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Produs Leon Holmes, 60, of Dew West Ct. passed Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center. 

The funeral service will be Sunday at 2:30pm at Sweet Holy Spirit Church. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery with full military honors.? The wake will be Saturday from 6-7pm at Sweet Holy Spirit Church.?Public viewing will be Saturday from 1-4 pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

He was born August 24, 1953 in Davidson County to Produs Lee Holmes and Cora Koontz Holmes. He was last employed with Foltz Concrete as a truck driver and served in the US Army.? He was a member of Sweet Holy Spirit Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Produs Lee Holmes; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Wagner and two sisters, Brenda H. Hoover and Lorraine Holmes.

His memory will forever be cherished by his mother, Cora K. Holmes; a daughter, Stacy McNeair; a stepson, Tabu Leonard; three sisters, Martha (Fred) Tuttle, Barbara Lindsay and Lillie Holmes; two grandchildren and five step grandchildren; former wife, Hilda Holmes; a devoted friend, Faye Leonard and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

The family will be at the home of the mother on Thomas School Rd. 
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Larry Dale Ricks, 62, of Heron Rd. passed Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his residence. 

Funeral service will be Sunday at 2:30pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.? Burial will be Monday at 10:00am at Salisbury National Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

He was born December 27, 1951 in Davidson County to John Blakely and Louise Ricks Littlejohn.? He was a Baptist by faith.? He was last employed by the Dept. of Transportation and served in the US Army.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sons, Dwayne Ricks and Darius Ricks and a brother, Terry Ricks.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carrie T. Ricks; his mother, Louise R. Littlejohn; two sons, Rashard (Nidra) Ricks and Marcus Ricks; a daughter, Monika (Marvin) Hilton; a stepson, Charles (Melissa) Pompey; three brothers, Bobby Ricks, Willie Gene (Jessie) Thomas and Dana Ricks; three sisters, Wanda Bozeman, Jonna Threadgill and Roberta (Michael) Lane; 8 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

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MrsAlma Jean Battle Bellamy, 62, of Goodluck Dr. passed away on Sunday, March 302014 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center. 


Funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Village Dr. with family visitation a half hour before the service.


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Rev. Thomas Lee Thompson, 66, of Fair St. passed Friday, March 21, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 12:30pm at Lexington Senior High School Lee Mabe Auditorium with family visitation an hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery with full military honors.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7 pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


He was born November 30, 1947 in Pinewood, South Carolina to Elder Willie Thompson and Tisha Mae Hilton Thompson. He was last employed by State of North Carolina as a truck driver and severed in the US Army.  He was a faithful member of Good Hope FBH Church as an associate pastor.  He served as pastor of Good Hope FBH Church, Gray’s Chapel FBH Church, Mount Holly FBH Church, Athens FBH Church and Zion FBH Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Paul James Thompson; mother-in-law, Margaret Norman and a brother-in-law, Marty Burns.


His memory will forever be cherished by his wife, Mary L. Norman Thompson of the home; a grandson, Paul Jordan Goll; a daughter-in-law, Tangela Thompson; seven brothers, Gerald (Delma) Thompson, Gary (Terry) Thompson, Joe (Tracye) Thompson, Jerry (Audrey) Thompson, Daniel (Alvita) Thompson, David Thompson and Johnny (Tia) Thompson; four sisters, Mary (Chenner) Smith, Geraldine (Eddie) Little, Brenda (Timothy) Holt and Catherine (James) Galloway; a brother-in-law, Eugene (Marie) Norman; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Burns and Gwen Norman and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Charles Thomas Coles, Sr., 77, of NC Hwy 8 passed Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Monday at 4:00pm at First Baptist Church Southmont with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.


Public viewing will be Sunday from 1-7 pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


He was born August 27, 1936 to Riley Cole and Mary Holmes Coles in Davidson County but was reared by his grandparents, Burgess and Letha Holmes. He retired from PPG, Ind. and severed in the US Army.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Southmont and served as a Trustee.  He was a member of Banks-Miller Post 255, Acacia Lodge #66 P.H.A. and Jno G. Lewis Consistory #326.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; his wife, Emma Alice B. Cole and a sister, Virginia Curry.


His memory will forever be cherished by his children: Charles T. Cole, Jr. and Debra Cole-Jones; three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Steven R. Lee, Sr. 57, of Sunnyside Dr. passed Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

 Public viewing will be Thursday from 1-6pm at Roberts Funeral Service and the family will receive friends from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

 

He was born August 8, 1956 in Davidson County to the late Hubert Robert Lee and Evelyn Shaw Lee. He was last employed with Southern Tradition.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Steven Lee, Jr. and Randy Lee; four grandchildren; a sister, Melaine Wallace and four nephews.


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James M. DuBose, Sr. 65, of Greensboro passed Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

 

The funeral service will be Thursday at 12:00 Noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park with full military honors.

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7 pm at Hinnant Funeral Service.

 

He was born December 23, 1948 to Martin J. and Annie L. Brice DuBose in Chester, SC. James was a 1966 graduate of James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army. James was a proud Vietnam Veteran who served his country with dignity and honor for more than three decades. He honorably retired on December 23, 2008. In addition to his military service, he also had a career as a Warehouse Supervisor that spanned over 20 years at Stockhausen Incorporated.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Mary Lee Brice, Annebell DuBose, Brenda DuBose and Joe DuBose.

