Mr. Paul S. Francisco, Jr., 61, of Winston-Salem died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1939, in Roanoke, Va. Mr. Francisco worked many years for McLean Trucking Co. and later retired from Yellow Freight. He was a strong member of the Teamsters Union, and an avid NASCAR, NHRA and Winston Cup fan. Surviving are his wife, Judy Francisco of the home; two sons, Rickey L. Francisco of Winston-Salem and Timothy W. Francisco and wife Hope H. of Chesterfield, Va.; three grandchildren, Adrian and Rickey Francisco II and Tyler Francisco; four sisters; three brothers; and the dear and loving friends who supported him through his last few years. A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Mr. Kenneth Williams officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 25086, Winston-Salem, NC 27114.
ADVANCE — Mr. Bill Hanes, 81, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at his home. He was born August 17, 1919, in Davie County to Mike and Celia Faircloth Hanes. Mr. Hanes was a member of Macedonia Moravian Church. He was an avid wagon train rider and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lucille Ward Hanes; two daughters, Shirley Hanes Cornatzer and Mary Ruth Hanes Dunn; and a grandson. Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Hanes Eckenrode of Advance; three sons, Ralph M. Hanes and wife Dianne, Kenneth Hanes and wife Brenda and Buck Hanes and wife Linda all of Advance; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Hanes York of Clemmons; special friends, Shorty Bowles, Harold Stanley and many others. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Macedonia Moravian Church with Pastor Reg Alderman and the Rev. Ronnie Craddock officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Memorials may be made to Davie County Hospice, P.O. Box 848, Mocksville, NC 27028. (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel, in the Kinderton development, Highway 158 across from Bermuda Run, telephone 940-5555 or toll-free (888) 940-8511).
Mrs. Linda Kay Hardy, 49, a daughter of the late Roscoe Lee Smith was born Jan. 4, 1952, in Forsyth County. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, Mrs. Hardy’s soul took flight unto a land of a never setting sun at Baptist Hospital. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Sai’ Heed. Mrs. Hardy was a graduate of West Forsyth High School. Those who survive to cherish loving memories are her mother, Daisy Mae Blackburn of Winston-Salem; her husband, James Cecil Hardy of South Carolina; a son, James Cecil Hardy Jr.; a daughter, Lea Cheretta Hardy; and a grandson, Eric Murden Jr. all of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Robert and Roger Blackburn of Winston-Salem; six sisters, Mary Catherine Bowles, Alice B. Conrad, Vera Veronica Blackburn and Karen Elizabeth Crowell all of Winston-Salem, Carol Jean Everhart of Charlotte and Debra Louise Wallace of Mocksville; a very devoted friend and nephew, Diane Bailey Carter and Leon Conrad; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Frances S. and Jerry C. Gilmore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bailey and the Rev. Rita Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The funeral cortege will assemble and leave from 1807 Longview Drive. Arrangements entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home. (Gilmore)
Mary Williams Hilton of Fleet St., Winston-Salem died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Hilton was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Davie County to the late Spencer F. and the late Martha Ireland Williams. Mrs. Hilton was married for 49 years to the late Harrison '`Shorty’‘ Hilton and was retired from Hanes Knitwear and K-Mart. Also preceding Mrs. Hilton in death were two brothers, Elgin Williams and Dallas Williams, and a sister, Willie Mae Wood. She is survived by a son, Wayne Hilton of the home; a daughter, Vivian Younts and her husband Allan of Lexington; brothers George, Walter ‘‘Pete’‘ and Nathan Williams of Lexington, Bill Williams of Advance and Gurney Williams of Mocksville; and sisters Coleen Vestal and Alice Rummage of Lexington and Virginia Beauchamp of Advance. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Davie Funeral Service Chapel, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Blaine Possinger officiating. Burial will follow at Bixby Church of the Living God in Advance. Davie Funeral Service, LLC, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville will be serving the Hilton family.
KERNERSVILLE — Grace Echols Holder, 93, a former resident of 632 Hastings Hill Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Bradford Village West rest home. She was born June 29, 1907, in Forsyth County to George W. and Sophina Hastings Echols. Grace was a member of the women’s Bible class. She retired from Belk Stevens with 20 years of service. Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan G. '`Nat’‘ Holder Sr.; her parents; four brothers, Fred, Bill, Raymond and Cliff; and a sister, Vora. Surviving are a son, Nathan G. Holder Jr. and wife Linda of Kernersville; a grandson, Jeff Holder (Melissa) of Anchorage, Alaska; a granddaughter, Amy Hickman (Lee) of Conway, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Madisen Holder, Thomas, Samuel and Jade Hickman. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Kernersville Moravian Church Chapel. Burial will be in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Hanes-Lineberry-Pierce Chapel, Kernersville, and other times at her son’s residence at 638 Hastings Hill Road, Kernersville. Memorials may be sent to Kernersville Moravian Church Kitchen Fund or Organ Fund, 504 S. Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284. The family wants to recognize the staff of Bradford Village West for the constant love and care they gave her.
