GREENSBORO -- Theron Lee Williams, 73, of 5808 Highlawn Dr., Greensboro, died Jan. 28, 2000, at the Evergreens Inc., Greensboro. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday), Feb. 1, 2000, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Service Chapel by Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Philip Whitt. Burial will be in Westminster Gardens. Mr. Williams was born in Surry County to the late Robert and Dora Williams. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Mildred, on June 14, 1947. Mr. Williams was employed at Southeastern Foundry and Wysong Foundry until retiring in 1989. He was a member of Gate City Baptist Church, where he was active in Homebound Ministries and Joy Group Choir. He was a kind, gentle and loving husband and father. Surviving is his wife, Mildred Ward Williams of the home; two daughters, RoseMary Williams Slate of Winston-Salem and Frances Williams Grisim and husband, Wendel, of Greensboro; a son, Jerry Donald Williams and wife, Loretta, of Reidsville; two sister, Beatrice Lester of Stokesdale and Louise Hooker of Summerfield; two brothers, Graham Williams of Stokesdale and Glenn Williams of Summerfield; and six grandchildren, Brendan Messenheimer, Jeremy Williams, Ashli Slate, Lorrie Williams, Brooke Slate and Morgan Slate.
YADKINVILLE -- Mrs. Onella Winslow Winslow, 81, of Bettie St. passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Perquimans County to Percy Sr. and Irene L. Winslow. She worked in the Housekeeping Dept. of Hoots Memorial Hospital for 12 years and was also a homemaker. She was a member of Harmony Grove Friends Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, president of the Women's Missionary Circle and enjoyed cooking and being a hostess for church meals, while being a special helpmate for her husband's ministry. Mrs. Winslow was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, the Rev. Merrill W. Winslow Sr., on March 12, 1982; stepmother, Nora Winslow; and sisters, Johnnie White and Clarissa Winslow. Surviving are her children, Merrill W. Winslow Jr. and wife, Sue R., of Williamston, N.C., Emmitte E. Winslow and wife, Carol, of Yadkinville, Donald G. Winslow of Danville, Va., and Patsy W. Wood and husband, Frank, of Yadkinville; six grandchildren, Lisa W. (Barry) Harden of Williamson, Brent E. (Cara) Winslow, Kyle M. (Jill) Winslow, Vann E. (Emily) Winslow, Stacie E. Wood and Stephanie M. Wood, all of Yadkinville; three great-grandchildren, Justin Harden, Emily Winslow and Bennette Winslow; a sister, JoAnn Stallings of Belvidere, N.C.; and two brothers, Percy E. Winslow Jr. of Belvidere and Burwell R. Winslow of Suffolk, Va. Mrs. Winslow will be placed in Harmony Grove Friends Church at 12 p.m. Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. She then will lie in state from 1:30 to 2 p.m. with her funeral service starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Harmony Grove Friends Church by Dr. Harold Salmons and Rev. Leslie Winslow. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Harmony Grove Friends Church, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the family.
Mrs. Julia Elizabeth ''Lib'' Smith Yokley, 72, of Winston-Salem died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. Lib was born on March 8, 1927, in Forsyth County, a daughter of the late John and Gertrude Kerner Smith. She was a direct descendent of Joseph Kerner, founder of Kernersville. She was a fervent supporter of Hospice, the National Humane Society and many organizations dedicated to the eradication of world hunger. Lib's kindness, intelligence, quiet dignity and profound respect for all Earth's creatures are eternal qualities that deeply touched everyone she met. Survivors include her husband, Wayne L. Yokley Sr. of the home; one son, Wayne L. Yokley Jr. of High Point; one brother, Joe K. Smith, and wife, Norma, of Kernersville; one sister, Florine S. Sykes of Kernersville. She was preceded in death by her son Steven K. Yokley and brother Robert Smith. It was Lib's wish that a very casual gathering of family and friends meet in her memory. Friends may call between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home. A private interment will follow Wed., Feb. 2, 2000, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests that memorials in Lib's memory be made to Hospice of Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Lib's favorite quote: ''I am determined to let myself be transformed by the sounds arising out of the stillness of my soul, and allow my heart to call the tune to which I dance my life.'' -- Shelton Kopp. Arrangements by Foster Funeral Home (769-5548).
Mr. Willie ''Bill'' Banks Barker of 5814 McGee Road died Monday at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on July 7, 1901, in Franklin, Va., the son of Robert Henry and Lucille Howell Barker. He lived in Roanoke, Va., most of his early life and retired there as a captain in the Roanoke Fire Department. He moved to Winston-Salem in the 1950s, was a member of Marshall Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Willis Barker. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at Marshall Baptist Church at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Jim Wright. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are a son, Robert and wife, Joyce Barker; a grandson, Robert Barker Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham, all of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews; and a very special family, the Edwards , who were neighbors. The family will receive friends at Vogler's Reynolda Road Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and ask that any memorials be made to Marshall Baptist Church.
Homegoing services for Mr. Walter W. Brown Sr. will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Saints Home United Methodist Church, 1390 Thurmond St., with the Rev. John F. Epps officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state for viewing until the funeral hour and will not be viewed after the eulogy. The family will meet friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The burial will be in the Salisbury National Veterans Cemetery on Thursday morning in Salisbury. The family will assemble at the home of devoted cousins, Hazel Brown and his wife, Eloise Brown, 2324 Thurmond St., for the procession to the church for the family visitation and the final tribute. Forsyth Funeral Directors are serving the family of Mr. Walter W. Brown.
