Mr. Hubert Edward Harris, 72, of Winston-Salem, died Sunday, September 19, 1999 at his home. He was born January 27, 1927 in Forsyth County. Mr. Harris was better known as ''Scooby Doo'' in the CB world. Surviving are his wife, Mary; five daughters, Maryann, Virginia, Shelia, Linda, and Denese; six sons, Richard, Larry, Gary, Ronnie, Jeff, and Mark; and a number of grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 1999 in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown by Dr. Joe Long. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Mrs. Laura Katherine Timmons Leitch, ''Timmie'', 84, died Sunday, September 19, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Leitch was a native of Bishop, Maryland where she was born March 15, 1915 to the late Medford J. and Irene Hudson Timmons. She was a graduate of Western Maryland College and taught for several years at Goldy College in Wilmington, Delaware before moving to Winston-Salem in 1950 where her husband, Herbert K. Leitch worked for Western Electric. Mr. Leitch preceded his wife in death in 1989. Mr. and Mrs. Leitch were faithful members of Centenary United Methodist Church. Mrs. Leitch is survived by a sister, Mrs. Guy R. (Peggy) Smith of Rockville, Maryland; an aunt, Mrs. Elva Steele of Delaware; two nieces; four nephews; and a God-son, Will Lancaster of Winston-Salem. In keeping with her expressed desire, Mrs. Leitch's body was given to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for use in medical research. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. J. Robert Nations will officiate. The family requests that memorials be made to The Music Fund, Centenary UMC, P.O. box 658, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27102. Vogler and Sons Main Street Chapel is assisting the Leitch family.
Mrs. Crisella Poniese Stewart Morrison, 50, of 227 Ivy Circle, Elkin, passed away Friday, September 17, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. She was born April 8, 1949 in Surry County to William and Carrie Cropps Stewart. Mrs. Morrison was a graduate of Yadkin High School in Boonville and was a registered nurse, receiving her B.S. degree from Winston-Salem State University, an associate degree form Surry Community College, and her L.P.N. license from Athens Technical Institute in Athens, Ga. She was retired as an instructor from Surry Community College of Nursing. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of the Methodist Women's Club, acting secretary for the church, and chairman of the wellness and education committee. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Martin and J.W. Cropps. Surviving are her husband, Melvin B. Morrison, Sr. of the home; a daughter, Ms. Cassundra P. Morrison of Elkin; a son, Melvin B. Morrison, Jr. of Fresno, Calif.; a grandson, Jeremiah Morrison of Elkin; her mother, Mrs. Carrie C. Stewart of Elkin Healthcare; an aunt, Mrs. Georgiana Sales of Elkin Healthcare; an uncle, Emmitt Cropps of North Wilkesboro; several nephews; and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Ralph Shipp, Rev. Eugene Glenn, and Rev. Calvin Crump. Burial will follow in Crestwood Memorial Gardens in State Road. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Johnson Funeral Home in Elkin is serving the Morrison family.
RURAL HALL -- Mr. Paul Francis Perrell, 70, died at Forsyth Medical Center on Tuesday morning, September 21, 1999 following a brief illness. A native of Davidson County, he was born on November 15, 1928 to Paul F. and Anna Sink Perrell. Mr. Perrell was retired from Jefferson Smurfit Corporation (formerly Container Corporation) and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Mendenhall Perrell; one daughter, Darlene Hicks and husband, Ricky of Walnut Cove; two sons, Paul Tracy Perrell of Rural Hall and Victor Allen Mendenhall and wife, Dyann of Germanton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Charlene Welch, Iva McMahan, and Annette Phillips; six brothers, David, Ward, Elbert, Gene, James, and Lance Perrell. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller, Rural Hall Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jonathan Rogers and Rev. James Baldwin. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ada Marcum Prater, 83, of Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., died Sunday, September 19, 199. She was born November 21, 1915 in Harlan, Ky. to Sam and Arizona Middleton Marcum. Mrs. Marcum was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harold Prater. She is survived by one son, Tilman ''Tim'' Prater of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Karen Hocutt of Winston-Salem, two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Tilman Hocutt of Winston-Salem; one sister, Faye Baird of Kentucky; two nieces, Sharon Adams and Susan Gayhart both of Kentucky; and one nephew, Andrew Baird of Florida. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jack Yarbrough officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Mrs. Doris Jean Hedgecoe Rico, 40, of Winston-Salem, died September 21, 1999 at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Mecklenburg County on August 10, 1959 to Bobby Lee Hedgecoe, Sr. and Shirley Lee Pender. Mrs. Rico will be remembered as a brave, caring, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry Lark and biological mother, Shirley Lee Hill and her brothers, Vilas Lark and Roland Lark. Surviving are her husband, Jose Abel Rico; one son, Esteban (Stevie) Anzaldo; daughters, Kelly Caballero, Elia Rico, and Denise Rico; grandchildren, Erica and Merce; her mother, Edna W. Lark of Winston-Salem; sister, Evon Hill and her husband, Richard and Shelby Sankey and her husband, Wayne all of Winston-Salem, Deborah Russell and her husband, Lonnie of Charlotte, Martha Yandle of Spencer Mountain, and Betty Hilliard of Denver, N.C.; and her brothers, Terry Hedgecoe and his wife, Jeanne and Bobby Hedgecoe, Jr. all of Mt. Holly. A memorial service will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Iglesia Cristiana Wesleyana, 177 Clay Flynt Rd., Kernersville, N.C. with Pastor Fermin Bocanegra officiating. A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Iglesia Cristiana Wesleyana or to the American Cancer Society, 1900 S. Hawthorne Rd., Ste. 622, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-3901.