Ramulo C. Jacinto, MD, CMD, 66, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Dr. Jacinto was born in Laoag City, Philippines, May 19, 1934, to Agustin Jacinto and Cristina Cruz. Dr. Jacinto served as captain of the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars. He received his medical degree in 1962 from Manila Central University, Philippines. He did his medical internship at R. E. Thomason General Hospital in El Paso, Texas, and his residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., and at Bataan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. He finished his fellowship in pulmonary disease at the Methodist Hospital Cardiopulmonary Institute at Southwestern Medical School at the University of Texas. He practiced at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., and Beckley, W.Va. Since 1975 Dr. Jacinto had his private practice in Winston-Salem, where he practiced internal medicine with a specialization in pulmonary disease and geriatrics. Dr. Jacinto was board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also received his certificate with added qualifications in geriatric medicine and was a certified medical director. He received the Geriatrics Recognition Award as well as the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award. He was admitting physician to Forsyth Medical Center for Cross Care Inc. In addition he served as the medical director at Pellcare Nursing Home and Britthaven Kernersville Nursing Home. He was also the assistant medical director at the Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was a member of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church. He was a beloved husband, father, mentor, colleague, physician and friend. He is survived by his wife, Veronica, and four children, Romel of San Francisco, Calif., Kathryn of New York City, N.Y., Randy of Winston-Salem and Christine of Boston, Mass.; his brother and wife, Alfred and MaryLou Jacinto of El Paso, Texas, and two sisters, Lucy Baria of California and Mary Dalupang of the Philippines. The family wishes to thank his patients and the entire medical community for their kindness and support for 25 years. The Jacinto family will receive friends and family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 21, at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Leo’s Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and will be directly followed by a reception from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Holiday Inn Hanes Mall. A military interment service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at National Cemetery in Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Leo’s Church Columbarium Fund, 332 Springdale Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
Mr. A. H. '`Les’‘ Lescault, 81, of 2920 Robinhood Road died Dec. 26, 2000, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He retired from the Air Force in 1959 and was a resident of Winston-Salem for the past 41 years. After retirement, he was active with the Forsyth County Little League and then the local stamp club. His wife, Margaret Church Lescault, and a daughter, Peggy, preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter, Cecile Adams of Stuart, Fla., and two grandsons, Chris and Jason Adams of Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside services will be held in Arlington Cemetery on Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Mary Donathan Marsh, 68, of 55 Carter Circle, Winston-Salem, died Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Yadkin County to Riley H. and Ellen J. Donathan. Mrs. Marsh retired from R.J. Reynolds in December 1987 with 28 years service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurmond Albert Marsh; her parents; and three brothers, Walter, Wilbur and Wendell Donathan. Surviving are four children, Susan (Don) Doty of Harrisburg, Kenneth (Becky) Marsh and Roland (Beverly) Marsh, all of King, and Michael Marsh of the home; a sister, Ms. Ruth Watson of Mt. Airy; two brothers, Jack Donathan of Alexandria, Va., and William E. Stuart-Donathan of Deltona, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by the Rev. Jack Casstevens and Father Larry Donathan. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
RURAL HALL — Mr. H. Vance Marshall Sr., 97, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2001. Vance was a long-standing member of the Rural Hall Church of Christ, serving as deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher. He was an avid supporter of the church softball team. He was a charter member of the Rural Hall Civic Club, a member of the Rural Hall Volunteer Fire Department and a past member of the Rural Hall School Board. By trade, he was a farmer and a carpenter. Vance was preceded in death by his son, Bill Marshall one week ago, Jan. 12, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife of over 71 years, Juanita Moore Marshall. Also surviving are two sons and three daughters-in-law, Henry and Mae Marshall of Raleigh, Karl and Barbara Marshall of Paris, Ill. and Martha '`Marty’‘ Nance Marshall of Winston-Salem; five grandsons, Ty, Tobi, Todd, Trent and Troy; a granddaughter, Tonya Oliver; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Rural Hall Church of Christ with Ron Voss, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church following the service. A graveyard committal service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Salem Chapel Church Cemetery on Highway 311. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Rural Hall Church of Christ or Salem Chapel Church Cemetery Fund. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel is in charge of arrangements.)
KING — Mr. Leff Charles Nichols, 75, of Village Care, formerly of 111 Twin Lakes Road, Rising Sun, Md., passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2001, at Village Care. Mr. Nichols was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Alleghany County, the son of the late William and Lura Joines Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a retired plumber, a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Kay Nichols of Durham; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bertha Nichols Hodges, Florence Nichols Brinkley and Nannie Nichols, all of Mount Airy, and Willie Mae Nichols Frost of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, Richard Nichols of Cana, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by two sons, David Michael Nichols and Charles William Nichols; a sister, Bert Nichols; and two brothers, Walter Nichols and Samuel Nichols. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Elmo Hiatt . Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Friday night at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted.