BUIES CREEK -- Ruby Harden Lanier, 88, a longtime resident of Buies Creek died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Winston-Salem , where she resided at Brookridge Retirement Community. Mr s. Lanier was born Ruby Inez Harden on March 27, 1912, in Windsor , the daughter of Jesse Yates Harden and Nonie Castellow Harden. She married Turner Carter Leggett Sr. and is survived by three sons from that marriage, Turner Carter Leggett Jr. of Hamilton, Donald Yates Leggett of Greenville and Carroll Harden Leggett of Winston-Salem. One son, the Honorable Franklin Fulton Lanier of Buies Creek survives her by her marriage to Franklin Worth Lanier. Also surviving are a stepson, Billy Worth Lanier of Erwin; a stepdaughter, Virginia Lanier Powers of Delaware; a sister, Stella Harden Smith of Greenville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek by Dr. David Whiteman. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Edgewood Cemetery in Windsor. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home and other times at the home of the Honorable Frank Lanier in Buies Creek. Memorials may be made to Stokes Daycare, c/o Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 485, Buies Creek, NC 27506 or to Brookridge Retirement Community, c/o N.C. Baptist Retirement Homes, 1199 Hayes Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Naomi Ruth Bodenheimer Lewis fell asleep with the Lord Sept. 4, 2000. She was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Davidson County , the daughter of Cary R. and Carrie Motsinger Bodenheimer. She was married to John D. ''Jack'' Lewis , who died in 1980. She is survived by a daughter, Selma Anne Lewis Petree (J.M.); a grandson, Christopher Lewis Ray (Yvonne); a stepgranddaughter, Anna Petree Erwin (Matthew); a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Pfeiffer Ray; a sister-in-law, Mrs. G.M. (Pete) Bodenheimer; a niece, Alice B. Wilson (Don); a nephew, David G. Bodenheimer (Lynda); two great-nieces, Cari Wilson and Lauren Bodenheimer; two great-nephews, Matt Wilson and Martin Bodenheimer; and cousins Wayne and Martha Smith of Bradford Woods, Pa. Naomi was a longtime member of Peace Haven Baptist Church. She was a former secretary of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association. She volunteered at Crisis Control Ministry for 24 years and in the Intensive Care Nursing Unit at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, where she had accumulated over 10,000 hours of service, ''But one thing she did, she forgot those things which were behind and reached for ward to those things which were ahead and pressed toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.'' Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Peace Haven Baptist Church. A reception celebrating her life will follow the service. Until then the family will receive friends at her home. Naomi requested that memorials be made to Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel is serving the Lewis family.
Cynthia New Oakley, ''Cindy,'' 39, died Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, after a lengthy and heroic fight against cancer. A Durham native, Cindy was born at Watts Hospital on Dec. 22, 1960, to William J. New and the late Jackie Pryor New. Cindy was educated in the Durham County Schools and graduated from N.C. State University. She was a vice president with BB&T in Winston-Salem. Cindy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Allen T. Oakley of Winston-Salem; and her beloved kitten, Motor. She is also survived by her father, William J. New of Durham; her sister, Martha New Milam and husband Dan of Durham; her parents-in-law, Connie P. and J. Louie Oakley of Providence, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Melanie Oakley Orton and husband Steve of Burlington and Ellen Oakley Cooper and husband Jerry of Graham; three special nephews; and two special nieces. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Providence Baptist Church, Providence, N.C., with the Rev. Ken Clark officiating. The family will receive visitors at the home of Connie and Louie Oakley, 7003 Old Highway 86 N., Providence, N.C., immediately after the funeral. Additionally, a memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Clemmons United Methodist Church, Clemmons, with the Rev. David Baxter officiating. Cindy was an avid gardener and a devoted NCSU alumna. In honor of these interests, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Cindy's memory to the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Department of Horticultural Science, N.C. State University, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609, Attn. Sandie Holdan.
LINDEN -- John David Schultz, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Good Hope Hospital in Erwin. He had served as a deacon and was currently assistant Sunday school teacher at Cedar Falls Baptist Church. Mr. Schultz was this year 's coach for the Cedar Falls Ladies Championship Softball Team and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Barbara G. Schultz of the home; four sons, Bruce E. Schultz of Fayetteville, David K. Schultz and Jeff M. Schultz of Kernersville and Randy Schultz of Winston-Salem; a sister, Jo Reavis of Winston-Salem; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept 6, 2000, at Cedar Falls Baptist Church , with the Rev. Floyd Benfield officiating. Burial will be at Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Memorials may be made to Cedar Falls Baptist Church Building Fund, 6181 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311.