 

His memory will forever be cherished by his children: James Martin DuBose, Jr. (Teshuna) of McLeansville, NC,  James Lamont DuBose (Charlene) of West Hills, CA,  Mark Jarrell of Atlanta, GA and Lorraine Eubanks of Raleigh, NC;  grandchildren: Destinee DuBose, Jamie DuBose, Jamond DuBose and Jameson DuBose; siblings: George DuBose (Michelle) of Jamestown, NC, Dorothy DuBose Meadows and Ramona DuBose Matherson of Greensboro, NC; an aunt, Janie McLaughlin of Greensboro, NC; an uncle, W.T. Brice of Chester, SC; a godson, Minister Rico Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Rev. Jacob Fred Sharpe, Sr., 84, of Reich St. passed Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 pm at North Lexington Baptist Church by Pastor Gavin Pratt, Rev. Don Eisinger and Rev. Robert Floyd.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8pm at North Lexington Baptist Church.


He was born in Davidson County on June 29, 1929 to Dixie Lee Sharpe and Clatie Berrier Sharpe.  He was a member of North Lexington Baptist Church and minister in the Outreach Ministry.  He served as the pastor of Tyro Baptist Church for over 27 ½ years and was interim pastor at St. Andrews UCC for 12 years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Sharpe and a sister, Hazel Tucker.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 64 years, Janet Wilson Sharpe; two sons, Freddie Sharpe and Michael Sharpe; a daughter, Ann (Charles) Hege; a sister, Ruby Edwards; six grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Hege, Katelynn Hege, Melissa (Jonnie) Smith, Samantha (John) Lookabill, Ashley (Jonathan) Harrington and LCpl. Justin Sharpe; nine great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. A special thanks to Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and Hinkle Hospice House.


He gave his last breath to the glory of God. Romans 1:16


The family will be at the home of the daughter on 3286 Becks Church Rd.  In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to North Lexington Outreach Ministry. 


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Rev. Jacob Fred Sharpe, Sr., 84, of Reich St. passed Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 pm at North Lexington Baptist Church by Pastor Gavin Pratt, Rev. Don Eisinger and Rev. Robert Floyd.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8pm at North Lexington Baptist Church.


He was born in Davidson County on June 29, 1929 to Dixie Lee Sharpe and Clatie Berrier Sharpe.  He was a member of North Lexington Baptist Church and minister in the Outreach Ministry.  He served as the pastor of Tyro Baptist Church for over 27 ½ years and was interim pastor at St. Andrews UCC for 12 years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Sharpe and a sister, Hazel Tucker.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 64 years, Janet Wilson Sharpe; two sons, Freddie Sharpe and Michael Sharpe; a daughter, Ann (Charles) Hege; a sister, Ruby Edwards; six grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Hege, Katelynn Hege, Melissa (Jonnie) Smith, Samantha (John) Lookabill, Ashley (Jonathan) Harrington and LCpl. Justin Sharpe; nine great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. A special thanks to Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and Hinkle Hospice House.


He gave his last breath to the glory of God. Romans 1:16


The family will be at the home of the daughter on 3286 Becks Church Rd.  In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to North Lexington Outreach Ministry.


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Mr. King Charles “KC” Wise, Sr., 79, of Curry St. passed Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House.  

The funeral service will be Thursday at New Jersey AME Zion Church at 1:00 pm with a half hour visitation before the service.  

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

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Ms. Janie Beatrice Anderson, 67, of Hartman St. passed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Lexington Health Care.

There will be a private funeral service on Wednesday.

Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Davidson County to the late Reid Crooks and Juanita Anderson.  She was last employed at Lexington Health Care and was Baptist by faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Shawn Anderson of Lexington and Jennifer B. (Greg) Bazemore of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Brittany White, Kendal Bazemore and Jaylah Bazemore and a great grandchild, Crisean Springs.

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Junior Anderson, 91, of Rochelle Dr., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral service will be Saturday at Sinai AME Zion Church at 1:30 pm with an hour visitation before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

He was born June 23, 1922 in Davie County to Percy Anderson and Odessa Ellis Anderson. He was a member of Mt. Sinai AME Zion and severed as a trustee, Sunday school teacher, choir director and Sunday school superintendent. He severed in the United States Army as a staff Sgt., was a Buffalo soldier and a member of Banks-Miller Post 255.   He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Anderson and two daughters, Trevia Anderson Patterson and Cynthia Diane A. Hargrave. 

Mr. Anderson  leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Peggy Anderson of the home; seven children, Stephen (Delinda) Anderson of Winston-Salem, Terry Anderson of Advance, Ray (Eva) Anderson of Mocksville, Shirley (Tony) Dalton of Lexington, Kimberly (Wilton) Mayfield of Mocksville, William (Virlyn) Hamilton of Winston-Salem and Isaac (Yvonne) Hamilton of Ga.; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Phillip (Beverly) Anderson of Lexington; a sister, Mary (Sherman) Hargrave of Lexington; a brother-in-law,  Joe (Bessie) Johns; seven sisters-in-law, Mattie Roberts, Elizabeth Jackson, Pauline Hoover, Laura Barnes, Bertha Jones, Brenda Jones and Alfreda Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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LaKeta Yvette Smith Peterson, 46, White St., passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.  

The funeral service will be Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church at 2:00 pm with a half hour visitation before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born March 20, 1967 in Davidson County to William C. and Margaret P. Smith. She was a member of New Life Worship Center and was an Evangelist.   She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, Elijah Maurice Peterson; Maternal grandparents, Charles and Myrtice Powell; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Martha Smith; an aunt, Connie P. Davis; five uncles, Joseph Smith, Jr., James Griffin, Sr., Paul Griffin, Leonard Bodine and Sylvester Wilson.

LaKeta leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Margaret Powell Smith; father and mother-in-law, Elijah and Carrie Peterson of Rockingham, NC; seven aunts, Dorothy P. Bodine, Eleanor P. Wilson both of Lexington, Betty P. (Linwood) Faulcon of Reidsville, NC, Katrina P. (Robert) Craven, Edna S. Griffin, Hazel S. Griffin all of Lexington and Robena S. Jones of Spencer, NC; three uncles, Charles (Esther) Powell, Leroy (Jeanette) Smith and Garland Davis all of Lexington; three sisters-in-law, Clarice (Ronald) Brown of Titusville, Fla.,  Valarice Peterson of Rockingham and Laurice Peterson of Richmond, Va.; a lifelong friend, Kawanna Hogan of Lexington other relatives and friends.


