McLEANSVILLE -- Beverly Gene Atkins, 72, of McLeansville went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Mr. Atkins was retired from Lorillard and was a faithful member of Gospel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War and World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy for three years. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Gospel Baptist Church. A funeral service at 8 p.m. will follow the visitation with the Rev. Paul Luttrell officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Lakeview Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Melba Gray Atkins of the home; mother Annie Mae Atkins of Colfax; four sons, Jack Atkins of Winston-Salem and Doug Atkins, Richard Atkins and Carrie Atkins, all of Greensboro; five daughters, Linda Stafford of Winston-Salem, Kim Bolejack of Sandy Ridge, Debbie Taylor of Kernersville, Pam Harris of Georgia and Sandy Atkins of New Orleans, La.; a stepson, Norman Gray of Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Shelia Williams of Reidsville; 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four brothers, D.L. Atkins, Herbert Atkins, David Atkins and Stanley Atkins, all of Colfax ; and three sisters, Marie Parrish of Colfax, Ann Allen of South Carolina and Patty Coates of Virginia. The family would like to thank Dr. Lowell Shinn and the staff at Regional Cancer Institute for the exceptional care received by Mr. Atkins. Also many thanks to the cancer floor at Moses Cone Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27405 or to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Service is serving the family.
Mrs. Theresa Catherine Barrett, 85, formerly of West Hempstead, N.Y., passed away Nov. 1, 2000, at the Brian Center. Mrs. Barrett was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Jamaica, N.Y., to the late Mary C. and John F. Homeyer. Mrs. Barrett was the loving mother of seven children, five surviving. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Pacula and husband, Richard, of Winston-Salem, and Doris Treu and husband, Glenn, of West Hempstead, N.Y.; three sons, Robert Slingo and wife, Angela, of East Northport, N.Y., Dennis Barrett and wife, Jean, of Oakdale, N.Y., and Thomas Barrett and wife, Doreen, of Levittown, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by Father Joseph Madden. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Roberta Mitchell Clyburn, 82, of 901 Goldfloss Street passed away on Monday, October 30, 2000, at the Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center unexpectedly. She was a native of Rural Hall, N.C., born on Oct. 28, 1918, to the late Charlie and Ludie Crews Mitchell. She attended Carver High School and was a retired employee of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She was a former member of the St. James United Methodist Church, Rural Hall, N.C. She was married to the late George W. Clyburn and from that union, four children were born. Surviving Mrs. Clyburn are her four children, Billy (Rainey) Mitchell, Donald (Ruby) Clyburn, Doris (Joseph) Woodruff and James (Clara) Clyburn; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Shouse of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Lloyd Bethea of Asheville, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with the Reverend James R. Clyburn, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the St. James United Methodist Church, Rural Hall, N.C. The family visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Russell Funeral Home. (RUSSELL).
Richard Grey Hege, 53, of Welcome died Nov. 1, 2000. He was a farmer and an iron worker. He was the son of the late Ralph and Lunette Scott Hege. Survivors include two sons, Grady Ray Hege and Michael Scott Hege, both of Welcome; a sister, Shirley Hedrick of Welcome; a stepbrother, Robert Leonard of Fort Bragg; his grandmother, Mae Zimmerman of Welcome; and two grandchildren, Dana and Devon Hege. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Lighthouse Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Davidson County Hospice and the Davidson County Cancer Service. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel. 765-2793.
Raymond Hemphill, 53, (Fish Man) died Nov. 1, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Alander Hemphill; two daughters, Krystal Ray Little and Rachella Hemphill; three sons, Maurice Warren Little, Terence Xavious Little and Christopher Raymond Hemphill; his father, Ed Hemphill; a sister, Esther Boulware; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 5980 Kinney Road, 765-2793.
