Richard Franklin Willard, age 48, of Buford, Ga. and Fleetwood, N.C. died Saturday, January 8, 2000. Mr. Willard was born April 24, 1951 in Forsyth County, N.C. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Willard and son, Jonathan Mark Willard. Surviving are his wife, Linda S. Willard of the home; his father, Lester Willard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one daughter Traci Willard Zachary and husband, Richie of Yadkinville, N.C.; one son, Richard E. Willard and wife, Andrea of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandson, Troy Austin Zachary; two stepchildren, James W. Houck of Jackson, Miss., and Georgia Celeste Stover and husband, Paul of Buford, Ga. Also surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Wayne Willard and wife, Patsy of Thomasville, N.C.; Robert Willard and wife, Emily of Winston-Salem, N.C.; David Willard and wife, Patti of Advance, N.C.; Dorothy Wilkins and husband, Gary of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Phyllis Cooke and husband, Lanny of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Willard's burial was held on Monday, January 10, 2000, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson, N.C.
William Earnes Williams, age 82, of 840 Sparger Rd. Mt. Airy, N.C., husband of Mrs. Ocie Mae Stanley Williams, died Thursday night January 13, 2000 at Central Continuing Care in Mt. Airy. Mr. Williams was born November 7, 1917 in Carroll County, Va. to the late Robert and Minnie Arnold Williams, he was retired from Howard Hull's Sawmill and was of the Holiness faith. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Ocie Mae Stanley Williams of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Robert Brown of King, N.C., Linda and Larry Burton of Cana, Va. and Charlotte and Paul Lawson of Ararat, N.C.; nine sons and daughters-in-law Albert and Lois Williams of Pilot Mountain, N.C., Elmer and Ava Williams of Warfield, Va., Lee and Charlotte Williams of Cana, Va., Rodney and Jackie Williams and Bobby and Dale Williams all of Mt. Airy, N.C., Hank Williams and Cecil Williams both of the home, Basil and Betty Williams of Thomasville, N.C., and Ricky and Pat Williams of Lowgap, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Williams of Iowa; several grandchildren, and several treat grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law Bertha and Rufus Compton, Fort Chiswell, Va.; and one brother, Arthur George Williams of Mt. Airy, N.C. In addition to his parents Mr. Williams was preceded in death by two daughters, Ethel Mae Williams and Sherry Williams, a great granddaughter, Casandra Burton, by a sister Gracie Sizemore and by two brothers Junior Williams and Marvin Williams. Funeral services will be held Sunday January 16, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy with services conducted by Rev. Carl Sutton, Rev. Chris Haynes and Rev. Bobby Bullins with burial to follow in the Woodlawn Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, N.C.
Mrs. Beatrice Dillard Wilson, 90, of 1405 Buckhorn Rd., Mebane, N.C. Passed away on January 12, 2000 at her home in Orange County. She was born May 4, 1909 in Granville County to Pilic Dillard and Hattie Oniel Dillard. She was a member of Hawfields Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker. She was an active member in the Senior Citizens Group. Survivors include 3 sons, Mr. Harry Wilson of Winston-Salem, Mr. Willard ''Bud'' Wilson of Raleigh, and Mr. Arnold Wilson of Durham; 1 daughter, Ms. Clara Jo. Wilson of Durham; 3 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Edwards of Franklinton, N.C., Mrs. Norma Estes of Wake Forrest, N.C., and Mrs. Ruby Corley of Burgaw, N.C. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Iva Wilson, and Floy Ritter; 2 brothers, Cliff Dillard, and Norman Dillard. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Visitation was at Walker Funeral Home of Mebane, Friday at 6pm-8pm. Funeral Services will be at Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Curtis Fussell officiating, with interment following at Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Walkers Funeral Home of Mebane is in charge of arrangements.
CHARLOTTE -- Emily Margaret Turner Wright, Sept . 13, 1913-Dec . 18, 1999, died at Southminster, 8919 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C. She was predeceased by her husband, James Joseph Wright, Jr., of Greensboro, N.C. She was the daughter of Perry Boston Turner and Dora Alice Carroll of Stokes County; the sister of Kathryn Rumell Turner and Carolyn Turner Jones, of King, N.C., and Alice Turner Masten, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; the mother of Cydne Wright Farris, wife of Ray Simpson Farris, and James Joseph Wright, III, husband of Margaret Miller Wright; the grandmother of Ray Simpson Farris, III, husband of Blair Duwe Farris, Emily Farris Wall, wife of Edwin Craig Wall, III, Margaret Peden Wright, and James Joseph Wright, IV; and the great grandmother of Edwin Craig Wall, IV and Syney Elizabeth Farris, all of Charlotte, N.C. A private memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N.C. The family will receive friends at 3035 Belvedere Ave., Charlotte, N.C. from 6:30 -8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec . 19, 1999. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204 and to the Southminster Foundation, 8919 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28210. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Wright.