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Juanita Rankin Harris, 86, formerly of Carolina Ave., passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Brian Center Nursing Care of Lexington.

The funeral service will be Wednesday at Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, NC at 1:00 pm with a half hour visitation before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born December 5, 1927 in Rowan County to Raymond W. Rankin and Ineez Cowan Rankin. She was a member of Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church and also Files Chapel Baptist Church. She retired from G.E. Company in Salisbury.    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grover Harris and two brothers, Chester Rankin and Murray Rankin.

She leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Frederick Harris of Welcome, Raymond W. Harris, Jonathan D. Harris both of Lexington and Vincent M. Harris of Virginia Beach, Va.; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Thurman (Deloris) Rankin, Alvin Rankin, Carlton (Pamela) Rankin, Charlie (Diane) Rankin and Delano (Ruth) Rankin; two sisters, Terry Stockton Johnston and Lillie Rankin and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Margaret Kindle Norman, 88, of Biesecker Rd., passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at her residence.

The funeral service will be Saturday at Good Hope Fire Baptized Holiness Church at 2:00 pm with an hour visitation before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born August 29, 1925 in Davidson County to Claude Kindle and Gertrude Smith Kindle.  She was a member of the Good Hope FBH Church and served on the Mothers' Board.    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John C. Norman; a son, Eddie Norman; a daughter, Maetta Norman; two grandchildren, Paul Thompson and Aaron Burns; a brother, Aaron Kindle and two sisters, Hallie Hairston and Lucille Kindle.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, O. Eugene (Marie) Norman; three daughters, Mary (Thomas) Thompson, Carolyn N. Burns and Gwen “Ms. Dependable” Norman; three grandchildren, Catina Norman, Artrese Ziglar and Candice Norman; three great-grandchildren, Sterling Holmes, Paul J. Thompson, Jr. and Ariana Burns; a special niece, Edna Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Giles Henry Allison, Jr., 72, of Washburn St. passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at his residence. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Service chapel. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. 

He was born in Rowan County on December 3, 1942 to Giles Henry Allison and Lois Hinson Brown Allison Leach. He attended Dunbar High School in East Spencer and retired from Tool Tech. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sibling, Samuel Brown, James Brown, Lafayette Brown, John Allison, Jerry Allison and Juanita Brown Black. 
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Henry Phillips and Zenovia Lopp; five sisters, Phyllis Avon Davis, Vivian (Van) Norman both of Salisbury, NC, Sarah (Mark) Raynor of Winston Salem, NC, Brenda Johnson of Dallas TX and Velma Williams of Leesville, LA; two granddaughters, ZZ and Paige Lopp and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Grace Virginia Hargrave Bryson, 86, departed this life Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House.  

The funeral service will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1-7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Service.

Mrs. Bryson was born in Iredell County on April 3, 1927 to Curtis and Betty Watkins Hargrave. She graduated from Dunbar High School and retired from Burlington Industries.  She later became the caregiver for Mildred Hilton for 17 years.  Grace was very active at Cedar Grove Baptist Church until her health began to fail.  She was a charter member of the Best Yet Club; she taught Sunday school and was an usher for more than 20 years, serving as president of the Usher Board for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Bryson; an infant son; three brothers, Robert, Aldine and Curtis Hargrave; four sisters, Hazel Hargarve, Mildred Gaddy, Pearl Kindle and Margaret Lee and a step-granddaughter, LaTonja A. Lanier.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Jimme Lee (Alvaretta) Bryson; a daughter, Shirley Ann Bryson, both of Lexington; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Ella Bush of Lexington and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Thomas Jones, 81, of Pennington Ave., passed Friday, December 27, 2013 at Lexington Health Care Center.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:30 pm at First Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm-7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Tignall, Ga on April 6, 1932 to Watson and Emma Heard Jones.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Thomas Andre and Gregory Jones; five brothers, Robert, Norris, Watson, Jr., Claud and Joseph Jones and three sisters, Mozell Smith, Inez Henderson and Thelma Cade.
 

He leaves to cherish his memory the mother of his children, Willie Mae Pressley of Virginia Beach, VA; three sons, Minister Ashley (Clementine) Jones of Lexington, Louis (Sharon) Jones of Washington, DC and Kevin (Eboni) Jones of Graham, NC; four daughters, Nora J. Jones of Virginia Beach, VA, Janice (Frank) Miller of Norfolk, VA, Stacy (Wendell) Patterson and Cheryl (Michael) Knotts of Lexington; a daughter-in-law, Cora L. Jones of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, James (Kay) Jones; a sister, Mary Williams of Lexington; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; two aunts, Frances Jones Mack and Emma Lee Jones Graham both of Winston-Salem, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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Stephen M. “Big House” Vinson, 60, of Wrenn Dr., passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Hospice Home at High Point.

