Mrs. Hattie Corns Welch, 94, formerly of 4705 Maxwell Road, died Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Baptist Medical Center. Mrs. Welch was born in Stokes County to Andrew Jackson and Eliza Ann Rhodes Corns. The funeral will be conducted at Parkway Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Daniel Wilkers, the Rev. Jonathan H. Freeman and Dr. Judson Milam. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Welch will lie instate 30 minutes before the service. She lived most of her life in Winston-Salem and was a member of Parkway Presbyterian Church. For the past 2 1/2 years, she had lived at Vienna Village in Pfafftown. Survivors include a son, Paul Eugene Welch and wife Rebah of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Shirley W. Knott and husband Fred of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Candace WIlmoth, Anthony Welch and wife Debra, Angie Welch and Fred B. Knott III ; and six great-grandchildren, Wesley Wilmoth, Joshua Wilmoth, Gabriel McCutcheon, Courtney Welch, Taylor Welch and Hattie Nicole Knott. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel.
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- Mr. Ralph W. Cassell, 80, of North Pine Road, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. He was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Carroll County, Va. to the late John Kemper and Mary Jane Bowman Cassell. Mr. Cassell was a self-employed shoe repairman and was retired from Fiber Industries in Salisbury. He was a member of Peace Haven Baptist Church in Yadkinville and had been attending Victory Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. Mr. Cassell was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy, and he was a member of Yadkin VFW Post 10346. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Bentley Cassell; and three brothers. Surviving are his two daughters, Alice Cassell Mann and Martha Cassell, both of Blythewood, S.C.; three sisters, Hessie Turner of Hillsville, Va., Lucille Edwards of Dublin, Va., and Betty Jo Ferris of Hillsville, Va.; two grandsons; four step-grandsons; three great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his dog, Buddy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the family.
YADKINVILLE -- Eric Ray Caudle, 21, of Holden Road, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2000. He was born May 21, 1978, in Yadkin County to the late Arthur Ray Caudle and Emma Caudle Litton. He was the grandson of the late Ora Lou Holden Entreken. Surviving are his mother, Emma Caudle (Robert) Litton of the home; one sister, Julia Michelle Caudle of Harmony; and one niece and nephew, Dustin Chase Stout and Alexis McCale Stout. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The family is receiving friends at the home of Eric's mother, Emma Litton, 1109 Holden Road, Yadkinville, N.C. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Caudle family.
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Mrs. Martha Ann McGee Dillon, 92, died Saturday afternoon in Beaufort, S.C. She was born in Memphis, Tenn. on Aug. 19, 1907, to Henry L.P. McGee and Lola Akin McGee. Mrs. Dillon was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Dillon. Surviving are her daughter, Martha Lou Davis of Beaufort; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Melanie Davis. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forsyth Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Ed Ritter. Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel is serving the Dillon family.
Mrs. Alice Jean Drew, 62, of Westview Dr., died April 30, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and she had formerly been a dental assistant for Dr. George Waynick. Survivors include her husband, John R. Drew Sr.; one son, John R. Drew Jr. and wife Alexandra of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Melanie, Jeremy, and Maike Drew; one sister, Karen Bowden and husband John of Springfield, Va.; one brother, Edward P. Zimmer Jr. and wife Rosemary of Gettysburg, Pa.; and special friends, Betty Knight and Delores Cea. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Highland Presbyterian Church Chapel on Magnolia St. The family will receive friends following the service at their home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Jean Hepler Elmore, 53, of Liberty Church Road, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Johnson and the Rev. Cecil Weatherholt officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. They ask that memorials be considered for the Fellowship Hall of Bear Creek Baptist Church, 268 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mrs. Elmore was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Forsyth County to Jane McClamroch Clark of Clemmons and the late Ted Hepler. She was the owner and operator of HairCuts, Etc. and she was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir, and taught Sunday school in the children's department. She was a Girl Scout troop leader in the William R. Davie School District. She was a graduate of West Forsyth High School class of 1965 and Barbizon Beauty College class of 1985. Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Richard Elmore of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shayan and Tracey Samsam of Holly Springs and Andrea and Todd Hartman of San Pedro, Calif.; one sister, Elizabeth Dull of Clemmons; two brothers, Lonnie Hepler and Robert Hepler, both of Advance; and several nieces and nephews.