Mr. Willie Eugene Simmons, 56, of 1016 Brookline St. passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center. He was a native and resident of Winston-Salem and was of the Baptist faith. He was educated in the local public schools and was employed with the Brenner Iron and Metal Recycling Park in Kernersville. He leaves to cherish him memories his wife, Beverly Simmons; a son, Carl Hogg; twin daughters, Jannette and Jennette Goodman; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Benjamin Simmons (Emma) and Dalander Simmons; a sister, Antionette Linville, all of Winston-Salem; an uncle, Willie Simmons (Maxine); an aunt, Dorothy Nash; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the chapel of the Russell Funeral Home with Bishop S.D. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. (RUSSELL)
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Mr. James ''Jim'' M. Snyder, 54, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000. He was born in Detroit, Mich. He was formerly of Winston-Salem and had lived in Fort Pierce for 31 years. Mr. Snyder was a commercial fisherman and a Vietnam veteran. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed fishing, the ocean, playing bingo and his loyal dog ''Misty.'' He was also a n organ donor. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Juanita ''Faye'' Snyder of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael White of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , and Jody Snyder of Fort Pierce; two sons, Jeffrey ''Jeff'' Snyder and Jesse Snyder of Fort Pierce; a brother, Robert Snyder of Fort Pierce; three sisters, Charlotte Buero of Romeo, Mich., Frances Snyder of Clemmons and Jackie Seats of Lewisville; 11 nieces; and nine nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home Inc., Fort Pierce. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park in Fort Pierce. Memorials may be made to Lawnwood Gift Shop, c/o Pauline Clutter, 1700 S. 23rd St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.
COLFAX -- Mrs. Wilma Whicker Welch, 73, of 8920 W. Market St. died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Maryfield Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Welch was a member of First Baptist Church in Kernersville and was retired from Richardson Vick Corp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Welch Jr. , and a daughter, Martha Ann Shannanbrook. She is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Welch of Greensboro and Dr. Paul Michael Welch of Greer, S.C.; two sisters, Katherine Riddle of Tarbrook Cove, Miss. and Dorothy Ziegler of Kernersville; a brother, Moir Whicker of Kernersville; and five grandsons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hanes-Lineberry Pierce Chapel in Kernersville.
WALKERTOWN -- Mrs. Virginia Ruth Moore Bennett, 77, of 3300 Old Hollow Road died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Bennett was born July 8, 1922, in Forsyth County a daughter of the late Samuel Archibald and Effie Spainhour Moore. She was a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Robert West Sunday School Class. She had worked in the church nursery for 40 years. Mrs. Bennett had served as a missionary to Haiti and Puerto Rico. She was preceded in death by her oldest granddaughter, Martha Ellen Bennett. Surviving are her husband, Henry Lester Bennett of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela B. and Jim Barton of Lynnhurst, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Lee and Johnita Bennett of Walnut Cove and Gary M. and Sheila Bennett of Walkertown; three sisters, Clarice Moore Smith, Nellie Moore and Evelyn Moore all of King; a brother, Homer Moore of King; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church , conducted by the Rev. Reese Cook and the Rev. Pete Kunkle. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bennett will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will remain there until the funeral hour. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Morris Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2715 Darrow Road, Walkertown, NC 27051.
Mrs. Doris Bugden Blackwell of Brookridge Retirement Community died Saturday morning, July 1, 2000. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Blackwell was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. , on March 9, 1915, the daughter of Dr. Frank Edward Bugden and Allie Emily Beecher Bugden and the sister of Dr. Walter F. Bugden. Mrs. Blackwell was an honors graduate in home economics from Cornell University , where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Upon completion of her education and training as a dietitian, Mrs. Blackwell worked as chairman of her local Red Cross Canteen and Nutrition Center during the early years of World War II. It was there that she met and began her 50-plus years relationship with Crist Watts Blackwell, a Winston-Salem attorney. They married on Nov. 24, 1942. After the war, Mrs. Blackwell settled with her husband in Winston-Salem. She became an active member of First Baptist Church , where she worked in the Cradle Roll, served as a circle leader and co-taught the Young Married Couples Sunday School Class with her husband for 15 years. She was one of the founders of the 1201 Bridge Club and was a member of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994. Surviving are her two sons and their families, C. Scott Blackwell and his wife, Kathryn P. Blackwell and their son, Crist S. Blackwell Jr. all of Algonquin, Ill. , and Richard T. Blackwell and his children, Lauren, Tyler and Avery Blackwell all of Charlotte; and by her daughter, D. Claire Blackwell of Atlanta. A memorial service honoring Mrs. Blackwell's life will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27107-1572.
Memorial services for Mr. William C. Brooks Sr. will be held at 12 noon today at Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church. Mr. William Brooks was born on April 4, 1921, and departed this life on July 3, 2000. He worked in the Department of Physiology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine for over 50 years. He was a ''Guardian Ad Litem'' for the Forsyth County Social Service Department. Surviving are four daughters, Audrey Smith (James) of Winston-Salem, Andre' Thompson of Walkertown, Adrienne Brooks of Raleigh and Pamela Conely of Richmond, Va.; five sons, William C. Brooks Jr. and Charles Brooks (Regina) of Raleigh, Erwin Brooks (Giselle) and Timothy Brooks of Richmond, Va. and Anthony Brooks of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Evangeline Reid of St. Matthews, S.C., Willie Lou Johnson of Durate, Calif. and Bernice Parrish of Winston-Salem; a brother, Eugene Brooks of Queens, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home of a daughter, Andre' Thompson, 5561 Remington Pointe Drive, Walkertown, NC. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel.