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Surry County Obits

Surry County Obits

Posted: 23 Jan 2010 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
(names listed in obits)

Sam Alexander
Virginia Opal McMillion Holyfield Brown
Larry Woodrow Butcher
Lester William Clement
Herbert Hoover Cockerham
Mamie Katherine Dalton
William Paul Davis
Sarah Lou Hiatt Dawson
Eddie Forrest Sr
Colene Beck Fulk
Nancy Reynolds Hornaday
Betsy Marie Key
David Lee Kirk
Lillie McCann Ledford
Maude Hayes Lunsford
Lillian Smith McDowell
Virginia Frances Jenkins Mills
Eula Mae Evans Phillips
Barbara Kathleen Sapper
R.L. Solomon
Lonnie Gray Timmons
Otis Gordon Trexler
Coy Clifford White
Bobby Wayne Williams Jr



Sam Alexander

WINSTON-SALEM - Mr. Sam Alexander, 75, died January 14,2010 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born January 25,1934, in Surry County, a son of Jesse F. and Maggie Harpe Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, retired from Reynolds Tobacco Co. and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Larry Neil Alexander.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Rhyne Alexander; sons, Terry G. Alexander (Cinda), and David R. Alexander; grandchildren, Meredith Alexander and Elizabeth Alexander; sisters, Linda Dake, Cora Wilmoth(R.D.), Shirley Phillips; brothers, Fred Alexander (Ola), Joe Alexander (Janie), Frank Alexander (Lynne), George Alexander (Carolyn) and Philip Alexander.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Byrum officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at the church . "Papa" Sam Alexander was a man with unmatched wit that never failed to bring a smile to the faces of his family and friends. His granddaughters will always remember his deep laughter and mischievous smile. Papa Sam's unwavering commitment to his family served as a leading example for his girls of what a Godly husband, father , and grandfather should be. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. Memorials may be made to New Philadelphia Moravian Church Mission Fund,4440 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or to Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund,5000 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 16, 2010

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Virginia Opal McMillion Holyfield Brown

DOBSON — Mrs. Virginia Opal McMillion Holyfield Brown, formerly of Dobson, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 17, 2010 at Elkin Healthcare with her loving family by her bedside.

She was born in Carroll County, Virginia on July 18, 1921 to the late G.W. and Martha Jane McMillion.

Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and was retired from Wayne Farms. She was a dedicated member of Bear Creek Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Norma L. Holyfield Nichols of Elkin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Una Holyfield of Dobson; step daughters and step sons-in-law Tommy and Brad Davis of Yadkinville, Norma Sue and Ronald York of Elkin; five grandchildren, Craig and Sandra Holyfield, Janet Blackburn, Vicky and Randal Mitchem, Marty and Christie Holyfield, and Eric and Cagney Nichols; six great-grandchildren, Hannah Holyfield, Nathan Holyfield, Kristen Blackburn, Katlin Laffoon, Olivia Mitchem, and Conner Nichols; a sister, Julie Mae Davis of Liberty, NC.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Arvil Holyfield and Thomas L. Brown; two sisters Stella Hutchins and Flossie Baker; son-in-law Mark Nichols; brother and sister-in-law “Buck” and Posie McMillion.

Funeral services will be held 2 :00 PM Wednesday January 20, 2010 in the chapel of Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson with burial to follow in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Dan Buie is officiating the services. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Bear Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2932 Twin Oaks Rd., Elkin, NC 28621. Moody-Davis Funeral Home is serving the Brown family.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com

Mt Airy News 19 Jan 2010

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Larry Woodrow Butcher

MOUNT AIRY - Mr. Larry Woodrow “Woody” Butcher, 68, of Mount Airy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 20, 2010 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Butcher was born in Surry County on August 2, 1940 to the late Connie and Flora Hazelwood Butcher.

