Mrs. Mamie Gibson Ferguson, 101, widow of Alfred W. Ferguson, died June 30, 2000, at Springwood Care. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Madison to Andy and Susan Fulp Gibson on Jan. 5, 1899. There will be a graveside service conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery by Dr. Dan Koger and Dr. William E. Rabil. Mrs. Ferguson spent her early life in Madison; she moved to Winston-Salem in 1923. Mrs. Ferguson was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 37 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Earl Evans of Memphis, Tenn. The family ask that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 501 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Pearl Gray Flinchum, 92, of Walnut Cove died Thursday at Walnut Cove Health Care Center. Mrs. Flinchum was born June 17, 1908, in Patrick County, Va., to the late John L. and Finetti Ruth Ayers Gray. She was a homemaker and a member of Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Flinchum. Survivors include three daughters, Eunice Vaden of Walnut Cove, Grace Boles and husband Buddy of Rural Hall, and Ruth James and husband Grady of Walnut Cove; two sons, William Flinchum and wife Barbara of Clemmons, and Jack Flinchum and wife Earlene of King; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burroughs Funeral Home. Elder William Dodson will officiate. Burial will follow in Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Lena G. Mitchell, 2001 Hawkins Road, Germanton, NC 27019.
Mrs. Grace Craver Harper, 86, widow of Marvin D. Carver and Millard Harper, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Friends Home of Guilford in Greensboro where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was born Sept. 24, 1913, in Salisbury to John B. and Emma Jolly Howard. Mrs. Harper was active in Clemmons First Baptist Church for 30 years as director of the Cradle Roll and Nursery departments. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Craver, and a grandson, David Jon Redding. Survivors include two daughters, Lois C. Redding and husband Daniel of Lewisville, and Joyce C. Bailey and husband Kermit of Greensboro; a son, Thomas R. Craver and wife Mary Lynn of Greensboro; seven grandchildren, Daniel W. Redding Jr., Mary Ann Redding, Emma McAdams, Robert Bailey, James Albert Craver, Brack Craver and Gordon Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Daniel, Jonathan and Thomas Redding, Emily, Leslie and Sara McAdams and Jackson and Noah Williams; four brothers, Thomas Howard of Kernersville, Joe Howard of Winston-Salem, Gordon Howard of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Alvin Howard of Advance; and a sister, Edna Shaw of Marco Island, Fla. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Clemmons First Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel W. Redding Jr. The family will receive friends after the service at the church and other times at the home of Daniel and Lois Redding, 652 Lewisville-Vienna Road, Lewisville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends Home of Guilford, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. (The arrangements are by Vogler & Sons, Main Street, Winston-Salem)
CLEMMONS -- Mrs. Joanne S. Kelley, 68, died June 30, 2000, at her home at 5347 Mapleton St . She was preceded in death by her grandmother and grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Shriver; her father, Ralph U. Shriver; and her mother, Olive M. Watson. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard H. Kelley; five children, Joyce K. Smith of Concord, Tracy A. Bradshaw of Clemmons, Christopher R. Kelley of Clemmons, Heather J. Langston of Birmington, Ala. and Holli J. Collinson of Atlanta; her brother, Richard Roberts of Columbus, Ohio; her sister, Lorene Peed of Bellbrook, Ohio; two aunts, Agnes Patterson of Winston-Salem and Clara Mae Cecil of Proctorville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many other relatives; and a wealth of fellow Christians and friends. Mrs. Kelley spent her life supporting her husband in his work as a minister of the Church of Christ, being a loving wife and mother and in service and friendship to all that she knew. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Fork Church of Christ, 205 Keating Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27104, for the use of their pre-school Bible school program. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at South Fork Church of Christ of Christ followed immediately by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Huntington, W.Va., birthplace of the deceased, on July 4, 2000. Arrangements by Voglers Funeral Home, Clemmons.