The funeral service will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

Public viewing will be Thursday from 1-7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County on July 15, 1953 to Clifford Vinson and Grace Walker Vinson. He was a Baptist by faith. He worked at Smuritt Stone Container and Leggett & Platt until his health started declining.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Yvonia Vinson and Patricia W. Dalton.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Allison J. Vinson;  three children, Marcus (Crystal) Hargrave, A. Montress Hargrave and Stephen M. Vinson, Jr.; an adopted son, Juan Hargrave; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jake Vinson and Oliver “T-Bag” (Jackie) Vinson; three sisters, Elder Gloria W. Cross, Miriam Martin and Victoria Vinson; a very special cousin who was more like an aunt, Mary Walser; a very dear friend who was like a brother, Ricky “Bo Dean” Crosby; a dear friend who was like a son, Juan Small and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Ronald Reid, 62, of Garden Dr., passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at Files Chapel Baptist Church at 2:00 pm with an hour visitation before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

He was born January 14, 1951 in Davidson County to Coya Edward Reid and Marion E. Brummell Reid.  He was a member of the Dunbar High School class of 1969.  He was a faithful member of Files Chapel Baptist Church and served on the usher board, Pastor’s Aide and men’s choir.  Ronald was the former Lexington City Councilman for Ward 1; served as vice president of Jazz on Main; Lexington CDC Board; 2nd vice chairman for the Democratic Party of Davidson County; Past Worshipful Master of Kelly-Ray-Hoover AA Scottish Rite #43 and Faithful Stewards Lodge #15.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Willis Reid and two sisters, Gilda R. Brown and Sharon R. Harris.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Lee Reid; a son, Stephen Royal; two daughters, Rufenia Bailey-Burns and Roselyn (Michael) Harris; a brother, Stephen Reid; a sister, Paula Kerr; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; a very special aunt, Betty Cunningham and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Elizabeth Powell, 80, passed Thursday, December 19, 2013 at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, SC.

 

The graveside service will be Monday at 3:00pm at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

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Fred Junior Dalton, 83, of Cater Grove Rd., passed Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral service will be Sunday at 2:30 pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:00pm-7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davie County on October 5, 1930 to John Dalton and Celia Patterson Dalton.  He was retired from LFI plant 8 and was a Baptist by faith.   He was preceded in death by his parents and sibling.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Jane Dalton of the home; a son, Fred Eugene Dalton of Lexington; two daughters, Rosa Dalton Banks and Phyllis Ann Dalton both of Lexington; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a special niece who was raised like a granddaughter, Tracy Dalton; two godchildren, Myra Ricks-Holt and Steve Owens and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Elnora Hill Roberts, 86, of Mendota Ave., passed Friday, December 13, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00 pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm-7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

She was born in Commerce, Ga. on December 30, 1926 to Hoyt Eugene Hill and Ora Estelle Sanders. She retired from Dixie Furniture and was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church, serving on the Usher board for many years until her health started declining. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Walter Roberts; four sons, Lincoln S., Norris A., Thomas H. and Grover L. Roberts; a great grandson, Jayden Conner; two brothers, Dewey Hill and Arree Hill and a sister, Girie Martin.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, James Levon Roberts, Sr. of Winston-Salem, NC, Lester Pernell (Marilyn) Roberts of High Point, NC and Anthony B. Roberts of the home; two daughters, Linda Faye Roberts of Lexington and Toni Gail Roberts of the home; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Almma (King) Bailey, Magalene Hill both of Lexington and Mary Ann White of Cooleemee, NC; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Hill, Stella (Paul) Baker both of Lexington and Julie Boler of Winston-Salem and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
                                                           
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Ed Hardin III, 54, of Yadkin College Rd., passed SaturdayDecember 14, 2013 at Kiser Hospice House Salisbury, NC. 

 

Graveside service will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Yadkin Star Baptist Church.  Public viewing will be Tuesday from 2:00-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

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Katherine McCants Hoover, 87, Old US Highway 64, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Alston Brook Nursing Home. 

 

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Yadkin Star Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born in Richland County, SC on June 24, 1926 to Wesley McCants and Lucille Brown McCants. She was a member of Yadkin Star Baptist Church and also a member of the Southside Senior Center. ?She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Hoover; a daughter, Claira M. Hoover; a brother, Coley McCants and a sister, Mamie Clodfelter.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Thomas Hoover and his friend, Mildred, George V. Hoover and his friend, Sabina and Alvin (Betty) Hoover all of Lexington;?a sister, Elizabeth Powell of Columbia, SC; 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in -law, Madaline Stokes and Margaret Traynham both of Wallburg and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

 

 

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Rudolph Wilson, 69, of Sedalia Rd., passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at his residence.

The funeral service will be held S
unday at 2:30 p.m. at New Smith Grove Baptist Church Lexington with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be
Saturday from 1-7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Service.

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e was born in Davidson County on December 9, 1943 to the late Henry Lee Wilson and Jennie Lee Cross Wilson. He was of the Baptist faith.

He leaves to cherish h
is memory his wife, Ernestine W. Wilson; three sons, Jonathan (Meshell) Wilson of Danville, Va., Tobin Wilson of Greensboro and Marcus D’Angelo (Keisha) Wilson of Greensboro; a sister, Judy Carol Wallace of Greensboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Carol Darlene Smith Winston Fields, 57, of Conrad St., passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born in Davidson County on May 14, 1956 to Wilbert Smith and Loraine
McKenia Smith. She was a member of Union Baptist Church and served on the gospel and senior choirs as well as the Missionary board until her health started declining.  She was preceded in death by her father.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Eddie Fields of Lexington; her mother, Loraine M. Smith of Lexington; a son, Kelvin Winston of Lexington; two daughters,
Raylette (Harold) Rivers and April Winston both of Lexington; two stepsons, Darrick Horton of Salisbury and Eddie Fields of Winston-Salem;  a stepdaughter, Monica Fields of Winston-Salem;  3 brothers, Michael S. (Arnetta) Smith of Southmont, Daniel W. (Gwen) Smith of Lexington and Darryl (Tonya) Smith of Sterling Heights, MI; 20 grandchildren and a great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Willie Joe Wiley, Sr., 89, of Moore Dr., passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Brian Center Nursing Care.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Sunday from 1-7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Service.