He was a self employed carpenter and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Mrs. Shirley Jean Childress Butcher of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Annette and Johnny Moore of Wallburg and Fran “Punkin” Tilley of Winston-Salem; three sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Terry Butcher of Mocksville, Trampus and Becky Butcher of Advance and Wendell and Marie Butcher of King; eight grandchildren Jordon Butcher, Shane Butcher, Jessica Kinman, Amanda Taylor and Sallie and husband David Tester, Misty and husband Chris Cammons, Adam Tilley and Shanye and Krystal Tilley; seven great-grandchildren Andrew Kinman, Aylissa Kinman, Khloey Tester, Kyleigh Tester, Caleb Cammons, Brycem Tilley and Daniel Tilley; a brother, Conrad Ervin Butcher, Jr. of Reidsville; four sisters, Eunice and husband J.C. Gilley of Dobson, Shirley Bowman and Dorothy Lewellyn both of Reidsville and Billie Grose of Dobson; several special nieces and nephews and a special friend James Poole.

His funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday January 24, 2010 in the chapel of Moody-Davis Funeral Home by Elder Joey Jenkins and Rev. Gray Kirkman with burial to follow in Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 7 to 9 pm. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Johnny Childress 9122 NC 268 Elkin, NC 28621.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 22, 2010

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Lester William Clement

Mount Airy - Mr. Lester William Clement, age 64, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Northern Hospital of Surry County.

He was born November 01, 1945 in Surry County to the late Carlie Raymond & Lillie Inman Clement.

Mr. Clement was a retired construction worker and of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his wife: Lula Mae Edwards Clement of the home; sons & daughters-in-law: William Blaine Clement & wife Pamela; Lowgap, NC & Mark Allen Clement & wife Susan; Dobson, NC; grandchildren: Tyler Seth Clement, Brittany Nichole Clement & Tamara Thompson; sisters & brothers-in-law: Betty Manzie & husband Bob; Newport News, VA, Alene Johnson & husband Frank; Lexington, NC & Dorothy Lassiter & husband Charles; Newport News, VA and brother & sister-in-law: Ronnie Clement & wife Zora Dell; Clayton, NC.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Clement was preceded in death by his sisters, Gladys Richardson & Bonnie Hooker and brothers, B.J. Clement, Jessie Clement & Carl Raymond Clement.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Holly Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lambsburg, VA conducted by Rev. Joe Atkins & Rev. Butch Holder. There will be no formal visitation. Howell Funeral Service of Mount Airy is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.howellfuneralservices.com.

Howell Funeral Service

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Herbert Hoover Cockerham

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mr. Herbert Hoover Cockerham, 81, of 4327 Polk St., N.E. Washington, D.C., passed away in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2010.

He was born in Surry County on Nov. 17, 1928, to the late Laymon Cockerham and Della Phillips Cockerham.

He was the founder, owner and operator of H.H. Cockerham Cab Company in Washington, D.C.

He leaves to cherish his memories one brother, James Cockerham and wife Lucy of Elkin; one sister, Treva Hamilton of Durham; three grandchildren, Jerry Dion and Bryan, both of Maryland, and Brittany Bullock of Washington, D.C.; one great-grandchild, Julius Bullock; four sisters-in-law, Vera Cockerham and Faye Cockerham, both of Elkin, Emmoline Cockerham of Raleigh, Levonia Cockerham of Washington, D.C., and Darry Cockerham of Winston-Salem; and one god-daughter, Marsha (Gay) Robertson of Washington, D.C. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews and friends; and a special devoted niece, Deborah Cockerham.

