Mr. Thomas Lake Sink, 88, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. He was born to Thomas Arthur Sink and Lula Livengood Sink on June 8, 1912, in Midway, Davidson County. During the past 62 years, Lake and his wife, Mae Elizabeth Vogler Sink, nutured and grew their loving life and family together in Midway. He enjoyed a long and productive career with Western Electric, and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. In addition to being a wise and loving father and husband, Lake was a respected citizen of the Midway community. His gentle, yet strong, demeanor and objective, fair insights led and encouraged family and friends alike. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Coy Sink and Fonzo Sink, and his sister, Ruby Sink Thacker. In addition to his wife, Lake is survived by three children, Richard Sink, Ilene Trujillo and Patricia Sink; a daughter-in-law, Brenda West Sink; a son-in-law, Jaime Trujillo; six grandchildren, Missy and Mark Moore, Beth and Andy Beck and Sandra and Aliana Trujillo; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Beth and Tanner Moore; three sisters, Grace Sink Fritts, Elizabeth Sink Hilton and Frances Sink Smith; and a brother, J.D. Sink. The visitation with family and friends will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Faith Missionary Alliance Church (1077 Gumtree Road). The funeral service will be at Faith Missionary Alliance Church at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, with the Rev. Michael Gates, the Rev. Lee Strange, the Rev. Don Lyerly and Mr. Randy Vogler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Faith Missionary Alliance Church. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel).
BOONVILLE -- Mr. Alma Gray Driver Snow, 93, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at her home. Mrs. Snow was born July 1907 in Yadkin County to Henry and Sarah Shore Driver. She was a member of Charity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie Snow; a son-in-law, Carlton Adams; three sisters; and four brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Adams and Nellie (Dewey) Bullin of Boonville; three grandchildren, Donnie (Vickie) Adams, Judy (Dean) Byrd and Carlene (Gordon) Davis all of Boonville; seven great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Davis of Yadkin Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Charity Baptist Church, Boonville by the Rev. Russ Nixon and the Rev. Cecil Weatherholt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Gentry Family Funeral Home, Highway 601 N., Yadkinville. The family will accept flora tributes but memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Church also.
KING -- Hiram Lewis Baker, 77, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Stokes County to Frank Noel and Lelia ''Granny'' Ferguson Baker. He graduated from King High School in 1940 and later served in the Army in World War II. He retired from Roadway Express Trucking Co. with 32 years of service. Surviving are a daughter, Frankie Lou Caudle; two grandsons, Ryan and Adam Caudle; a brother, Charles (Jean) Baker, all of King. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl White Baker, in May 2000. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Slate Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Truitt, minister, and the Rev. Jim Saul officiating. Burial will follow in King Memorial Park with military rites by Post 290 of King. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank Jim and Ethel McGee, Dr. Carl Beavers and his staff and Hospice of Stokes County for their acts of kindness during Mr. Baker's illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Citizens Bank, c/o Jim Blume, King, N.C., Educational Trust Fund, for Ryan and Adam Caudle, grandsons.
Mrs. Margaret Myers Bowen, 69, of Winston-Salem died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1930, in Forsyth County to Willie and Carrie Mitchell Myers. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband, Fred James Bowen Sr., in 1974. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara ''Bobbie'' Choplin and husband Charles of Winston-Salem, Peggy Brown of Winston-Salem and Deborah ''Debbie'' Billings of Wilmington; two sons, Tony Lee Bowen of Winston-Salem and Fred James Bowen Jr. and wife Tommie of Kernersville; two brothers, Robert Myers and wife Doris and Henry Myers and wife Ethel, all of Winston-Salem; a sister, Gladys Myers; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Bobbie Choplin, 444 Farmbrooke Lane in Davidson County.
Mr. Emmett Raymond Brannock, 86, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Meadowbrook Terrace in Clemmons. Mr. Brannock was born in Surry County on Dec. 13, 1913, to Issac Burton and Cora Elizabeth Killem Brannock. Mr. Brannock was a member of the First Church of the Living God and was retired from Thomasville Furniture Co. with 35 years of service as a finisher. Mr. Brannock was preceded in death by his two wives, Annie Childress Brannock and Essie Jane Westmoreland; a brother, Ray Brannock; and two sisters, Beatrice Carlton and Zonie Kiger. Surviving are three daughters, Ms. Jane B. Carter of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Cora Ann Brown and husband Roy Lee of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Gracie M. Mayberry and husband David of Lewisville; two sons, Emmett B. Brannock and wife Carol of Jacksonville and Issac A. Brannock of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Wesley, Michael, Melissa and Adam Mayberry; six brothers, Taff and Herman Brannock of Winston-Salem, Hannie Brannock of Clemmons, Don Brannock of Mount Airy, Loid Brannock of Lexington and Jay Brannock of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Mallie Luellan of Winston-Salem; and a very special friend, Gurtrude Wall of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Henry Samuel Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Mr. James ''Jim'' Walter Darnell, 82, of Winston-Salem died Monday morning, July 31, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born March 5, 1918, in Forsyth County to Clyde Dick and Ella Adams Darnell. Mr. Darnell was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church where he was president of the Friendly Fellowship Class. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 41 years of service. In 1966, Mr. Darnell won the State Bowling Singles Championship. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Edith Preach and Dorothy Hutchins. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Hunter Darnell of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Geoff Schimmeck of Mocksville; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Earl and Deanna Darnell of Edenton and Thomas Wade and Ann Darnell of Orange City, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forsyth Memorial Park by the Rev. Patricia Suggs. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105 or Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Mrs. Darnell and family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. David Collins and the nurses at Forsyth Medical Center 8th floor, Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and to Marvin United Methodist Church.
