Ethan Ted James Roach, infant son of Dean and Laura Roach, of 448 Lindsay Street #F, Kernersville, N.C. died September 20, 1999 at N.C. Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Laura Roach, Kernersville, N.C.; grandparents, Joseph and Sandra Bennett, Julie and Vernon Long, Jean and William Sayers, and Ted Roach, a step-sister, Whitney Amber Roach; great grandparents, Jack and Allure Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Glenn and Ruth Yarborough, Greenville, S.C., and Lucy Morrison of Ontario, Canada. Graveside services will be conducted Friday afternoon September 24, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Stoney Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Carl Childs.
Mrs. Laura Evon Bennett Roach, 21, wife of Dean James Roach of 448 Lindsay Street #F, Kernersville, N.C., died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mrs. Roach was born in Forsyth County April 14, 1978 to Joseph E. Bennett and Julie Yarborough Long. She was a waitress. Surviving are her husband, Dean James Roach, of the home; one step-daughter, Whitney Amber Roach, Regina, SK, Canada, Two brothers, Michael Joseph Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Jacob Aaron Bennett, Westfield, N.C.; Two step-sisters, Suzanne Michelle Long, Winston-Salem, N.C., Amy Lynn Holmes, Westfield, N.C.; one step-brother and wife, Stephen and Sharon Holmes, Walnut Cove, N.C.; her father and his wife, Joseph and Sandra Bennett, Westfield, N.C.; her mother and husband, Julie and Vernon Long, Winston-Salem, N.C., mother-in-law and husband, Jean Sayers and William, Ontario, Canada; father-in-law, Ted Roach, Ontario, Canada; grandparents, Jack and Allure Bennett, Westfield, N.C., Glenn and Ruth Yarborough, Greenville S.C. A graveside service will be conducted Friday, September 24, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Stoney Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Childs. Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain is in charge of services.
ASHEVILLE -- Rev. James T. Turner, Sr., 83, of 87 Hampton St., died Wednesday, September 22 1999 at a Winston-Salem hospital. He was born in Brown Summit, N.C. to the late Henry and Lucinda Thacker Jones. He graduated from Dudley High School where he was a member of the debating team. He attended A & T State University, was a graduate of Livingstone College, and Hood Theological Seminary. He continued his education at Furman University, Garrett University, and Emory University. Rev. Jones was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Reynolds-Miller Chorale. He was an avid sports fan, reader, and lover of music. He began his pastoral career at Epworth Methodist Church, Gastonia. He served as pastor at the following United Methodist churches: Asbury Memorial, Durham; Brooks Memorial, High Point; Berry Temple and Wilson Chapel, Asheville; Saints Home, Winston-Salem; St. James, Rural Hall; and Addies Chapel, Marion. He was a member and held various positions in the Western North Carolina and Central jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and United Methodist Ministers Association. After retirement, he maintained his membership at Berry Temple. Rev. Jones was preceded in death by his sisters, Mabel Seville and Estalea Hayes; brothers, Aldean Jones, Rev. Luman Jones, Rev. Elwood Jones, Ruben Jones, and Andrew Jones. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Agnes Barber Jones; son, James T. Jones, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Rev. Fred Jones of Lexington, N.C.; two grandchildren; several nieces; and other relatives and many friends. A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday in Asheville at Berry Temple United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Juan Gray officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, 30 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28801 and YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville, N.C. 28801. Services are being provided by Ray & Allen Funeral Service, 127 McDowell St., Asheville, N.C. 28801.
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mrs. Mary Sue Covington Thomas, 45, wife of Harry James (Jimmy) Thomas of 122 Parkview Circle, Pilot Mountain, N.C., died Wednesday morning, September 22, 1999 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Thomas was born in Forsyth County September 28, 1953 to the late Robert James and Mary Ruby Chilton Covington. She was an employee of the Surry County School System, at Pilot and Shoals Elementary Schools and was a member of Ararat Friends Meeting. Surviving are her husband, Harry James (Jimmy) Thomas of the home; one daughter, Emily Suzanne Thomas of the home, one son, Chad Justin Thomas of the home; a future son-in-law, William Vaden Dallas, of Roxboro, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Anne C. and Wayne F. Johnson of Pilot Mountain; her mother and father-in-law, James and Mary Ann Thomas of Dobson; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark Thomas, Tim and Cindy Thomas, Mike and Robin Thomas, and Charlie Thomas and Teresa Coe all of Dobson; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and uncles; great-nieces and a great-nephew. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Robert James and Mary Ruby Chilton Covington. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, September 24, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Elise Brown, Rev. Wayne Johnson, and Bruce Sprinkle. Burial will be in the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas is at the Cox-Needham Funeral Home and chapel in Pilot Mountain. Mrs. Thomas will be taken to the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Thursday evening September 23, 1999 at 5:00 p.m., where she will remain until the hour of the funeral services. The family will receive friends at the Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Thursday evening September 23, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at other times at the Thomas Home, 122 Parkview Circle, Pilot Mountain, N.C. Memorials may be made in Floral Tribute or to Whitaker Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o J.W. Denny, 187 Burge Road, Pinnacle, N.C. 27043.
