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ELSIE SMITH GAMMONS

REIDSVILLE - Elsie Smith Gammons, 92, of 811 Dockery Road died Saturday morning at Britthaven Nursing Home in Madison.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at New Heights Baptist Church. Burial will be in Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.Born in Carroll County, Va., she was employed with Cone Mills for many years and was a member of New Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors are son, Arthur Gammons and his wife, Patsy Hudspeth Gammons of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter, Hilda Gammons of Reidsville; grandchildren, H.A. Gammons, Jr., Jerry W. Gammons, Eddie Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Kenneth Hutchins, Karen G. Perkins, Sandra Riddle, Bonnie Teel, Donna Hornsby, Debra Talbert, Diane Griffith, Betsy Maness, Ann Scott; 21 grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at 811 Dockery Road.

LEXINGTON

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Addie Bowers, 67, died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Madison Heights Freewill Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home.

PAULINE LAYTON WYRICK

Mrs. Pauline Layton Wyrick, 83, of 1509 Textile Drive died at the home of her daughter on Friday, May 23, 1997, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Wyrick's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, in Carraway Memorial Methodist Church with the Reverend Roy Steed officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wyrick was born in Liberty on March 26, 1914, to the late Flossie R. and Pearl Amick Layton. A lifelong resident of Guilford County, she was retired from the Cone Mills White Oak Plant, and a member of Carraway Memorial Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wyrick was the much beloved mother and grandmother of her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Forrest Cranford of McLeansville, her sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Eleanor Wyrick of McLeansville, Raymond and Dawn Wyrick and Richard and Mary Lou Wyrick, all of Greensboro; grandchildren, Karen Kinzer, Ronnie Cranford, Matthew Cranford, Cheryl Permar, Phillip Faig, Tim Wyrick, Todd Wyrick, Andy Wyrick, Michael Wyrick, Tony Wyrick; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, J.W. Layton and Cousins, Ruby Hinshaw and Leo Talley and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wyrick was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ruffin Wyrick.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street and other times at the home Barbara and Forrest Cranford, 5318 Bosher Lake Drive in McLeansville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or church of the donor's choice.

ANNABEL THOMPSON

PITTSBORO - Annabel (Anne) Miller Thompson of Laurels of Chatham died Saturday, May 24, 1997.

An Orange County native, she was the daughter of the late William Jonathon and Leland McKee Miller. She was a graduate of Watts School of Nursing and until her marriage was on the staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her husband, Paul McKinley Thompson died in 1994.

A graveside memorial service will be held in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Tuesday, May 27 at 2 p.m. Dr. Robert E. Dunham, Pastor of the University Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Joseph McEvoy of Siler City; granddaughters, Elizabeth McEvoy of Raleigh and Caroline Miller McEvoy of Siler City; and sister, Elizabeth M. Elder of Burlington.

The family will be at the McEvoy residence, 509 West Elk St., Siler City.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Watts School of Nursing, c/o The Foundation for Better Health of Durham, P.O. Box 15519, Durham, NC 27704.

Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas.

LEWIS E. MCGEHEE

FAYETTEVILLE - Lewis E. McGehee, 75, of 2207 Morganton Road, 6 died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Sandy Saunders. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.

Mr. McGehee was retired from Kraft Foods. He also served as an usher at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors are daughter, Charlotte Griffin of Fayetteville; sister, Liza Cameron of Aberdeen; brother, Harvey McGehee of Greensboro; and two granddaughters.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (2-3 p.m.) at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to ``Love Lunches', c/o Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305.

WALTER ``SONNY' GRAVES

SILER CITY - Walter ``Sonny' Graves died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lambert Chapel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. tonight at Knotts & Son Funeral Home.

WILNA DICK STONE

Mrs. Wilna Dick Stone, 94, of 2709 Robinhood Drive died May 24, 1997, at Cone Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Parkway Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will follow in Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Stone was a native of Guilford County and the retired Office Manager for Southeastern Adjustment Company. She was a member of the Greensboro Woman's Club and the Fidelis Sunday School class in her church.

She is survived by her husband, Hunter L. Stone of the home; son, Hunter L. Stone, Jr. of Bowie, Md.; sister, Alta D. Scott of Greensboro; granddaughters, Melanie Everett of Silver Springs, Md., and Renee Leslie of Millersville, Md.; great-grandson, Anthony Leslie of Millersville, Md. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home this afternoon from 4-5:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, 1411 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro, NC 27408.

MARGARET KATZENSTEIN

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Margaret Rothschild Katzenstein gently slipped away on May 15, 1997, in her 101st year, after a long period of declining health.