He was preceded in death one daughter, Pattie C. Bullock; one son, Marcus Cockerham; four sisters, Virginia Purvis, Hattie Dobson, Willie Mae Penn and Lavenia Sales; and seven brothers, Nathaniel, Amon, Troy, Harry, Thomas, Floyd and Fred Cockerham.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Edward J. Spencer and Pattie J. Spencer Memorial Chapel, Mount Airy. Elder Leon Gravely was the eulogist, and burial followed in the Little Richmond Primitive Baptist Church, Elkin. The family received friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Spencer Funeral Directors are in charge of all services and arrangements

Mt Airy News 23 Jan 2010

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Mamie Katherine Dalton

Mrs. Mamie Katherine Dalton, age 89 of Ararat went to be with the Lord, Friday at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1920 in Mt. Airy, NC to the late Ellis Smith and Emma Anderson Smith.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Alfred Dalton; one sister, Maggie Smith; two brothers, Henry and Preston Smith; a half sister, Pearl Gentry; a half brother, Joe Smith; three infant daughters; two grandsons; one great grandson; four step sons; and four step daughters.

Surviving are six daughters, Frances Casey of Charlotte Court House, Betty Lane of Stuart, Gloria Bowman and husband, Jeff of Claudville, Reva Pierce and Husband, James of Claudville, VA, Connie Lamb of Albertville, AL, Violet “Tina” Abbott of Mt. Airy, NC; one son, Charles “Bucky” Dalton of Claudville; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; one brother, Wilburn Smith and wife, Lucy of Salem; and one sister in law, Louise Smith of Ararat.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Rev. Buford Jessup officiating. Burial will follow in the Unity Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Unity Church Cemetery Fund c/o Patricia Anderson, 258 Mears Rd., Claudville, VA 24076. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

Martinsville Bulletin 17 Jan 2010

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William Paul Davis

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GARNER — William Paul Davis, 84, moved to Heaven on Jan. 17, 2010, from Duke Raleigh Hospital.

He was born on July 20, 1925, in Surry County to William Albert Davis and Lottie Wolfe Davis.

Paul was a WWII veteran who served in the 42nd Rainbow Division of the U.S. Army. He was steadfast in serving the Lord in all aspects of his life. He was a tireless worker in his church and sang with several gospel groups including the Gospel Ambassadors. He came to Raleigh in 1956 as part owner of Davis Wolfe, Inc. Later, he worked as an agent for Metropolitan Life and Pilot Life insurance companies. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Baptist Church, Dobson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Paul is survived by Juanita Wilmoth Davis, his loving wife of 63 years; his daughter, Linda Davis Langdon and husband Larry of Garner; his son, Steve Davis and wife Jenene of Clayton; five grandchildren who felt the sun rose and set with their granddad, Jenifer Langdon, Bryan Davis and wife Amanda, Lori Langdon, Justin Davis and wife Casey and Andrew Pierce and wife Allie; his brother, Joe Davis of Winston-Salem; his sisters, Beulah Atkins of Dobson, Effie Anthony of Newland, Lou McCormick of Rockford and Nell Lowe and husband Joe of Dobson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Wade Davis, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 7659 N.C. Hwy. 268, Dobson, NC 27017. Mr. Davis will lie in state at Fairview Baptist Church on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. Visit Strickland Funeral Home at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.

Mt Airy News 19 Jan 2010

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Sarah Lou Hiatt Dawson

WINSTON-SALEM - Mrs. Sarah Lou Hiatt Dawson, age 67 of Winston-Salem passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Dawson was born July 16, 1942 in Surry County to the late Lounie Elmer and the late Sarah Frances Terrell Hiatt.

Sarah retired from Pell Care Nursing Home in Walkertown.

In addition to her parents Sarah was preceded in death by her husbands James Dawson and Robert Gaddy. Five sisters and one brother.

Surviving are her three daughters: Betty Haynes of Winston-Salem, Janet Lawson of Beulah, NC and Tammy (Larue) Fields of Winston-Salem. Two sons: Bobby Dawson and Michael (Suzanne) Key both of Mt. Airy. Ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Four sisters: Margaret Frazier, Rumell Humphries, Roberta Whitaker, and Rowana (Doug) Johnson all of Mt. Airy. Four brothers: Clyde (Jerie) Hiatt, Lionel (Becky) Hiatt both of Mt. Airy and James (Pamela) Hiatt of Atlanta GA. and Calvin (Peggy) Hiatt of Canada. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall, by Rev. Keith Cox and Speaker David Culler. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening January 19, 2010 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Forsyth County for all the support and help the provided during Mrs. Dawson illness.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 19, 2010

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Eddie Forrest Sr

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Mr. Eddie “Jarvis” Forrest Sr., 72, of Pilot Mountain, passed away on Jan. 19, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mr. Forrest was born in Surry County on June 1, 1937, to Daisy Jarvis Forrest and the late Joe C. Forrest.

