Mr. Lawrence Derrick Williams, age 93, a former resident of Sunrise Towers, peacefully departed this life on September 19, 1999. He was born on April 15, 1906 in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, to the late Frances Cameron Williams and Sam Watson Williams. A resident of Winston-Salem for 43 years, Derrick was married to the late Elizan Eaddy Williams. To this union thirteen children were born, with a daughter, Verna Mae and son Jessie Lee preceeding them in death. He formerly served as a Worshipful Master of Good Hope Lodge #376 in Johnsonville, S.C. Mr. Williams was a member of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church and served as an honorary trustee. He was a retired employee of Plemmons and Irvin Produce Company. Cherishing his memories are five sons, Rev. Dr. Henry (Ruby) Williams, Rev. Dr. Hubert (Rev. Lula Mae) Williams, Derrick Williams, Jr., Jacob (Cynthia) Williams, and Alfonza Williams; six daughters, Willie W. Singletary, Alberta W. (Hodges) Brown, Jannie W. Funderburk, Eliza W. Spates, Luvenia R. Williams, and Lillie W. (Jerry) Thornton; a brother, Ashton Williams of the city; three sisters-in-law, Katenna Eaddy of Hemingway, S.C., Angeline Williams of the city, and Rev. Mary Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; one brother-in-law, Deward Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; two exceptional, dedicated grandsons, Levi Singletary, Jr., and Ronald C. Funderburk, Jr.; forty two grandchildren, thirty seven great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, devoted daughters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends; a faithfully devoted daughter-in-law, Ruby Williams. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 25, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at Saint James A.M.E. Church with Rev. William Propst, and Rev. E.C. Hughes, officiating, and Rev. Dr. Henry B. Williams as the eulogist. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Family Visitation will be on Friday evening, September 24, 1999, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Russell Funeral Home. The funeral procession will assemble and leave from the residence of Rev. Dr. Hubert (Rev. Lula Mae) Williams, 1155 Hubert Court.
Mr. William John Wright, Jr., 39, of Germanton, N.C., passed away Monday at his residence. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Nora Campbell Wright of Germanton; a brother, Rodney Dean Wright of Groveland, California; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Stella Jones of Fries. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Rev. Fred Jenning and Rev. Bobby Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home in Galax, Va. is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
WEST JEFFERSON -- Mrs. Frankie Montez Raby Taylor, known to all that love her as ''MOM'', 83, of 3003 Watertank Road, West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at her home. Mrs. Taylor was born June 9, 1916 in Jackson County, N.C. to the late Walter and Bell Mills Raby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Watts Taylor; a sister, Mamie Reynolds; two daughters, Janice Sheets and Libby Sue Taylor; two step-sons, Allen Taylor and Albert Taylor; a step-daughter, Ailene Longbottom; and one great-granddaughter, Marticia Sheets. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth J.L. Jones of Winston-Salem and Jerry Parris of King; four daughters, Clara Redden of Asheville, Jean Woodie of Laural Springs, Phyllis Crater of Winston-Salem, and Elaine Hall of Clemmons; a sister, Virginia Christopher of Asheville; one grandson, David Taylor of the home; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 11 a.m. by the Reverend Larry Shepherd at Badgers Funeral Home in West Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Badgers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Ashe County.
Mr. Arlindo ''Von'' VonCannon, 71, of Gloria Avenue, Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Born July 1, 1928 in Florence, S.C., he was a son of the late Ernest James and Almeta Jacobs VonCannon. Mr. VonCannon was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired mechanic. Mr. VonCannon is survived by his wife, Hilda Hancock VonCannon; two daughters, Ellen Brown and Sarah Clifton both of Walkertown; three grandchildren, Matthew Brown and Crystal and Christina Overby; one sister, Lucille McNeil of Seagrove; a half-brother; a half-sister; and other extended family members. The funeral service for Mr. VonCannon will be conducted by Rev. Fred Wood at 11:00 a.m. Saturday from the graveside at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
N. MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA -- A memorial service for Hobson Eugene ''Pap'' Walker will be held at Bethleum United Church of Christ September 19, 1999 at 3 p.m. Mr. Walker died August 31, 1999 from a severe head injury received in an accident at his home on July 28, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobson H. and Vesta A. Walker and a niece, Kimberly. Surviving are a sister, Dodie Thompson; a brother, Geep Walker; nieces, Nancy, Becky, Pattie, and Sharon; a special friend, Marty; and many relatives and friends. After retirement from Eastern Airlines, Mr. Walker pursued art and became an accomplished artist, always expressing his love of God and family. The service will be conducted by Reverend Jim Owens. Memorials may be made to Bethleum Perpetual Cemetery Fund, 8115 Old Lexington Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107.
