Mrs. Beulah Koonts Kepley, 94, of W. Old U.S. 64 died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at SunBridge Nursing Home after several years of declining health.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Reeds Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home.
Jeff Krause died March 20, 2001, while serving his country.
He was born Feb. 11, 1966, in Pittsfield, Maine, a son of Maxine and John Krause. He attended A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, N.C. and received his bachelor of science degree in finance and economics. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1986 as a seaman and became a store keeper 1st class.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Cross Church.
Robert Larkin Sr.
Robert Francis Larkin Sr., 59, died March 13, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, after an extended illness.
He was born in Hightstown, N.J. a son of Francis J. Larkin and Margaret Mary Byrne Larkin. He lived in Swainsboro, Ga., many years prior to moving to High Point. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and also served in the National Guard. He was vice president of Boling Chair Co. in Greensboro. He held 26 patents for innovations in office seating. He was a former Kiwanian and served on the board of directors of High Point Swim Club. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Deane Boyd Larkin of High Point; a daughter, Marjorie Deane Larkin of High Point; a son, Robert Francis Larkin Jr. of Winston-Salem; his father, Francis J. Larkin of Swainsboro; a sister, Missy Durden of Swainsboro; and four brothers, Guy F. Larkin, Jeffrey M. Larkin and Vincent E. Larkin, all of Aiken, S.C., and David J. Larkin of Swainsboro.
Funeral mass was held March 17 at the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro, by Father Victor Subb. Graveside service was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Patrick N. Elworthy, Jonathan B. Halso, Leon Cox, Chris Tiller, Randy Karrh, Brett Merrill, Walter Edward Chance, Bobby Sasser, Jerry Ashcroft and Dal Durden.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.
Mrs. Ruth E. Reagan, 57, of Vance Circle died at 7:53 p.m. at Lexington Memorial Hospital after several years of declining health.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Psalm 91 Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Miller Waugh, 83, of Brushy Mountain Road died March 20, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Wilkes County, a son of W.H.H. and Pearl Miller Waugh. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in horticulture. He was employed in this field until he entered the service in 1941. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve, Aug. 15, 1941, and was ordered to the U.S. Naval Reserve Air Base in Atlanta for aviation elimination training, then to Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., for aviation cadet training, where he received his wings and a commission as Ensign June 2, 1942. He was further trained at Flight Instructor School for two months and instructed basic flying at Jacksonville Naval Air Station until September. He qualified as instrument flight instructor at the air base in Atlanta, Nov. 30, 1942. He taught instrument flying to pilots in training for sea duty near Jacksonville and later while attached to Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 21, Norfolk. He began carrier operations training at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May 1944. After completing this, he reported to Squadron VT89 at Sanford, Maine, which was to be attached to the New Aircraft Carrier Antietam. After a month of training, VT89 was with Air Group 89 aboard the Antietam leaving Norfolk for its shakedown cruise to Trinidad and back. He remained with the Air Group and the Antietam until leaving the ship at Guam Island to be transferred via San Francisco to the Separation Center at Norfolk. He was returned to inactive duty status as Lieutenant USNR Jan. 2, 1946.
An event occurred when shortly after taking off from the Antietam in a TBM over the Pacific, the cockpit was suddenly being sprayed with hydraulic fluid. Putting the landing gear down as quickly as possible he got permission to land. In the landing circle he realized the flaps would not go down. The plane was too fast to make the turn to line up on the deck and was in a dangerous, near vertical bank low over the water before he realized he had to make another approach. Making a larger circle he lined up on the deck and the landing signal officer guided the over fast plane in to a good landing.
As a civilian, Mr. Waugh worked with his family as an apple grower and later on as a computer programmer and systems analyst with the Mt. Olive Pickle Co.
Surviving are two daughter, Rebecca W. Lowe of Moravian Falls and Beth W. Fuller of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Clyde M. Waugh Jr. of High Point; a sister, Edwina W. Day of Wilkesboro; two brothers, W.H.H. Waugh Jr. of Wilkesboro and Henry B. Waugh of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, Brushy Mountain Community, by the Rev. Daron Brown. Visitation will be after the memorial service Sunday at the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be directed to New Hope Baptist Church, c/o Debbie Poole, 6236 Linneys Mill Road, Moravian Falls, N.C. 28654 or to the donorís choice.
Mrs. Marie Lilly Anderson, 62, of 4987 Trinity Blvd. died March 14, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Conway, S.C., a daughter of Henry T. Lilly and Alma Cribb Lilly, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. She was married to Denton Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1995. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Lilly in 1993.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lonita Hudley of Archdale and Mrs. Annis Johnson of Pembroke; and three brothers, William Lilly of Loris, S.C., Thomas Lilly of Thomasville and Donald Lilly of Pembroke.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Heights Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Porter and the Rev. Jerry Ward. The body will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Thomasville, until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday and other times at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Lonita Hundley, 5731 Old Mendenhall Road, Archdale. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. March 20 in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Thelma S. Culbreth, 86, formerly of High Point, died March 14, 2001, at Dorothea Dix Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Haizlip Funeral Home.
Valon C. Hill, 86, died March 13, 2001.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at New Hope United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Briggs Funeral Home, Denton.
Edmund Baxter Hopkins, M.D., 68, died unexpectedly March 14, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Winston-Salem, a son of Edmund Harrison Hopkins and Vera Baxter Hopkins, who both preceded him in death. He graduated from Reynolds High School in 1951, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954 and dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958. He served in the navy reserve during dental school and entered the service as a commissioned officer. He returned to Winston-Salem in 1960 and entered private practice. He joined Winston-Salem Dental Care in 1978 and was active until his death.
He was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities, as a member of the administrative board, Sunday school teacher and computer mentor. He was selected for membership in the Xi PSI PHI Dental Fraternity and the Academy of General Dentistry. He served as president of the Winston-Salem Dental Society. One of his joys was providing dental care for needy children. On June 23, 1956, he married Loma Faye Cuthbertson.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Jane Caldwell of Winston-Salem and Mary Vance of High Point, and their husbands, Wayland Caldwell and Dr. John Vance; five beloved grandchildren, Patrick and Erin Caldwell and Jack, Alex and Morgan Vance; and a multitude of devoted friends and patients.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Memorials may be directed to Summit School, 2100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106 or Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101.
Reynolds Johnson, 65, of 304 Barnwell St. died March 13, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Mrs. Alice Crotts Kennedy, 83, of Hopewell Church Road died March 13, 2001, at Evergreens Nursing Center in High Point.
She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Randolph County, a daughter of Commodore Crotts and Laura Showes Crotts, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and the Ladies Bible Class. She was married to Lee Kennedy, who preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1991. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Reese, Pauline Kindley and Ida Miller; and a brother, Herman Crotts.
Surviving are a son, Ken Kennedy of Trinity; a granddaughter, Janet Combs, and her husband, Travis, of Trinity; and a sister, Lois Hill, and her husband, Roscoe, of Trinity.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hopewell United Methodist Church by the Rev. Chris Bennett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Thomasville, until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service Friday. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her son, 6118 Welborn Road.
Memorials may be directed to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4212 Hopewell Church Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370.
Mrs. Golda Vandelia Cox Lucas, 84, died March 14, 2001.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Charles and Wanda Howe, 200 Springwood Road, Asheboro.