Jarvis was well known in the town of Pilot Mountain, serving in the Pilot Mountain Rescue Squad and a member of Lovell’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mr. Forrest is survived by his mother; three children, Sherry Forrest and Eddie Jarvis Forrest Jr., both of Pilot Mountain, and Joey Forrest of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Ashton and Khristian Blachnik; one brother, Charles W. (Avis) Thompson of Mount Airy; three aunts, Jettie Forrest Helton of Mount Airy, Lucy Forrest Roy of Baltimore, Md., and Vecolia Jarvis McCurdy of Wilkesboro; one uncle, Walter L. (Mary) Jarvis of Mount Airy; devoted nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and special friends, Mr. John Robert Smith, Tim Joyce, Donald Brady, Cecil Thompson Jr., Gwen Ward and Prelette Tillman.

Mr. Forrest was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Smith Forrest; and father, Joe C. Forrest.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Lovell’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain is assisting the Forrest family.

Mt Airy News 21 Jan 2010

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Colene Beck Fulk

KING - Mrs. Colene Beck Fulk, 78, died Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

She was born June 19, 1931 in Surry County to Escar and Maggie Bennett Beck.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, and four brothers.

Surviving are her husband Joseph "Ray" Fulk; five children, Jean (Jim) Ferguson, Joe (Debbie) Fulk, Clayton (Sherry) Fulk, Linda (Fred) Long, and Marvin (Kathy) Fulk; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby (C. V.) Matlock, Nonnie (Albert) Denny, and Opal Beck; one brother, Posie Beck.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, January 21, at Slate Funeral Home in King with Bro. Joe Fulk and Bro. Clayton Fulk officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening, Wednesday, January 20, at the funeral home.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 20, 2010

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Nancy Reynolds Hornaday

MOUNT AIRY - Mrs. Nancy Reynolds Hornaday, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Funeral: 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at Mt. Airy First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Moody F. H.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 16, 2010

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HORNADAY, Nancy Reynolds, 80, of Mount Airy.

Mt Airy News 16 Jan 2010 (free obits)

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Mrs. Nancy Reynolds Hornaday, 80, of Mount Airy, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Hornaday was born November 3, 1929, in Surry County, to Arthur and Gertrude Seagraves Reynolds.

She was a member of Mount Airy First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Hornaday of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Barbara Hornaday of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Billy Hornaday, Jr. and his wife, Tonya, of Pinnacle, and Nancy “Kandi” Mayes and her husband, Shane, of the home; great-grandchildren, Santana, Jennifer, and Brian Mayes, all of the home, Mikey, Cole, Kale, and Kyle Hornaday, all of Pinnacle; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Mac and Susie Reynolds and Jim Reynolds, all of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hornaday was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lee Hornaday; a sister, Wilma Butera; and brothers, Garnett Reynolds and Caldwell Reynolds.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Mount Airy First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Tommy Vass officiating. Burial will follow in the Amazing Grace Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Nancy Hornaday Funeral Fund at Moody Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1288, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Mountain Valley Hospice, especially Tina Leonard and Tonya Marshall, for the special care and love given to Mrs. Hornaday during her illness. www.moodyfuneralservices.com

Moody Funeral Home January 14, 2010

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Betsy Marie Key

HILLSVILLE, VA - Betsy Marie Key went to her heavenly home on Friday, January 15, 2010.

