Mr. Walter Ray Joyner, 78, also known as ''Pappy'' to his friends, of 2139 Olivet Church Road, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mr. Joyner was born May 10, 1920 in East Bend to Frank and Lela Bean Joyner. He lived most of his life in Forsyth County and was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church. During World War II, he entered the U.S. Army on January 19, 1942. Captured by the Germans in North Africa in 1943, he was a P.O.W. for 26 months and was liberated on May 5, 1945. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company with 36 years of service. He was also an avid farmer who shared the fruits of his labor with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Eunice Doub Joyner; five daughters, Wanda Alexander and husband, Archie, of Winston-Salem, Frances Gough and husband, Tony, of Lewisville, Dorcas Garretson and husband, Walter, of Winston-Salem, Rhonda Joyner of Pfafftown, and Karen Hayes and husband, Joseph, of Kernersville; two sons, Travis Joyner and wife, Sheree, of Lewisville, and Gene Joyner and wife, Susan, of Pfafftown; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Franklin of Lewisville, Mozelle Disher of Yadkinville, and Margaret Fowler of Winston-Salem; a special friend, Floyd Nichols and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lewisville United Methodist Church by Rev. Donald W. Routh, Rev. Ronnie Comer, and Rev. Tom Albert. The body will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Joyner to either the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103, or to Lewisville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 305, Lewisville, N.C. 27023.
KING -- Mr. James Harold (Red) Jennings, 68, of Spainhour Mill Road in Pinnacle, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 20, 1999. He was born April 20, 1931 in Stokes County to James Benson and Iva Scott Jennings. Red was a devoted artist and had given his life to his profession. He will be missed greatly by those who admired his work. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Normie Jennings of King; one niece, Chandra Wall and husband, Doug, of King, and one nephew, Blake Jennings and wife, Cindy, of Hickory. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 23, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. in the King Memorial Park on W. King Street in King. Rev. Kenneth Bradstock will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, but the family will be at the home of his brother at 114 Caroline Court in King. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kids I.D. Program, c/o King Police Department, P.O. Box 835, King, N.C. 27021, or to the Stokes County Sheriff's Department, P.O. Box 118, Danbury, N.C. 27016. (Slate Funeral Home)
Mr. Edward Bernard Juoska, 76, of 3930 Beacon Dr., Winston-Salem, died early Tuesday morning, April 20, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Stanley and Patronella Lupenskute Ywaskawee who immigrated from Lithuania in the early 1900's. Mr. Juoska served in the U.S. Army 17th Airborne in England and France during World War II. He married Mary Louise Smith of Winston-Salem, January 15, 1944, and they later joined Ardmore Moravian Church. After leaving the Army, December 6, 1945, Mr. Juoska worked for Bocock Stroud's Fine Department Store for over 30 years as their tailor. He and his wife, Louise, opened Old Town Towel Shop in 1967 which was a popular local establishment for over 20 years. Mr. Juoska was known for his sense of humor and openness to people. He and his wife donated regularly to Goodwill and helped a family whose husband and father were in prison. Mr. Juoska was very involved taking care of his mother-in-law, Laura Smith, for five years when she developed Alzheimer's disease. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susan Peaden; a brother, Stanley; twin sister, Alice Fallano; and sister, Stella Bakow. Surviving are his wife of the home, Louise Smith Juoska; a daughter, Kathy Bockelman and husband, Mike, of Scotch Plains, N.J.; a son, Stanley Juoska and wife, Suzanne, of Winston-Salem; a son-in-law, Lewis Peaden of Falkland, N.C.; five grandchildren: Alex, Nick, Kathryn, Andrew and Mike; also a nephew, Wayne Bakow; two nieces, Elaine Brown and Janice Bakow. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel by Rev. John Kapp. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
COOLEEMEE -- Mr. Andrew ''Andy'' Vohar, 72, of Center Street, formerly of Industry, Pa., died Monday, December 20, 1999 at Iredell Memorials Hospital in Statesville. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mocksville with Rev. Andrew Draper and Rev. Ned Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mr. Vohar was born June 17, 1927 in Leetsdale, Pa. to the late George and Mary Menosky Vohar and was retired from Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Pa. with fifty-six years of service. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a former member of Christine Parish of Industry, Pa. He was an avid sportsman with fishing as his great love. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Castner Vohar in 1998 who was an exemplary, virtuous and blessed lady who put the needs of her husband before her own. Also preceding him were brothers, Michael, George, and Robert. Survivors include three sisters, Miss Marie Vohar of Industry, Pa., Mrs. Elizabeth Verzella of Bellmawr, N.J., and Mrs. Theresa Polizoto of Coraopolis, Pa. and a brother, Rev. Anthony Vohar of Pickerington, Ohio. Eaton Funeral Service of Mocksville is serving the Vohar family.
KERNERSVILLE -- Virgil C. Willard, Jr., 65, died December 20, 1999 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. He was born in Moore County, November 27, 1934 the son of Virgil C. and Pearlie (Williams) Willard, Sr. Mr. Willard owned and operated an Automobile Dealership for 28 years before his retirement in 1996. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church of Kernersville. Survivors include his wife, Mary D. Willard of the home; a daughter, Joy W. Smith; sons, Marty A. Willard, David W. Willard, and Mitchell C. Willard; a step-son, Arlin Sechrist all of Kernersville; a brother, Randall Willard of Carthage, N.C.; sisters, Peggy J. Baker of Lakeview, N.C., Reba M. Barnette of Jeanerette, La., and Joyce W. Roper of Fayetteville, N.C.; twelve grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 1999 at Pierce Funeral Chapel, Kernersville, N.C. Burial will be at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Funeral Home.
