William Henry Sigmon
Mr. William Henry Sigmon, 88, of 1104 Buck Run Drive, Jonesville, died at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning, August 7, 2004, following a brief illness. He was born in Iredell County on March 17, 1916, and was the son of the late Harrison and Nannie Sigmon. He was married to Mildred Lewis Sigmon, who survives. He was preceded in death by siblings, Jessie Walker, Bessie Lee, Eferd Sigmon, Ervin Sigmon, Rayfield Sigmon, Norwood Sigmon, Reid Sigmon, Harry Sigmon, Louise Sigmon Lewis and Harrison Sigmon Jr.
He attended Billingsly Academy and left Statesville at an early age. He joined the Merchant Seaman Marine Corp. where he retired after many years of service. He traveled intensely and enjoyed life.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Gina Sigmon and Joyce Sigmon, both of New York; one son, Darren Peak of S.C.; one sister, Virginia (Dottie) Sigmon, of New York; nephews, Ervin (Clara) Sigmon and Henry Sigmon; niece Virginia Hill; great-nephew, Patrick (Benita) Sigmon; great-niece, Stephanie (Willie) Funderburk, all of Statesville, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutlege and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. Jimmy Griffin will officiate and burial will follow in the veteransí section of Belmont Cemetery with Military Rites being performed by the Iredell County Veterans Service Council.
Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home form 1:30 until 2 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of a nephew and niece, Ervin and Clara Sigmon, 1612 W. Cloaninger Street, Statesville, at other times.
Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. William H. Sigmon.
Walter Buford Barker
Mr. Walter Buford Barker, age 70, of Barker Road, Roaring River, passed away Friday October 15, 2004 at his residence. M. Barker was born April 06, 1934 in Wilkes County to James Marcus and Anne Holbrook Baker.
Mr. Barker was a member of Oak Level Baptist Church where he served as Deacon; he also was a member of UAW Local 659. Mr. Barker was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all Mr. Barker enjoyed serving the Lord in his church. Mr. Barker was Sergeant First Class in the US Army from 1953-1956 and served in Germany. Mr. Barker was retired form General Motors where he worked as a metal fabricator and finisher. Mr. Barker was preceded in death by one step-great grandson.
Survivors include his wife Flora Jean Weatherman Barker of the home; his parents James and Anne Barker of Elkin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Duane Barker and his wife Patricia of Michigan and Keith Douglas Barker of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Diane Lyons and her husband Gene of Michigan; one brother John Dennis Barker of Roaring River; a mother-in-law Mallie Weatherman of Elkin; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday October 18, 2004 at Oak Level Baptist Church by Rev James Hall and Rev Olin Barker. The body was placed in the church to lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service, burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted of memorials may be made to Oak Level Baptist Church Building Fund or to Hospice of Surry/Yadkin.
Hodges Funeral Home of Elkin is serving the Barker family.
Will Hurt Jr.
Mr. Will Hurt Jr., age 72, of 109 Manor Avenue Boonville, passed away on October 14, 2004 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Hurt was born in Surry County on February 15, 1932, to Will Hurt Sr. and Agnes Van Eaton Hurt.
Mr. Hurt is survived by his wife, Janet Cox Hurt, of the home; three daughters, Jessika Hurt, Amanda Hurt, both of the home, Iris Royster of Greensboro; two sons, Adam Hurt, of the home and William (Ayako) Royster of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Nana Shanel Royster and William Daisuke Royster; a sister, Janie Hurt; and a brother, Mac Arthur Hurt; a host of nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Craig Smith; also a special member of the family, a Pekingese, "Emily."
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home by the Rev. Clarence Harrison Jr., Elder Greg Smith, and Pastor Quylle Hodnett. The family will receive friends after the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, the Hurt family has requested that contributions be made to Adam Hurtís educational fund: P.O. Box 574, Elkin, N.C. 28621.
Johnson Funeral home of Elkin is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Wood King
Mrs. Nancy Wood King, 62, of King Road, Hamptonville, passed away Monday December 6, 2004, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born August 4, 1942 in Yadkin County to the late Roy Herbert and Ruby Nevada Hayes Wood.
Mrs. King was a homemaker and a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church. She spent a lot of time helping others by sitting with sick friends and neighbors,and she loved working with her flowers at home.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Wood.
Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Jimmy C. King, of the home; her daughter, Shannon D. King, Hamptonville; a sister, Bertha Vanhoy; five brothers, Mac Wood, Felix Wood, James Wood, Franklin Wood, Roy Wayne Wood.
Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gentry Family Chapel by Rev. David Kiser and Rev. Tim Tucker. Burial followed in the Sandy Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Little Mountain Road in Jonesville. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Yadkin County, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. David Griffin and staff of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for all the care and support given to Mrs. King.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:29,31.
