Mrs. Bettie Lou Roberson Carter, 68, of Tantelon Place, Winston-Salem, N.C., died Monday, November 22, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1931 in Forsyth County to Winfield and Maude Savage Roberson. Mrs. Carter attended Antioch Baptist Church and was retired from Bell South Telephone Co. Surviving are two sons, Mike W. Carter and wife, Wanda of Winston-Salem and Clifford O. (Joe) Carter, Jr. and wife, Beverly of King; two daughters, Vicky Miller of Gastonia and LuAnn Chapple and husband, Matthew of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, Tina Oliver, Brad Rose, Stephanie Martin, Naomi Carter, Meschele Carter, and Allison Chapple; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Harry Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
LELAND, N.C. -- Iva Hester Ford, 86, of 6898 Pinecliff Drive N.C., Leland, N.C., passed away Saturday, November 20, 1999 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington, N.C. Iva was born May 26, 1913 in Winston-Salem to Fred Madison and Amma Lee Crotts Hester. She was preceded in death by sisters, Faye Parrish and Lollie Shephard and a brother, Alonzo Franklin Hester. She retired from Western Electric with 21 years of service and was a member of the Pioneer Retirees Club. Also a past member of Sprague Street Church of Christ. An avid crafter and quilter, she was a member of the Quilters By the Sea in Wilmington, N.C. and The Senior Citizens Center in Leland, N.C. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn J. Morey; son-in-law, Gordon; and great-granddaughter, Christine Morey all of the home; four sisters, Betty Swain and husband, Donald of Elkin, N.C., Monnie Snyder of High Point, Vickie Kitchens and Troy of Winston-Salem, and Florence Lovelace of Jonesville; a brother, Kenneth Gray Hester and wife, Mary of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Keith Johnson of California, Ashley Spivey and husband, Michael, Laurie English and husband, Terry of Leland; and two great-grandchildren, Skylar English and Cheyenne Spivey. Also, many nieces and nephews, and friends. She touched us all and her memory lingers in our hearts, and we are better for having known such a strong and courageous lady. A private memorial service will be held by the family in the Mountains of North Carolina, a place she truly loved. Memorials may be sent to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 29401.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Mrs. Emilie Drapalski Germain, 76, passed away Sunday, November 21, 1999 at home surrounded by her family. She was deeply loved by a large family and wide circle of friends. Mrs. Germain was born in Cohoes to the late Michael and Helene Drapalski. She was the sister to the late Michelene Drapalski Joseph and Helen Zarzycki Allen. She grew up in Cohoes and graduated from Cohoes High School. She was also a graduate of Albany Business College. She lived in Schenectady since 1951. Emilie worked as a young woman as a stenographer for General Electric. Later she worked as a substitute office worker for Mohonasen High School and as library clerk at Bigsbee School. She was married to Owen E. Germain, Sr. on May 26, 1945 and they spent 54 years together leading a full and happy life. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three loving children and their spouses, Donna Germain Rader and Martin of Winston-Salem, N.C., Owen E. Germain, Jr. and Barbara of Galway, N.Y., and Jeffrey Germain and Sandy of Scotia, N.Y. Also surviving are five grandsons to whom she was very close: Micah Rader, Seth Rader, Barret Germain, Philip Nagle, and Ian Germain. Emilie was fortunate to have an especially loving brother, Louis Drapalski who survives along with his children, Cheryl Contois, Judy Knowlton, and Tim Drapalski. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends. Emilie will be remembered for her loving acceptance of all those she knew. Calling hours will be Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Daly Funeral Home. A funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St. and 9:00 a.m. at St. Gabriels Church, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated, 3040 Hamburg St., Rotterdam. Burial will follow at St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery in Waterford, N.Y. Contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Emilie Germain to Riverview Cancer Care Medical Associates, 896 Riverview Rd., Rexford, N.Y. 12148 for enhancing the patient care environment.
