Mrs. Christine Powell Grier, 79, of 902 Ferrell Street, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at her residence. She was born on November 26, 1920 in Nash County, N.C., the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Powell. She had resided in Winston-Salem, N.C. for most of her life. Mrs. Grier was an active member of the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church where she was very active in the St. Monica's Guild and the Neighborhood Club. She was a retired employee of the St. Benedict's Catholic School. Cherishing her loving memories are three children, Ms. Constance Grier of the home, Mr. McCrorey (Irma) Grier, Jr. of Largo, Florida and Ms. Linda Grier of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a loving granddaughter, Miss Joylynn Grier of Largo, Florida; three sisters-in-law, Ms. Maxwell Grier, Mrs. Marthola G. Payne, and Mrs. Verna Grier all of Winston-Salem; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Mass for the Celebration of her Life will be Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church with Reverend Lawrence J. Hunt, S.J. officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, Inc., 1100-C. S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. (RUSSELL)
LAWSONVILLE -- Mrs. Lillie Bullins Mabe, 82, of 1099 Ed Mabe Road, Lawsonville, N.C. 27022, died Monday, November 29, 1999 at Stokes Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born August 12, 1917 to Jonah and Minnie Rhodes Bullins. She was a homemaker and was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. Mrs. Mabe was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Mabe and a daughter, Barbara Handy. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Tina Mabe of the home, Clifton and Earline Mabe of Lawsonville, and Dallas and Jackie Mabe of Mayodan; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 1999 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Elder John Calhoun, Rev. Billy Nelson, and Rev. Johnson Gupton. Burial will be in Rhodes Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the home.
Mrs. Grace Rogers McBride, 77, of 126 Buckingham Road, died suddenly on Sunday, November 28, 1999 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. McBride was born in Amarillo, Texas to Jesse and Doris A. Rogers. After college, she settled with her husband in Amarillo, later also living in California and Virginia. In 1960 She moved with her family to Winston-Salem, where she became an active participant in many aspects of the community. For many years she was active in women's amateur golf throughout the Carolinas. She was particularly involved in working with the Forsyth Mental Health Association and as a patron of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Winston-Salem Symphony. She was a member of Knollwood Baptist Church, the Giannini Society, the Piedmont Opera Guild, and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Mrs. McBride is survived by her husband of 57 years, George H. McBride; her daughter, Amanda McBride of Durham, N.C.; her son and daughter-in-law, R. Elliott and Nancy R. McBride of Raleigh, N.C.; her sister, Marcella R. Lanham of Amarillo, Texas; her grandchildren, Thaddeus R. McBride of Boston, Mass. and Abigal B. McBride of Palo Alto, Calif.; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. The family requests memorials be made to the Grace and George McBride Endowed Scholarship in Music, NCSA Foundation, 1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127-2188.
Mr. Dwight Lee Meadows, 53, of 1809 Center Street, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 28, 1999 at his home. Mr. Meadows was a native of Davidson County, N.C. where he was born August 2, 1946 to Willie Douglas Meadows and the late Mildred Hiatt Meadows. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In addition to his father, of Davidson County, Mr. Meadows is survived by his wife, Patricia Cranford Meadows of the home; three sons, Jesse Meadows of the home, Jimmy Meadows of Mt. Airy, and Scotty Meadows; one grandchild; three sisters, Shelvia Jean Gough and husband, Larry of King, Kathy Southern and husband, Lloyd, and Laura Reynolds and husband, Ricky all of Davidson County; and one brother, Cletus Leroy Meadows and wife, Elvie of Davidson County. Memorial services for Mr. Meadows will be scheduled at a later date. Vogler and Sons Main Street Chapel is assisting the Meadows family.
Florence Williams Olson of Winston-Salem, N.C., died at her daughter's residence in St. Michaels, Md. on Saturday, November 27, 1999. She was 82. Born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on April 23, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Clyde C. and Florence Stillinger Williams. In the early 1930's she married Donald Olson. She worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in St. Joe's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. from 1956 until her retirement in 1979. She then moved to Texas for ten years before settling in Winston-Salem, N.C. where she lived at the Country Village Apartments for the last eleven years. Mrs. Olson was a member of the Fruitful Life Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is survived by a daughter, Joan E. Hayes of St. Michaels; a daughter-in-law, Kathi M. Olson of St. Paul, Minn; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Donald C. Olson; two brothers, Clyde Williams and George Williams; and two sisters, Laura Williams and Jenny Williams are deceased. Memorial services will be held at the Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel in Winston-Salem on Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Tom Kitchens. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fruitful Life Church, c/o Tom Kitchens, 6816 Whitby Court, Clemmons, N.C. 27012.
