TOBACCOVILLE -- Mrs. Virginia Dolores Roper, 69, of 8200 Stroupe Farm Road, Tobaccoville, died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at her home. She was born August 12, 1930 in Forsyth County to Robert and Virginia Elkins Sealey. Mr. Roper attended New Hope Baptist Church. She was a 1949 graduate of Hanes High School where she excelled in all sports and was voted most outstanding female athlete of Winston-Salem. For 17 years she was bookkeeper for Frank A. Stith Company and retired from Dixie Furniture Company in Walkertown. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R. Roper of the home; one son, David Wayne Roper of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Lindy R. Southern and husband, John of Greensboro; one grandson, Matthew Christian Roper of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Carlton Leroy Sealey and wife, Ann of Lexington and James Robert Sealey of Greensboro; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church by Dr. Charles Carver. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 4911 Old Rural Hall Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105.
James Hobert Royall, 57, of P.O. Box 1694, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Died Monday, August 30, 199 at his residence. Mr. Royall was born in Wilkes County, Traphill, North Carolina on June 22, 1942 to Thomas L. and Vera Hatcher Royall. He was a member of Snow Hill Baptist Church in Dobson, North Carolina. He was a retired driver for a building material company. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Darlene Royall; two sons and daughter-in-law, James ''Jamie'' and Heather Royall of Mount Airy, North Carolina and Donnie and Joyce Royall of King, North Carolina; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya Royall of Rhode Island, Annette and Mark Mounce of Mt. Airy, N.C., and Linda and Bert Thompson of Seattle, Washington; his mother, Vera Hatcher Royall of Dobson, N.C.; five grandchildren, Crystal Mounce of Mt. Airy, Brandon Mounce of Mt. Airy, Amber Royall of Winston-Salem, Faith Royall of Mt. Airy, and Juliette Thompson of Seattle, Washington; brothers, Curtis Royall of Dobson, Robert Royall of Mt. Park, N.C., Russell Royall of Baltimore, Maryland, Paul Royall of Baltimore, and Odel Royall of Stuart, Virginia; sisters, Myrtle May Gilly of Sparta, N.C., Barbara Anna Royall of Baldwin, Ga., and Mary Jane Royall of Dobson. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cox-Needham Chapel with Rev. Irving Galamore of Faith Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Royall Family Cemetery located at Liberty Knob Baptist Church in Wilkes County, N.C. Family will receive friends and family at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 31, 1999 from 7 to 9 p.m. and at other times at the Mounce residence 1509 Airview Dr., Mt. Airy. The Royall family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Hospice of Surry County, 1326 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy, N.C.27030. Services arranged by Cox-Needham Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain, N.C.
Ms. Carol Absher Swain, 64, of 61 Hoskins Dr., Winston-Salem, died Monday, Aug . 30, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1935 in Wilkes County to Thamar and Goldie Burchette Absher. Ms. Swain was owner and operator of Forest Hill Beauty Salon. She was preceded in death by her father, Thamar Absher. Surviving are two sons, Steve Ray Swain and wife Linda and Shawn Eric Swain; two daughters, Susan S. Williams and husband Henry and Sandy D. Swain; her mother, Goldie B. James; three grandchildren, Richard and Michael Swain and D.J. Williams, all of Winston-Salem; one sister, Barbara Eisenlohr and husband Gerald of Kernersville; a special friend, Paul R. Swain. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Selby McManus officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at other times at 61 Hoskins Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mr. David Robert Watson, 52, of 2270 Darwick Rd. died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Jan . 2, 1947 in Guilford County to Jack Lee Watson and Lillian Jeanette Myers Watson. Mr. Watson graduated from West Forsyth High School. He was a member of Hope Moravian Church, the Elks Lodge #449, and Co-owner of Piedmont Flight Center. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Vicky Jones Watson, one daughter Heather Watson Branch and husband Kenny of Winston-Salem, two sisters Linda Watson Atkinson and husband William of Boca Raton, Fla., Janet Watson Holder and husband Carter of Gray, Tenn. Sister-in-law Janet and Dan Jennings of Lewisville, four nephews Allen and Brian Atkinson, Tom and Tim Holder, one niece Lisa Robertson, his aunt, Fern Simmons of Winston-Salem and his uncle Fred Myers of Greensboro. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Moravian Church. Rev. Galen Hahn, and Rev. David Merritt will officiate. Burial will follow in the church Graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hope Moravian Church, 2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127.
