Mrs. Armenta T. Thompson, of 2351 Patterson Avenue, passed away Saturday, Septmeber 11, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness. She was a native of Lancaster, S.C. where she attended the public schools and was a resident of Winston-Salem for over forty years. Mrs. Thompson was a former employee of Winston Leaf & Tobacco Company and a member of the Hanes Memorial CME Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thompson and son, Willie George Thompson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. from the Hanes Memorial CME Church with Dr. Michael K. Williams, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. Surviving are a son, Bobby Thompson of the home; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; seven sister, Hester T. Blassingame, Louise T. McCullough, and Helen T. Blackmon all of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mary Alice (Heyward) Stewart, Reva J. (Rev. Bennie) Stinson, Pauline (Kelly) Benson, and Catherine (Otis) Coffey all of Lancaster, S.C.; two brothers, George Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Edgo (Sarah) Thompson of Lancaster, S.C.; three sisters-in-law, Letha Thompson of Brooklyn, Euphemia Thompson of Washington, D.C., and Mary (Robert) Eldridge of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one aunt, Mrs. Hattie P. Ingram of Lancaster; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege will assemble and leave from the residence at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. (HOOPER)
Mr. Joseph Branson Sr., 65, of 1329 Hattie Ave. passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Beasley's Chapel with the Rev. Larry L. Myrick officiating. He leaves to cherish his memories three sons, Joseph Branson Jr., Christopher Branson and Anthony Branson, all of Winston-Salem; three daughters, Angela Boston, Beverly Branson and Robin Branson Hatcher, all of Winston-Salem; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family may be contacted at the home of his children, 930 E. Sprague St. Beasley's Triad Funeral Home in Winston-Salem is in charge of services and arrangements.
Mr. Milton G. Brown III, 59, of Winston-Salem died Sept. 12, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County Feb. 27, 1941, to M.G. and Jane Sink Brown. Mr. Brown was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Whitaker Park Plant, with 33 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brown; a daughter, Jackie Tetreault and her husband, Don, of Lincolnton; a son, John Brown IV of Winston-Salem; and two stepsons, Byron and Kemp Stroble of Winston-Salem. There will be a private memorial service for Mr. Brown at a later date.
PILOT MOUNTAIN -- Mr. Avery Ellis Cox Jr., 59, husband of Betsy Loftis Cox, of 901 Ararat-Longhill Road passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, 2000, at his home. Mr. Cox was born in Surry County, Dec. 26, 1940, to the late Avery Ellis Cox Sr. and Ora Stone Cox. Mr. Cox was a self-employed farmer and excavator and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Loftis Cox of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deena Cox Scott and husband Vincent of Greensboro and Christi Cox Kirkman and husband Nolan of Pilot Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, Avery E. ''Butch'' Cox III and wife Janet of Pilot Mountain; a granddaughter, Salem Dare Kirkman of Pilot Mountain; his mother, Ora Stone Cox of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Ruth Parks of High Point, Doris Bradley of Roanoke, Va., and Charlotte Frans of Pilot Mountain; and two brothers, Glenn Cox of Pilot Mountain and Ralph Cox of High Point. Funeral services for Mr. Cox will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Holly Springs Baptist Church by the Rev. Stewart Mauck and the Rev. Fred Chilton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Cox-Needham Funeral Home and other times at the Cox residence. Memorials may be in floral tribute or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 345, Mount Airy, NC 27030.
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Patricia O'Neil Goodyear, 62, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in an automobile accident. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem. In 1960, she received her bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, where she was an active alumna and had served on the board of Visitors. She was the beloved wife of James A. Goodyear; loving sister-in-law of Fred J. Goodyear; and aunt of Jennifer Goodyear, Lisa Murphy, Neil Whitley and Michael Goodyear. She is also survived by five grandnephews. A vigil service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Spedden-Seward Cemetery, Cambridge, Md. Contributions to South Baltimore Learning Center, 28E Ostend St., Baltimore, Md. 21230, or the Walters Art. Gallery in Mrs. Goodyear's memory will be appreciated.
RURAL HALL -- Keith Darrel Griffin, 55, of Providence Manor Apartments was unexpectedly found dead at home Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000. He was born in Forsyth County on Nov. 6, 1944, the son of the late Cletus and Bonnie Spicer Griffin. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel)
Mrs. Nellie Pettyjohn Hash, 81, of Winston-Salem died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Wilkes County to James H. and Cordie Messick Pettyjohn. Mrs. Hash was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Wayne L. Hash of the home; three sisters, Evelyn Wintermeyer of Baltimore, Md., Iva Taylor of Newark, Del., and Ella Linderman of Baltimore; and three brothers, James Pettyjohn of Protem, Mo., Harold Pettyjohn of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Coy Pettyjohn of Yuma, Ariz. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with the Rev. Ervin Houser officiating. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
YADKINVILLE -- Mrs. Vera Cave Johnson, 84, formerly of Boonville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Yadkin Nursing Care Center in Yadkinville. She was born in Surry County to the late John and Cindy Freeman Cave. She was married to the late William Carville Johnson for 63 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn (Herman) Cartner of Mocksville, Mrs. Gaynell (John) Tully of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Judy Miller of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Mitchell (Pam) Richmond of St. Louis, Kristen Miller of Decatur, Ga., and Ryan Miller of Charlotte; and two great-grandchildren, Abigail Richmond and Sidney Howard. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church in Yadkinville, with the Rev. Danna Wooten, the Rev. Marion Swann and the Rev. Tim Starbuck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2410 Center Road, Boonville, NC 27011. Friends may call at Reavis Funeral Home Yadkinville Chapel until 5 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. James Dell Lucas, 71, of 2900 Reynolds Park Road passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at the Forsyth Medical Center. He was a native of Rutherfordton born April 21, 1929, to Flavas and Modenar McDowell Lucas. He is survived by a sister, Ola Jarrett Reese (Edward); nephews Paul R. Dunlap and Reginald D. Conrad; nieces Andrea D. Jarrett and Diane J. Pittman; and other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the home of Ola and Edward Reese, 3601 Shaw Road. (RUSSELL)
Mrs. Hilly de Jong Nieuwenhuis, 88, of 1244 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, formerly of Mount Airy and widow of Mr. George Nieuwenhuis, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Nieuwenhuis was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Nov. 25, 1911, the daughter of the late Pieter and Antje Boshoven de Jong. Mrs. Nieuwenhuis was a graduate of the Alteveer Hospital and School of Nursing in Arnhem, Netherlands. She was instrumental in starting the Candy Stripers at the Northern Hospital of Surry County, volunteered with the Blood Mobile in Surry and Forsyth Counties, worked at the Mount Airy Public Library and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy. She will always be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Surviving are two daughters, Elisabeth N. Sayre of Winchester, Mass., and Eline N. Kniffin of Wheaton, Ill.; a son, George P. Nieuwenhuis of Kernersville; seven grandchildren, Michael Sayre of West Lebanon, N.H., Ellen Hamilton of Ocean Springs, Miss., Eric Kniffin of South Bend, Ind., Timothy Kniffin and Andrew Kniffin, both of Wheaton, Ill., Lisa Turner of Siler City and Brian Nieuwenhuis of Kernersville; a sister, Nel den Ottolander of Spijkenisse, Netherlands; and three brothers, Pieter de Jong of Houten, Netherlands, Andre de Jong of Surrey, England, and William de Jong of Rotterdam, Netherlands. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Bob Bruce and the Rev. Tom Bagnal. The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030; the Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC 27030; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Moody Funeral Service of Mount Airy is serving the Nieuwenhuis family.