Mr. Robert Lee Hege, 79, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, November 22, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1920 in Forsyth County to the late Manie Lee and Vera Campbell Hege. He was a life-time member of Central Terrace United Methodist Church, graduated from Gray High School, and attended Appalachian State Teachers College and Guilford College. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 3 1/2 years and retired from A.T.&T. with 36 years service. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Sowers Hege of the home; two daughters, Ginger Hege Dockery and husband, Daniel M. of Pfafftown and Carol Hege Cavallaro and husband, Michael of Tallahassee, Florida; five grandchildren, Nicholas Robert and Lauren Michele Cavallaro, Daniel McKinley, Robert Lee, and Salem Virginia Dockery; and a sister, Betty Hege Long of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 26, 1999 at Hayworth-Miller Chapel by Rev. David Green. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
MOCKSVILLE -- Mrs. Ruth Peacock Hellard, 76, of Turrentine Church Road, died Monday morning at her home after several months of declining health. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Sloop and Mr. Johnny Hellard officiating. Burial will be in the Turrentine Baptist Church Cemetery. The family requests memorials be considered for the Davie County Hospice, c/o Mrs. Janet Blair, P.O. Box 848, Mocksville, N.C. 27028. Mrs. Hellard was born in Iredell County, October 9, 1923, to the late James and Lucretia Harris Peacock and was retired from Sara Lee Corporation. She had previously been with Baker Furniture. She attended the Turrentine Baptist Church, was an avid camper, and especially enjoyed fishing. Mrs. Hellard was preceded in death by a grandchild, Lori Rogers; also by one sister, Maude Bame; and five brothers, Virgil Peacock, Ivory Peacock, Roy Reacock, Clay Peacock, and Clyde Peacock. Survivors include her husband of fifty-seven years, Ruben Hellard of the home; two daughters, Margie Hellard and Mrs. Patrick (Kathy) Rogers both of Mocksville; two sons, Johnny Hellard and his wife, Lola of Mocksville and Joe Hellard of the home; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eva Mae Nichols of Cooleemee; and one brother, Vance Peacock of Statesville. The family of Mrs. Hellard wish to publicly express their appreciation to the Hospice of Davie County for the loving care and compassion shown to their mother during her illness, and a very special ''Thank You!'' to Carol Faust.
HIGH POINT -- Mrs. Josie McGuire Key, 88, resident of High Point, died Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Key was born January 18, 1911 in Todd, N.C. a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Grogan McGuire. She had been a resident of High Point since 1937 and along with her husband, they operated High Point Grocery Store on E. Russell St. Following retirement, she was associated with her daughter at the Christian Bible Center on North Main St. Mrs. Key was a member of Oak View United Methodist Church and the Olive Overby Sunday School Class. Mrs. Key was married to Thomas C. Key who preceded her in death on July 3, 1993. Surviving are one son, Rev. Joel T. Key and wife, Faith of 2126 Chestnut St., Extension: 5; grandchildren, Rev. Mark J. Key and wife, Joy, Stephen Key and wife, Karen, Philip Key and wife, Deborah, Randall Thompson and wife, Debbie, and Cheryl Chapman and husband, Pete; nine great-grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Carrie Wood of Todd and Mrs. Ruby Trivette of North Wilkesboro; and two brothers, Burl McGuire of High Point and Coy McGuire of Boomer. Mrs. Key was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Christine Key Thompson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from the Oakview United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ernest (Sonny) Reavis and Rev. Timothy L. Auman. Graveside services will follow Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. from the Mountlawn Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Mark, Stephen, and Philip Key, Jason Combs, Randall Thompson, and Pete Chapman. Memorials may be directed to Oakview United Methodist Church, 321 Oakview Rd., High Point, N.C. 27265.
