Mrs. Barbara Owens Brittain Yokley, departed this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 surrounded by her family. She was born April 16, 1936 in Winston-Salem to the late Daisy Owens and Robert E. Brittain. Mrs. Yokley was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her step-mother, Helen M. Brittain of Winston-Salem. She is survived by her husband, Ernest L. Yokley of the home; a son, Mark S. Yokley; and a daughter, Kristin Y. Kent. In addition, she leaves five grandchildren, Adam, Joanie, Joy, Jeremy, and Trista; a son-in-law, Roy and a daughter-in-law, Debbie M. Yokley; two brothers, Craig and Donald E. Brittain; and a sister, Sylvia Craver of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 1999 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by Rev. Kenneth R. Eller. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127.
ADVANCE -- Titi Foster Carter Bailey, 87, of Fork Bixby Rd., passed away September 19, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mrs. Bailey was born May 23, 1912 in Davie County to the late William Giles and Sallie Livengood Foster. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Morrison L. Carter in 1933 and by her second husband, Cicero S. Bailey in 1981; one son, Bobby Bailey; one brother, William G. Foster, Jr.; four sisters, Thelma Allen, Ruth Shillinglaw, Rea Foster, and Louise Jones; and one granddaughter, Sandra Carter Cope. She was a member of Fork Baptist Church and attended Elbaville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bailey was very active in the Senior Citizens Group for both church's. She was a retired employee of Cooleemee Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Bailey was well known for her love of gardening and flowers. She was very much loved by her family and all that knew her. Mrs. Bailey is survived by three sons, Jack Carter and wife, Dot, Gray Carte and wife, Ruby all of Advance, N.C., and Joe Bailey and wife, Judy of Mocksville, N.C.; three daughters, Peggy Rummage and husband, Felix of Lexington, N.C., Dorothy Sowers and husband, George of Winston-Salem, and Sallie Buie and Carl of Denton, N.C.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Buddie Foster of Advance. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Elbaville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Wallace and Rev. Rusty Morrison officiating. The body will lie instate 30 minutes prior to service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 21, 1999 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Memorials may be made to Fork Baptist Church, 3140 U.S. Hwy. 64 E., Mocksville, N.C. 27028 or Elbaville United Methodist Church, c/o Mattie Tucker, 2984 N.C. Hwy. 801 S., Advance, N.C. 27006. Davie Funeral Service 416 Valley Rd. Mocksville, N.C. 27028 will be serving the Bailey family.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. B. Clay Bauguss, 79, husband of Mae Hall Bauguss, of Colonial Drive, North Wilkesboro, died Monday, September 20, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Heil and the Rev. Mark Hollar officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Bauguss was born in Wilkes County, December 20, 1919 to Newton and Nannie Richardson Bauguss. He was a member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. He was a former elder and chairman of building and grounds for North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bauguss was the co-owner of B. & R. Service until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Bauguss is preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Bauguss. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Johnny (Linda) Edmiston of McGrady; one sister, Mrs. L.D. (Carolyn) Myers of North Wilkesboro; one brother, John A. Bauguss of North Wilkesboro; and two grandchildren, Mark Edmiston of Purlear and Paul Edmiston of Wake Forest. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro from 6:30 until 8:30 Tuesday night. In lieu of flowers, memorials amy be made to Hospice of Wilkes, P.O. Box 609, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or to the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 804 E. Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
Thomas Gales Bowen, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on September 18, 1999. He was born in Mt. Vernon, New York to the late Benjamin Holmes and Jean Gales Bowen. He was a graduate of Denesin University. He served in the Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt. He recently retired from Cook, Inc., where he was a regional sales manager, selling diagnostic interventional products. Mrs. Bowen is survived by his wife, Joy Huff Bowen and his beloved cat, CHI-CHI of the home; two sons, Thomas Bowen, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth and Benjamin Bowen all of Salt Lake City, Utah; and one sister, Beverly Baker and husband, Frank of Waterloo, New York. Tom had a special love for hiking so therefore any memorials may be made to the Appalachian Trail Conference, P.O. Box 807, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 25425-0807. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 1999 at Olivet Moravian Church officiated by Chaplain Randy Hillman.
MILLERS CREEK -- Mrs. Mary Bumgarner, wife of Jene C. Bumgarner, of 133 Fish Dam Creek Road, Millers Creek, N.C., passed away Monday, September 20, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Mrs. Bumgarner was born in Wilkes County to G. Justus and Ada Johnson Brewer. She was a homemaker and charter member of Millers Creek Baptist Church, where she had been a choir member. Mrs. Bumgarner was a past member of the Mt. Pleasant Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband; one son, Kenneth Bumgarner of Huntersville, N.C.; one daughter, Debra Bumgarner Taylor of Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Erin Bumgarner, Ashley Bumgarner, Brad Bumgarner, Meredith Taylor, and Brandon Taylor; four brothers, G. Justus Brewer of Bel Air, Md., Leon Brewer of North Wilkesboro, Joe Brewer of Wilkesboro, and Richard Brewer of Kingsport, Tenn.; and two sisters, Marolyn Crosswhite of Gaithersburg, Md. and Carolyn Bird of Alexandria, Va. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:00 p.m. at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Jim Gore officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in North Wilkesboro. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, N.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 2505, Durham, N.C. 27705.