YADKINVILLE -- Jerry Thomas Williams, 55, of Plowman Road, Courtney, died Sunday, December 19, 1999. He was born in Forsyth County to Glenn and Essie Plowman Williams. Mr. Williams was in law enforcement consisting of 18 years as Detective with Davie County Sherrif's Office and was recently a prison Guard in Salisbury. He attended Maplewood Baptist Church. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Williams; an infant son, Billy Thomas Williams; and a brother, Gary Williams. Surviving are his children, Mark T. (Angela) Williams of Yadkinville, Debbra Ellen (Dale) Brock of Hamptonville, Pamela (Chad) Viars of Mocksville, and Jeremy Benjamin Williams of Mocksville; one sister, Judy W. Baity of Yadkinville; three grandchildren, Marissa Williams, Brittney Willis, and Kaitlyn Viars; and his mother, Essie P. Williams of Yadkinville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Family Chapel conducted by Rev. Freddie Braswell. Burial will be at Cornatzer United Methodist Church in Davie County. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Highway 601 North of Yadkinville.
Miles Edward Apple, 76, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Apple was born August 27, 1923, in Bethlehem, Pa. to Alice Verna Ruch and Miles Edward Apple, Sr. He graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem. He attended MIT and graduated from Lehigh University, class of 1946, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician. Mr. Apple joined Western Electric, AT&T, in 1946 in New York City. His career with Western Electric included positions at Allentown, Pa. plant, a special assignment in New York City, Hawthorne Works in Chicago from which he was transfered to Winston-Salem in 1958. His responsibilities included guidance over the construction of the Reynolda Road location. While at Western Electric he initiated a co-operative education program with Tuskegee Institute and participated in the National Alliance of Businessmen, Cluster Program. He retired in 1984 as Manager, Engineering, at the Lexington Road Plant after 38 years of service. Mr. Apple's community involvement included chairman of the building committee for the Winston-Salem YMCA in 1975. As a member of the original Board of Trustees of Forsyth Memorial Hospital appointed in 1969, Mr. Apple served as a Chairman of the Board 1973-75. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Winston-Salem Kiwanis Club, and served as President for Wellington Homeowner's Association. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jessie Ayre Apple; two daughters, Candace Apple of Atlanta, Ga., and Elizabeth Genisol and her husband Babur of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Robert F. Holbrook, Jr. of Atlanta, and mother-in-law Mrs. Fred P. Ayre of Bethlehem, Pa. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 24, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 1386-A Westgate Center Drive, W-S, N.C., 27103; the Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller Street, 61 Miller Street, W-S, N.C. 27104, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 52 Summit Street, W-S, N.C., 27101.
Mrs. Josie Dorothy Doby Atkins, age 76, of Route 2, Box 88, Dobson, widow of Clifton Atkins, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Atkins was born in Surry County on September 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Mary Etta Badgett Doby. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Home Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeanette and Brent Simpson of Ararat, and Frankie Butcher of Dobson; six grandchildren, Rodney Simpson of Ararat, Kevin Simpson of Elkin, Monica Simpson of Ararat, and Heather Norman, Adam Butcher, and Joseph Butcher, all of Dobson; two great grandchildren, Tyler Simpson and Kyle Simpson, both of Ararat; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Jessie Matthews of East Bend, Edna Cordner of Mount Airy, and Grace and Floyd Culler of Dobson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Freeda Doby and George and Bertie Doby, all of Dobson. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by two brothers, Alonza Doby and Curvie Doby. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 24, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy. The service will be conducted by Bro. John Snow and Bro. Robert Parish, with burial in the New Home Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy.
Mrs. Rebecca Hammond Berrier, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Berrier was born on July 19, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina to Howard and Sarah Walters Hammond. She spent most of her life in Winston-Salem and was a second grade school teacher for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Mrs. Berrier is survived by one daughter, Phyllis and husband, Danny Hurd of Winston-Salem; one son, Grey Glass of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Zachary and Thomas Hurd; one brother, Worth Hammond of Fort Worth, Texas; and a very close friend, Dennis Berrier. The funeral service will be at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. Samuel Carter. Interment will be in the Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-3200.
Mr. Joseph Doyle Corbin, 85, of Winston-Salem, died September 22, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1914 to John Draper and Tina Bowles Corbin in Kenna, W. Va. Mr. Corbin was a photographer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was married for 63 years to his wife, Ruth McElwee Corbin of the home. he is also survived by one son, John D. Corbin of Charlotte; two granddaughters, Sarah Grace Corbin and Jonston Marie Corbin; two brothers, Paige Corbin of Petersburg, W.Va. and William Corbin of Summersville, W.Va.; and one sister, Greta Kiser of Melbourne Beach, Fla. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 25, 1999 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. by Dr. Mark W. Sinnett. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church Building Fund.