He was born in Lincolnton, Ga. on May 7, 1924 to Tom Wiley and
Mimie Johnson Wiley. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and retired from P.P.G. Industries.? He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Wiley and?Lewis Wiley; five sisters, Mamie L. Rodgers, Jessie B. Walker, Louis Thomas, Susie Garhrell and Metilda Murray. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lizzie Kate Wiley of the home; two sons, Willie J. (Marietta) Wiley, Jr. of Lexington and Frank (Jean) Wiley of Mooresville, NC; two daughters, Linda Sims of Lexington and Phoebe
Hargrave of the home; a sister, Annie M. Howard of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Fred Holt, Sr. of Lexington; a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Moore of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Lloyd Tate Jr., 75, of Holder Rd., passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

The funeral service will be held
Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will be Tuesday at Salisbury National Cemetery at 11:00am.

Public viewing will be S
aturday from 1-7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in
Davidson County on December 1, 1937 to the late Lloyd Tate Sr. and Charlotte Lillie Wilson Tate.

He leaves to cherish his memory
a son, Keith Tate of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Valerie Bowens of Aberdeen, MD; 5 sisters, Mary Holmes, Nola Hogan, Shirley Peoples, Brenda Horton and Ellen Tate; three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Willie Mae Young Pringle, 78, of Eastwood Rd., Midway Community, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at her residence.


The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm at Brooks Temple United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Wake will be Friday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brooks Temple UMC. Public viewing will be Friday from 1-5pm at the Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born in Davidson County on April 6, 1935 to Percy Robert Young and Lena Young. She was a member of Brooks Temple UMC. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest Lee Pringle; and one brother, Percy Lee Young.


She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Vera (Edward) James of High Point, NC., Alice (Robert) Benjamin and Victoria Pierce all of Thomasville, NC.; two sons, Jerry Lee Oliver and Edward Pierce both of Thomasville, NC.; two special grandchildren, Cressida (Michael) Kahn of the home and Adrian “Boo”(Tonya) Pierce of Thomasville; three brothers, Larry (Barbara) Young, Clayton Young, both of Midway and Jerry Young of Winston-Salem, NC; five sisters, Nancy Pierce, Novella (John) Yokley, Morlena Delapp and Marthina Young all of Midway, NC and Seista Tate of Winston-Salem, NC; 11 grandchildren, 15 great – grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


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Garry Lee “Gary” Payne, 59, of Booker Ave. passed Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.


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Jimmy Ray Linkous, 47, of Virginia Dr. passed Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center. 
 

The funeral service will be Friday at God’s Saving Grace Church at 3:00pm the family will receives friends Thursday at the funeral home from 7-9pm.


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Clara Mae Smith, 71, of Mt. Moriah Dr., passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:30pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Davidson County on September 2, 1942 to Aaron Kennel and Eula Mae Smith.   She was a member of Files Chapel Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parent; her son, Mark A. Smith and three sisters, Doris Jean McNair, Linda Dickerson and Patricia Ramseur.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Marieko (Andrew) Scott and Mary Ann Valentine; two grandchildren; Shondo and Jonathan Fuller; five brothers, Harold (Darlene) Peoples, Jerry Peoples, Avon Kennel, Victor Kennel and Garyland (Lorraine) Kennel; three sisters, Louise Hairston, Joyce Ann Carter and Sandra Sloan; two devoted friends, Katherine Hoover and Russell Giles and her caregiver Lillie Bell Calhoun and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


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Edna Logan Craven Moore, 93, of Laurel Ave., passed Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.
 

Memorial service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness on Fuller Rd.


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Charlene Allen Watkins 55, of Pond Street, passed away on Sunday, October13,2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30pm at Ezekiel AME Zion Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Thursday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born in Monroe County on January 28, 1958 to Charles Allen and Arden Virginia Thomas Allen. She was preceded in death by her father.


She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Latrice Watkins of Lexington; a son, Rodney Antonio Watkins of the home;
 her mother, Arden Virginia Thomas Allen of Lexington; a grandchild, Alicia L. Watkins; two brothers, Emmitt Earl Allen and Charles Edward Allen both of Lexington; two sisters, Willie Mae Bush and Claisse (Jimmy) Redfern; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


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Charlene Allen Watkins 55, of Pond Street, passed away on Sunday, October13,2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30pm at Ezekiel AME Zion Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Thursday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born in Monroe County on January 28, 1958 to Charles Allen and Arden Virginia Thomas Allen. She was preceded in death by her father.


She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Latrice Watkins of Lexington; a son, Rodney Antonio Watkins of the home;
 her mother, Arden Virginia Thomas Allen of Lexington; a grandchild, Alicia L. Watkins; two brothers, Emmitt Earl Allen and Charles Edward Allen both of Lexington; two sisters, Willie Mae Bush and Claisse (Jimmy) Redfern; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


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Emma Lou Brown, 63, of Mont Carmel Ln., passed Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the her residence.

 

A memorial service will be Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00pm at New Faith Full Gospel Outreach Center.

 

She was born in Davidson County on January 10, 1950 to the late Phoenix and Pearl Hairston Brown.  She was last employed by Charlotte Health Care.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Pamela Vinson-Dupree of Charlotte and Bridget Vinson of Salisbury, NC; two sons, Kenton Vinson and Sharon Vinson, Sr. both of Atlanta, Ga; a grandson and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Phoenix Brown, Jr. of Lexington; two sisters, Mae Ola Jenkins of Lexington and Betty Craton of Columbus, OH; the father of her children, Anthony “Jake” Vinson of Atlanta and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Teresa Kilby Martin, 49, of Wood Heirs Dr., passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her residence.


The graveside service will be held Friday at 3:30pm at Forest Hill Memorial Park Chapel of Light.