Mr. Ronald ''Ron'' Wayne Miller, 41, of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron was born on June 28, 1958 in Olean, New York a son of Grover and Harriett Parker Miller. He was an employee of Carolina Kenworth. On October 22, 1987 he married the former Ruth Fonzo who survives him of the home. In addition to his wife he is survived by son, Ronald Wayne Miller, Jr. also of the home; his father, Grover Miller of Winston-Salem; one sister, Darlene M. Fireall (Sonny) of Winston-Salem; four brothers, Gordon Miller (Jackie), Robert Miller (Christina) all of Winston-Salem, Leonard Miller of Kentucky and Samuel Miller (Wendy) of Walkertown. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family respectfully requests that memorials in Ron's Memory be made to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Virginia Gallman Nelson, 72, of Winston-Salem, died Monday, November 22, 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born January 24, 1927 in Blacksburg, S.C. to Fred H. Gallman, Sr. and Lucretia Guinn Gallman. Mrs. Nelson was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church and was very active as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Fred H. Gallman, Jr. Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband, Jesse Nelson, Sr. of the home; one son, Jesse Dennie Nelson, Jr. of Winston-Salem; three daughters, Kathy N. Warren and husband, Bob of Winston-Salem, Dorothy N. Carter and husband, Tom of Kernersville, and Jenny N. Odom and husband, Alton of Atlantic Beach; two sisters, Frankie Jackson of Van Nuys, Calif. and Sara Isidro of Berwyn Heights, Md.; and one half-sister, Mary Moss of Blacksburg, S.C. Funeral services will be Friday, November 26, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Kilbreth and Rev. Paul Riggs officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oaklawn Baptist Church, Vision 2000 Building Fund, 3500 Kernersville Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 or to Brenner Children's Hospital, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157.
Mrs. Helen Augusta Lau Penick, 88, of Independence Village, died tuesday, November 23, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. The daughter of Gustav and Anna Siefke Lau, she was born in Curtice, Ohio on July 10, 1911. A former resident of St. Petersburg, she had been an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Standard Oil Co. She moved to Winston-Salem to be closer to her daughter and had been a resident of Independence Village for four years. She was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem and the Women's Church Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Albert Penick and a son, Dennis Lee Penick, who died in 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Penick Sellner of Lewisville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Susannah Sellner Beauchamp of Mocksville, N.C., Adam Frederick Sellner of Greenwood, S.C., and Daniel James Sellner of Winston-Salem; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Gray Beauchamp and Elizabeth Anna Beauchamp. A memorial service will be held at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem at 11 a.m. Monday, December 20, 1999 Funeral arrangements for the St. Petersburg area are incomplete at this time. Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida.
ADVANCE -- Rachel Edith Priester, 88, of 3226 Bermuda Village, Advance, N.C., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Friday, November 19, 1999 at Bermuda Village. She was born in Decatur, Illinois on April 21, 1911 to William Franklin Miller and Emma Myrtus Martin Miller. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Gayle Boller Priester. She attended Decatur High School, graduating in 1929, and had been a Lincoln scholar since her high school years. After graduation, she worked for the American Medical Association in Chicago until her marriage in 1938. She was a devoted wife, mother, church woman, and community leader. She was a Deacon and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. She was also an active Circle Member at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md. and at Clemmons Presbyterian Church in Clemmons, N.C. She was active in her children's education, serving on their PTA and taking an active role in county wide public education. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters. After running for County Council in Baltimore County, Md., she began her second working career as the Supervisor of the Complaints Division in Baltimore County, where she worked until she retired in 1977. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Forster of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, George of Denver; a daughter, Phyllis of Philadelphia; two grandsons and their wives , Scott and Melissa Forster of Rochester Hills, Michigan and Kirk and Marjorie Forster of Raleigh, N.C.; and two great-grandsons, Duncan Alexander and Dalton Christopher Forster of Raleigh, whom she adored. A memorial Service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clemmons Presbyterian Church, Clemmons, N.C. A reception will follow. The family will receive friends at Bermuda Village on Friday from 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Priester Memorial Fund at Clemmons Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 475, Clemmons, N.C. 27012.