ROCKWELL -- Mrs. ''Ruth Evola'' Ridings Moose, 74, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at the Lutheran Home in Salisbury. She was born June 22, 1926, in Forsyth County to the late Bracie Brewer and Dave R. Ridings. She was educated in the Forsyth County school system, had been a telephone operator and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell and was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Carl Eugene Moose on Aug. 31, 1997. Surviving are her son, Ronald Eugene Moose of Salisbury; a daughter, Karen Renee Moose of Rockwell; a brother, Marvin D. Ridings of Mooresville; a sister, Hazel Bowman of Clemmons; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at St. James Lutheran Church conducted by the Rev. Craig Sigmon, pastor. Entombment will be at Brookhill Memorials Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Services for the Aging, 2304 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mrs. Julia Ellen Turpin, 75, of Pilot Mountain passed away Friday morning, June 30, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Turpin was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Stokes County to John William and Ida Lee Hicks Hall. She was retired from Armtex with 30 years of service. Surviving are her husband, Theodore F. Turpin of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Franklin Turpin and wife Carolyn of Pinnacle; and two grandchildren, Tracy Turpin and Jeffrey Turpin. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Pinnacle View Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Chamblin and the Rev. Forrest Fulton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, and other times at the Turpin home, 240 Shoals Road. The family is being served by Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain.
WALKERTOWN -- Mrs. Frances Mills Wall, 64, of 2275 Barry Knolls Road died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Wall was born Jan. 12, 1936, in Troy to James A. and Gertrude Ledbetter Mills. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery Chapel by the Rev. Charles Spivey Jr. Mrs. Wall spent all of her life in Forsyth County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur McKinley Wall Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Wescott and husband Jim of Wichita, Kan.; four sons, Jeff Wall and Jerry Wall of the home, Tony Wall of Winston-Salem , and Don Wall and wife Nancy of Lexington; three sisters, Agnes M. Spivey of Seagrove, Helen McKinnon of Mount Gilead and Linda Parsons of Star; three brothers, James E. Mills of Asheboro, Roy F. Mills of Pennsylvania and Sammy Mills of Albemarle; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
RUTHERFORDTON -- Mr. Jack A. Waters, 62, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Rutherford Hospital Inc. He was the son of the late E.C. Waters. Mr. Waters was a member of Southern Baptist Church. He received an undergraduate degree from Wofford College and a master's degree from Furman University. He completed additional studies at Clemson University and was an I.P.T.A.Y. member. He was a teacher, principal and director of Title I for the Rutherford County school system. For the past 25 years, he has been owner/operator of Things For Learning Inc. Surviving are his wife, Betty Goode Waters of the home; his mother, Gaynelle B. Waters of Charlotte; a brother, Douglas B. Waters of Winston-Salem; and nine special and loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Southern Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. John Perry Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday before the service in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 140 Church St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. McMahan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON -- Mr. Clarence Odell Weisner, 69, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethesda United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel.
MADISON -- Mr. Claude (Shorty) Cecil Amos, 81, of 6081 NC 772, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at Stokes Reynolds Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 1999, at Oak Grove Baptist CHurch with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Amos was born in Stokes County. He was retired from Macfield Industries and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Luke, and Lottie H. Amos and his brothers, Aldean Amos and Harold Amos. Survivors include his wife, Lolene Carter Amos of the home; his daughters, Betty A. Stevens and husband, Tom of Westfield, and Sheila A. Pyrtle and husband, Keith of Sandy Ridge; his granddaughter, April Collins and husband, Manuel Hernandez; great grandson, Talley D. Hernandez; his brother, Dennis Amos of Mcleansville, N.C.; his sisters, Frances A. Dodson of Liberty, N.C., Alvaire A. Rock of Pine Hall, N.C., Helen A. Reynolds of Robins, N.C., Earlene A. Joyce of Spencer, Va., Virginia A. Faust of Pleasant Garden, N.C., and Joy A. Hooper of Smithfield, Va. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at Oak Grove Baptist Church and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Attn: Mrs. Frankie Case, 206 S. K-Fork Road, Madison, N.C. 27025. Colonial Funeral Home and Chapel is serving the family.