She was born in Forsyth County on March 18, 1964 to Arvil Kilby and Peggy Kaylor Kilby.  Although she battled brain cancer for 6 years, she never complained.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenny and Terry Kilby; two sisters, Lou Ann Wysong and Glenda Bailey and a grandchild, McKenny Grace.


She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Billy Martin of the home; two sons, William Martin and Maxwell Martin; a grandchild; a brother, Bobby Kilby; five sisters, Lisa Hampton, Kathy Kilby, Gail Cannon, Debbie Horton and Tammy Kilby; a special friend, Anita Rivers and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


The family would like to give special thanks to Davidson County Hospice and the Hinkle Hospice House.

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Catherine Mary Parker, 75, of Arvil Hunt Rd., passed Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

 

A memorial service will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Fuller Rd.

 

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Mary Kathey Clodfelter Scott58, of Lillie Dr., passed Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Rowan Medical Center.

The funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at New Life Worship Center with family visitation a half hour before the service.

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Hardy James “Hamburger” Hargrave, 60, of Carters Grove Rd., passed Monday, August 5, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church Village Dr. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-7pm at Florida United Holy Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Sinai AME Zion Church in Advance.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


He was born in Davidson County on July 9, 1953 to Clarence Nathaniel Hargrave and Irene Henderson Hargrave. He was a member of Florida United Holy Church and was a deacon. He retired from PPG Ind. He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Cynthia Diane Anderson Hargrave and a sister, Evelyn Hargrave.


He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Prestin LeMar (Ashleigh) Hargrave of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Jasmine Dionne Hargrave of the home; his mother, Irene Henderson Hargrave of Lexington; three brothers, Clarence (Kymn) Hargrave of Douglasville, Ga., Ricky (Debra) Hargrave of Powder Springs, Ga. and Bishop Greg (Kim) Hargrave of McLeansville, NC; two sisters, Gail Hargrave of Powder Springs, Ga. and Vera (Mike) McRae of Lexington; father-in-law Junior (Peggy) Anderson of Lexington; three brothers-in-law, Stephen (Delinda) Anderson of Winston-Salem, Terry E. Anderson of Advance and Ray (Eva) Anderson of Mocksville; two sisters-in-law, Shirley (Tony) Dalton of Lexington and Kimberly (Wilton) Mayfield of Mocksville; two stepbrothers-in-law, Chris (Virlyn) Hamilton of Midway and Charles (Yvonne) Hamilton of Atlanta, Ga.; three uncles; an aunt; and a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends.


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Juan Fernandez Becknell, 70, of Fairview Dr., passed Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem with family visitation a half hour before the service.

He was born in Columbus, OH on July 27, 1943 to Norman D. Becknell and Helen Martin Allen.  He was a Catholic by faith. He retired from Stroh’s Brewery and also worked at Plaza Ford, Center Ford and Piedmont Auto Sales.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Floyd A. Allen.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Angela Robertson Becknell; sons, David (Bobbi) Cobbs of Chesapeake, Va. and James F. Becknell, Jr. of Houston, TX; daughters, Kym Jahns, Jessica Becknell of Chicago, Ill. and Rosalind Denise Becknell (Austin) Newsham of Houston, TX; four grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Karen) Allen of Upper Marlboro, MD; a sister, H. Belinda Allen; nephews, Ryan and Jonathan Allen both of Upper Marlboro, MD and a host of other family and friends.

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Ardell Junior "Doc" Fowler, 66, of Burgess St., passed Friday, August 2, 2013 at Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Village Dr. with family visitation a half hour before the service.

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Hollis Nelson Leake, 56, of Midway School Rd., passed Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Brooks Temple UMC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the church from 7-8:00pm.

He was born in Davidson County on January 26, 1957 to Hollis Leake and Gladys Thomas Leake.  He was a member of Brooks Temple United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ernest Leake and a sister, Angela J. Leake.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Cynthia Hayes Leake; a son, Nelson D. Leake; a daughter, Shanita Hayes; 2 grandchildren, BriAsia Tuttle and ShaMaurius Tuttle; two brothers, Olin Leake and Ricky Leake; three sisters, Barbara Campbell, Greta Tuttle and Priscilla Rody and a host of aunts, uncle, other family and friends.

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Annie Bell Smith, 90, of Zane Perkin Dr., passed Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Monday from 1:00pm -8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Davidson County on September 21, 1922 to Jessie James Smith and Melissa Smith.  She was a lifelong member of New Zion Baptist Church and a member of the senior choir.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Smith; two brothers, Jessie Smith and Sonny Smith and three sisters, Dora Banks, Mary Banks and Marie L. Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Gene Baron Smith of the home; a daughter, Sharon Ann (Johnny) Ellis; 3 grandchildren, Lamont (Jamie) Smith of Monroe, NC, Garrett (Tara) Smith of Winterville, NC and Johnathan Ellis of Salisbury and 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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Vergia “Marie” Mason Frost, 88, of Dearr Dr., passed Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Lexington Deliverance Tabernacle Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Mocksville, NC.

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm -7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Davie County on May 6, 1925 to Ernest Mason Sr. and Mary Hairston Mason.  She spent most of her adult life in Long Island, NY.  In 1977 she moved back to North Carolina.  She was a member of Lexington Deliverance Tabernacle Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Alexander Frost; a daughter, Ruth Frost; two grandchildren, Silas Toney and Shaneeknee Leverette; a great grandchild, Edwin A Toney, Jr. and a brother, Herbert G. Mason.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Eddie Lewis Frost of Mocksville, NC; four daughters, Dorothy Winston, Meritha (Min. James) Anderson, Annie Gywen all of Lexington and Edith Dickerson of Winston-Salem, NC; 25 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest (Geneva) Mason, Jr. of Mocksville; two close friends, Mozella White and Elizabeth Foote and a host of other family and friends.

