YADKINVILLE -- Mr. James Edward Warren, 75, of 2248 Brawley Rd., died Wednesday at Yadkin Nursing Center. Born June 6, 1924 in Yadkin County he was a son of the late Thomas Franklin Warren and Permelia James Warren. He was a cattle farmer. Survivors include one sister, Ethel Warren of Yadkinville; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Vestal and Mrs. Peggy Spear; and one nephew, Thomas Warren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Ray Warren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 1999 at Mackie-Gentry Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joe McCollum and Brother Hugh Joyner officiating. Burial will follow in the Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Mackie-Gentry Funeral Home.
CAERLEON, WALES -- Peacefully, in Caerleon, Wales, R.L. (Bob) Wilson, 89, passed away on September 30, 1999. Much beloved by his wife, Peggy; his daughter, Margaret and her family, David, Ben, and Stephen (Bo) Blizard, fomerly of Winston-Salem, now residing in State College, Pennsylvania. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
HIGH POINT -- Helen Marie Armstrong, 74, formerly of 3101 Butterfield Drive, High Point, died Tuesday, September, 28, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born April 29, 1925 in High Point to Harvey and Alice Presley Armstrong. She attended William Penn High School and was a Dining Hall Supervisor at Winston-Salem State University. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Ms. Armstrong was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, David, Harold, Frank, Carl, Paul, Russell, and Raymond Armstrong; and one sister, Jeanelle Miller. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Amanda Gibson; a Goddaughter, Evangelist Shirley Ceasar Williams; her grandchildren, Eddie Torrence, Jr. (Vanessa), Warren Henderson (Shawanna), Gregory Antonio Torrence (Tamara) of Upper Marlboro, Md.; Jacque Holiday (Cherry), and Jackie Moody; great-grandchildren, Latoya Dingle, Devon Black, Antoinette Misahy, Christopher, and Jasmine Nicole; special friends, Gracie Oree and Dorothy Clinton; Godchildren, Renata Smith and Cassie N. Rush; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Mt. Calvary Holy Church with Bishop Harold I. Williams officiating. Interment will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Services and Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 1:30-2:00 at Mt. Calvary Holy Church and other times at the home.
SALISBURY -- Mrs. Lillian Rebecca Shepherd Bare, 79, of 803 Hidden Creek Circle, Salisbury, N.C. died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at Genesis Elder Care of Salisbury. She had been in declining health for the past ten months. Mrs. Bare was born August 27, 1920 in Ashe County to the late Caroline Long Shepherd and the late John Robert Shepherd. She was educated in Ashe County, N.C. schools. She was a homemaker, was associated with Bare Furniture, and Ann Rowland Furniture. Survivors include her husband, Winfred Bare whom she married October 8, 1938; a son, Bill Bare of China Grove, N.C.; her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Eagle of Clemmons, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Mayme Crisler of Charlotte; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Summersett Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Ted Burke, Mooresville Church of God, will officiate. Entombment will be in Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Summersett Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the residence.
Mrs. Junie Mae Jenette Barnes, 85, formerly of 830 West 14th Street, Apt.A., passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit following a period of illness. She was a native of Kingsville, S.C. (Richmond County), born on February 22, 1914 to the late Augustine Jenette and Joseph Jenette. She was formerly employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and the AMADA Clothing Manufacturing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. after which she returned to Winston-Salem, N.C. She was dedicated member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was involved as a member of the Sunday School Class #8 and several other auxilliaries until her health prevented her attendance. She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Freddie E. Bynum and wife, Shirley W. Bynum; granddaughters, Shan D. Bynum and Gail P. Howard; grandson, Rick V. Byrd; niece, Dorothy M. Allen; and several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Drayton officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Russell Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the home of her son, Freddie Bynum, 3901 Pomeroy Drive. (RUSSELL)
Mr. John Gilbert Beck, 75, of Winston-Salem, died Thursday, September 30, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Beck was born December 24, 1923 in Asheboro, N.C. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and graduated from the Institute of Polygraph. Mr. Beck was a Polygraph Examiner and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Davis Beck of the home; two daughters, Johnnie (Harry) Leake of Rural Hall and Johanna (Roger) Sizemore of Yadkinville; a step-daughter, Sharon Carter and husband, Daryl of Winston-Salem; four step-sons, Steven (Cindy) Spear, Randall Spear, Bruce (Tammie) Spear, and Brian (Kristy) Spear all of Winston-Salem; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Byron Beck of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Geraldine Polke of High Point; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek by Rev. Charles Martin. Entombment will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Cornerstone Baptist Church or to Hospice of Forsyth County/Winston-Salem, 1100-C South Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Elizabeth Harnies Bynum, 78, of Winston-Salem, the widow of Hugh Ellis Bynum, Jr., died Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at her home. She was born October 20, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Cecil Morcom and Mary Rolfe Harnies. Mrs. Bynum served in France with the American Red Cross during WWII. She had been an active golfer as long as her health permitted, and was an avid bridge player. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Old Town Club. Surviving are three step children, Hugh E. Bynum III of Centreville, Va., Janice Bynum Warnock of Bushnell, Fla., and Sherry Bynum Williams of Oxford, Fla.; one niece, Mrs. Linda McNutt Ibarra of Montevideo, Uruguay; one nephew, Alexander MacLean of San Jose, Calif. A committal Service and burial will be in Allegheny Cemetery in Oakmont, Pa., and a Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at a later date to be announced. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or a charity of the donor's choice. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel).