MADISON -- Mrs. Virginia Gray Robertson, 75, of 301 W. Academy Street, Madison, died Saturday, Jan 1, 2000 at Moses Cone Hospital Hospice Unit. She was born April 21, 1924, the daughter of Leach and Hattie Gray. She was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 202 of Stokesdale, the Madison Service League, and was president of Sow N' Hope Garden Club. She was a former member of the Lions and American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Robertson was a graduate of the former City Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem and a member of the Nurse Cadet Corps during WWII. She was retired from Wesley Long Community Hospital after many years on medical and surgical floors. She was also a volunteer with Hospice of Rockingham County, Meals on Wheels, and the Blood Mobile. Surviving are three daughters, Judy Fussell and husband, Jim, of Clemmons, Donna Williams and husband, Charles, of Mocksville, and Beth Berry and husband, Gary, of Pine Hall; two sons, Tommy Robertson and wife, Sandy, and Steve Robertson and wife, Irene, of Madison; two brothers, Lawrence Gray and wife, Barbara, and Ralph Gray and wife, Margaret, of Greensboro; 10 grandchildren, Matthew and Brooke Fussell, Steven and Sarah Williams, Justin, Dane, Kristin and Anna Robertson, and Casey and Kelly Berry. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan . 3, 2000 at Madison Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan . 2, 2000 at Colonial Funeral Home, and other times, at the home of Steve Robertson, 144 Longview Drive, Madison, N.C. 27025. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, N.C. 27375.
MOUNT AIRY -- Mr. Carl Ray Smith, age 56, of 566 Laurel Springs Church Road, Mount Airy, N.C., the husband of the late Mrs. Maurine Gregory Smith, died Saturday, January 1, 2000 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr Smith was born on April 13, 1943 in Surry County, the son of Troy and Maude Golding Smith. He was the owner and operator of Smith Auto Parts and Supply; a member of Round Peak Masonic Lodge 616 AF and AM and a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Ray and Sherry Smith of Mount Airy; one granddaughter, Carlee Elizabeth Smith of Mount Airy; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Johnson of Mount Airy and one brother and sister-in-law, Billy Gray and Peggy Smith of Mount Airy and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m Monday, January 3, 2000 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Jon Crawley with burial to follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Flat Rock
Miss Emily Colleen Solomon, 78, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, December 31, 1999 at her home. Miss Solomon was born March 5, 1921 in Winston-Salem to James Thomas and Estelle Combs Solomon. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 3, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel by Rev. Michael Pope and Rev. Coye Still. Interment will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Solomon was a member of South Fork Baptist Church. She was a graduate of City Hospital Nursing School. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Queens College and a masters degree in arts and education from Wake Forest university. Miss Solomon retired as director of nursing at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. Survivors include one sister, Bobleigh S. Thacker, of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Andy Thacker and wife, Mercer, Emily Nicholson and husband, Jim, Pam Bennet, and Lisa Reid and husband, Kevin; and great nieces and nephews, Kelly Nicholson and Will Bennet. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and ask that memorials be made to South Ford Baptist Church, 3830 Wayne Avenue, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104 or to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Glenice Fleming Williams, of 945 New Hope Lane, was born to the late Ben Lindsay and Lee Anna Fleming in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a lifelong resident of Winston-Salem, where she was formerly employed with the Winston-Salem Transit Authority and Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company. Mrs. Williams retired as a domestic worker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curlee Miller Williams; a son, Curlee Bernard Williams; and a brother, Robert Fleming. She departed this life Wednesday, Dec . 29, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan . 3, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of Hooper Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service (1 -1:30 p.m.) at the funeral home. She leaves to cherish memories, four daughters, Arneatha Fleming, Carolyn Williams, Brenda Williams, and Denise Williams; and four sons, Bobby Lee Williams, Gregory Lee Williams, Donald Ray Williams, and Frederick Lee Williams, all of Winston-Salem; 19 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Hardin and Margaret Fleming, both of Winston-Salem; a caring, devoted niece and nephew, Willena Alsbrooks and Rev. Kenneth Fleming; and other nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Mr. James ''Jimmie'' Wallace, 71, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, October 7, 1999. He was the beloved husband of Martha; loving father of two sons, James Glenn (Alicia Wallce and Robert T. (Barbara) Wallce; loving brother of two sisters, Margaret (Geoff) Mansfield and Eleanor (Chris) Towle; and brother of Robert (Mavis) Wallace. A friend to many he will be missed by those who knew him. He worked in the tool and die industry for the last 50 years, most recently at Stratford Tool and Die, and was a long time member of Wright's Grove Lodge 779. There will be a private service at a later date. The family asks that you remember Jimmie with acts of kindness toward others.
Mrs. Frances Parks Warner, 83, of Winston-Salem, passed away Thursday, October 7, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born April 7, 1916 in Surry County to Roy and Esther Nance Parks. Mrs. Warner was a member of Grace Baptist Temple. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gail Warner Aycoth of Winston-Salem; one son, Mr. Eddie R. Warner of the home; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Martin and Mrs. Grace Lemons both of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ed Sears officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.