WALNUT COVE -- Mr. Roger Gene Smith, 53, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home . He was born Aug. 18, 1947, in Forsyth County to the late Herman and Blanche Smith. He was of the Baptist faith and was a brick mason. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul. Survivors are two brothers, David Smith of Walnut Cove and the Rev. Daniel and wife Jane Smith of Belews Creek; four sisters, Tammy (Keith) Dezarn of Pinnacle, Ann (Doug) Dalton of Reidsville, Lillie (Bobby) Westmoreland of Rural Hall and Sadie Southern of Winston-Salem; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burroughs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Burial will follow in Gospel Light Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Lillie and Bobby Westmoreland in Rural Hall.
Mrs. Daisy Brock Tatum, 100, of 1130 Madison Ave., known to family and friends as ''Granny,'' went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000. She passed away at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Tatum was born July 22, 1900, to Lucy and Green Brock. She was a native of Farmington in Davie County, but she lived most of her life in Winston-Salem. She was a lifelong member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Farmington. Her husband, the Rev. Joseph Tatum, preceded her in death. She was a loving mother and grandmother that always had a word of wisdom from the Lord for family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted daughter, Mrs. Lucy McIvor of the home; five grandchildren, Gloria (John) Phillips, Brendolyn McCoy of Pfafftown, Nora Sullivan, Ella Mae White and James (Brenda) Tatum; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Lyons of Farmington; two devoted caretakers, Juanetta Smith and Shelia Hamilton; two special nieces, Mildred Lyons and Harriet Richardson of Mocksville; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Farmington, with the Rev. Sam Hairston officiating. Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of services and arrangements.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. Roger Lee Whittaker, 67, of Duke Whittaker Road died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Blaise Baptist Church , with the Rev. Glenn Sellers officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at Eaton Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. They request memorials be considered for Blaise Baptist Church Building Fund, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. Mr. Whittaker was born July 7, 1933, in Davie County to Jessie Whittaker Howell of Mocksville and the late Duke L. Whittaker. He was retired from Sara Lee Corp. in Winston-Salem with 43 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a charter member of Blaise Baptist Church , where he served as deacon and had been church treasurer. Survivors include his mother; his wife, Peggy Beck Whittaker of the home; a son, Mitchell (Julie) Whittaker of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Regina) Takacs of Berwick, Pa. and Mrs. Audi (Jennifer) Delouise of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Marshall, Molly and Megan Whittaker and Abigail Takacs; a sister, Mrs. Verious (Betty) Angell; and two brothers, Jimmy (Retha) Whittaker and Gene (Bunni) Whittaker all of Mocksville.
Mrs. Erica Choate Willis, 32, of Winston-Salem died Wednesday, Sept., 13, 2000, as a result of an accident. Funeral services and burial will be in Evansville, Ind. Local arrangements for the Willis family are being provided by Foster Funeral Home (769-5548).
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James Robert ''Jim'' Wimbish, 70, of Morehead City, formerly of Arcadia, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 16, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Sammy Shoaf. Burial with full military rites will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wimbish was born April 12, 1930, in Winston-Salem to Edward Wimbish and Ollie Mae Mitchell Wimbish. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years as a master sergeant and retired from security at Wachovia Bank after 20 years. He was a member of Enterprise Moravian Church and the Fred D. Craver VFW Post 10485. Surviving are his wife, Marie Wimbish of the home; daughters Shelley Griffith, Bonnie Adams and Terri Abernathy, all of Kernersville, Robin Allred of Pine Knoll Shores and Katrina Minter of Morehead City; son Chris Rector of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother Lewis Wimbish of Asheville; and sisters Lucille Loyd, Helen Burchette and Lucy Mae Willett, all of Winston-Salem, and Dorothy Stafford of Gloychester, N.J. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at 590 Weaver Road, Welcome.
