PINNACLE -- Mrs. Myrtle Lea Goins, 83, of 1728 Old Winston Road, Pinnacle, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 at Nursing Center at Oak Summit in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Goins was born in Stokes County, Aug. 31, 1917 to William Fredrick and Lodski Frye Goin. She was a homemaker, a farmer and of the Primitive Baptist faith. She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Marie Lankford of Walnut Cove, Shelby Gregory of Ararat and Penny Vernon and husband Steve of Winston-Salem; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Goins and wife Jackie of Winston-Salem and Lewis Ray Goins and wife Pam of Pinnacle; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Mrs. Goins was preceded in death by her husband, James William Goins, two sons, Carlice Lee Goins and William Leonard Goins , and by a daughter, Lillie Mae Goins, three sisters, Annie Pruitt, Gracie Dunlop and Vivian Goins, a brother, Romney Goin, and a granddaughter, April Dawn Lankford. Funeral services for Mrs. Goins will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stateline Primitive Baptist Church by Elder J.H. Keaton and Elder Ray Flinchum. Mrs. Goins is at Cox-Needham Funeral Home and will be placed at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service. Burial will follow at Stateline Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cox-Needham Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at other times at the home of Ray Goins, 1728 Old Winston Road, Pinnacle. The Goins family is being served by Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain.
Mr. Raymond J. Gunnell, 76, of 634 E. Haymore St. in Mount Airy passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 , at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mr. Gunnell was born April 3, 1924 , in Surry County, the son of Roosevelt and Emma McCraw Gunnell. Mr. Gunnell worked at Brown's Garage and was retired from Bassett Furniture Co. and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Clem and Frank Lawrence of Mount Airy, Fannie and Price Weddle of Mount Airy, Anice and Don Longhofer of Ocala, Fla. , Lillian Gunnell of Mount Airy and Bettie Leonard of Mount Airy and by a brother, Gary Gunnell of Mojave, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy , conducted by Dr . Charles Adams , with burial to follow for the immediate family in the Gunnell family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence, 255 London Lane, Mount Airy. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Mrs. Marion Clark Jones, 104, died Thursday evening at Vienna Village. Mrs. Jones was born in Eastman, Ga. , Feb. 15, 1896, to Dr. Matthew C. Clark and Dollie Pickren Clark. Following her marriage to C. Frank Jones in 1922, she moved to Winston-Salem and became very active at First Baptist Church and the Mary-Martha Sunday school class. Mrs. Jones was a true southern lady and was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Winston-Salem Women's Club. Her husband preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are her daughter, Janet Jones Banzhof and husband William S. of Clemmons; two grandsons, Frank Banzhof and wife Daphne of Indian Trail and Mark Banzhof and wife Suzy of Taylors, S.C.; a granddaughter, Julia Banzhof Jones and husband Randy of Longs, S.C.; six great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Forsyth Memorial Park with Dr. Dale Steele officiating. The family will receive friends at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel from 2 to 2:45 p.m. just prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church, Box 236, Clemmons, NC 27012, in memory of Mrs. Jones and in memory of her friend, the late Bishop Burton Rights.
Mr. Wallace Wert Jones of Winston-Salem died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Feb. 11, 1921 to William Shade and Carrie King Jones in Walkertown. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. Mr. Jones was retired from the N.C. Wildlife Commission and was a member of Burkhead United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Billie J. Erickson. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Grace J. Jones of the home; a daughter, Lynda Jones Swaim and a granddaughter, Erin Lee Swaim, both of Winston-Salem; and three sisters, Beverly J. Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Anne J. Baysinger and Betty J. Strader both of Walkertown. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lewisville by the Rev. Glenn Davis. There will be no formal viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burkhead United Methodist Church, 5250 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or the Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC 27023. Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel will be serving the family.
Mary Mizelle Kearns, 77, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Sept. 28, 2000. She was a native of Newport News, Va. , and had resided at Brookstone Retirement Center for the past 2 1/2 years. A C&P Telephone employee most of her life, she retired from the Newport News Daily Press in 1992. She is survived by her children, Lynn M. Ballou of Lexington, Carolyn M. Cirillo of Yorktown, Va. , and John P. Mizelle of Lawton, Okla.; her grandchildren, Kimberly N. Moore, W. Keith Neeley, Karen A. Neeley-Benson, Laynie S. Ballou of Winston-Salem, Kathy L. Cirillo, Christopher Cirillo, Leighan Cirillo, Johnny Mizelle and Amy Murphy; and nine great-grandchildren. As requested by Mary, her body was donated to UNC-Chapel Hill for research. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in her honor. A dogwood tree has been planted in memory of Mary at Hope Home in Windsor.
