Mr. Vaughn Kenneth Parker, 71, of Welcome, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. He was born in Cherokee County, September 9, 1927, to Glenn and Gennesse West Parker. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II and in the Panama Canal Zone. Mr. Parker retired from Roadway Express with 30 years of service. He was a past Post Commander of VFW Post 6367. He was a member of Valley River Baptist Church of Andrews. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Mosteller Parker of the home; two sons, Allan Parker of Winston-Salem, and Marlin Parker and wife, Judy, of Welcome; a daughter, Sylvia Anne Parker of Lynchburg, Va.; four special grandchildren: Tina, Jana and Ryan Parker, and Amanda Rourke; two sisters, Dorothy Allison of Ariel, Washington, and Lucy Higgins of Mooresville, N.C. Funeral services will be held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Charles Tanner officiating. The body will then be taken to Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Andrews, N.C., and a graveside service will be held in the Valley Town Cemetery in Andrews on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 376, Welcome, N.C. 27374.
Mrs. Kathryn Fleming Robinson, 77, of 302 West Glenn Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility. She was a native and resident of Winston-Salem and was a former member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Mrs. Robinson was a devoted homemaker. She is survived by one son, Ronald Fleming; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Nan Ellis Fleming Little and Susan M. Fleming; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 24, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Russell Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be from 10:30-11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Ronald Fleming, 1518 Derry Street. (RUSSELL)
Mr. Alphonza Leonard Thomas, 68, of 4673 Indiana Avenue, passed away on Monday, April 19, 1999, at his residence following a period of illness. He was a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., born on March 12, 1999, to the late James Fess Thomas and Mary Correll Thomas. He was educated in the public schools of Winston-Salem, N.C., and attended Talladega University in Talladega, Alabama. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, INC and was a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church and was a retired plant supervisor at the Archie Elledge Waste Treatment Plant with over 22 years of service. He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-six and a half years, Sarah Frances Glenn Thomas of the home; three children, Vickie V. Moore, Vanda D. Thomas, and Rev. Alphonza L. Thomas, II, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two grandsons, Alphonza L. Thomas, III, and Semaj DeVoe Moore; two brothers, James H. (Dorothy) Thomas of Washington, D.C., and Walter Lee (Veronica) Thomas of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Feliciadoll (Eugene) Madison of Baltimore, Md.; one sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Thomas of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 24, 1999, at 1:00 p.m. from the Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James Linville officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites. The family visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the Piney Grove Baptist Church. (RUSSELL)
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Moore Thompson, 87, widow of Mr. William (Snowball) Thompson, Jr. of Thompson Road, Pilot Mountain, N.C., will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Lovell's Chapel United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain; Rev. B.J. Jessup will be the eulogist and burial will follow in the church cemetery. She was born in Stokes County, October 16, 1911, to the late Ernest and Martha Hatcher Moore and was a member of Lovell's Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Catherine (Elder James) Purdom and Mrs. Nancy (Herman) Woods of Sylmar, Calif., Mrs. Sybil (Sam) Chapman of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. Rebecca (Robert) Hampton of Pilot Mountain, N.C., and Mrs. Brenda (Joseph) McCalop of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, Charles (Avis) Thompson of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ernest (Naomi) Thompson of Gloucester, Va., James (Linda) Thompson, and Donald Thompson of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren; a sister, Ms. Rachel Moore of New York City; nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 8:00 p.m. at Lovell's Chapel United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain. At other times, the family may be contacted at the home. Spencer Funeral Directors are in charge of services and arrangements.
WALNUT COVE -- Mrs. Bessie Pfaff Young, 80, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Stokes Reynolds Hospital. She was born in Forsyth County to Coleman Benjamin and Claudia Pegram Pfaff. She was a homemaker and member of Palmyra United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Vester V. Young, and two sons, Donald Young and Joe Shutt. She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Hayes of Newark, Delaware; three sons, Wesley, Jimmy and Robin Young, all of Walnut Cove; a loving daughter-in-law, Cherie Young; one sister, Kitty P. Spera of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Palmyra United Methodist Church with Rev. Loy Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening at Burroughs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmyra UMC, 4554 NC Highway 8 South, Walnut Cove, N.C. 27052.