GERMANTON -- Mr. William Larston White, 77, of Germanton, died Thursday at Stokes Reynolds Hospital. Mr. White was born February 22, 1922 in Stokes County to the late Thomas Luther (Luke) White and Carrie Boles White. He was a retired farmer and a member of Corinth Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae (Mutt) Wall White; two sister, Irene White of Walnut Cove and Josephine White Speas of Winston-Salem; and three brothers, Charlie White of Danbury, Robie White of Advance, and T.L. White of Rural Hall. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Corinth Church of Christ. Minister Charles Reese will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove and at other times at the family home on Friendship Road in Germanton.
ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA -- Matilda (Tillie) A. Youngman, 71, of Englewood, Fla., Formerly of Bradford and Andover, Mass., Seabrook Beach, N.H., and Winston-Salem, N.C., died September 14, 1999 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Youngman was a graduate of The University of New Hampshire. She retired as a teacher for the Lawrence (Mass.) School System in 1983. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harry E. and four children, Richard S. of Chesterfield, N.H., Catherine A. of Wellesley Hills, Mass., Susan Donohue of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Thomas M. of Andover, Mass. She is also survived by her sister, Bernadette McCool of Haverhill, Mass. and four grandchildren. An avid golfer and bridge player, she was a former member of Haverhill Country Club in Haverhill, Mass., Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, N.C., and currently a member and resident of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Fla. Mrs. Youngman was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood, Fla. A funeral mass will be held on September 21, 1999 at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael's. Memorials may be made to St. Raphael's Memorial Building Fund, 770 Kilbourne Avenue, Englewood, Fla. 34223. Arrangements by J.M. Reardon Funeral Home, Belmont, Mass.
Mr. M. Pope Baxley, 67, of Winston-Salem died Saturday evening in Casper, Wyoming, while on vacation. He was born May 14, 1933, in Lumberton to Atlas and Jessie Mercer Baxley. Mr. Baxley was retired as a carpet manufacturers representative. He had served with the U.S. Army and was a member of College Park Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Freeman Baxley of the home; three daughters, Catherine Baxley Hofher of Syracuse, N.Y., Donna Baxley Bates and Sherri Baxley Rumfelt both of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, Julie and Heather Corn, Tara, Shannon and Molly Hofher, Kimberly Keener and Kevin Rumfelt; and a sister, Joyce Matt. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at College Park Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Charles Edwards. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Mrs. Hattie Ruth Adams Clark, 83, of 122 N. Graham Ave. passed away Friday, May 26, 2000, at the Forsyth Medical Center. She was a native of Greenville County, S.C., born Oct. 21, 1916, to the late Daniel and Dicey Annie Madison Adams. She was a member of the Allen Temple AME Church in Greenville, S.C. She taught in the Greenville, S.C., school system for many years. Hattie moved to Winston-Salem in 1946 and was a member of the Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the Calendar Club and the Sunday school. She is survived by her husband, Ozie Clark of the home; a brother, Lt. Col. Paul (Alda) Adams of Lincoln, Neb.; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and relatives and friends. A Celebration of the life of Mrs. Clark will be held this evening, May 30, 2000, at 6 p.m. from the Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church with Dr. James M. Sloan presiding. The family visitation will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. this evening at the church. Final rites will be Saturday, June 3, 2000, in Greenville, S.C. (Russell)
EAST BEND -- Mr. Robert Lee Cockerham, 56, of Joe's Lake Road died Monday, May 29, 2000, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Huff Funeral Home of East Bend is serving the Cockerham family.