She was born November 23, 1963 in Surry County, North Carolina to James W. and Betty Wolfe Key.

She was a 1986 graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a B.A. in English. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hillsville, VA, where she was the coordinator of the prayer ministry, co-teacher of the Young Adult Sunday School Class, and helped with the church newsletter and bulletin.

She is survived by her mother, Betty W. Key; a sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Albert Smith of Ararat, NC; two nieces and spouses, Valerie and Fred Alvarez of Converse, TX, and Sarah and Zack Hardy of Ararat, NC; and her step-father, Charles Ridge of Hillsville, VA.

She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Key; and sister, Lisa Ann Key.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, January 18, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Hillsville at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ty Harrison and the Rev. Ronnie Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Skyline Memory Gardens, Mount Airy, NC. The family will receive friends at the Church on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Open Table of Hillsville or Souled Out Praise Band of First United Methodist Church, c/o First United Methodist Church of Hillsville, P.O. Box 356 Hillsville, VA 24343. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughan guynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 17, 2010

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David Lee Kirk

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ELKIN - David Lee Kirk, age 58 of Elkin, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010 at his residence.

David was born in Surry County on November 14, 1951 to Delbert and Lucille Wilson Kirk.

He graduated from Starmount High School in 1969. David worked and was Co-Owner of Carter and Kirk Paving Company for over 25 years, also a member of Arlington First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Wilson Kirk; grandmother, Annis (Sis) Carter; grandparents, Arnold and Alice Wilson; niece, Melissa Renea Wishon; and a brother-in-law, Rocky Dapp.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Delbert Kirk and Velma P. Kirk of Jonesville; sisters, Carolyn Kirk Dalton and husband, Garry, Jennifer Kirk Dapp, all of Jonesville; three nieces; and one great-niece; and four great-nephews; two special aunts, Edie Mabe of Florida, Madelene Murphy and husband, Ron of Elkin; cousins, Donnie Houck and wife, Tracey of Maryland, Patricia Stallard and husband, Phil of Jonesville, Dawn Osborne and husband, Dana of Jonesville; uncle and aunt, Milton Kirk and wife, Novella of Jonesville.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., January 18, 2010 at Arlington First Baptist Church by Pastor Jerry Fugate and the Rev. Jerry Childress. Special music: Terry Rose, Bag Pipes and Melinda Sloop, Winstead Soloist and Joanna Brooks, Shelia Weathers and Stacy Miller. Burial will follow in the church cemetery; and pallbearers will be: Johnny Talbott, Matthew Lockaby, Keith White, Will Shillings, Ricky Long, Melvin Adams, Martin Weibell, and Lee Hutchins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri-County Ministry in Jonesville. Johnson Funeral Home of Elkin is serving the family of David Lee Kirk. www.johnson-funeral.com.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 17, 2010

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Lillie McCann Ledford

WINSTON-SALEM - Mrs. Lillie McCann Ledford, 96, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, January 15, 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center.

She was born July 12, 1913 in Surry County to Alexander Chat and Emma Hayes McCann.

Mrs. Ledford was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank Ledford; her brother, Claude McCann; and a sister, Kathleen Holt.

Surviving are one son, William Harold Ledford, Sr. and wife, Alta, of Winston-Salem; one daughter, Mary Ann Ledford Fulk, of Mt. Airy; one sister, Mary Vernon, of Winston-Salem; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Billy James officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the Service. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 910 Palmer Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 17, 2010

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Maude Hayes Lunsford

KING - Mrs. Maude Hayes Lunsford, 85 of King, NC passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Mrs Lunsford was born June 30, 1924 in Surry County to the late, Jesse William and Zetter Venable Hayes.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Mrs. Lunsford loved Gospel Music, working in her flower garden and worked in the Hanes Cotton Mill.

She was a homemaker and was married for 45 &½years to Roy Edgar Lunsford, who preceded her in death in 2000. In addition to her parents and husband; Mrs. Lunsford was also preceded in death by four brothers; and a sister.

