Lexington - Pernie Holcomb Holcomb, 85, of Sunrise Avenue died at 12:55 a.m. July 12, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6:30-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Rev. Robert Keck
Dalton, Ga. - The Rev. Robert F. Keck Sr., 69, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2000, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, he earned the rank of Master Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He was the original executive director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Dalton, and later served as executive director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Chattanooga. He also served as a pastor of Evangelical Methodist Church of Dalton for eight years and other Evangelical Methodist Churches for 12 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Pauline Keck and a brother, Wade E. Keck.
Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Jacqueline Barnhart Keck of the residence; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Randy Kittle of Dalton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Mary Keck and Jim and Becky Keck, all of Dalton; two brothers, Albert Keck and Ray Keck, both of High Point, N.C.; five grandchildren, Robb Kittle and his wife, Julie, Matthew Keck, Ryan Keck, Erin Kittle and Preston Keck, all of Dalton; a special niece, Liz Willard of Dalton; a special friend, George Albertson Jr. of Dalton; three special sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Gary and Brenda Brown; Peggy and Eddie Collins and Hilda Rains, all of Trinity, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be 3 p.m. Friday at Evangelical Methodist Church by the Rev. Dewey Fleming and George Albertson. The body will be placed in the church 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-9 tonight at Julian Peeples Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Scott Brown, Richard Brown, Randy Rains, David Rains, Bryan Brinkley and Gary Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be George Albertson Jr., Rowland Albertson, Eddie Collins, Lon Freeman, Mike Shoates and Lloyd Starks. American Legion Post #112 will serve as honor guard.
Memorials may be directed to Evangelical Methodist Church, 1305 Abutment Road, Dalton, Ga. 30720 or Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Dalton, 701 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton, Ga. 30720.
Messages of comfort may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. Sherman Latham
Denton - M. Sherman Latham, 85, of Farmer Road died July 12, 2000.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Gavel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Briggs Funeral Home.
Linwood - Joshua Micah Loflin, 19, of Old Salisbury Road died at 10:54 p.m. July 11, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Testament Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the residence.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Asheboro - Jesse Michael Rollins, infant son of Kevin and Jeanette Rollins, died July 11, 2000, in Winston-Salem.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St., Randleman.
Thomasville - Alan David Smith, 51, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and currently of Thomasville, died July 11, 2000, at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
He was born Aug. 23, 1948. He was a native of Washington, D.C. He was previously employed with Bell Atlantic as a systems designer.
Surviving are his parents, Walter V. and Travis Law Smith of Thomasville; two brothers, Bruce Smith and his wife, Shelly, of Thomasville, and Barry Smith and his wife, Betty King, of Tampa, Fla.; four nieces, Erin and Lori Smith, Jennifer Slabaugh and Stephanie Clarey; two grand-nieces, Shea and Morgan Clarey.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church by Father John J. Kelly, O.S.F.S. Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland.
Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Hugh Walton Sr.
Kernersville - Hugh Franklin Walton Sr., 79, of 7585 Watkins-Ford Road died July 11, 2000, at his residence.
He was born June 6, 1921, a son of Charles and Agnes Walton, who preceded him in death. He was an inactive member of Union Cross Moravian Church. He was employed at Thomlinson Furniture Co. for 17 years, operated Walton's 76 Service Garage and retired from Lewis Supply Co. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and James Walton and a sister, Lucy Miller.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Idol Walton of the residence; a son, Hugh F. Walton Jr. of the residence; two sisters, Josey Drake of Idaho and Ruth Rijock of Florida; a brother, Charles Walton of Waynesville.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Rennie Adcock. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or to the church of the donor's choice.
High Point - Mrs. Ramalee Breedlove Muse Watson, 86, of SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation For The Triad, formerly of 209 E. Moore Ave., died July 12, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Jamestown, a daughter of Lindo and Flora Allred Breedlove. She was a livelong resident of Jamestown and High Point area and a homemaker. On Feb. 1, 1941, she married Elmer Wiley Watson Sr., who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Witcher of Trinity; two sons, William 'Bill' Muse and E.W. Watson Jr., both of High Point; a sister, Mrs. Ervin (Betty) Miller of Crestwood Circle, High Point; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Wayne D. Richardson. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Witcher, 4389 Finch Farm Road, Trinity.
Climax - James K. Beam died July 8, 2000.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Community Church, 469 Air Harbor Road, Greensboro.
Memorials may be directed to Christ Community Church, 369 Air Harbor Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27455 or to the Kidney Foundation, 3 Fairview Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.
Kernersville - Nadrone Sandrettia Garrett, 22, of 2417 Wickham Road died July 11, 2000.
He was born Nov. 25, 1977, in High Point, a son of Sarah McLendon Harris and Wilbert James Garrett. He was a graduate of Southern Guilford High School, class of 1997, and later, joined the Jobs Corps, where he studied fire fighting and construction. He was a member of Baldwin's Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he was a former member of both the youth choir and the basketball team.
Surviving are his mother of the residence; his stepfather, Danny A. Harris of the residence; his father of High Point; two daughters, Destiny of Thomasville and Jahnia Garrett of High Point; a brother, Timothy McLendon and his wife, Brandi, of Thomasville; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James (Louise) Anderson and Mrs. Betty Jean Harris, all of High Point; a nephew, Eddie Jacob McNeil of High Point; and a host of very special aunts, uncles, cousins, among them, Akwa Kindle, who was very dear to him, other cousins, relatives and friends, among them, Taiciai Samuels, Tiger, J.J., and Kevin; and a very inspiring teacher, Sylvia Wilson.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin's Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church by the Rev. Mark Golson. Burial will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the church and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James (Louise) Anderson, 2511 Tuxedo Way, High Point.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lexington - Timothy Wayne Ingram, 40, of 317 Spruce St. died at 10:35 a.m. at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after a serious illness of two weeks.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Lexington City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
Holmes Beach, Fla. - Mrs. Mary Grace Briers Logan, 79, of 5400 Gulf Drive died July 7, 2000, at her residence.
She was born April 26, 1921, in Hinton, W.Va. In 1984, she moved to Manatee County from East Liverpool, Ohio. She was a professional secretary the majority of her life. She was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, N.C., and an associate member of Roser Memorial Community Church. She married Frederick P. Logan, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Turner of East Liver Pool; a son Frederick P. Logan Jr. of Front Royal, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at Jamestown Presbyterian Church at a later date. Burial also will be at a later date in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorials may be directed to Southeastern Guide Dog Inc., 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, Fla. 34221.
Denton - Jesse Junior McDowell, 70, died July 13, 2000.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Canaan United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Briggs Funeral Home.