Curtis Lenwood Nelson, 57 , of Indian Trail, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Northside Baptist Church. Interment will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel. Mr. Nelson was born March 15, 1943 in Stokes County, a son of Curtis C. Nelson and Lorene Cardwell Nelson. He was employed as a route salesman by Merita Bakeries and was a member of Northside Baptist Church for 23 years. Surviving are his wife, Donna C. Nelson of the home; daughters, Angela Riggins and husband, Eric Riggins of Charlotte and Melissa Harvey and husband David of Monroe; sons, Chris Nelson and wife Dana Wilson of Rock Hill, S.C. and Kenny Nelson and wife, Ashley Nelson of Monroe; mother Lorene Cardwell Nelson of Lawsonville; 14 loving grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Venable, Carolyn Tilley and Debra Nelson and brother, Charles Nelson. He was preceded in death by his father , Curtis C. Nelson. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel.
Cora Coltrane Phillips, formerly of 223 Oakwood Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 at Springwood Care Center of Winston-Salem. A native of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Phillips, the wife of the late William F. Phillps Jr., was born Nov. 1, 1913, to Cora and William McKindry Coltrane. During World War II, she was a first lieutenant in the Army Nursing Corps. After the war, she was employed as a private-duty nurse and later became a supervisor at Forsyth Memorial Hospital's Whitaker Care Unit, from which she retired. Mrs. Phillips, her sons and husband were members of First Christian Church of Winston-Salem. She had been in declining health for the past four years with Alzheimer's disease, but with loving support from her extended family she coped with its problems. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her two sons, Frank Phillips and his wife, Sandra, of Mooresville and Donald Phillips and his wife, Jean, and their two sons, Chris and Michael of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Edith Bennett of Winston-Salem; and 11 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jeff Coltrane and Hugh W. Coltrane, and her sisters, Mrs. Pearl Floyd, Mrs. Ruby Johnson, Mrs. Calra Hutchins and Mrs. Velna Hadranyi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Silas Creek Parkway, with the Rev. Bob Matthews and the Rev. James Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- The Rev. Graham Lee Smith, 83, of South Cricket Drive, North Wilkesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Chapman, the Rev. Burl Faw, the Rev. Marvin Beshears and the Rev. Cliffton Turner officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Smith was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Iredell County to William and Callie Bradford Smith. He was a self - employed carpenter. The Rev. Smith was a Baptist minister and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. A son, Danny Ray Smith , and a grandson, Scott Smith , preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lucille Gant Smith of the home; a daughter, Janet Yates of Beaufort; three sons, Ricky Smith of Miller s Creek, Jimmy Smith of Wilkesboro and Jerry Smith of North Wilkesboro; a brother, Allen Smith of Wilkesboro; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family be at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Mr. Vernon Lee ''Buck'' Steadman died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Steadman was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. , to John Jackson and Minnie Ketron Steadman. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 99th Machine Record Unit in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He retired from AT&T after 33 years of service. Mr. Steadman was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church, Ardmore United Methodist Men and Telephone Pioneers of America. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Anderson Steadman of the home; a daughter, Jane Steadman Estep and husband Jeff of Greenville, S.C.; three sons, Mickey Steadman and wife Barbara of Anderson, S.C., Col. Daniel Steadman and wife Ellen of Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. , and Timothy Steadman and wife Haley of Charlotte; and six grandchildren, Kevin and Jonathan Estep, Phillip, Matthew, Caroline and Luke Steadman. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ardmore United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lisa Wishon officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
James ''Jim'' Turner, 73, of Hillsville, Va. died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 at Twin County Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Shockley Turner of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Linnie and Dan Pace of Ridgeway, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Icie Turner of Galax, Va., Archie and Edie Turner of Lewisville, Robert and Marylin Turner of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Harold and Mary Elizabeth Turner of Ashland, Va. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stone Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Woods and the Rev. Clarence Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner-Duncan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel. The body will lie in state for an hour before the service. Military rites will be conducted by Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115 at the graveside.