Mrs. Peggy Pruitt Eller, 64, of Country Club Road died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at her home. She was born June 29, 1935, in Wilkes County to Matthew M. and Ada Wyatt Pruitt. She was retired from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas ''Tom'' Eller; a daughter, Janet ''Susie'' Frye; and two sisters, Georgia Cooper and Pansy Eller. Surviving are two sons, Danny Eller and wife, Lisa, and Ronny Eller and wife, Brenda, all of Winston-Salem; two grandsons, Nick and Tommy Eller; three granddaughters, Amanda and Stephanie Frye and Chrissy Thompson; a sister, Barbara Royal of Hudson; a half brother, Jack Younce of Rising Sun, Md.; and a son-in-law, Danny Frye of King. Peggy was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Benny Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
HAMPTONVILLE -- Mr. Waldo Weldon Hoots, 78, of 5317 Windsor Road died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home. Born in Yadkin County Dec. 18, 1921, he was a son of the late George Anderson Hoots and Ethel Jurney Hoots. He was retired from R.C. Cola Bottling Co. in Greensboro and was a member of Zion Baptist Church. On May 21, 1954, he married the former Nona Combs, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Roger W. Hoots of Winston-Salem and Gerald Anderson Hoots of Greensboro; one daughter, Karen F. Hoots of Hamptonville; one sister, Mrs. Faye Hoots Chaffin of Union Grove; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one son; two daughters, one brother; and one sister. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Iredell Memorial Gardens, Statesville. The body will be taken to the church where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will be at the home of the sister, Faye Chaffin, Buck Shoals Road, Union Grove. Memorials may be given to Zion Baptist Church. Reavis Funeral Home, Yadkinville Chapel is serving the Hoots family.
Mr. William Lambeth Jones, 87, of Winston-Salem went home to be with his Heavenly Father and his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Forsyth County to the late William Graham and Lillie Mae Motsinger Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Berean Baptist Church and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 42 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Mozelle Rothrock Jones of the home; a son, Terry K. Jones of Arcadia; a daughter, Ann J. Blatner and husband, Robert C., of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Teresa J. Johnson of Winston-Salem and Christy J. Hall of Florence, S.C.; stepgrandchildren, Joshua Blatner, Kelly Humiston and Jared Davis; five great-grandchildren, Matthew C. Hall, Madison A. Hall, Cassidy B. Johnson, Meredith K. Hall and Brayden C. Johnson; two half-brothers, Munrocq P. Jones of McLean, Va., and Stuart N. Jones of Winston-Salem; and a half-sister, Mrs. Margaret ''Boots'' Ogburn of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by Dr. Ron Baity and Dr. Gary Chapman. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorials be made to Berean Baptist Church Christian School, 4135 Thomasville Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107.
Mrs. Dorothy Ann McIntyre, 55, of 4307 Lavale Court, Clemmons, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles and Josephine Muller McIntyre. She was a co-owner of Val-Pak. Surviving are her husband, Rich Adams of the home; three stepchildren, Cindy Wrentmore, Christopher Wrentmore and William Wrentmore; two brothers, Richard McIntyre and his wife, Jeanne and Gilbert McIntyre; and two nieces, Linda Karr and Diane Greyerbiehl. The body has been taken to Ira Kaufman Funeral Home, Southfield, Mich., for burial. A memorial service will be announced by Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 S. Hawthorne Road, Suite 622, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-3901.
MOUNT AIRY -- Mrs. Ruth Lucille Barnes Robertson, 53, of 451 Austin Drive, wife of the late Charlie M. Robertson Sr., passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her home. Mrs. Robertson was born May 15, 1946, in Stokes County to Fount Isom and Lucille Dorsett. She was a housewife and member of Eastside Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Surviving are her mother, Lucille Bodenhammer Dorsett of Mount Airy; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Anderson and husband, Jeff, of Mount Airy, Tamothy Shoaf and husband, Larry, of Lexington and Nora Barnes of King; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Barnes of Mount Airy and Kenny Barnes and wife, Amy, of Westfield; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Beck Wallace and husband, Ray of Union Mills, Frances Simpson and husband, Bobby and Barbara Jean Barrier and husband, Roy all of Mount Airy; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy Dorsett and wife, Sylvia and Larry Dorsett and wife, Helen all of Mount Airy; six stepchildren, Charlie Robertson Jr. and wife, Sheila, of Georgia, Judy Salgado and husband, Frankie, of Mount Airy, Larry Robertson of Mount Airy, Darrell Robertson and wife, Crystal, of Pine Ridge, Tim Robertson and wife, Ren└ee, of Mount Airy and Debbie Clark of Mount Airy; four grandchildren, Chris Spainhour, Jacob Barnes, Allison Barnes and Kristen Ruszkowski; nine stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Robertson was preceded in death by her father, Fount Isom Dorsett; one sister, JoAnn Loggins; and one stepgrandchild, Tiffany Robertson. Funeral services for Mrs. Robertson will be held at Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel, 822 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 29. Rev. Chad Branch and Brother Don Collins will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pilot Mountain City Cemetery. The family is being served by Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel in Pilot Mountain.