PFAFFTOWN -- Mr. Ernest C. Dark, 87, of 4930 Duffer Lane, died Monday, September 20, 1999, at The Oaks at Forsyth. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty with the Reverend Rick Bell officiating. A native of Randolph County, Mr. Dark was the son of the late Ernest Arthur and Olitiper Griffin Dark. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Liberty. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary K. Dark of the home; two step-children and one niece. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Baptist Church, P.O. Box 815, Liberty, N.C. 27298.
Mrs. Violet Lumley Disher, 94, of Winston-Salem, died Sunday, September 19, 1999 at the Moravian Home. She was born October 6, 2904 in Forsyth County to James and Della Barrett Lumley. Mrs. Disher retired from RJR Tobacco Co. in 1966 after 38 years of service. She was a member of Christ Moravian Church. Preceding Mrs. Disher in death was her husband, Edward Lonnie Disher. A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at the Moravian Graveyard with the Rev. Wallace Elliott officiating. (Hayworth-Miller)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Lt. Colonel William C. Gaither, Jr., USAF (Ret.), 78, of Wildwood Dunes Trail, died Monday, September 20, 1999 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1921 in Statesville, N.C., a son of the late William C. and Elizabeth Boswell Gaither. He was predeceased by his wife, Eugenia McMillan Gaither; a son, Christopher E. Gaither; and a step-daughter, Millicent McGalliard. Colonel Gaither piloted a B17 bomber in WWII in the European Theater. He served in the 852nd Bomber Group. Following his U.S. Air Force career, Colonel Gaither became a Real Estate Broker in Myrtle Beach, until his retirement. He was Past President of the Grand Strand Retired Officers Chapter and the Sons of the American Revolution, Col. Lemuel Benton Chapter. Col. Gaither was a member of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, and a Life Master and Official Referee of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include a son, William C. ''Billy'' Gaither III and wife, Cathryn Gardner Gaither of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and three grandchildren, McMillan, Will, and Kristin Gaither. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Southeastern Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, S.C. Affiliate, Inc., 2711 Middleburg Dr., Ste. 311, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Mrs. Helen Messer Holler, 94, of 1104 Newport St., died Sunday, September 19, 1999. She was born in Buncombe County on August 22, 1905 to William and Sophronia Elizabeth Gillespie Messer. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Woodland Baptist Church. Mrs. Holler was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Staley Holler, Sr.; two daughters, Wilda Mae Hobson and Margaret Smith; and three sons, Raymond Staley Holler, Jr., Billy Eugene Holler, and Barry Gilbert Holler. Surviving are five daughters, Patricia Cooke and Nancy Cooper, both of Winston-Salem, Carol Lewis of Davie, Fla., Linda Davis of Walkertown, and Judy Spencer of Lexington; one son, Randall Holler of Pfafftown; two beloved nieces, Billie Mae Varner of Wichita Falls, Kan. and Beulah Carson of Barnardsville, N.C.; 25 grandchildren; and 37 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Huff Funeral Home Chapel in East Bend by Rev. Zeno Groce. Burial will follow in Forbush Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 Monday evening at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend.
SALISBURY -- Mr. Marvin Franklin Lovette, 66, of 906 Hidden Circle Creek, Salisbury, N.C. 28147, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at Genesis ElderCare, Salisbury after a period of declining health. Mr. Lovette was born January 29, 1933 in Rowan County, N.C. to the late Raymond Monroe Lovette and Lillian Patterson Lovette. He was educated in the Cabarrus County school system and the Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, N.C. Mr. Lovette retired as a telecommunicator with the N.C. Highway Patrol. He later retired as a manager with LaSalle Deitch, Salisbury. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church and the Sunday school, former member, deacon, and Sunday school superintendent with Faith Baptist Church, former deacon at Friendship Baptist Church, former member of Faith Civitan Club, where he twice served as president, and was Civitan of the Year in 1974 and 1987. He was a member of Keller Masonic Lodge in Rockwell, N.C. and member of the York Rite Bodies and the Oasis Shrine. Mr. Lovette was a retired Captain with the South Salisbury Vol. Fire Dept. Surviving are his wife whom he married August 31, 1958, Betty Brooks Lovette of the home; a son, Stephen Kent Lovette of Rockwell, N.C.; a daughter, Marvie Lovette Cartner of Wilkesboro, N.C.; a brother, Everett Monroe Lovette of Charlotte; and three grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at Enon Baptist Church with Dr. Randall Dockins, interim pastor and Dr. Jim Harris officiating. Burial will be in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury with masonic graveside rites conducted by Keller Masonic Lodge, Rockwell, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 1999. Lyerly Funeral Home, 515 S. Main St., Salisbury, N.C. and other times at the family home.