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Adrain De’mon Thacker, 25, of Quail Road was called home on June 30, 2013 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC after battling a life-long medical condition. 

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at High Rock Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm -7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County on March 4, 1988 to Clydith Taylor and Andre Thacker. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  Adrain was a graduate of Lexington Senior High School class of 2007. He was also a member of “For Men Only”, an organization that mentors young men.  He was preceded in death by his brother Jerel Taylor; his grandfather Clyde Taylor; his grandmother Pannie Taylor and his great-grandparents, Forrest and Marindia Harris.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Clydith Taylor of Charlotte, NC and Andre (Linda) Thacker of Greensboro, NC; his loving grandmother, Juanita Taylor of the home; a devoted great uncle and aunt, Darrell and Nicie Harris of Lexington, NC whom he cherished dearly and called Papa and Ma; a sister, Jeleah Taylor and a nephew, Kharon Ward  both of Charlotte, NC; four aunts, Carolyn Taylor, Gloria-Ann Taylor both of Greensboro, NC, Anita (Dennis) Scott and Patricia (Tyrone) Steele both of Lexington, NC; two special friends, Keosha Roberts and Daniel Bishop and a host of family and friends.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Adrain's memory to:

Friendship Baptist Church
520 Cotton Grove Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292

High Rock Church
135 Lowes Blvd.
Lexington, NC 27292

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Sylvester “Bump” Holt, 70, of Moore Dr., departed this life on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center. 

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Old Smith Grove View Baptist Church.

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm -8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County on November 7, 1942 to John Clifford Holt and Laura Lindsay Holt. He was a lifelong member of Old Smith Grove View Baptist Church where he served on the pastor's aide and trustee boards.  He served in the US Army and retired from Procter & Schwartz and worked at Davidson County Headstart. He was a member of American Legion Banks Miller Post 255 and was a past Commander.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Clifford Holt and Garland Lewis Holt and a sister, Mary Ann Holt.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Allie Mae Ricks Holt; a daughter, Selana Michelle Holt; two granddaughters, Kayla Mahoney and Kelsey Holt and a great-grandson, Levi Holt-Mahoney; a brother, Roy Lee (Patricia) Holt; five sisters, Ruth H. Small, Virginia “Sue” Woodberry, Josephine H. Gaddy, his twin Sylvia (Timothy) Hargrave and Elnora H. Nance; his mother-in-law, Rosa Goodson; two sisters-in-law, Marlene Ricks and Myra (Donald) Holt; his god-daughter, Tekeshia Owens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Timothy Sylvester "Tickey" Green, 43, of Parker St. passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at his residence.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10:00am at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Stanley Billy Martin, 58, of Oak Ave., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Greensboro.

Public viewing will be Sunday from 1:00pm -7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Washington, DC on April 5, 1955 to Perry Martin and Cozelle Lawrence Martin.  He served in the US Army and was a member of On the Wings of a Dove Church and served on the usher board.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Calvin Martin.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Miriam Vinson Martin; two sons, Stanley Portor-Martin of LA, Calif. and Charles Martin of Walnut Cove; a step-son, Travis Vinson of Sumter, SC; a step-daughter, Tayinika Brown; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Martin, Lawrence Martin, Thomas Martin and Terry Martin;  a sister, Carolyn Smith; a special friend, Eddie Campbell of Clinton, Md.;  his beloved dog Tango and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Annie Mae Conyers Thomas, 75, of Holt St. passed Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at New Life Worship Center with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.  

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:00pm -7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  

She was born in Edgecombe County on December 12, 1937 to Edward and Laura Bates Conyers.  She was a Baptist by faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Edward Thomas; two sons, Jeff Thomas and Ricky “Snake eye” Thomas; five brothers, Johnny, Lorenzo, Randolph, Joe Lewis and Eugene Conyers and a sister, Maggie Garret.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Earl Thomas of Calif.; two daughters, Diann Thomas of Lexington and Donna (Victor) Norman of Raleigh; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillie Mae Bryant, Marjorie Garret and Laura Mae Battle; an aunt, Sussie Solomon; her two best friends, May Sue Harris and Olivia Bellamy; two caretakers, Gloria Lawrence and Carolyn Conyers and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Anthony “Tony” Carl Arnett, 45, of Durham departed this life on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Duke University Hospital. 

The funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church on W 3rd Ave. with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will be Wednesday at Salisbury National Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm -8pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

He was born in Forsyth County on May 11, 1968 to Larry Davis, Sr. and Juanita Arnett.  He was a Methodist by faith.  He served in the US Air Force and was last employed by NetApp.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Jashunn Arnett. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Larry (Gloria) Davis, Sr. and Juanita Arnett; two sons, David Arnett and Matthew Arnett; two brothers, Charles (Katrina) Carter and Larry (Sherry) Davis, Jr.; a sister, Anita LaVern Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles other relatives and friends. 

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Jesse Lee Fortune, 69, of S. Cecil St., passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dairl Scott, Sr. with family visitation a half hour before the service. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm -8pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

He was born in Rowan County on August 17, 1943 to Lawyer and Janie Mae Walker Fortune.  He was a graduate of Dunbar High School class of 1961 and retired from Stroh’s Brewery in 1999.  He served as the treasure of Stroh’s Brewery sick club and a member of Teamsters.  Jesse was a member of Acacia Lodge #66 P.H.A., Jno G. Lewis Consistory #326 and Al Khattab Shriners #201.  He was a lifelong member of Union Chapel AME Zion Church where he served on the trustee, steward and missionary boards and the men's choir. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandchild, Kayleb Ali Wright and two brothers, Keith and Bobby Fortune. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Metha W. Fortune; two sons, Stephon White of Greensboro and Travis (Carol) Fortune of Lexington; three daughters, Carla (Victor) Giles of Fla., Jessica Fortune and Hope Fortune both of Lexington; a devoted grandson, Antonio Henderson of the home;6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Elosie Parker, Ruth Fortune, Kaye Fortune, Beverly (Henry) Baker and Linda Fortune; six sisters-in-law, Deborah Lyons, Brenda Fortune, Nannie (Bennie) Owens, Clarissa (Gary) Woodberry, Louise White and Marian White; two brothers-in-law, Percy (Audrey) White and John D. (Joyce) White; three special friends, Dot Brown, James Griffin and Melvin McSpadden; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Ray Junior Verdell, 78formerly of Heron Road, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will be at New Smith Grove Baptist Church.