Surviving to cherish her memory are: four daughters, Audrey Whisenhunt and husband, Ricky of Winston-Salem, Susan Mitchell and husband, Ronald of Rural Hall, Patricia Thomas and husband, John of Pinnacle, Janice Blanton of Lexington; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The Funeral Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Hayworth Miller Silas Creek Chapel officiated by Pastor Robert Sizemore. Burial will follow in the Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Clemmons, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The Lunsford Family wishes to express their gratitude to all the staff at KBR for all the care and support they gave to mama and our family.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 22, 2010

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Lillian Smith McDowell

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Lillian "Lib" Smith McDowell, 72, died Friday, January 15, 2010.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service. Entombment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Mausoleum.

Published in News Record on January 17, 2010

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Mrs. Lillian “Lib” Smith McDowell, 72, of High Point, died Friday, January 15, 2010 at her residence.

Born September 22, 1937 in Surry County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester Ham and Mildred Shore Smith.

She was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and retired from Henredon Schoonbeck. Following her retirement, she volunteered at High Point Regional Hospital where she worked in the Gift Shop.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by five siblings.

In June of 1983, she married Richard “Dicky” McDowell, who survives of the home. Also surviving are five children, Debbie Gordon and husband, Tommy of Trinity, Rick Gore & wife, Kathy of Savannah, GA, Mark McDowell and wife, Janet of Archdale, Terry Leonard and Bruce Leonard, both of High Point. Ten Grandchildren. Five Great-Grandchildren. Several special nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Reverend Darryl Love and Reverend Bobby Loving officiating. Entombment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Mausoleum. A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Luke Board, Josh Board, Kyle McDowell, Tommy Gordon, Tony Peppers and Gene Johnson. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. www.cumbyfuneral.com

Cumby Family Funeral Service 17 Jan 2010

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Virginia Frances Jenkins Mills

MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Virginia Frances “Cindy” Jenkins Mills, 66, of 862 N. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, wife of Mr. Robert Mills, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born July 28, 1943, in Forsyth County to the late Leve James and Clara Whicker Jenkins.

She was a member of Imogene Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Robert Mills of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Calvin Lee Pritchard and Tonya of Winston-Salem, Lewis E. Pritchard Jr. and Belinda of Walnut Cove and Richard Dale Mills of Germanton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Aby Jones and Derrick of Pfafftown and Beverly Bobst and Thomas of Lowgap; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth James Jenkins.

Funerals services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Imogene Baptist Church conducted by Bro. Don Collins and the Rev. Ken Amen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Imogene Baptist Church, where her body will remain until the hour of the funeral service. Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy is assisting the Mills family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

Mt Airy News 20 Jan 2010

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Eula Mae Evans Phillips

LEXINGTON - Eula Mae Evans Phillips, 80, died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Wayside Baptist Church. Davidson F. H.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 21, 2010

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Eula Mae Evans Phillips, 80, of Forest Hill Road, passed away Monday night, Jan. 18, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wayside Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Lackey. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

Eula Mae was born in Low Gap on June 28, 1929, to Dewey General Evans and Rhena Burnett Evans.

She was a homemaker and a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Buford Evans; and a sister, Ruby Moxley.

Surviving are her husband, Delbert Hoover Phillips of the home; six daughters, Ruby Morris and husband Steve, Belva Reynolds, Debbie P. Everhart and husband Jerry Wayne, Doris Yates and Connie McLemore and husband Barry, all of Lexington, and Mary Pryon and husband Chip of Reidsville; two sons, James H. Riddle of Lexington and James D. Phillips; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Phillips of Galax, Va., and Juanita Parker of Mount Airy; and three brothers, Walter Willis Evans and wife Penny of Galax, Va., and Eugene Evans and Hobert Evans, both of Thomasville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home.
Memorials should be directed to Order of Eastern Star, Lexington Chapter 98, P.O. Box 1418, Lexington, NC 27293

www.davidsonfuneralhome.net 21 Jan 2010

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Barbara Kathleen Sapper

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ELKIN - Mrs. Barbara Kathleen Sapper, age 68, of 160 Valley Brook Drive, Elkin, passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Bermuda Village in Advance, NC.