Ms. Betty Stine Hendrix, 73, of Clemmons died unexpectedly Nov. 2, 2000. She was born in Iredell County to James E. and Essie Current Stine. Ms. Hendrix was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church. A brother, George Stine preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa H. and Robert C. Mastin of Polkton; a son, Randy L. Hendrix of Clemmons; a grandchild, Evan Lee Hendrix of Clemmons; a sister, Margaret S. Prekler of Apex; and a brother, Kenneth Stine of Greensboro. Funeral services will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Hospice, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance, U.S. 158 across from Bermuda Run, tel. 940-5555 or toll-free (888) 940-8511.)
LENOIR -- Mr. Hubert Edgar Johnson, 70, of 1475 Douglas Lane, Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir. Mr. Johnson was born in Wilkes County, Dec. 4, 1929, to James Edgar and Julia Estep Johnson. Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army, he was a retired manager for Thompson Ford in Hampton, Va., and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Kay Johnson, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Crandol and husband, Jerry of Hampton, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin Johnson and wife, Judy of Newport News, Va., and Gary Johnson and wife, Donna, of Pinnacle; seven grandchildren; his mother, Julia Johnson of Siloam; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Peele of Siloam, Agnes Carlyle and husband, Frank, of Siloam, Avanell Poindexter and husband, Olin, of Elkin, Mozelle Johnson of Siloam and Audrey Scott and husband, Johnny, of Siloam. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a son, Brad Johnson. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Siloam Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Faw and the Rev. Jimmy Cain. Burial will follow at Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Johnson is at Cox-Needham Home and will be placed at the church 30 minutes before the services from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at Cox-Needham Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. Memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 6909 Siloam Road, Siloam, NC 27047. The Johnson family is being served by Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain.
Mrs. Nettie Perkins Ladd, 105, died Nov. 2, 2000, at Brookridge Baptist Nursing Home. She was born May 1, 1895, in Danville, Va., one of 14 children of Charles and Carrie Perkins, all deceased. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling H. Ladd, in 1964 and continued living in Danville until 1996. Nettie is survived by a son, Garland H. Ladd, and wife Sara, who reside in Winston-Salem. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Brenda Ladd Moore and husband Tom of Columbia, S.C., Garland H. Ladd Jr. of Raleigh and Michael S. Ladd of Charlotte; and two great-grandchildren, Jason and Meredith Moore of Columbia, S.C. Also she leaves numerous nieces and nephews and their families, who have endeared themselves to Nettie as her extended family. Nettie enjoyed remarkably good health and mental clarity until recently and lived alone until age 98. After residing several more years in Danville with a niece, Mrs. Juanita Perkins, she moved to an assisted living facility in Winston-Salem. Asked how she liked living there, she replied, ''It's OK, but there are too many old people living here and some of them don't know the war is over!'' Her last job was cafeteria manager at a Danville public school, and during summer breaks she served as food manager at a girls summer camp in West Virginia. Her lifelong interests always centered on family and church. She was a member at Moffett Memorial Baptist Church in Danville for 96 years and taught an adult Sunday school class there until her mid- 90s. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Highland Burial Park in Danville with the Rev. Lee Ellison presiding. The family will visit with friends immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, 1026 North Main St., Danville, V A, 24540. Wrenn Yeatts Funeral Home in Danville, Va. will coordinate burial arrangements.
Mrs. Etta Elliott Lawson, 84, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her home. She was born in Haywood County to Lonn and Laura Mack Elliott. Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Vernon Lawson. Survivors include a son, Michael Lawson (wife, Faye) of Pfafftown; a grandson, Michael James Lawson (wife, Sheila) of Yadkinville; great-granddaughter, Amanda Jones and sister-in-law, Elsie Elliott. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown with the Rev. Warren Kerr officiating. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at 5019 Nations Crossing Suite 217, Charlotte, NC 28217.(Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel)
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, for Mrs. Ellie Bridgers Long of Rich Square. She was the widow of Robert W. Long Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Robert W. Long Jr. of Bermuda Run. Memorial gifts may be made to the Benevolent Fund, Creeksville Baptist Church, c/o Ann Burgess, Treasurer, Route 2, Box 402, Conway, NC 27820.