taylor.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010, 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 March 18, 2010

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Arlen Ray Thomas

EDEN — Mr. Arlen Ray Thomas, 74, of 314 W. Kings Hwy. passed away on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2010 at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Crestview Memorial Park in La Crosse, Virginia.

Mr. Thomas was born in Fries, Va. on Oct. 8, 1935, a son of Paris and Gladys Parks Thomas, both deceased.

He was retired from Sara Lee Knit and was an excellent hunter.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Clark and husband Chris and Sherrie Hale and husband Brian, all of Eden; his son, Michael Thomas of Maine; his sisters, Juanita Wilkerson and husband Lynwood of Lynchburg, Muriel Smith and husband Cliff of Richmond and Linda Alford of Winston-Salem; and his nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Thomas, his sister, Lois Goad and his brother, Tracy Thomas.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Boone-Reynolds Funeral Home and other times at the home of Sherrie Hale, 221 South Jackson Street in Eden.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.boone-reynolds.com.

Published in News Record on March 18, 2010

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Margaret Ethel Wagoner Death Notice

MADISON — Miss Margaret Ethel Wagoner, 81, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Britthaven of Madison.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.

Published in News Record on March 11, 2010

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Miss Margaret Ethel Wagoner, 81, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Britthaven of Madison.
There will be no scheduled service.
Ray Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family

www.forbisanddick.com 11 Mar 2010

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Helen Virginia Pickrell Wall

REIDSVILLE — Helen Virginia Pickrell Wall, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Brown officiating. The interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro.

Mrs. Wall was born May 18, 1926, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late William T. and Bertie Canady Pickrell.

She attended Bethany High School and worked at the American Tobacco Company. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Walter T. Pickrell.

She was married to Rev. Vincent G. Wall Sr. on April 25, 1944, and they shared almost 66 years of joy together.
Besides her husband, who is left to cherish her memory, she is survived by her two sons, Vincent G. "Jerry" Wall and wife, Cynthia of Greensboro and David Wall and wife, Susan of Hope Mills, N.C. She is also survived by two grandsons, Andrew Wall and wife, Heather and Keith Wall and wife, Monica; two granddaughters, Kathy Tibbles and husband, Paul and Leia Parker and husband, Jon; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; sister-in-law, Inez Wall and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Monday, March 15, from 7 until 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 March 15, 2010

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Drury Franklin Ward

REIDSVILLE — Drury “June Bug” Franklin Ward, 62, of 400 Brown Road, in Gibsonville, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in Welaka, Fla.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Randolph Memorial Park, with the Rev. Grover Wilson officiating.

He was a native of Rockingham County, was retired from commercial construction and was a member of Bailey’s Grove Baptist Church in Asheboro.

Surviving are son, Dean Ward; stepson, Mastin Aldridge; brothers, Larry Ward, Carl Ward and Ernest Ward; sister, Linda Collins; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

The family will be at Wilkerson Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. Thursday

Asheboro Courier Tribune 18 Mar 2010

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Julius Stephen Wells Jr

REIDSVILLE — Julius Stephen Wells, Jr., 91, of Countryside Manor and formerly of Abbotswood Retirement Community, died on Friday, March 19, 2010 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Greenview Cemetery with Dr. Charles Hutchins officiating.
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 2 - 3 p.m. prior to the graveside service.

Julius was born in Rockingham County to the late Julius Stephen Wells, Sr. and Myrtle Warren Wells.

He was a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Political Science and was a retired from the Passport Division with the US State Department. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and a WWII veteran serving in the 10th Army Air Force in the Indo-China Theatre. He was a beloved Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and an avid golfer and loved basketball and baseball.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen W. Wells; sisters, Frances Wells of Atlanta, GA and Mary Scurry of Reidsville, NC.

He is survived by his son, J. Stephen Wells, III; grandchildren, Julie Carolyn Wells, J. Stephen Wells, IV, Joseph Lesley Wells, all of Greensboro; great grandchild, McKenna Lindsey Wells.

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

Published in News Record on March 20, 2010

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Bennie Mae Moore Winchester

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REIDSVILLE — Rev. Bennie Mae Moore Winchester died Sunday, March 14, 2010.

A native of Greenville, Miss., she was a resident of Philadelphia for many years before relocating to Reidsville in 2000. She was an ordained minister and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors are: husband, Gene Winchester; nephew, Charles Canty; sisters-in-law, Edna Benton, Lillie Herbin and Alfolonia Moore; special friend, Marlene Pruitt.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday at the Elm Grove Baptist Church. The family visitation will be Sunday from 1:30 until 2 p.m. at the church.
Funeral arrangements are by Johnson & Sons.

Published in News Record on March 19, 2010

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Chattie Martin Winfield

EDEN — Chattie Martin Winfield, 83, of 1230 Ellerbe Court died Sunday morning at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.

The family will receive friends from 1until 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Eden, NC.
Burial will follow in Eden Garden Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Willette Fuller of Eden, NC and Davine Allen of Greensboro, NC one son Jerry Winfield of Eden, NC, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Galloway's Funeral Services of Eden, NC.
Offer condolences at www.news-record.com/nr/obits

Published in News Record on March 16, 2010

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