Mr. Clarence James Allen, 82, of 510 Kinard Drive passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Timmonsville, S.C., to the late Alonza and Anna James Allen. Mr. Allen retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with more than 40 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Louella; a daughter, Carlene; two sons, James (Shirley) Allen and Robert Allen; three grandsons, Deray, T’ Shawn and Cedric; two great-granddaughters, Sha’Ray and Dez’ Ray; a favorite cousin, Narcissa Orange; a niece, Virginia Watson; a nephew, Alex Allen; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Hooper Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel J. Cornelius officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The procession will assemble and leave from the residence at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. (Hooper)
LEXINGTON — Pauline Yow Byerly, 79, of Arnold Road died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Beulah United Church of Christ, conducted by the Rev. Bruce Updyke. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Byerly was born in Davidson County on Nov. 21, 1921, to Walter Yow and Minnie Carrick Yow. She graduated from High Point Business College and was retired from AT&T. She was a member of the Art Guild and the Davidson County Home Extension Club. At Beulah United Church of Christ, she was a member of Lydia Lady’s Sunday-school class and the community Bible study. Surviving are her husband, Julius Crawford Byerly of the home; a son, Dr. Steve Byerly of Spartanburg, S.C.; a daughter, Julia Ann Byerly of Lexington; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters Kate Kepley, Frances Sink and Lucy Sharpe, all of Lexington. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Julia Byerly, 3819 Arnold Road. Memorials may be made to Nazareth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1438, Rockwell, NC 28138, or American Heart Association, 202 CentrePort Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Ms. Peggy J. Caldwell, daughter of the late Ms. Carrie G. Caldwell, was called home Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was a member of Forbush Missionary Baptist Church in Yadkinville. Surviving are her loving father, Rufus Caldwell Sr. of Rock Hill, S.C.; two sisters, Ruby G. Wilkerson of Winston-Salem and Mamie (Joseph) Brown of Fort Washington, Md.; two brothers, Rufus (Margaret) Caldwell Jr. of Detroit and Larry (Melanie) Caldwell of Biloxi, Miss.; a very devoted and loving cousin, Sophia (Tom) Payne-Drake of Winston-Salem; four nieces, Glendalyn Hayden, Belinda Thomas, Karen Caldwell and Leslie Caldwell; three nephews, Sean Glenn, Dontrae Caldwell and Rufus Caldwell III; three great-nieces, Karissa Hayden, La’Tricka Payne-Drake and Cierra Payne-Drake; two great-nephews, Ricardo Thomas and Troy Hayden; and a host of family and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parker Funeral Home, 870 Saluda St., Rock Hill, S.C. The wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, and the funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Rock Hill. The family can be contacted at (336) 922-4569, 3705 Yar-brough Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.
HAYS — Mrs. Opal Juanita Elledge, 88, the wife of Charlie Wayne Elledge of Traphill Road died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Britthaven of Wilkesboro. Mrs. Elledge was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Wilkes County to Bert W. and Millie Walker Pendry. She was a charter member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher since the church was organized in 1932. She was a retired teacher from the Wilkes County school system. Surviving in addition to her husband are two brothers, Ralph Pendry of Hays and Sherrill Pendry of Rural Hall and three sisters, Arlee Felts, Margie Blevins of North Wilkesboro and Vallie Huffman of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 1 at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Luther Chambers and the Rev. Ted Combs officiating. Entombment will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 2 to 3 p.m. today prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2315A Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
ADVANCE — Mr. John Taylor Foster, 83, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Davie County to Romulis Alvin and Nannie Bell Smith Foster. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers. Mr. Foster was a member and deacon at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church. He was also a member of Oak Crest Baptist Church in Ocala, Fla. He was dedicated to his church, Lord, family and country. He served in the Philippines during World War II with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Elizabeth Cope of the home; a daughter, Patricia Ann Dowell of Indiana; three sons, Jerry Foster and John Alvin Foster of Florida and Donald Foster of Advance; two sisters, Wilma Boger of Reeds and Nola Jane Payne of Bethania; three brothers, Billy Clay Foster of Gadson, Ala., Jim Foster of Tyro and Alvin Gene Foster of Advance; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two devoted and loving friends, Bonnie and Eddie Weatherman of Advance. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Craddock and the Rev. Leon Wood. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Yadkin Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 1324 Yadkin Valley Road, Advance, NC 27006.
LEXINGTON – Eliza Berrier Hartman, 95, of Meadowbrook Terrace, formerly of Frye Bridge Road, Clemmons, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Meadowbrook Terrace in Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at Union Grove Baptist Church where she was a member. The Rev. Harold Fletcher will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Hartman was born in Davidson County on May 30, 1905, to Charlie Wesley Berrier and Jennie Hege Berrier. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elser Monroe Hartman on April 18, 1998, and brothers Walter Berrier and Paul Berrier and a sister, Ester Berrier. Surviving are her daughters, Lucille Leatherman and husband William of Lexington, Lula Jackson and husband Frank of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Randy Gaithers, Angie Dove and Greg Gaither; three great-grand-children, Mitch Gaither, Allison Gaither and Noah Dove; brothers Carl Berrier of Welcome and Joe Berrier of Winston-Salem; and a sister, Dora Berrier of Lexington. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Lucille Leatherman, 4207 Arnold Road. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.