WALNUT COVE -- Gary Lee Stevens, 45, of Tuttle Road, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999 due to injuries he received in a logging accident. He was born April 27, 1954 in Forsyth County to John Elmer (Junior) and Nellie Mae Kiser Stevens. Surviving are his mother, Nellie Kiser Lawson of the home; three sisters, Faye Shaw, Janice Hutchens, and husband, Jerry all of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Deborah Stevens of Walnut Cove; and one brother, Bobby Lawson and wife, Heather of Walnut Cove. Funeral services will be held Saturday, october 30, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Slate Funeral Home Chapel, Elder Jimmy Lankford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cedar Falls Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary (Marie) Anne Travison, 77, of Winston-Salem, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at WFU Baptist Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1922 to Bernard and Emily Malina in Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Travison worked for Western Electric for 24 years and was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ Travison. Surviving are two sons, Clifford Roy Travison of Winston-Salem and Russell Wayne Travison of Raleigh and four grandchildren, Forrest and Jordan Travison of Raleigh and Laura and Kelly Travison of Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at Highland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. (one hour prior to the service) with Rev. Maggie Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of Highland Presbyterian Church.
Presvytera Vasiliki Papacostas Vlahos, 93, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at Silas Creek Manor. She was born December 19, 1905 in Kletsos, Evrytanias Greece to Taxiarhis and Eleni Papageorgiou Papacostas. She was a devoted member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She loved her church, the people, her community, and her family. She was a very loving and caring person. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Panagiotis Taxiarhis Vlahos; a daughter, Helen V. Tsiolkas; two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are three sons, Angelo P. Vlahos of Greece, Rev. Father George P. Vlahos, Priest of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Burlington, N.C., and Jimmy P. Vlahos of Winston-Salem; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Jim Tsiolkas; and one brother and one sister both of Greece. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church by Fr. Demetri Kangelaris, Fr. George Vlahos, Fr. Dennis Canavos, Fr. George Kircicoples, and Fr. Tommy Vlahos. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. A Trisagion and visitation was held Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church. Memorials may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church, 435 Keating Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104 or St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 2150 W. Front St., Burlington, N.C. 27215. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel)
YADKINVILLE -- Mabel Holden, 90, of Henry Cranfill Road, passed away Monday, August 30, 1999 at her home. She was born April 25, 1909 in Yadkin County to the late Joseph Henry and Annie Reavis Holden. Ms. Holden was an alumnus from Appalachian State Teachers College, where she was also a donor to the Alumni Building at Appalachian State University. She was a retired school teacher with 38 years of service, including eight years in Davie County; two years in Cabarrus County; and twenty-years years with Burlington City Schools in Graham County. She was a faithful member of South Oak Ridge Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and active in the South Oak Ridge Home Demonstration/Extension Club. In addition to her parents, Ms. Holden was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Reavis, and a brother, Henry Lee Holden. Surviving are her brother, Nathan F. (Kathleen) Holden of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Rena Holden of Yadkinville; three nieces, Doris (Jess) Willard of Winston-Salem, Ann (Buster) Goins, and Melba (James) Mullis all of Yadkinville; a nephew, Darrell (Shelia) Holden of Winston-Salem; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and three great-great-nieces. Her funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 199 at South Oak Ridge Baptist Church by Dr. Phil Beavers and Rev. Chris Hauser. She will lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday September 3, 1999 at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Hwy. 601 North of Yadkinville and other times at her home on 1001 Henry Cranfill Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Oak Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Sherry Cranfill, 1040 Henry Cranfill Road, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.
Mrs. Dorothy Azalee Brown Joyce, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at The Oaks at Forsyth. She was born on April 16, 1914 in Salem to John and Sarah Brown and was a life long resident of Winston-Salem. The passions of her life were her family, her home and garden, and her church. She was a member of Home Moravian Church where she was an active member of the Women's Fellowship as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Morris Joyce; brothers, Artie, Ernest, Luke, and Pete Brown; and her sisters, Lula Sink and Edna Fulp. Her three children and spouses survive: Fred Morris Joyce, Jr. and wife, Ava, Carolyn Joyce Cheek and husband, Darrell, and Katherine Joyce Hodges. Also surviving are her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Catherine Brown and J.T. Spangler; brother, Jack Brown and wife, Ann; sisters-in-law, Josephine Brown, Hilda Brown, and Eva Joyce Hampton and husband, Gaither. She had seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces and nephews and friends, many of whom knew her as Mama Dot. The family will receive friends at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel on Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted at God's Acre on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Lehoma B. Goode, with a reception following in the Ladies' Parlor of Home Moravian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's/Adult Day Health Center of Senior Services, Inc. at 836 Oak Street, Suite 320, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 for Participant Services. The family wishes to comment the staff of The Oaks at Forsyth for the exemplary care given to Mrs. Joyce and for the support and concern for her family during her extended illness.
ARCHDALE -- Mr. Vernon William LaFond, 76, of Archdale, died Sunday, August 29, 1999. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the chapel until 8:30 p.m.
