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Surry County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Surry County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 9

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Date: Sunday, 7 March 2010, at 10:51 p.m.

Robert Bruce Blackman
Robert Bruce Blackman, age 85, of Elkin, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Britthaven of Wilkesboro.
Born September 9, 1917, in Mecklenburg County, he was a son of the late Matt L. and Nannie Weaver Blackman. Mr. Blackman served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired truck driver for C.W. Transport. Mr. Blackman was a member of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church and Teamsters’ Union # 71. He enjoyed bowling and gardening.
A service to celebrate the life of Robert Bruce Blackman will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2002, from the graveside at the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Reverend Kenneth Craig officiating. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family received friends from 7:30-9 p.m. on Saturday at the residence and from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at McEwen Derita Chapel, 727 East Morehead St., Charlotte.
Mr. Blackman loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Genevieve Windle Blackman, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Melinda Blackman, of Charlotte; a daughter, Brenda B. Burgess, of East Bend; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy B. and Gene Parsons, of Elkin; seven grandsons; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. Onzie Holland and Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Blackman, all of Charlotte, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Blackman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, R.J. Blackman and Melvin Blackman; two brothers, Howard C. Blackman and J.H. Blackman; his sister, Ruth Blackman Smith; and a grandson, John L. Blackman Jr.
Memorials may be made to the Southern Piedmont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28215.
Arrangements are being handled by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services, Derita Chapel.

Lester Boyd Kimber Jr.
Lester Boyd Kimber Jr., 54, of 2145 Independence Road, Winston-Salem, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born on February 8, 1948, in Yadkin County to the late Joanne Brown Kimber and Lester Boyd Kimber Sr. Lester was a graduate of Yadkin High School in Boonville. He was a certified welder at TurboCare (formerly Westinghouse). He was an avid golfer and a ranked amateur in the state of North Carolina. He had more than 63 tournament titles in his more than 30 years of golfing and in July, 2001, he was inducted into the Black Golf Hall of Fame. He was a member of New Patterson Grove Faith Church in East Bend.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Diane Coles Kimber, of the home; a daughter, Wytonia "Toni" Kimber of Elkin; a son, Kevin (Eulica) Kimber; two granddaughters, Kiana Danielle and Kandace Leslie Kimber, all of Petersburg, Virginia; his father, Lester Boyd Kimber Sr., of East Bend; three brothers, Anthony Dewayne Kimber and Kenneth (Celestine) Kimber of Winston-Salem and J.C. Martin of East Bend; four sisters, Jackie (Robin) Speaks and Darlene Smyre of East Bend, A. Renee Kimber of Winston-Salem and Gertrude Martin of Union Grove; three stepchildren, Michelle (Tracy) Howell, Rickie Holbrook and Anthony Holbrook of North Wilkesboro; five stepgrandchildren, Matthew, Adam and A00nthony Holbrook and Hailey and Bailey Howell; two aunts, Bertha Haynes of Yadkinville and Lorene (Wayne) Boles of Boonville; a devoted close friend, Ron Morgan; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. from the New Patterson Grove Faith Church in East Bend, with Reverend Rick Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the family plot of the church cemetery.
The family will meet with friends on Monday evening, October 14, 2002, from 7-9 p.m. at the Russell Funeral Home, 822 Carl Russell Ave., Winston-Salem.

Constance Pryor Jester
Constance Pryor Jester, 72, of 4232-B Edith Lane, Greensboro, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Jester at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at Proximity United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Interment will be private.
Constance Pryor Jester was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, on September 10, 1930, to the late C.A. Pryor and Clayora Greene Pryor. Mrs. Jester graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1948. She retired from J.P. Stevens/West Point Pepperell in Greenville, S.C., after 25 years of service and moved to Greensboro to be near her family. Mrs. Jester was a member of Proximity United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing at the wildlife club with her husband.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving husband of 25 years, John B. Jester, of the home; her mother, Clayora G. Pryor, of Hagerstown, Md., daughters, Leslie S. Hall and her husband, Bob, of Siler City, and Sandi S. Patterson and her husband, Gary, of Jonesville; a stepson, Alan G. Jester, of McLeansville; grandchildren, Barry A. Staples of Greensboro, Gary W. Patterson Jr. of Jonesville and Natalie A. Norman of Reidsville; and a great-grandson, Johnathan B. Norman.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 15, 2002, at Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, 1118 North Elm Street, Greensboro, and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Guilford County Wildlife Club, 5026 Bass Chapel Road, Greensboro, N.C., 27455.