ASHEVILLE -- Nancy Josephine Vinson Davis, 51, of 62 Salola St. died Friday, July 28, 2000, at her residence. A native and longtime resident of Winston-Salem, she was a 1967 graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School and a graduate of Greensboro College. She moved to Asheville in 1975 and was a former teller with Centura Bank. She, along with her husband, owned Contract Carpet. She was a daughter of the late William Gaston Vinson and Josephine Charles Walker Vinson. Surviving are her husband, Richard Earl Davis of the home; sister Katherine Johnson and husband Robert L. Johnson of Ambler, Pa.; brother William ''Bill'' Vinson of Greensboro and niece Lindsay Johnson of Ambler, Pa. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Ave., Asheville with the Rev. Keith Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following services at the funeral home.
Mrs. Katie Mae Prince Fair, 77, of 2517 Atlee St. , passed away Thursday, July 27, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness. She was a native and resident of Winston-Salem and was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she served in the Missionary Department, the Sunday school and was a former member of the Senior Choir. Mrs. Fair was a retired employee of Taylor Brothers Tobacco Co. and a member of Skyland Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Willie ''Coo-Jack'' Fair of the home; two daughters, Carolyn Fair Parker (Ronald Leak) of Winston-Salem and Yvonne Brown of Newark, N.J.; three sons, Clarence Prince (Edna) and Darryl Prince (Janice) both of Winston-Salem and Willie Jones of New York, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; an aunt, Eva McQueen of Cheraw, S.C.; a faithful brother-in-law, Charlie Fair (Adell) of Winston-Salem; special nieces, Juanita Archie (Boyd) and Pearl Fair; and many other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Mendez officiating. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family visitation will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. (RUSSELL)
Mrs. Verna Jean Miller Griffin, 4 6, of 410 W. 26th St., died unexpectedly on Friday, July 28, 2000, at home. Mrs. Griffin was born in Buffalo, N.Y. , on Oct. 14, 1953, to the late Frank and Elsie Miller. She was a 1971 graduate of Atkins High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Appalachian State University in 1975. Mrs. Griffin was employed by the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County School System as a teacher assistant at Union Cross Elementary School. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she participated in various auxiliaries and activities including Sunday school, Senior Usher Board, Mass Choir, Married Couples, Bible study, kitchen committee, and Effort Club. She was involved in several community activities, which include National Association of University Women, Cherry Street Community Club, Forsyth County Association of Educators, NCAE, NEA, and Boy Scouts of America Pack 818. Verna is survived by her devoted husband of 25 years, James Alan Griffin Jr.; two sons, James Alan Griffin III and Wayne Earl Griffin, both of the home; her mother, Elsie Miller of Pfafftown; six sisters, Alice Phillips, Earnestine Hall, Theresa Thomas and Cathy Miller, all of Winston-Salem, Robin Neal of Newport News, Va. , and Barbara Smith of Clemmons; four brothers, Frankie Pace and William Miller, both of California, Rother and Calvin Hunter of Winston-Salem; her mother-in-law, Mildred R. Griffin of Winston-Salem; three sisters-in-law, Charlene Roseboro and Joan Griffin, both of Winston-Salem, and Thailia G. Mercer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla; four brothers-in-law, Fernandez Griffin of Baton Rouge, La., and Derrick, Michael and Mark Griffin, all of Winston-Salem; and her god daughter, Krisha Brown. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Friendship Baptist Church family. A homegoing celebration to com- mend her soul to the Lord will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug . 1, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. S. E. Tyndall officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. at the church with the funeral service to follow. She will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Winston-Salem. Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home of Winston-Salem is in charge of all services and arrangements.
ADVANCE -- Mr. Henry Edward Harp Sr., 94, died Monday at Forsyth Medical Center. He was a carpet installer and a member of Davie Baptist Church. Mr. Harp was preceded in death by his parents; a son; a daughter; and five brothers. He is survived by two sons, Henry Edward Harp Jr. of the home and Kenneth Harp of Lexington; a brother, James C. Harp and a sister, Doris Willard, both of Winston-Salem; and several grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Davie Baptist Church on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at 7 p.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel is serving the Harp family.