MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Edna Griffith Smith of Mocksville, N.C., died on Sunday, October 31, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. following a 10 year battle with lung (C.O.P.D.) disease. She was born in Davie County to the late John Frank and Dora Cook Griffith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mocksville. She was Past Matron of the Mocksville Chapter 173 Order of the Eastern Star. She assisted her husband with Smith Oil Co. for many years. On September 16, 1939, she married William Lawrence Smith who preceded her in death. Also, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters; a sister, Margaret G. Allen; and a brother, Henry Griffith. She is survived by one daughter, Natalie Smith Cash of Mocksville; and one grandson, William Arthur Cash III and wife, Heather of Johnson City, Tenn.; and two sisters, Ellen Gregory of Advance and Mary Craver Tesh of Clemmons. The body will be at Eaton Funeral Service. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Davis and the Rev. Lewis Phillips at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Davie County Home Health, Autumn Care, and the Baptist Hospital Staff for their love, care, and many acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy (H.C.B.A.) Scholarship fund in memory of Edna Smith, grandmother of Art Cash (Class of '91), 202 Smother Road, Seymour, Tenn. 37865. In case of rain, services will be held in Eaton Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m.
Mrs. Hazel Stokes Sprinkle, 81, formerly of S. Peace Haven Road, died Sunday, October 31, 1999. Mrs. Sprinkle was born August 9, 1918 in Forsyth County to the late William Luther and Mary Reavis Stokes. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and active in her church as long as health permitted. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 38 years of service. An avid antique collector, Mrs. Sprinkle and her late husband, Clyde, had made many lasting friendships. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Sprinkle; her stepmother, Annie Keaton Stokes; a devoted son-in-law, Steve R. Moser; a great granddaughter, Desiree Dawn Colley; two sisters, Elva Livengood and Katherine Lowder; and three brothers, Numer, Fred, and Marvin Stokes. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara S. Moser, of Lewisville, Clydene S. Sparks and husband, Wayne, of Winston-Salem, and Patricia S. Sellers, of Winston-Salem; six granddaughters, Mellyn Myers, Sherry Sparks, Kristin Sparks, Renee Colley, Kelly Dinger, and Kim Sellers; one grandson, Brian Sellers; four great grandchildren; one step great grandson; and three special sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Sprinkle, Mrs. Kathleen Sprinkle, and Mrs. Mabel Herman. Also surviving are four special friends, Grady and Annette Hite and Pete and Jackie Morefield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church by Rev. Timothy Gwyn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vi enna Village, The Oaks at For syth, and Forsyth Medical Cen ter for all of the loving care shown to Mrs. Sprinkle and her family. Memorials may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Jessie Morton Walke, 96, fied Sunday, October 31, 1999. She was born in Stokes County February 18, 1903 the daughter of William and Virginia Martin Morton. Mrs. Walker was a life long member of Union Grove Baptist Church and was the wife of the late H. Wade Walker. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Walker Stafford of Kernersville; granddaughters, Darla Landreth and Danette Williams both of Lewisville; her great-granddaughter, Lindsey Landreth; and a brother, Charles Morton of Wingate. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at union Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend Neal Elle and Dr. Brooks Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Pierce Funeral Home, Kernersville, N.C.
GERMANTON -- Mr. John Wesley Williard, Jr., 58, of 2520 Caudle St., died Saturday, Oct . 30, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Williard was born in Forsyth County on April 16, 1941, the son of Mozelle Knight Williard and the late John W. Williard, Sr. Mr. Williard was a faithful and active member of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with 37 and 1/2 years of service. He had been a volunteer in the Emergency Department at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He served in the U.S. Marines Reserve, and was an avid bass fisherman. Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Linda Fansler Williard, of the home; two daughters, Andrea Boles and husband, Michael, of Tobaccoville and Tracy Cardwell and husband, Scott, of King; two beautiful and special grandchildren, Mara and Dylan Boles, of Tobaccoville; his mother, Mozelle Knight Williard, of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Carolyn Boyles, of King and Janie Young and husband, Danny, of Walnut Cove; a special niece, Lisa Boyles, of King; two nephews, Reid and Matt Young, of Walnut Cove; and a very special sister-in-law, Barbara Tilley, of Rural Hall. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov . 2 at Trinity Moravian Church by Rev. Christopher C. Thore and Rev. Patricia Garner. Burial will follow in God's Acre in Old Salem. The family requests that memorials be made to the Leukemia Research Fund, c/o Dr. Bayard Powell, Hematology/Oncology Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall is in charge of arrangements)
Mrs. Helen Willard Zimmerman, 80, of the Triad United Methodist Home, died at her home Monday, November 1, 1999. She was born in Davidson County to Charles A. and Bertha Wyre Willard. She graduated from James A. Gray High School. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church and a longtime active member of the Sunday School Program, and the United Methodist Women. Surviving are her husband, Dr. H. Stokes Zimmerman of the home; a daughter, Sandra Z. DuMond and husband, David M. of Wilmington, N.C.; two sons, H. Stephen Zimmerman, Ret. U.S. Navy CDR, also a United Methodist Pastor of Hartsville, S.C. and Rev. Stuart N. Zimmerman and wife, Marty of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Tristin D. Lamberton and husband, Brad, Jody B. DuMond, Erin B. Zimmerman, and Garrett H. Zimmerman; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie L. Lamberton and Trevor B. Lamberton; and a close cousin, Mrs. Cleve Thomas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ardmore United Methodist Church by Dr. William T. Medlin III. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. Memorials may be made to Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or the Triad United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104.
