Mr. Moses Lee Robinson Sr. was born in Chester, S.C., to the late Moses and Mary Payton Robinson. He was a retired employee of Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T ) and a barber by trade. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Ferguson. Mr. Robinson, a child of God, heard his Father's sweet whisper to come home Feb. 27, 2000. He leaves to cherish his life and loving memories a wife, Josephine Robinson of the home; children, Moses (Gail) Thomas Williams of Clinton, Md., Olivia (Bobby) Summers and Debra (Darryl) Wilson, all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eliza Thomas Williams of Roosevelt, N.Y., Mrs. Geneva Purvis and Mrs. Velma Hinton both of Winston-Salem; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends including the Mount Zion Baptist Church Family. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 3 p.m. from the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Dr. Serenus T. Churn, the pastor, will officiate, and interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the service hour (2:30 to 3 p.m.) at the church. (Hooper)
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. Richard Latham Sink, 53, of Shadybrook Road died Monday from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Mocksville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Turner, p astor, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Memorial Park, Lexington, with Masonic g raveside r ites conducted by the Mocksville Masonic Lodge #134. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. He was born in Davidson County, Dec. 10, 1946, to the late E. Paul and Louise Justice Sink and was the chief of police for the c ity of Mocksville. He was a member of Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134 AF and AM and was also a member of the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite Bodies. Surviving are his wife, Paula Craver Sink, and his daughter, Amy Elizabeth Sink, both of the home. The family requests that memorials be considered for Shriners Hospital, Oasis Shrine, P.O. Box 56066, Charlotte, N.C. 28256-0666, or to the Mocksville First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 305 N. Main St., Mocksville, N.C. 27028.
The Rev. Mrs. Eula Roberta Thompson Smith, 81, formerly of Route 1, East Bend, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, after a period of declining health. The Rev. Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 28, 1918, in Yadkin County. She was a daughter of the late Nicholas F. and Mae T. Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Mr. David A. Smith on Dec. 18, 1988; a daughter, Mrs. Elva S. Danzy on May 16, 1998; and a grandson, Arnold B. Smith on April 20, 1966. Survivors include her sons, the Rev. Bobby L. (Geraldine) Smith and Mr. Robert J. (Irene) Smith of Winston-Salem and Rev. Steven (Alethia) Smith of Tobaccoville; daughters, Mrs. Sylvia S. Brown of Bolingbrook, Ill., Ms. Linda J. Smith of Washington and Ms. Martha E. Smith of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Ruth T. Robinson and Hazel T. (Sonny) Dockery of Portsmouth, Va.; brothers, Mr. Arvil (Jannie) Thompson of Elkin and Mr. Nicholas F. Thompson Jr. of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Benbow Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church by the Revs. Louis Hunter Jr. and Bobby Smith. The body will be placed in the church for the wake at 1 p.m. and the family will arrive at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be at the home of a son, the Rev. Bobby Smith in Winston-Salem. Huff Funeral Home of East Bend is serving the Smith family.
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Fannie Dodson Southern, 91, of Power Dam Road died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home. She was born in Stokes County, Feb. 13, 1909, the daughter of the late Otis and Lillie Wilkins Dodson. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Southern. Surviving are three daughters, Essie Pearl Painter of King, Nellie Dalton of Walnut Cove and Ella Holland of Pine Hall; two sons, John (Betty) Southern Jr. of Walnut Cove and Otis (Edna) Southern of Winston-Salem; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ralph Mitchell. Burial will be in the Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 1, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Southern Jr., Power Dam Road, Walnut Cove.
Ms. Doris Doretha Vaughn, 57, of 1710 Franciscan Drive passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at the Forsyth Medical Center. She was a native and resident of Winston-Salem and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Forsyth Medical Center, Food Services Division. Doris was a graduate of Atkins High School, class of 1960. She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Mario (Jill) Vaughn, Doris Vaughn, Kevin Vaughn, Barry (Ramona) Vaughn and Robin (Bobby) Sharp , all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Mario, Ashley, Brittany, Donald and Tyree; two brothers, Milton Vaughn Sr. and Curtis (Claudine) Vaughn; two sisters, Geraldine Vaughn and Jacqueline Vaughn; a devoted friend, William James Stinson; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A service in her memory will be Thursday, March 2, 2000, at noon from the Shiloh Baptist Church with Dr. Paul A. Lowe Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family visitation will be from 11:30 p.m. to noon at the church. The family may be contacted at the home of Barry and Ramona Vaughn, 4113 Kingsland Circle. (Russell)
GERMANTON -- Mr. Carl Reid Williams, 52, of Germanton died Monday at Vencor Hospital, Greensboro. He was born April 13, 1947, in Stokes County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Elizabeth Martin Williams; brothers, Junior Scott, Billy Joe Williams and Fred Wayne Williams; and best friend, Howard Bass. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Harris; one daughter, Angel Jessup; and his beloved granddaughter, Amber Jessup, all of the home; sisters, Ella Mae Bass of Walnut Cove and Frances and Gib Cox of Asheboro; and brothers, James Allen and Measy WIlliams of Kernersville, Dexter and Gary Scott of Martinsville, Cecil and Janie Williams of Milton, Fla., and Virginia Williams of Stokesdale. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove. Rev. Joe Walker will officiate. Entombment will follow in Gardens of Memory, Walkertown. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove.