Mrs. Sapper was born in Surrey Castle, London, England, to Thomas D. Tummon and Florence M. Turner Tummon.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Elkin and was retired from Philip Van Heusen as Merchandise Coordinator.

She is survived by her husband, John M. Sapper of the home; two sons, John M. Sapper Jr. and wife, Kristen of China Grove, NC, Edward T. Sapper and wife, Jodi of Sea Grove, NC; mother, Florence M. Tuner Tummon; three sisters, Diane Gilbert and husband, Barry, Trishcia Labs and husband, Chris and Jackie Tummon, all of Estell Manor, NJ; a brother, Ronald Tummon and wife, Toni of Dorothy, NJ; grandchildren, Sean M. Sapper, Heather N. Sapper, Andrew N. Eller, Lukas A. Eller, Ariel L. Long, Jacob R. Long, and Eva M. Sapper; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, 1 p.m., January 23, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Elkin by Dr. Chuck Baker. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Church prior to the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Elkin or Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. Johnson Funeral Home of Elkin is serving the family of Barbara K. Sapper.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 17, 2010 to January 20, 2010

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R.L. Solomon

MOUNT AIRY - Mr. R. L. “Sol” Solomon left his earthly journey on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.

Sol was born in the Sandhills on April 25, 1939 to Rev. Furman and Bera Mauldin Solomon. He was raised on a farm in Moore County, moving to the Concord/Kannapolis area as a teenager. In 1969 he moved to Mt. Airy to manage the bowling center which he later purchased. He loved his bowlers.

He was also associated with Scenic Ford and Patterson Inc. In the past eight years he worked with his wife in the appraisal business. Sol was very quick witted and sometimes could find quarters behind the ears of small children.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Trudy Solomon of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Chris Maginnis of Winston-Salem, Sonja and Dean Snow and Crystal and Steven McHone all of Mt. Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Dawn Solomon and Michael and Nina Solomon all of Mt. Airy; grandchildren, Josh and wife, Nikki Inman of Austin, TX, Todd Solomon of Charleston, SC, Erika Solomon, Austin Warren, Colby Solomon, Taylor Solomon, Korrine McHone all of Mt. Airy; step-children and spouses, John and Jan Casstevens, Robin Pope and Jody Casstevens all of Mt. Airy; step-grandchildren and spouse, Nate and Stephanie Maginnis of Greensboro, Winston Maginnis of Boone, Chase Cox, Max Pope and Cameron Pope all of Mt. Airy, and a step granddaughter due in June, Ava McKinley Casstevens; step great granddaughter, Laila Maginnis of Mt. Airy; brother and sister-in-law, Dee and Sylvia Solomon of Baltimore, MD; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gerri Kizer of Sanford, Sharon and Wilford Lassiter of Vass, Elaine and Ron Smith of Lumberton.

A gathering to remember Sol will be held on Saturday, January, 23, 2010 at Mount Airy Country Club. Family visitation will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday with the service to follow at 12:00 noon. Bring memories to share. The family wishes to thank friends and neighbors for their kindness. Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy is assisting the Solomon Family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 22, 2010

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Lonnie Gray Timmons

MOUNT AIRY - Lonnie Gray Timmons, age 64, of 213 Broad Street Apt. C, Mount Airy, NC, was called to his Heavenly home on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Kate B. Hospice Home, Winston-Salem.

He was born November 19, 1945 in Surry County to the late Burton E. Timmons and Mabel Etta James Brim Timmons.

One brother, Burton E. Timmons and wife, Judy of Winston-Salem, NC survive him.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 23, 2010

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Otis Gordon Trexler

JONESVILLE- Otis Gordon Trexler, 83, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Surry County to the Late Thomas Lee and Ethel Patton Trexler.

