Mrs. Nellie Wilson Kinney, 95, formerly of Kinney Rd., Lewisville, died Wednesday morning at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit following several years of declining health. She was born December 14, 1903 in Salem, the daughter of Shuman Banjamin Wilson and Mary Jane Craft Wilson. Mrs. Kinney was a longtime member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin Aviation. Preceding her in death was her husband, Robert Lyle Kinney. Surviving are two sister, Mrs. Gertrude W. Kimel of Winston-Salem and Alma B. Wilson of Pfafftown; four nieces, Mary Ann Vinson, Patricia K. Millaway, Janice C. Cook, and Audrey K. Apperson; and one nephew, Donald Yarborough. The funeral service will be Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. at New Philadelphia Moravian Church, conducted by Dr. Worth Green. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Rd. Chapel. Memorials may be made to New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104.
ARBOR ACRES -- Julian Lake, a resident of Arbor Acres, died at his home early Wednesday morning, November 3, 1999. Dr. Lake was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 26, 1907. He was the son of Frank Greer and Mary Irene Burr Lake. He had four brothers and two sisters who are all deceased. He graduated from Davidson College in 1928 and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. in 1931. He studied at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem in 1932, Princeton Theological Seminary in 1955 and the American Summer Institute in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1970 and 1975. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Roberta Gilmour Lake. His children are Julian Gilmour Lake and Elizabeth Lake Orr both of Winston-Salem, Robert Janney Lake (deceased) and Margaret Scott Lake Lindsay of Charlotte. His grandchildren are London Lake Pickett of Winston-Salem, Lydia Sheppard Lake of Arlington, Virginia, Charles Lamb Cauthen, Jr., Elizabeth Gilmour McLean, and Catherine Lake Cauthen of Charlotte, Robert Scott Lake, M.D. of Chicago, Julia Dunham Lake of Lyon, France, David Scott Lindsay, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina, Sarah Elizabeth Lindsay of Atlanta, and Margaret Lee Lindsay of Charlotte. He has seven great-grandchildren. He was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister on July 21, 1931 in Warrenton, Virginia and received his Doctor of Divinity degree form Davidson College in 1945. He served the Warrenton Presbyterian Church in Warrenton, Virginia from 1931 until 1938, the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rack Hill, South Carolina from 1938 until 1945, the First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee from 1945 until 1949, the First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem from 1949 until 1962, the Brownson Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina from 1962 until 1968, and the Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina until his retirement in 1972. Since his retirement, he served seven interim pastorates throughout the southeast. He was a volunteer chaplain at Forsyth Memorial Hospital primarily on the cancer floor during the 1980's and 1990's. He was a life member of the Winston-Salem Kiwanis Club. He organized and was the Chairman of Bristol and the Winston-Salem Preaching Missions which attracted some of the greatest religious speakers of that time to these communities. He had been a member of the Board of Trustees at Davidson College, St. Andrews College, and Union Theological Seminary. He was president of the Arbor Acres Resident Council. There will be a family graveside service on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian. Church in Winston-Salem. The family will remain after the service to greet friends at the church. Memorials may be sent to the Julian and Robert Lake Scholarship Fund at Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, the Robert Lake Fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem or the Mountain Retreat Association in Montreat, North Carolina earmarked for the Robert Lake Park.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mr. Oscar Edwards Beaver, 76, of Spring Street, died Wednesday at the Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neil Carter officiating. Burial will be in Rose Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Friday night from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. They request memorials be considered for the Capital fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville, 261 South Main Street, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mr. Beaver was born in Landis, N.C. on December 31, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle Adams Campbell, Paul Beaver and Millard Campbell and was a retired truck driver. He served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion and then the Co. E. 409th Infantry with the U.S. Army during WWII serving in Belgium, Austria, and Germany. Mr. Beaver was a member of the Mocksville First Presbyterian church. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Diggs and Sara Sands and by three brothers, Paul Beaver, Kenneth Beaver, and Norman Beaver. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Cerny Beaver of the home; two sons, Clifford Beaver of Redmond, Washington and Paul Beaver and wife, Jane of Mocksville; a daughter, Jill Kiser and husband, Dick of Mocksville; seven grandchildren, Scott Beaver, James Beaver, Craig Beaver, Christopher Beaver, Katie Beaver, Andrew Kiser, and Mary Ann Kiser; three great-grandchildren, Suzie Beaver, Kaitlyn Beaver, and Derick Beaver; one sister, Mary Frances Johnson of Mocksville; six brothers, Marshall Beaver and wife, Betty Lee of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gordon Beaver and wife, Mary Lee of Salisbury, James Campbell and wife, Betty of Lawsonville, David Beaver of Cooleemee, Donald Beaver and wife, Nancy of Mocksville, and Edwin Beaver and wife, Lorene of Salisbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rachel Peddycord Brown, 80, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, November 4, 1999 at The Nursing Center at Oak Summit. She was born in Forsyth County May 1, 1919 to Samuel and Effie Hastings Peddycord. Mrs. Brown was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was retired from N.C. Baptist Hospital after 18 years of service in the nursing department. In addition t her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Raymond Brown, Sr.; two brothers, Samuel and Grady Peddycord; and three sisters, Edna Reavis, Pauline Fulton, and Louise Swaim. Survivors include three sisters, Opal Weavil of Arden, N.C., Lucille Sell of Walkertown, and Dorothy Sell of Winston-Salem; a loving mother of her grandchildren, Deanna Glascoe Brown; three grandchildren, Gerri Dee Peddle, Donna Brown Odrosky, and Jerry Raymond Brown, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Hope Olivia Peddle, Jonathan Ray Peddle, and Sarah Ruth Odrosky; mother-in-law, Lema Hensley Brown; and many loving family members also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Pierce Funeral Chapel in Kernersville by Rev. Lee Money and Rev. John Frye. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Pierce Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shepard's Center, Bodenheimer St., Kernersville, N.C. 27284.