A lifelong resident of New York City, she was born on Nov. 10, 1896, the daughter of the late Meyer D. and Edith L. Rothschild and the wife of the late Charles J. Katzenstein. Deeply loved by her family, she is survived by her daughter, Lee Louis, her sons, Alex Katzenstein of Greensboro and Charles J. Katzenstein, Jr. of Gastonia; and by her eight grandchildren, Sandra Pomeroy, Diane Louis McClintock, David Louis, Lisa and Ruth Katzenstein, Steven Katzenstein, Jake Rothschild and Judith Katzenstein Berlin, all of whom knew her as a kind and loving friend and a delightful human being. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Katzenstein graduated from Barnard College in 1918. A loving patron of the arts and of the ballet in particular, she was an accomplished poet and story teller in her own right, as well as an avid reader, and she was renowned by all who knew her for her great skill as a wordsmith. Possessed of a fine mind, a keen sense of humor and an extremely generous spirit, this remarkably caring and unique woman supported many worthy causes over the years and her example inspired the love, affection and admiration of her family and many friends all of whom will greatly miss her.

Memorial services were held May 18, at the Society for Ethical Culture.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to the Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldson Road, Bronx, NY 10471; or to the Riverdale Mental Health Association, 5676 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471.

DAVID DOYLE McLEOD, SR.

STAR - David Doyle McLeod, Sr., 64, of 4482 NC Hwy 134 died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Home.

EUNICE SMITHERMAN

HIGH POINT - Mrs. Eunice Ingram Gray Smitherman, 65, of 1810 Franklin Ave. died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, where she had been a patient for 18 days. She had been in declining health for 10 months.

Mrs. Smitherman was born in Greensboro, a daughter of John Champion Ingram, Sr. and Mary Neal Ingram. She attended Florence School in Guilford County, and graduated from William Penn High School. She was outgoing and enjoyed sports, especially bowling. She was last employed at Hickory-White Kay Lynn. Her spiritual nurturing came from Turner's Chapel AME Church where she was a member and a missionary. Her first husband, Ralph Gray, Sr. preceded her in death, as did a son, John Henry ``John Boy' Gray, who died on Feb. 5, 1996. She and her husband, Theodore Smitherman, were married on Oct. 3, 1967.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Turner's Chapel AME Church by Rev. William Diggs. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Theodore Smitherman of the home; daughter, Mrs. Debra A. Gray Jackson of High Point; sons, Ralph Gray, Jr., Benson Darnell Gray, Samuel Keith Gray, Craig Anthony Gray, and Scott Orlando Smitherman, all of High Point; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Ingram of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Ruth Hedrick of Burlington, N.J., Mrs. Sarah I. Fuller, of High Point, Mrs. Lois I. Harris, Mrs. Alice I. Griffin, and Mrs. Barbara I. Raleigh, all of Greensboro; brothers, John C. Ingram, Jr. of Winston-Salem, and Jacob Ingram of Greensboro; aunt, Mrs. Carrie Howard of Winston-Salem; mother-in-law, Mrs. Clessie Smitherman of Trinity.

Family visitation will be at the church today, 1:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.

Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TERRY RAY DOBY

COLFAX - Mr. Terry Ray Doby, 28, of 1873-A Cude Road died Friday, May 23, 1997, at his home.

Mr. Doby was born in Forsyth Co., a son of James Ordra and Audrey Eanes Doby and was a driver for R.J. Raker. He was preceded in death by his father in 1993.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Kernersville are his wife, Cheryl Tucker Doby; daughter, Jaime Rae Doby; stepdaughter, Tanya Lynn Kirby; and a stepson, Colby Zane Jones, all of the home; brother, Mike Doby of Stokesdale; half-brother, Johnny Ordra Doby of Baltimore, Md.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at the Hayworth-Miller-Cain Kernersville Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Dillon.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made directly to the family at 1873-A Cude Road, Colfax, NC 27235.

NELLIE HUNT

LEXINGTON - Nellie Hunt, 83, died Saturday, May 24, 1997.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday.

CARSON STEED, JR.

LEXINGTON - Carson Steed, Jr., 77, died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight.

DELOS M. ELDER

BURLINGTON - Delos M. Elder, 90, died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church.

The family will be at the Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington Monday from 5-7 p.m.

CHARLES RAYMOND CLARK, III

ELON COLLEGE - Infant Charles Raymond Clark, III of 294 Lakefield Dr. died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include parents, Mr. Charles Raymond Clark, Jr. and Mrs. Patricia Vancil Clark of the home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Theda Vancil of Burlington; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Raymond Clark, Sr. of Brown Summit; and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alma S. Wrenn of Burlington.

Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.

ROSE CAMPAGNA CREGG

Mrs. Rose Campagna Cregg, 97, of Abbotswood Retirement Community died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, peacefully in her home.

A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. The family will receive friends, after the mass, at Abbotswood in the music room.

Mrs. Cregg was a native of Memphis, Tenn, where her family was active in the grocery business. Following a career in office management, she was a homemaker. Martin and Rose Cregg have made their home in Greensboro for the past 9 years. They are members of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Martin J. Cregg of the home; daughter, Louise Ann Cregg of Greensboro; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart League, Walls, MS 38686; or the Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions, 512 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201-1896.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of Greensboro.