Mr. Trexler was a retired truck driver for the Merita Bread Company and was a member of Swan Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Trexler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Alvin Otis Trexler and a son-in-law, William Baggett.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Vallie Mae Cook Trexler of the home; children, Patricia (Gorrell) Myers of East Bend, Barbara (Jeff) Shaw of Fairview, Deborah Baggett of Bonita Springs, Fla., Sandra (Holland) Jolley of Jonesville and Allen Otis (Vonda) Trexler of Ronda; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Creola Moddy, Clara Jean Porter and Ila Sue Massey; and two brothers, Lester Trexler and Charles Stone.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville.
His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Gentry Family Chapel by the Rev. Evan Bass and the Rev. Ralph Casstevens.
He will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Swan Creek Baptist Church with full military honors by the Yadkin VFW Post No. 10346.
Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.
Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Trexler family.

Elkin Tribune 16 Jan 2010

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Coy Clifford White

DOBSON — Rev. Coy Clifford White, 78, loving husband of Mrs. Gladys Marsh White of Dobson, passed away on Monday January 18, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Surry County on March 12, 1931 to the late Coy and Floya Corder White.

He was a devoted man of God who dedicated his life to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As the Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church, Rev. White touched many lives throughout his Ministry.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife and companion of 53 years, Mrs. Gladys Marsh White of the home; a daughter of whom he adored, Betty and husband Jim Taylor of Dobson and his beloved grandchildren, Cory and Kelsey Taylor; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie “Reecie” and Bill Johnson and Naomi and Clinton Watson and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rev. White was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin White.

His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 until 8 pm at Moody-Davis Funeral Home with a committal service at 11:00 AM on Thursday January 21, 2010 at Fairview Baptist Church cemetery by Rev. Barlow Stanley. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Foothills Food Pantry 233 Cooper Street Dobson, NC 27017 or Gideon’s International, Dobson Camp P.O. Box 791 Dobson, NC 27017 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com

Mt Airy News 20 Jan 2010

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Bobby Wayne Williams Jr

Mr. Bobby Wayne Williams, Jr. Age 51 of 160 Locust Grove Lane Mt. Airy, NC. passed away January 22, 2010 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Mr. Williams was born October 11, 1958 in Surry County to Betty Ruth Wise Williams and the late Bobby Ray Williams, he was last employed as a maintence official with the Hosiery Industry and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife Carolyn Whitener Williams of the home, one daughter and son-in-law Charity Faith and Derick Snead of Lawsonville, one son Clayton Allen Williams of the home, two grandchildren Gabriel Alexander Snead and Camie Alexandria Ann Snead, his mother Betty Ruth Wise Williams of Dobson, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and Richard Trent, Teresa and Mark Tesh and Melinda and Mickey Finey all of Mt. Airy and by two brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth Ray and Lisa Williams of Jacksonville, FL. and Ricky Dean and Glenda Williams of Dobson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM at White Plains Baptist Church with services conducted by Rev. Billy Joe Whitener with burial to follow in the Community Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night 6 to 8 P.M. at White Plains Baptist Church. Moody Funeral Services will be assisting the Williams Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

Moody Funeral Services January 22, 2010

Re: Surry County Obits

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
additional obit info for Lonnie Gray Timmons listed in original posting..


MOUNT AIRY - Mr. Lonnie Gray Timmons, 64, of 213 Broad Street, Mount Airy, NC. He was called to his Heavenly Reward on Jan. 21, 2010 at Katie B. Hospice Home, Winston Salem.

He was born Nov. 19, 1945 in Surry County to the late Joe F. Timmons and Mabel E. Timmons.

One brother Burton E. Timmons and wife Judy of Winston Salem survive him.

One brother Leon A. Timmons preceded him in death.

There will not be a service for Lonnie. his remains were transferred to Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal from January 23 to January 26, 2010
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