ELKIN -- Mr. James Eugene Johnson, 71, of 219 West Highland Ave., Elkin, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 25, 1928, in Surry County to Clyde and Flora Collins Johnson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was retired from Elkin Furniture Co. and was a member of Elkin Valley Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Micky James Johnson; one sister, Mrs. Irene Royall; and two brothers-in-law, John Norman and Garvey Tulbert. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Wagoner Johnson of the home; four sons, Ricky (Cathy) Johnson of State Road, James (Susan) Johnson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Clyde Johnson of Traphill, and Billy (Kathy) Johnson of Greensboro; one stepson, Gary (Libby) Wagoner of Jonesville; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Lorene Tulbert and Mrs. Mary Norman, both of State Road; and four brothers, Curtis (Betty) Johnson of Winston-Salem, David (Arlene) Johnson of Pinnacle, Edward (Mary Sue) Johnson of State Road, and Joey Johnson of Jonesville. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elkin Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnny Blevins, the Rev. Jeff Vogler, the Rev. Johnny Norman, and the Rev. Charles Lethcoe. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at Elkin Valley Baptist Church. Johnson Funeral Home in Elkin is in charge of arrangements.
SANFORD -- Sara Ogburn Mawyer, 77, of 810 Stuart Dr. died Sunday morning at Pinelake Health Center in Carthage. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Douglas Hodsdon and the Rev. Dr. Carl Rush. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Mrs. Mawyer was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Hubert I. and Beulah Young Ogburn. Mrs. Mawyer was a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the church choir. She was also a member of the 4 Seasons Garden Club and the Democratic Women of Lee County. She also served in various volunteer and community activities. Mrs. Mawyer was a retired social worker with Lee County and the State of N.C. Adoptions Unit. After retirement, she served as a private consultant in home studies for child -custody cases for the legal system. Mrs. Mawyer is survived by her husband, William M. Mawyer; two daughters, Ashley M. Byrd and husband Sam of Winston-Salem and Elizabeth M. Gilliam and husband Rick of Spartanburg, S.C.; one sister, Katherine O. McDonald of Sanford; two brothers, William H. Ogburn of Anchorage, Ky. , and Lt. Col. Retired John Robert Ogburn of Sanford, Ky.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Worth Byrd, and Richard and Sally Gilliam. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the Mawyer residence, 810 Stuart Dr., Sanford, N.C. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603 or to the Children's Home Society of NC, Inc., Greensboro, N.C. Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.
SPARTA, N.C. -- Mrs. Nannie Lou Gentry Pardue, 95, of 830 Pardue Road, Sparta, died Sunday morning, April 30, 2000, in Sunbridge Healthcare in Sparta. She was the widow of Claude Gilmer Pardue Sr. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Bennie Carter of Boones Mill, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Claude Gilmer Jr. and Betty Jo Pardue of Traphill and Harold and Mary Pardue of Sparta; one sister, Virgie Emma Connor of Salisbury; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta with burial to follow in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Stratford Community. Elder Don Richardson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening, May 1, at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta and at other times at the home of Harold and Mary Pardue, 830 Pardue Road, Sparta, N.C. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Alleghany, P.O. Box 1287, Sparta, N.C. 28675.
Mr. S. Clay Ripple Jr., 71, of Winston-Salem, died April 29, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on June 10, 1928 , to Lois Conrad and S.C. Ripple Sr. Mr. Ripple was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army for a brief time during the Korean War. He was affiliated with Piedmont Airlines for several years and later joined his father at Ripple Realty. He was for over 40 years a member of the Board of Realtors and currently an honorary member, having served on numerous committees. He was appointed to serve on the first Winston-Salem Transit Authority. He was keenly interested in the downtown redevelopment. He was a long time member of the Twin-City Club and served on the Board of Governors as president. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Richardson Ripple, one daughter and son-in-law, Alyson and Duncan McCall; one grandson, Alexander Clay McCall of Statesville; and one sister, Elaine Ripple Crudele of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Centenary United Methodist Church , with Dr. Michael B. Brown and the Rev. Edward B. Ritter officiating. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missionary Friendship Fund, Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 658, Winston-Salem, NC 27102 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel is in charge of arrangements.