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Jessie Harriet Shipley, 70, of Cornatzer Rd., passed away Monday, September 20, 1999 at her home. Mrs. Shipley was born June 14, 1929 in Forsyth County to the late Jacob Alonzo and Lena Gertrude Miller Spaugh. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Headon Shipley in 1998 and one son, Randy D. Shipley. She was a member of Davie Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Jostens Company. Mrs. Shipley was well known for her love of quilting and flower gardening. She will be deeply missed. Mrs. Shipley in survived by two sons, James H. Shipley, Jr. of Westfield, N.C. and Jerry W. Shipley of Winston-Salem; and one daughter, Debi S. McDaniel of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Kara and Matthew McDaniel of Mocksville; one brother, A. David Spaugh of Winston-Salem; five sisters, Rosa S. Myers and Rebecca S. Doby both of Mocksville, Nora S. Bryant of Winston-Salem, Bertha S. Myers of Advance, and Virginia S. Graham of Kernersville; and one aunt, Bertha Faw of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 12:00 p.m. at Davie Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron Carter and Norman Frye officiating. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 22, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Rd., Mocksville, N.C.27028 will be serving the Shipley family.
KERNERSVILLE -- Christopher Miles Walker and Chance Douglas Walker were born and died on September 20, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. The twins are survived by their parents, Edward James Walker and Catherine Smith Walker; their sister, Peyton Michelle Walker; and their brother, Jacob Edward Walker. A graveside service will be officiated by Brother Steve Roberson at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Brenner Children's Hospital Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27257. Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home is assisting the Walker family.
WINTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- Walter Spinhower Whittington II, 71, of Rt.1 Box 19R, Winton, N.C. and formerly of Chesapeake and Suffolk, entered into eternal rest at 7:15 a.m. Monday, September 20, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Whittington was born on February 17, 1928 in West Virginia. He is the son of Ruby Parson Whittington of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the late Walter S. Whittington, Sr. He was predeceased by two brothers, Rex and Ray Whittington, who had lived in Winston-Salem. He retired after 26 years with Consolidated Freight of Virginia Beach. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII where he served for nine years serving in the South Pacific. He was a longstanding member of the Long Branch Gun Club in Colerain, N.C. and attended the Portsmouth Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce E. Whittington; three sons, Walter S. Whittington III of Suffolk, Va., Lonnie D. Warren, Jr. of Colerain, N.C., and Charles L. Warren of Chesapeake; three daughters, Janice F. Robertson of Plymouth, N.C., Donna K. Rhoades of Chesapeake, and Linda F. White of Ahoskie, N.C.; four brothers, Bruce, Glenn, and Roy Whittington all of Winston-Salem, and Troy Whittington of Louisa, Va.; three sisters, Burnice Walker, Mildred VanHoy, and JoAnn Wyatt all of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and good friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 1999 in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Pastor Homer Peterson will officiate. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will begin on Thursday and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Chesapeake Portsmouth Unit, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23513.
STOKESDALE -- Mr. Robert Thomas Williams, Jr., 56, of 265 Lakefield Rd., died Monday, September 21, 1999 at his home. Mr. Williams was born in Louisville, Ky. a son of the late Robert T. Williams, Sr. and Marie Wade Williams. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and a was a service technician with Sprint (Carolina Telephone Co.) He was preceded in death by a brother, Evert Brewer; a sister, Lillian Mayhorn, and his parents. Surviving are his wife, Jerry Dean Williams of the home; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Paine of Stokesdale and Bonnie Lee Piggott of Supply, N.C.; a brother, Rev. John U. (Sonny) Williams of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Cheryl, Megan, Tiffany, and Dusty Paine, and Gary Thomas Piggott. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 7:30 p.m. at the Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel in Kernersville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. Wednesday until the funeral hour. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville, Ky. following a service there.