Mr. Samuel Sinclair Brown, Jr., was born on October 24, 1951 in Forsyth County. He was the son of the late Lillian Brown and Samuel S. Brown, Sr. of Clemmons, N.C. He was a member of Potter's House Church of Christ. Sam Brown attended Carver High School and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1974. After graduation, he was a manager of the Pizza Hut, then he moved to Arby's. Later he became manager of Thalhimer's in Winston-Salem, N.C., for several years. Sam Brown resided and was employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Dallas, Texas since 1981. Samuel leaves to cherish his memory his devoted son, Reginal Brown of Dallas, Texas; five devoted sisters, Ms. Minnie R. Brown and Ms. Maggie Ferguson of Winston-Salem, Ms. Jo Ann Brown and Ms. Argie Wortham (Curtis) of Dayton, Ohio, and Ms. Carolyn B. Valentine (Fred) of Richmond, Virginia; three aunts, Ms. Eva B. Hairston of Winston-Salem, Ms. Lena Brown of New York, and Ms. Flora Ella Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 1999 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John C.M.E. Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. with Bishop J.C. York and Rev. Bobby R. Best officiating. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. CLARK S. BROWN & SONS FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ALL SERVICES AND ARRANGEMENTS.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mr. William Marvin Byrd, 73, of Hillsdale Drive, North Wilkesboro, died Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1926 to George and Ona Elizabeth Wiles Byrd. He was a member of Fairplains Baptist Church and was a veteran with the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Ruth Brooks Byrd of the home; two daughters, Barbara Byrd McEneny of Dallas, Texas and Doris Stroud of Wilkesboro; one son, Marvin Byrd of Kernersville; one sister, JoEtta Perryman of North Wilkesboro; one brother, Rev. Jakie R. Byrd of Winfield, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel conducted by Rev. Howard Laney and Dr. Paul Brunner. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2046 Oak Ridge Church Road, Hays, N.C. 28635.
ELKIN -- Mrs. Vena White Darnell, 98, of 315 Cascade Ave., Winston-Salem, formerly of Elkin, died Wednesday morning, November 3, 1999 at her home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Elkin by Dr. Bill Johnson, Dr. Gerald Smith, and Rev. Joe Dell Rust. Burial will be in Crestwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Mrs. Darnell was born in Surry Co. March 9, 1901 to Sanford and Esta Guyer White. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Elkin and South Side Baptist Church Sunday School Class. She was a member of The Lucy Hanes Chatham Club and a former member of North Elkin Home Extension Club. Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Darnell in 1971 and a daughter, Betty Cockerham in 1968. Surviving are one daughter, Tommye Jo Hinshaw of the home; seven grandchildren, Sandy Jordan, Daryl Hinshaw, and Cheryl Tilley all of Winston-Salem, Paige Morgan, Mark Cockerham, and Jodie Hilliard all of High Point, and Michael Cockerham of Florida; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hudspeth of Elkin and Mrs. Cora Tompkins of High Point. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 618, Elkin, N.C. 28621 or South Side Baptist Church, 401 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127. Kennedy Funeral Home in Elkin is in charge of funeral arrangements.
GALAX -- Inez May Edwards, 85, born, April 10, 1914 and Ila Lillie Edwards, 89, born, January 28, 1910 both of Galax, the daughters of Rufus Leroy Edwards and Jane Denny Edwards both passed away Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at their home. Their funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, Galax officiated by Elder Jess Higgins and Terry Wilson with interment at Felts Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Ralph G. Edwards of Galax, several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Kathleen D. Fano, 56, of 5164 Huntcliff Trail, died Wednesday, November 3, 2999 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Fano was a native of Jersey City, New Jersey where she was born August 20, 1943 to the late John and Mary McDermott Peters. She is survived by her husband, Frank Fano of the home; two daughters, Peggy and Stacey Fano both of Charlotte; one son, John Fano of Maui, Hawaii; three sisters, Marianna Smith, Dolores Chipko, and Patricia Goceljak; and one brother, Donald Peters all of New Jersey. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Saturday at S.t Leo's Catholic Church by Father richard Allen. Interment will follow in forsyth Memorial park. A Rosary service will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel followed by a visitation from 7-9 p.m. The family suggest memorials be mad to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central N.c. Chapter, 4265 Brownsboro Road, Suite 150, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106-3425.
DOBSON -- Mrs. Olivia Holt Fleming, 88, of Rt. 4, Dobson, N.C. , died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. She was born in Surry Co. on August 14, 1911 to the late William Emmett and Minnie Patience Snow Gillispie, in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Harvey Holt and Rev. Lonnie Fleming; and three brothers, Zeb Gillispie, Roland Gillispie, and Wilson Gillispie. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Dobson, the Emma Hampton Sunday School Class, the Elizabeth Norman Circle of the WMU, and was a homemaker. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Melinda Lail of Newton, N.C.; one step-son, Gilbert Fleming of Kernersville, N.C.; her grandchildren, Billy Lail and Julie Gillespie; and one sister and brother-in-law, Frances G. and Clifford Scott of Dobson. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dobson with burial in the salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Her body will remain at Davis & Son Funeral Home in Dobson until carried to the church on Saturday at 12:30 where the family will receive friends until 2:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.