Mr. Rodney Neal Osborne, 46, of 5084 Shattalon Drive, died Monday, November 29, 1999 at Wake Forest University Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1953 to Jessie Lee and Myrtice Frazier Osborne. Mr. Osborne was a Computer Programmer for Piedmont Data Company. He attended Bethania Moravian Church. He was very active in Troop #992 Boy Scouts in Bethania and will be missed and loved by the Boy Scouts. He had dedicated his life to the ideals of scouting. He was an Eagle Scout with Troop 749; a member of the Order of the Arrow; and continued to be active working with the scouts as Scout Master and later as Assistant Scout Master with the Bethania Troop. Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Kim Osborne of the home and two sons, Nicholas Osborne of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Nathaniel Osborne of the home. Also surviving are his parents and one brother, Scott Osborne and wife, Allison of Anderson, S.C. and their children, Zoe and Joseph. A memorial service will be on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethania Moravian Church conducted by Rev. Charles Fishel. Memorials may be made to Bethania Scout Troop 992, 5545 Main Street, Bethania, N.C. 27010. Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ina Marie Phillips of Winston-Salem, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born February 2, 1903 in East Bend, N.C. to Thomas Jackson and Sarah Hutchens Phillips. Ms. Phillips was a member of Olivet Moravian Church, a member of the Laura Mosley Bible Class and Beroth Circle. She graduated from Guilford General Hospital of High Point in 1930 as a registered nurse. Ms. Phillips retired from Western Electric Company in 1968 with 21 years of service and was a life member of The Telephone Pioneers of America. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Bernice Simmons of Mooresville and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on thursday, December 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel conducted by Rev. Doug Right. Interment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at Vogler's Road Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olivet Moravian Church, 2205 Olivet Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106 or to Hospice of Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
YADKINVILLE -- Mrs. Wanda Lee Varney Tate, 41, of Poplar Circle, Yadkinville, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at her residence. She was born in Harvard, Conn. on January 10, 1958 to James William Varney and the late Jettie Mae Moorefield Hurlburt Varney. She was a homemaker and attended the First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her father, Mrs. Tate was survived by her husband, Larry Tate; two sons, Michael E. Osip of the home and Todd A. Craaybeek of Christiansburg, Va.; one daughter, Stacy K. Zahn of Christiansburg, Va.; one sister, Ann Marie Buhrmaster of Fletcher, N.C.; one brother, Earl H. Hurlburt of Blacksburg, Va.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carter Shelley officiating. Burial will follow in Yadkinville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Reavis Funeral Home Yadkinville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Touch by Angel, P.O. Box 2500, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055. Reavis Funeral Home Yadkinville Chapel is serving the Tate family.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. Charles William Billings Jr., 51, of Linda's Road died Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mr. Billings was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Surry County to Charles Williams Billings Sr. and Naomi Webster Casstevens. He attended Haymeadow Baptist Church and was an employee of Kincaid Furniture. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Combs Billings of the home; two daughters, Connie Loretta Billings and Bonnie Sue Billings, both of the home; his mother of Jonesville; and two brothers, Tommy Billings of Roaring River and Steve Billings of Hays. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Haymeadow Baptist Church, Haymeadow Baptist Church Road, Hays, with the Rev. Doug Triplett and the Rev. David Greer officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at Miller Funeral Service, 180 Sparta Road from 6:30 until 8:30 tonight (Friday).
TOBACCOVILLE -- Mrs. Betty Tucker Bowen, 67, the widow of the late Ralph E. Bowen, died at home in Tobaccoville following several years of declining health. A native of Forsyth County, she was born June 9, 1933, to the late Aubrey and Blanche Denny Tucker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Ralph E. Bowen, on Oct. 24, 1984; two brothers, Glenn Tucker in 1947 and Earl Tucker in 1999. Mrs. Bowen was of the Baptist faith and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy B. Bracey and husband Gerald of Winston-Salem; a son, Glenn Bowen and his fiancee, Becky, of Tobaccoville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Mae Lineberry of Winston-Salem; a brother, Marvin Tucker and wife Mary of East Bend; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. Jonathan Rogers officiating. Memorials may be made to the Children's Center for Physically Handicapped, 2315 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or the Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 4619 Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC 27105.