Mr. Grover C. Wooten, 64, of 7110 Marshall Road, Lewisville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000. He was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Winston-Salem to Grover C. and Flora Stewart Wooten Sr. He was retired from Fairchild Ind., served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Dillard Wooten of the home; a daughter, Cheryl Payne and husband, Randy, of Lewisville; two sons, Rodney Wooten and Stacy Wooten, both of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Bridgett Wooten, Nathan Wooten and Brandon Payne; four sisters, Glenda Huff of Beaufort, Cynthia Winfrey of Lewisville, Ossie Jennings and Doris Tedder, both of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, Herman Wooten and Hershel Wooten, both of Winston-Salem. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Forsyth Memorial Park with m ilitary h onors by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard. There will be no formal visitation. Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel is serving the Wooten family.
Mrs. Sarah Katherine Young, 66, of 4118 Hubbard Road died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Walkertown. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Lewis Young of the home; three daughters, Robin White and husband, Greg, of Lillington, Katherine Lucas and husband, Scott, of Charleston, and Michelle Collins and husband, Archie, of Winston-Salem; stepson, Allen Young of Charleston; two brothers, Ray Tinsley of High Point and Russel Tinsley of Thomasville; and eight grandchildren, Ashley, Loren, Megan, Zach, Dylan, Rachael, Maizie and Kaleb. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pierce Funeral Home, Kernersville and other times at the residence.
WEST JEFFERSON -- Robert Gambill Barr, 89, of West Jefferson passed away March 31, 2000, at Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson. Mr. Barr was born Nov. 16, 1910, to Robert C. Barr and wife Sallie G. Barr. He was educated at Oak Ridge Academy and at Lees-McCrae College. Mr. Barr was a retired businessman, who with other family members founded Phoenix Chair Co. in West Jefferson and was director of personnel until his retirement, when the company was sold to Thomasville Furniture Industries. Throughout his life, he was active in many facets of the Democratic Party and served as a N.C. highway commissioner during the gubernatorial term of Robert Scott. He was a member of Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church, having served as both deacon and elder; Ashe Masonic Lodge; the board of directors of Northwest Trading Post Inc.; a member of the board of trustees of Ashe Memorial Hospital; and a member of the board of directors of First National Bank of West Jefferson and its successor, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Barr is survived by his wife of 64 years, Charity Vannoy Barr, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kermit Dancy and the Rev. Ken Morris officiating. His body will lie in state for one hour before the service and will be interred at West Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 782, West Jefferson, N.C. 28694 or Ashe Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 8, Jefferson, N.C. 28640. Badger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
BOONVILLE -- Mrs. Alma Elizabeth Brown Bowen, 93, of Clyde Road died Friday, March 31, 2000, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1907, in Yadkin County to John and Harriet Vestal Brown. She was a graduate of Boonville High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Charity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Curtis Bowen, a grandson, Jerry Macemore, three sisters and a brother. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Dorothy) Bowen of Yadkinville, Frank (Doris) Bowen of Boonville, Donald (Gloria) Bowen and Clara (Worth) Macemore, both of Yadkinville; eight grandchildren, Dennis (Jean) Bowen, Bonnie (Allen) Lassiter, Dale (Glenda) Bowen, Rebecca (Dave) Brewer, Janet (Ronnie) Hennings, Marta Bowen and husband Larry Zettler, Kristy Bowen and Julie (Don) Horne; 12 great-grandchildren, Chris (Jessica) Bowen, Joy Bowen, Jeffrey and Shannon Lassiter, Brandy and Chance Bowen, Lee Southard, Brian Brewer, Nathan Hennings, Jamie and Jennifer Macemore and Olivia Horne. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Charity Baptist Church. The body will lie instate 30 minutes before the service. The Rev. Ralph Stanley, the Rev. Cecil Wetherholt and the Rev. Jack Nance will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gentry Family Funeral Service on N.C. Highway 601 N. in Yadkinville. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Charity Church Road, Boonville, NC 27011.