JUANITA COULSON BOGER

Juanita Coulson Boger, 67, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at her residence.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

She was a native of Carrol County, Va. and a member of the Piedmont Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Charles Boger of the home; daughters, Linda Marie Gordon and Carol Roberts of Greensboro, Jeanne Poole of Asheboro; son, James Harold Boger of Greensboro; sisters, Alene Carter of Davidson County, Gloria Carter of Belair, Md., Helen Gilispie of Edward, Md.; brother, Barney Reid Coulson of Edgewood, Md.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 3907 Gilmore Dr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

JAMES A. PELL

James A. Pell, 82, died Friday, May 23, 1997, and has gone to be with his Lord.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

He was a native of Stokes County, a member of Gate City Baptist Church and a member of Ernest Welch Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Josephine Eaton Pell of the home; sister, Arlene Hutchins of High Point; brothers, Rex Pell of High Point, and Lester Pell of Pinnacle; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gate City Baptist Church Building Fund, 5250 Hiltop Road, Greensboro, NC 27407; and to Hospice of Greensboro (Unit of Moses Cone), 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.

HENRY THOMAS ALLEN, JR.

ROCKINGHAM - Henry Thomas Allen, Jr., 76, of 318 Crestview Dr. died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at his residence.

Services will be held Monday, May 26, 1997, at 11 a.m. in the Watson-King Funeral Home Chapel.

W. B. ``BILL' WEAVER, JR.

Mr. W. B. ``Bill' Weaver, Jr., 85, of 5601 Guida Drive died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Cone Extended Care Center.

Mr. Weaver's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at Florida Street Baptist Church with the Reverend T.W. Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

W.B. ``Bill' Weaver, Jr. was born in Greensboro on Dec. 7, 1911 to the late William and Leona Coley Weaver. A lifelong resident of Greensboro, Mr. Weaver was the retired owner of the Coliseum Cafe and a member of Florida Street Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carra Curlee Weaver of the home; sons, Bill Weaver, III and his wife, Linda and Robert Weaver, Sr. and his wife, Louisa, all of Greensboro; grandchildren, Bill ``Bo' Weaver, IV, Lisa Weaver Reed, Andrew Joseph Weaver, and John David Weaver, all of Greensboro, Julie Weaver of Charlotte, and Robert C. Weaver, Jr. of Butner; nephews, John W. White of Newport News, Va., Jack B. Weaver, Jr. of Greensboro; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday evening at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street and other times at the residence, 5601 Guida Drive.

ALFRED BALDWIN

Alfred Baldwin, 56, of 226-E Berryman St. died May 21, 1997.

Funeral will be a.m. Monday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel, High Point.

Family visitation will be 7-8 p.m. tonight at the Chapel.

EFFIE MAE BALDWIN BURTON

HIGH POINT - Mrs. Effie Mae Baldwin Burton, 73, of 1213 Pennywood Drive died May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be today, Sunday, 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Ms. Arrovia Ann Burton of the home; sister, Mrs. Nannie McDowell of High Point.

Family visitation will be 3:30 p.m. at the church today.

Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALMA C. ATKINS

SANFORD - Alma C. Atkins, 87, died Friday, May 23, 1997.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rogers Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Lamms Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

GEORGE TAYLOR MOORE

STONEVILLE - George Taylor Moore, 85, of 105 Smith St. died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, Martinsville, Virginia.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 26, 1997, at The First Baptist Church of Stoneville, of which he was a member. Entombment will be in the Stoneville Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was a native of Stokes County and was the former owner and operator of Moore's Supermarket in Stoneville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Sparks Moore.

Survivors include his son, George Russell ``Rusty' Moore of Tillery; stepson, George Russell Kellam, Jr. of Post Falls, Idaho; stepdaughter, June Kellam Gribbs of Plant City, Fla.; brothers, James Robert ``Bud' Moore of Stuart, Va., Walter Moore of Madison, Samuel Moore and Cub Moore of Mayodan; sisters, Lucille and Polly Jones of Martinsville, Va., Mattie Reid Vernon of Greensboro, Patricia James and Mary Helen Knight of Madison, Gracie Ann Mabe of Mayodan; grandchildren, Pamela Craddock and Cassie and Delia Moore, all of Stoneville; great-grandchildren, April Wyatt and Crystal Craddock.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight at Colonial Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

JACOB ``ALTON' JOYCE

EDEN - Jacob ``Alton' Joyce, 77, of 104 N. Center St. died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Overlook Cemetery.

Born in Leaksville, he was a World War II Marine veteran, a member of American Legion Post 254 and a retired brick mason.

Survivors include wife, Vivian Walker Harris Joyce of the home; stepdaughter, Deborah Charles of Eden; stepson, David Harris of Dalton, Ga.; sister, Norma Lou Trent of Reidsville; and grandsons, Jon Harris and Chris Charles.

The family will meet at the home, 104 N. Center St., friends may still go by the funeral home for viewing and to sign register book.

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