Jack Kochman , 97 of Ireland Road, Yadkinville, passed away Dec. 7, 2004 at his home. He was born in Lask, Poland to Israel and Fannie Leftowich Kochman June 28, 1907. He came to America via Ellis Island, N.Y. in 1911. He was educated in Hebrew and public schools in Patterson, N.J. He began caddying at 7-years-old. As a teenager, he began working at concessions at the horse racing tracks. This led to his work in promotion which resulted in producing Thrill Shows.
In early 30ís, he married. There were two children born to this marriage. A daughter, Arlene and a son Carl. He has three grandchildren, Marcy, Fred and Larry. He had four great-grandchildren, Shira, Ilana, Simon and Emma; In early 80ís, he married JoAnn Long, who survives, of the home. At age 82, Jack retired. He is a member of Longtown Pentecostal Holiness Church. He remained faithful as long as his health permitted.
Surviving is a special sister-in-law, Betty Gene Long, niece Andrea (Greg) York; great niece Taylor, great-nephew David Vestal and his special niece and best bud Erin York; Brother-in-law Bill (Vickie) Long; great-nephew, Brett Long, great nieces Lori (Khammone) and Madelyn Pianpanya.
A graveside service was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Longtown Cemetery by Rev. Mike Allen. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Hospice, Katrina McDowell and Swansea Johnson and to Dr. John Williams for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Yadkin County, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055 or to the Building Fund Longtown Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 430 Hamptonville, N.C. 27020.
Gentry Family Funeral Service is serving the Kochman family.
James "Walter" Byrd
Mr. James "Walter" Byrd, age 85, of Little Elkin Church Road, Ronda, passed away Tuesday December 7, 2004 at Village of Wilkes. Mr. Byrd was born December 22, 1918 in Wilkes County to James T. and Lessie Jolly Byrd.
Mr. Byrd was a member of Little Elkin Baptist Church where he held several positions which include Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member and Trustee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during WWII and he was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Zona Mae Byrd of Village of Wilkes; a son, J.W. Byrd, Jr. and wife Kathy of Ronda; a daughter, Delaine Burchette and husband Reggie of Ronda; a brother, Luther Byrd and wife Donna of Elkin; a sister, Ester Lowe of High Point; six grandchildren, Brian Burchette, Beth Blevins, Bobby Byrd, Sandy Shepherd; Kim Foster and Tammy Shepherd; six great grandchildren, Tiffany Vestal, Daniel Holbrook, Brittany Holbrook, Trey Blevins, Tristen Blevins and Nathaniel Burchette.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 10, 2004. at 11 a.m. at Little Elkin Baptist Church by Rev. Gwyn Anderson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The body was placed in the church to lie instate 30 minutes prior to the service. The family received friends Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Little Elkin Baptist Church Building Fund.
Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin is serving the Byrd family.
Arthur Leo "Slick" White
Arthur Leo "Slick" White, 73, of Jonesville passed away Monday December 6, 2004, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Mr. White was born March 7, 1931, to the late Joseph Roscoe and Carrie Lee Culler White. He was retired self employed Salesman and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Ernest Lee and William "Taft" White; and a sister, Ann Byerly.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Claudine Vestal White, of the home; a daughter he never had; Sandra (Steve) Shumate of Jonesville; two granddaughters; Kim Haynes and Stephanie Rainis; special sister in law; Marilyn Vestal of Jonesville; two sisters; Lola M. Wallace of High Point, N.C., Patricia (Jack) Justice of San Diego, California; a niece and nephew of California and several other nieces and nephews. The White family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, at Gentry Family Funeral Chapel in Jonesville by Rev. Steve Swaim. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Jonesville.
Violet Pardue Mackie
Violet Pardue Mackie, age 89, of 700 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2004, at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center of Elkin.
Violet was born in Surry County on December 16, 1914, to the late William Freel Pardue and Mamie Sue Burchette Pardue. Violet retired from Chatham Industries of Elkin after 37 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elkin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kermit Lee Mackie in 1999; two brothers, David Earl Pardue and James Edwin Pardue.
She is survived by her sister, Bettie (Gilmer) Hinson of Jonesville, and a brother, William F. Pardue Jr. and wife Betty of Lexington, S.C., and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 3 p.m., December 12, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Elkin, by Dr. Bill Johnson. Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens in State Road. The Family will receive friends from 2-3 at the church prior to funeral service.
The family would like to thank the nurses and the CNAs at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center in Elkin for their loving care and support to the family. In lieu of flowers the family has request the memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Elkin or Hugh Chatham Nursing Center of Elkin, in Loving Memory of Violet Mackie.
Johnson Funeral Home of 615 West Main Street, Elkin is serving the Mackie family.