YADKINVILLE -- Mr. George Herbert Wiles, 84, of Yadkinville and formerly of Lexington, passed away Sunday, Jan . 16, 2000 at Hoots Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept . 17, 1915 in Yadkin County to the late George Bynum and Martha Garner Wiles. Mr. Wiles was retired from Burlington Furniture Industries, was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Hunter Wiles in 1999; a son, Parks Wiles; and a sister, Ann Marsh. Surviving are one son, Edward Wiles and his wife, Betty Dixon Wiles of Yadkinville; a sister, Belle Cranfill of Yadkinville; three brothers, Tommy Wiles, Jack Wiles, and Grady Wiles all of Yadkinville; and his grandchildren, Shannon (Jamie) Hutchens and David Wiles all of Yadkinville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry Family Chapel conducted by Dr. Phil Beavers and Rev. Chris Hauser. He will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy. 601 N. of Yadkinville. Memorials may be made to Helping Hands Adult Services, 633 West Main Street, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.
KING -- Rachel lee Johnson Wood, 79, of Mountain View road, died Monday, January 17, 2000 at the WFU/Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born May 27, 1920 in Stokes County to Joseph Edwin and Ida Frances Kiser Johnson and was preceded in death by he husband of 52 years, Hanes O'Neal Wood in 1997. She dedicated her life to raising her family by providing a loving home where friends and family were always welcome. Surviving are three adoring sons, Christopher O'Neal Wood of Atlanta, Ga., Jeffery Lee Wood of Dallas, Texas, and Samuel Tip (Donna Smith) Wood of King; two loving grandson, Jonathan O'Neal Wood of Winston-Salem and Samuel Lee Wood of King; four devoted sisters, Estelle Underwood, Oberia Reudelhuber, Jessie Stone, and Frances Vance all of King; and a loving extended family. She was a member of Quaker Gap Baptist Church where a memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. James Baldwin officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Crossing Over Fund of Quaker Gap Baptist Church, 2265 Flat Shoals Road, King, N.C. 27021 or to the American heart Association, 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. Slate Funeral Home in King is in charge of the arrangements.
BROWNS SUMMIT -- Minor Ward Shaw, 80, of Browns Summit, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 1999 at Vencoae in Greensboro after a short illness. Rev. Shaw was born March 11, 1919 in Kirshaw, S. C. to Ethel Hunter and Minor Ward Shaw, Sr. He was a retired Southern Baptist Minister of the Gospel and a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church in Browns Summit. Rev. Shaw was a graduate of Wingate Jr. College, Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, and School of Pastoral Care, Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Rev. Shaw pastered at Sunset Baptist Church and Westside Baptist Church in Charlotte, Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Jonesville, Manteo Baptist Church in Manteo, Stevens Memorial Baptist Church in Greensboro, Lewisville Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, and Zebulon Baptist Church in Zebulon, N.C. Rev. Shaw was preceded in death by his father, Minor Ward Shaw, Sr. and his mother, Ethel Hunter; two sisters Vera Catoe and Ann Hamond, of Lancaster, S.C.; three brothers, C.A. Cole and Morrison Cole, of Lancaster, S.C. and Billy Cole. Surviving are his wife, Essie Lee Shaw of Greensboro; one daughter, Gayle Clark, of Browns Summit; four sons, Larry Shaw, of Blountville, Tenn., Wayne Shaw, of Winston-Salem, Steve Shaw, of Browns Summit, and Tim Shaw, of Melborn, Fla.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Claudia Rollins, of Monroe; and one brother, Bobby Cole of Lancaster, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reedy Fork Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Reedy Fork Baptist Church, 4705 Yanceyville, Browns Summit, N.C. 27214.
HAYS -- Mr. James Evan Wiles, 64, of Wiles Ridge Road, Hays, N.C. died Monday, April 26, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Traphill with the Rev. Mike Caldwell and the Rev. Mace Johnson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Wiles was born April 28, 1934 in Laurel, Delaware to Foster Evan and Annie Lee Prevette Wiles. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Lee Wiles, of the home; one daughter, Crystal Charlene Wiles, of Hays; two sons, Randy Carryl Wiles and Jowy Darryl Wiles, both of Hays; three sisters, Velna Johnson and Nina Whitley, both of Hays, and Barbara Arnold, of Clemmons; one brother, Don Wiles, of Hays; and five grandchildren. The family will be at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Wednesday night from 6:30 until 8:30.
Mr. Milton Franklin Peoples, A.K.A., ''Milt'', 48, of 535 Martin Luther King Drive, Apt. B., passed away on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at his home. He was a native of Winston-Salem where he attended the local schools. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ophelia Peoples; three brothers, DePaul Peoples, Harold Carelock, and most recently, Charlie Peoples. He leaves to cherish his memory a very devoted friend, Arnora Harris of the home; one son, Milton Franklin Hauser; two sisters, Annie (Henry) Stewart and Charlesetta Glenn of this city; two sisters-in-law, Diane Carelock and Debra Cobb Peoples of this city; two uncles, Frank (Sadie Bell) Carelock and Brady Jr. (Virginia) Carelock of Wadesboro, North Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery officiated by Rev. Samuel J. Cornelius. Foster Funeral Home, 10301 North N.C. Hwy. 109 in charge of arrangements.