Mrs. Jane Kennedy Crosswell, 80, of Boone, wife of the late Rev. Gower Crosswell, Jr., died Thursday, September 29, 1999 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. She was born March 24, 1919 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late Leland and Elizabeth Bean Kennedy. She was a retired teacher, having taught kindergarten and first grade for 40 years in North Carolina and Florida. She assisted children through many organizations during her entire life and served with her late husband in churches throughout the state. She was a member of Boone United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Arthur Crosswell and wife, Kathleen of Milton, Florida; Mac Crosswell of Boone, and Joe Crosswell and wife, Martha of Boone; two brothers, Rev. William B. Kennedy of Black Mountain and Rev. J. Whitner Kennedy of Waynesboro, Virginia; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church with Rev. Marianne McMasters and Rev. Thomas L. Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the Antioch Community of Hoke County. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. At other times, friends may call at the home of Joe and Martha Crosswell, 287-A Bub Teams Road in Boone. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P.E.O., Chapter Q, in care of Shirley Harris, 349 Highland Avenue, Boone, N.C. 28607. Hampton Funeral Service in Boone is in charge of arrangements.
On September 25, 1999, the Lord called Mrs. Berta Lilly Drummond home to be with him. She was born on September 14, 1912 to the late Jim and Florence Baldwin Lilly in Troy, North Carolina. She attended school in Troy, North Carolina and was a retired employee of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Early in life, she joined Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Group and a member of the Friendly Neighborhood Club. She loved her church and derived much joy from being in various church services. Mrs. Drummond was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Drummond. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Serenus T. Churn, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service (12:30-1:00 p.m.) at the church. She leaves to mourn one sister, Ms. Alma Lilly of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three nieces, Henrietta Tillery of Detroit, Mich., Johnnie Mae Sidney of Philadelphia, Pa.; a special devoted niece, Julia Blaylock of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five great nieces; eight great nephews; a devoted friend and caregiver, Calvin Hunter and a host of other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege will assemble and leave from the residence 1040 E. Brookline Ave. Saturday at 12 noon. (HOOPER)
Mrs. Fannie Leone Culler King, 82, of Rt. 1, Box 174, Claudville, Va., widow of the late Mr. Adam King, passed away early Thursday morning, September 30, 1999 at the Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, Va. Mrs. King was born in Patrick County on June 20, 1917, daughter of the late Emmit and Maude Poore Culler, was a homemaker, and member of the Flippen Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Otis Goins of Albermarle, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Ann King of Ararat, Va., Troy and Frances King of King, N.C., and Gary and Sue King of Mt. Airy; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Ruth Smith of High Point, Velma Bishop of Ararat, and Verona Quesinberry of Mt. Airy. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. King was preceded in death by a son, Edward Franklin King; two sisters, Grace Valentine and Jessie Reynolds; and by five brothers, Lester Culler, Ed Culler; Carl Culler; Clyde Culler, and Russell Culler. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy conducted by Rev. R.J. Hartman and Rev. Otis Goins with burial to follow in the Hatchers Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C.