Rev. Annie Burton Boyd
Rev. Annie Burton Boyd, 71, of 2509 Kroll Court, High Point, died on Sunday, October 13, 2002, at her residence. She had been declining in health for three years.
Rev. Boyd was born on October 8, 1931, in High Point, the daughter of Harrison Burton and Emma Burton Truesdale. She attended the High Point public schools, graduating from William Penn High School, class of 1954. She earned the bachelor of arts degree from Shaw University, High Point and Raleigh campuses, and pursued graduate studies in divinity at Duke University, Durham. In the early 1990s, Rev. Boyd entered the ministry and was appointed to the Elkin-Jonesville Charge, serving Wesley Chapel, Piney Grove and St. Holmes churches. She also served at Southern Pines and North Wilkesboro. Following early retirement, Rev. Boyd returned to her home church, Memorial United Methodist, High Point, where she was associate minister, past chairperson of Group 2, United Methodist Women, former teacher of Alice McLeod Sunday school class, founder and teacher of Wednesday noon Bible study, and often presented the children’s moment at the Sunday morning worship service. Her father and her sister, Harriett Burton Hoke, both preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Vincent (Cynthia) Boyd of Omaha, Neb., and Jared Boyd of Greensboro; three daughters, Carlene (Larry) Walker and Valda Boyd Ford, both of Omaha, Neb., and Rogena Pendergrass of High Point; 10 grandchildren, Renee, Alan, Michelle, Katina, Vincent, Nychelle, Alphonso, Kisha, Deanna and Sabrina; 15 great-grandchildren; her mother, Emma Burton Truesdale, of High Point; four brothers, Harry Truesdale of High Point, Ronald Truesdale of Jamestown, Dr. Gerald (Althea) Truesdale of Greensboro and Dr. Carlton (Linda) Truesdale of Corning, New York; and nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church by Dr. Dewey W. Smith. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Family visitation will be at the church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence.
Haizlip Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St., High Point, is in charge of arrangements.

William Davis Duncan
William Davis Duncan, age 57, of Little Mountain Road, Jonesville, passed away on October 15, 2002, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Mr. Duncan was born on July 9, 1945, in Christianburg, Virginia, to Rushie Davis and Willie Dillard Duncan. He was retired from Duncan Body Shop and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Alvin Duncan of King; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John Harley (Jerrie Ann) Duncan of Elkin and Frank (Bytha) Duncan of State Road; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Wakefield Holcomb of Lenoir, Martha (James) Tilley of Lexington and Barbara (Jerry) Parsons of Winston-Salem; and one grandchild, Laken Duncan.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by Rev. John Attaway. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin.ie Burton Boyd, 71, of 2509 Kroll Court, High Point, died on Sunday, October 13, 2002, at her residence. She had been declining in health for three years.
Rev. Boyd was born on October 8, 1931, in High Point, the daughter of Harrison Burton and Emma Burton Truesdale. She attended the High Point public schools, graduating from William Penn High School, class of 1954. She earned the bachelor of arts degree from Shaw University, High Point and Raleigh campuses, and pursued graduate studies in divinity at Duke University, Durham. In the early 1990s, Rev. Boyd entered the ministry and was appointed to the Elkin-Jonesville Charge, serving Wesley Chapel, Piney Grove and St. Holmes churches. She also served at Southern Pines and North Wilkesboro. Following early retirement, Rev. Boyd returned to her home church, Memorial United Methodist, High Point, where she was associate minister, past chairperson of Group 2, United Methodist Women, former teacher of Alice McLeod Sunday school class, founder and teacher of Wednesday noon Bible study, and often presented the children’s moment at the Sunday morning worship service. Her father and her sister, Harriett Burton Hoke, both preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Vincent (Cynthia) Boyd of Omaha, Neb., and Jared Boyd of Greensboro; three daughters, Carlene (Larry) Walker and Valda Boyd Ford, both of Omaha, Neb., and Rogena Pendergrass of High Point; 10 grandchildren, Renee, Alan, Michelle, Katina, Vincent, Nychelle, Alphonso, Kisha, Deanna and Sabrina; 15 great-grandchildren; her mother, Emma Burton Truesdale, of High Point; four brothers, Harry Truesdale of High Point, Ronald Truesdale of Jamestown, Dr. Gerald (Althea) Truesdale of Greensboro and Dr. Carlton (Linda) Truesdale of Corning, New York; and nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church by Dr. Dewey W. Smith. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Family visitation will be at the church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence.
Haizlip Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St., High Point, is in charge of arrangements.

William Davis Duncan
William Davis Duncan, age 57, of Little Mountain Road, Jonesville, passed away on October 15, 2002, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Mr. Duncan was born on July 9, 1945, in Christianburg, Virginia, to Rushie Davis and Willie Dillard Duncan. He was retired from Duncan Body Shop and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Alvin Duncan of King; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John Harley (Jerrie Ann) Duncan of Elkin and Frank (Bytha) Duncan of State Road; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Wakefield Holcomb of Lenoir, Martha (James) Tilley of Lexington and Barbara (Jerry) Parsons of Winston-Salem; and one grandchild, Laken Duncan.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church by Rev. John Attaway. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin.

Jean Sanders Carr
Jean Sanders Carr, age 88, of Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002, at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center in Elkin.
Mrs. Carr was born on February 1, 1914, in Suffolk County, New York, to Clarence and Mable Smith Sanders. She was retired from General Motors Corporation and was of the Protestant faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Carr.
Survivors include two stepsons, David Carr, of Summerfield, Fla., and Robert Carr of Richfield, Minn.; one stepdaughter, Deborah Gardiner, of Danbury, Conn.; three sisters, Carol Barrie of Vienna, Va., Gwen Smith of Portland, Oregon, and Betty Sills of Foster City, California; four stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2002, at 4 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Brian Rummage.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Hugh Chatham Nursing Center.
Hodges Funeral Home is serving the Carr family.

Pearl Greenwood Tilley
Pearl Greenwood Tilley, 90, of Burlington, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory in Burlington.

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