MOCKVILLE -- Mrs. Helen Joyner Smith, 75, of 816 Ben Anderson Road, Mocksville, died Wednesday evening at 11:45, October 20, 1999 at the Autumn Care of Mocksville following an illness since January 1998. She was born in Davie County May 26, 1924 to the late Samuel Dewey Joyner and Mattie Hepler Joyner. She was a 1941 graduate of Harmony High School and a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church where she had been choir director, Sunday School teacher, president of the W.M.U., and for over thirty years provided the flowers for the church services. On November 7, 1942 she married Clinton Harding Smith who survives. Also one son, Gordon C. Smith and wife, Dianne of Mocksville; two daughters, Karen M. Smith of Mocksville and Luane S. Williard and husband, Johnny of Mocksville; four grandchildren, Laura Williard of Statesville, Chad Smith of Clemmons, Jonette and husband, Matthew Poole of Killeen, Texas, and J.C. Williard of Mocksville; one great-grandson, Alexander Guden of Clemmons; and one sister, Hazel J. Cooke and husband, Leon of Yadkinville. Two brothers preceded her in death, Rev. Norman H. Joyner and T. Graham Joyner. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at Rock Spring Baptist Church by Rev. Steve Hedgecock and Rev. Grady Tutterow. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Reavis Funeral Home Chapel in Harmony. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Viola Williams Stuckey, formerly of 1505 E. 24th Street, was born in Anderson, South Carolina to the late James and Florence Stuckey. She attended the public schools of Anderson, S.C. She was a member or Shiloh Baptist Church where she served on the Usher, Missionary, and Deaconness Boards along with other auxiliaries. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Beasley. Mrs. Stuckey departed this life on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at the Winston-Salem Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center following a period of illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Shiloh Baptist Church with Dr. Paul A. Lowe, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Pearl S. Stuckey of Winston-Salem; one sister, Josie Walker of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Willie Beasley of Winston-Salem and Charles (Belinda) Williams of Darby, Pa.; two great-granddaughters; a devoted sister-in-law, Edna Williams of Winston-Salem; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family may be contacted and the cortege will assemble and leave from the home of her sister-in-law, 1634 E. 21st Street at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. (HOOPER)
Mr. Paul ''Pete'' Neal Wilson, Sr., 86, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1913 in Stokes County to George Wilburn and Rosa Lewis Wilson. He was a member of Central Terrace United Methodist Church And a retiree of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 45 years service. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Lanier Wilson and his only son, Paul N. Wilson, Jr. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Ms. Janet S. Wilson of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Paula W. Leonard and husband, Mark of Winston-Salem; two great-granddaughters, Amber Royal and Amanda Leonard; and four sisters, Annie Kate Marshall and Jeannette Brooks of Winston-Salem, Marie McMillan of Asheboro, and Lucy Walker of King. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 22, 1999 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Greene officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel and other times at 1475 Kesteven Rd., Winston-Salem.
BEAUFORT -- George Murray Thomas, Jr., 72, died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the North River United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Durner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Thomas was a native of Beaufort and served in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was employed by Parker Ford for 16 years and owned and operated George Thomas Auto Sales, Inc. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, was Warehouse Manager and Purchasing Agent for the North Carolina Marine Fisheries, and was Superintendent for State Ferry Operations, District Two, N.C. D.O.T., Ferry Operations. He retired in 1984. He was a member of the Board of Directors, First Citizens Bank of Morehead City, 1981-1998 Director Emeritus, and Past Exalted Ruler of Morehead-Beaufort Elks Lodge #1710. He served on the Advisory Board of East Carteret High School for ten years and served as Chairman for seven years. He served on the Carteret County ABC Board fro twelve years, was President of the Junior Chamber of Congress-Beaufort Chapter, Chairman of the Beaufort Voting Precinct #2 for four years, Chairman of the Carteret County Board of Adjustment, Chairman of the Carteret County Sustaining Fund for the Democratic Party of North Carolina, Member of the Carteret County Transportation Efficiency Council, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Member of the Family Crisis Task Force of Carteret County, Chairman of the Carteret County Democratic Party from 1985-1987 and from 1997-1999, Member of the State Executive Committee, North Carolina Democratic Party from 1985-1987. He was a Member and Trustee of the North River United Methodist Church and a Member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. He was a life long Democrat and was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, awarded by Gov. James B. Hunt, January 27, 1999. Mr. Thomas was a Member of the State Executive Committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party since 1997, the Carteret County Transportation Committee, the Carteret Community College Foundation Board and Chairman of the Governance Committee, and Director of the Morehead City Ports Committee. He was currently serving as Chairman of the Morehead Navigation and Pilotage Commission. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Martha Ransom Thomas, a Beaufort native; daughter, June Kaye Thomas of Morehead City; sons, George Murray Thomas III and wife, Janet of Beaufort, Charles Edward Thomas and wife, Debi of Beaufort, George M. Thomas of Marshallberg, and Harold Brantley Thomas and wife, Karen of Newport; sister, Patricia Thomas Arthur of Beaufort; and grandchildren, Dr. Charles Duane Wells, Durwood Belmont Willis, Lillian Elizabeth Thomas, Charles Tyler Thomas, Matthew Thomas Willis, Stacie Lynn Thomas, McKinley Brook Thomas, Amanda Dianna Thomas, and Joshua Ryan Thomas. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Hospice of Carteret County or the North River United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City.
Mr. Cameron Vaughn Wade, 59, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Wade was employed at Ellison Window and Door, and was retired from K-Mart. He also served in the National Guard. Mr. Wade was born in Zebulon, N.C. November 15, 1940 to Herbert Cloid and Cammie Vaughn Wade. Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Carol L. Wade of the home; one daughter, April Wade of Winston-Salem; two step-daughters, Tammy Ledford and Renee Taylor; one step-son, Jodie Ledford; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild also survive. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Billy Freeman and Rev. Clyde Akers at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with burial to follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.