LEXINGTON -- Jashunn Leonard Arnett, 20, of Lampan Lane, Winston-Salem, passed on Friday, September 10, 1999 at his home unexpectedly. He was a graduate of Carver High School in Winston-Salem and was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his parents, Heyward Bryant and Juanita Arnett both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, Anthony C. Arnett of Durham, N.C.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Arnett of Lexington; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hazel Bryant of Lake City, S.C.; and a host of other loving and caring relatives and friends. Homegoing services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. form the Chapel of the Morrison-Studevent Funeral Home in Lexington, the Rev. Dr. Dewey Smith will deliver the words of comfort and burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on half hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Remains may be viewed today from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at the home of the maternal grandmother at 111 Thurgood Ave., in Lexington. Morrison-Studevent Funeral Directors of Lexington are serving the family of Mr. Jashunn Leonard Arnett. (MORRISON STUDEVENT)
Lula Elizabeth Craddock, 83, of High Point Road, died Monday, September 13, 1999 after a lengthy illness. She was born January 3, 1916 in Surry County to Jesse and Martha Jane Wagner Heath. Surviving are five daughters, Annie Mae Wilson of Pilot Mountain, Mary Faye Lineberry and Patsy Craddock both of Winston-Salem, Brenda Conrad of Walkertown, and Carol Beard of Pfafftown. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Foy Dull in 1997. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at King Memorial Park in King with Rev. Bobby Roberson officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. (SLATE FUNERAL HOME IN KING)
WILKESBORO -- Mr. Alfred Allen Crysel, 77, of Congo Road, Wilkesboro, widower of Elsie Marie Wike Crysel, died Sunday, September 12, 1999 at Vencor Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. T. Steven McLain and the Rev. Scott Church officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Crysel was born October 27, 1921 in Wilkes County to Richard Allen and Sallie Caudill Crysel. He was a truck driver for over forty years, later driving for Cashion Oil Company until he retired. Mr. Crysel was a member and trustee of Union United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Norma Jean) Baity of Moravian Falls; one son, Kenneth Allen Crysel of Salsibury; one sister, Lou Crysel of Wilkesboro; and one grandson. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Tuesday night from 7 until 9. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 2257 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. -- Mr. William E. Dickens, 74 of Dickens Farm Road, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. passed away at his home on Monday, August 23, 1999. Mr. Dickens was born September 13, 1924, in Halifax County to the late Jacob A. Dickens and Nannie Sue Vaughan Dickens. He is survived by his wife, Hazel H. Dickens of the home; two daughters, Clara (Vickie) D. Reese and her husband, Norman of Advance and Wanda D. Norwood of Roanoke Rapids; one son, Edward L. Dickens and his wife, Lisa of Roanoke Rapids; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Leonard Dickens of Halifax, N.C., Eliott Dickens, and Allan Dickens of Gaston, N.C., Grady Dickens of Nashville, N.C.; and three sisters, Avis D. Williams, Minnie Grace D. Harton, and Hazel D. Hasty all of Roanoke Rapids. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Pauline D. Boseman, Nettie Mae D. Hawkins, Mary D. Lewis, Bertha D. Shell, and Ethel D. Glasgow and one brother, Warren Vaughan Dickens. Mr. Dickens was a farmer and a member of the Smith United Methodist Church. He served as Treasurer in The Methodist Men's Club in 1958. He farmed for over 50 years and was a member of the Two Ton Peanut Club in 1960 and 1962 receiving recognition of outstanding performance by the N.C. State College of Agriculture and the N.C. Peanut Growers Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy (Sea Bees) from May 1944-May 1946. He was stationed on the Island of Iwojima from April 6, 1945 to Sept. 4, 1945 and then joined the 90th Battalion and was sent to Yokosuka, Japan. Services were conducted by Rev. Grady C. Dickens and Rev. Joe Lister. Burial was at the Crestview Memorial Cemetery on Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. on August 26, 1999. The family wishes to express their thanks for all the cards, prayers, words of concern and acts of kindness that were expressed during their time of sorrow.
KERNERSVILLE -- Mr. Clemon Washington Eaton, 73, of 2130 W. Mountain Street, died Monday, September 13, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Stokes County a son of the late Oscar Franklin Eaton and Della Mae Boles Eaton. Mr. Eaton was a WWII Veteran serving in England, Germany, and France. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Salmons Eaton of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Danny Evans and Kathy and Randy McPherson all of Kernersville; one sister, Dorothy Burton of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Herbert J. Eaton of Kernersville; Bobby E. Eaton of Summerfield; two grandsons, Glenn Scott Lane, Jr. and Michael McPherson; one granddaughter, April Lane; and one great-grandson, David Seth Lane. Funeral services will be conducted by Sister Rose Blalock, Rev. Linville Goad, and Rev. Lloyd Cregger at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at the Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville Chapel with interment to follow at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Kerwin Communtiy Tabernacle, Kerwin Circle, Kernersville, N.C. 27284 and the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.