THOMASVILLE -- Mrs. Dorothy Ellis Marine, 82, of 1531 National Hwy, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 in the High Point Regional Hospital after a one week illness. She was born December 24, 1916 in Statesville, N.C. a daughter to the late Harvey Lee and Ava Ann Bailey Ellis. She was married on September to the late George F. Marine who died in 1995. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda Peterson of Long Beach, N.C. and Mrs. Brenda Cox of Thomasville; one son, George (Tony) Marine of Thomasville; one sister, Mrs. Sybil Mock of Lexington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death be her brother, Maurice Ellis. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point conducted by the Rev. Tommy Garner and Rev. Joseph Hunt. Burial will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
PLEASANT GARDEN -- Mrs. Elizabeth Renfroe Moorman, 55, of 5104 Huntingwood, died Thursday, August 26, 1999 at Beacon Place of Hospice. A memorial service was held for Mrs. Moorman at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 1999 in the First Moravian Church, with Reverend Graham Rights officiating. Elizabeth Renfroe Moorman was born on August 11, 1944 to the late James David Renfroe, Jr. and Elizabeth Plank Renfroe. She grew up in Martinsville, Virginia and was graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1966 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in public school systems before becoming a teacher of pre-school age children for over fifteen years, the last ten with the First Presbyterian Church Pre-school in Greensboro. Mrs. Moorman loved gardening and crafting unique items for family, friends, and the church. She was devoted to serving First Moravian Church of Greensboro. Her vitality and loving kindness will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Kenneth A. Moorman of the home; daughters, Stuart Elizabeth Moorman of Winston-Salem and Hope McNeill Moorman of Boone; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Renfroe of Martinsville, Virginia; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine R. Garfield of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Memorials may be made to either, the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, Beacon Place of Hospice, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27405, or to First Moravian Church, 304 South Elam Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27403.
Mrs. Myrtle Ashworth Morris, 100, died Sunday, Aug . 29, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The daughter of Dr. Walter Clark Ashworth and Birdie Sapp Ashworth, she was born on Sept . 27, 1898 in Kernersville, N.C. Her childhood was spent in Greensboro She was educated in the Greensboro public schools, Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and Greensboro College. Mrs. Morris was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, a life member of W.S.C.S. an was active in the Church President's Ladies Aid Society at Old Centenary Church. She was a life member of the United Methodist Women, president twice of Susannah Wesley Fellowship Class, Circle leader and secretary several times. She also volunteered as staff assistant with the Red Cross during World War II. In addition, she was a member of the Camp Betty Hasting Committee, past member of the General Joseph Winston Chapter of D.A.R., and a member of the Woman's Reading Club. One October 9, 1919 she married Frank Brown Morris, who died in 1984. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William H. Petree of Winston-Salem, Mrs. John C. Houbolt of Williamsburg, Va., and Mrs. W. Perrin Steele of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, William He. Petree Jr. and Mrs. Frank Murphy both of Winston-Salem, Mrs. P. Tucker Withington of Plymouth, Mass., Mrs. Matthew G. Hayes of St. Albans, Vermont, Mrs. Carl D. Winter of Morristown, New Jersey, John W. Gainey III, and Frank H. Gainey both of Morehead City, N.C.; fourteen great-grandchildren, William H. (Chip) Petree III, Stacey Petree Davis, Mary Elizabeth Murphy, William F. Murphy, James Patrick Murphy, Lauren Cornelia Withington, Whitney Withington, Ryan Winter, Carla winter, Kristin Ashworth Gainey, Ashley Elizabeth Gainey, Brooke Hodges Gainey, Alicia Gainey, and Frank Holland Gainey, Jr.; one one great-great-grandchild, Wesley Hurst. A private graveside service will be conducted at Salem Cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Roland Barnhardt. A memorial service will be held at the Triad United Methodist Home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Dr. Lee Tuttle and Rev. Roland Barnhardt. The family will receive friends at the Home following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Triad United Methodist Home, 124 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27104, Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 658, Winston-Salem, N.C., or to the charity of the donor's choice. (Vogler & Sons Main Street)
KERNERSVILLE -- Mrs. Donna Aaron Nance, 40, of 557 Country View Dr., Winston-Salem, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at her home. She was born in Forsyth Co., a daughter of James Garfield and the late Carrie Henderson Aaron. Mrs. Nance was a graduate of Forsyth Technical College. She was an LPN at WFU/Baptist Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Mr. William E. Nance and daughter, Miss Amber B. Nance of the home; her father, Mr. James G. Aaron, Sr. and step-mother, Mrs. Cheryl W. Aaron of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Dianne Messick of Winston-Salem, Paulette Smith and Phyllis Seagle of Kernersville; one brother, James G. Aaron, Jr. of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayworth Miller Cain, Kernersville Chapel by Dr. John Y. Clagett. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice, 1100-C S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Donna lived her life in accordance with 1 Corinthians 10:13...