HAYS -- Mr. Jackie Gene ''Jack'' Triplett, age 54, husband of Patricia Wood Triplett, of Haynes Road, Hays died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00 at Bethany Baptist Church in the Rock Creek Community with the Rev. Hillery Wood, the Rev. Tommy Mathis, and the Rev. Ted Combs officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Triplett was born in Wilkes County, March 4, 1945, to Coy Arvil and Maie Ruth Huffman Triplett. He was a deacon and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Mr. Triplett was employed by the NC Department of Corrections until his retirement. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kim Beshears and Barbie Triplett, both of Hays, and Lisa Billings of Traphill; his parents Coy Arvil and Maie Ruth Huffman Triplett of North Wilkesoro; one sister, Susie Crowe of Millers Creek; two brothers, Harold Triplett of Purlear, and Gary Triplett of Millers creek; three grandchildren. The family will recieve at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 7:00 until 9:00 Thursday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 5624 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, N.C. 28212.
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.
Miles Edward Apple, 76, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Apple was born August 27, 1923, in Bethlehem, Pa. to Alice Verna Ruch and Miles Edward Apple, Sr. He graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem. He attended MIT and graduated from Lehigh University, class of 1946, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician. Mr. Apple joined Western Electric, AT&T, in 1946 in New York City. His career with Western Electric included positions at Allentown, Pa. plant, a special assignment in New York City, Hawthorne Works in Chicago from which he was transfered to Winston-Salem in 1958. His responsibilities included guidance over the construction of the Reynolda Road location. While at Western Electric he initiated a co-operative education program with Tuskegee Institute and participated in the National Alliance of Businessmen, Cluster Program. He retired in 1984 as Manager, Engineering, at the Lexington Road Plant after 38 years of service. Mr. Apple's community involvement included chairman of the building committee for the Winston-Salem YMCA in 1975. As a member of the original Board of Trustees of Forsyth Memorial Hospital appointed in 1969, Mr. Apple served as a Chairman of the Board 1973-75. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Winston-Salem Kiwanis Club, and served as President for Wellington Homeowner's Association. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jessie Ayre Apple; two daughters, Candace Apple of Atlanta, Ga., and Elizabeth Genisol and her husband Babur of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Robert F. Holbrook, Jr. of Atlanta, and mother-in-law Mrs. Fred P. Ayre of Bethlehem, Pa. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 24, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 1386-A Westgate Center Drive, W-S, N.C., 27103; the Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller Street, 61 Miller Street, W-S, N.C. 27104, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 52 Summit Street, W-S, N.C., 27101.
Mrs. Josie Dorothy Doby Atkins, age 76, of Route 2, Box 88, Dobson, widow of Clifton Atkins, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Atkins was born in Surry County on September 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Mary Etta Badgett Doby. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Home Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeanette and Brent Simpson of Ararat, and Frankie Butcher of Dobson; six grandchildren, Rodney Simpson of Ararat, Kevin Simpson of Elkin, Monica Simpson of Ararat, and Heather Norman, Adam Butcher, and Joseph Butcher, all of Dobson; two great grandchildren, Tyler Simpson and Kyle Simpson, both of Ararat; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Jessie Matthews of East Bend, Edna Cordner of Mount Airy, and Grace and Floyd Culler of Dobson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Freeda Doby and George and Bertie Doby, all of Dobson. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by two brothers, Alonza Doby and Curvie Doby. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 24, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy. The service will be conducted by Bro. John Snow and Bro. Robert Parish, with burial in the New Home Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy.
Mrs. Rebecca Hammond Berrier, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Berrier was born on July 19, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina to Howard and Sarah Walters Hammond. She spent most of her life in Winston-Salem and was a second grade school teacher for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Mrs. Berrier is survived by one daughter, Phyllis and husband, Danny Hurd of Winston-Salem; one son, Grey Glass of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Zachary and Thomas Hurd; one brother, Worth Hammond of Fort Worth, Texas; and a very close friend, Dennis Berrier. The funeral service will be at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. Samuel Carter. Interment will be in the Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-3200.
Mr. Joseph Doyle Corbin, 85, of Winston-Salem, died September 22, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1914 to John Draper and Tina Bowles Corbin in Kenna, W. Va. Mr. Corbin was a photographer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was married for 63 years to his wife, Ruth McElwee Corbin of the home. he is also survived by one son, John D. Corbin of Charlotte; two granddaughters, Sarah Grace Corbin and Jonston Marie Corbin; two brothers, Paige Corbin of Petersburg, W.Va. and William Corbin of Summersville, W.Va.; and one sister, Greta Kiser of Melbourne Beach, Fla. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 25, 1999 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. by Dr. Mark W. Sinnett. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church Building Fund.