Public viewing will be Monday from 1:00pm -7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County on March 19, 1935 to Johnnie “Bim” Verdell and Annie Elizabeth Clodfelter Verdell.  Ray worked and was a part of Robert and Rochelle Grubb's family for over 45 years.  He was a member of New Zion Baptist church where he served on the trustee board.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty Jean Lindsay Verdell; two sons, Kenneth Verdell and Ray B. “Nard” Verdell; two brothers, John and Bobbie Verdell and a sisterNaomi Miller.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Debra Jean Verdell; his five grandchildren, Marcella H. Marsh, DaJuan Verdell, Darius Verdell, Marcus Eller and Quinton McIntosh; five great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Lolita Verdell; four brothers, Walter Leo (Pauline) Verdell, Rev. Jasper “Jack” (Inez) Verdell, Donnie Verdell and Leo Verdell; three sisters, Melba Rae Cooper, Margaret Ann Bauccum and Edna Smith; adopted sons, Gordon Grubb, George Grubb and Clay Grubb; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will be at the home of the daughter on Price Rd.

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Amanda J. Cassell Harrison, 79, of Wafford Rd., departed this life on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. 

No public viewing on Friday. The only viewing will be Saturday at the church. 

She was born in Davidson County on March 6, 1934 to Robert Alexander and Mildred Wagner Cassell.  She retired from Klocman Mills as a weaver.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Robert, Joseph, Jack, Samuel, and Roland Cassell and four sisters, Bessie Melton, Sudie Louise, Frances and Reba Cassell. 

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 54 years William Harrison; three sons, Ernest Corbett of Hampton, Va., Stanely (Leona) Corbett of Brooklyn, NY and William Patrick Harrison of Hampton, Va.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Patty) Cassell of Statesville; 3 sisters, Betty Jenkin, Inez (Eulee) Johnson and Ruth (Elmore) David all of Lexington; 4 brothers-in-law and 6 sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Rosa Odella Lopp Boykin, 80, formally of Winston-Salem, departed this life on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Brian Center Nursing Care of Lexington after an extended illness.

The funeral service will be Monday at 1:00pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Sunday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Davidson County on October 23, 1932 and was reared in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by the late John Oliver and Lottie Lopp.  She was educated in Winton-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She attended Winston Salem Teachers College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Over the years she worked as a teacher at Russell’s Business College, substitute teacher at WSFCS and caretaker.  She was an accomplished contralto while attending WS Teachers College and she sang in various Church Choirs.  Her singing ability allowed her to travel extensively and abroad.  She was a joy to be around and always entertaining with her quick wit, sense of humor and love of fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Boykin, parents Sullivan and Nora Welborne and Sidney and Pauline Dorsett.

She leaves to cherish her memories a step-daughter, Wanda Boykin of Winston-Salem; a brother, Dr. Sullivan (Gloria) Welborne Jr. of Greensboro; three sisters, Bessie (Willie) Roman of Lexington, Iley Belinda Clark of Thomasville and Jean Rebecca St. Pruex of Winston-Salem and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

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Jimmie Lonnie Harris, 97, of North Greensboro St., passed Monday, May 13, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon at Ezekiel AME Zion Church with family visitation an hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery with military honors.

Public viewing will be Friday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County to Columbus Harris and Mollie Owens Harris on May 15, 1915.  He severed in the US Army in WWII in the 582 Engineer Dump Truck Company.  He was a member of Ezekiel AME Zion Church and served on the Trustee Board.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary Francis Harris.

He leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Janice (Oliver) Harris-Williams of Fayetteville, Ga. and Carolyn Lyons of Raleigh; four grandsons, Oliver Williams, Jr., Michael S. Harris, Anthony Williams and Dexter “Boo” (Shanta) Mabry, Jr.; five great grandchildren: Michael S. Harris, Tyrek Smith, Ethan Mabry, Aaron Williams and Alana Williams and a host of other relatives.

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She’Darrius Le’trelle Pate, 24, of Jessup St., passed Sunday, May 5, 2013 unexpectedly.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:30pm at Lexington Senior High School Lee Mabe Auditorium with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

No public viewing will be held.

 

He was born in Davidson County to Eric McMiller Craven and Sharon Denise Pate on July 12, 1988.  He was a Baptist by faith.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents; a son England Pate; a daughter, Jamiah D. Pate; two brothers, Darrius Smoot ; a sister, Le’precious Baldwin; his grandparents, Ruth & Elmore David and Beulah Craven and host of aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.


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Tacarro Nicole Pate-Scott, 30, of Jessup St., passed Sunday, May 5, 2013 unexpectedly.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:30pm at Lexington Senior High School Lee Mabe Auditorium with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


No public viewing will be held.


She was born in Davidson County to William Woodberry and Virginia Pate on January 23, 1983.  She was a 2001 graduate of Lexington Senior High School and worked for FLA Kimberly-Clark. She was preceded in death by her brother, Derrick Duke Rice, Jr.


She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Omar J. Scott; her parents; a son, Omarion Scott; a daughter, Lyric Scott; two brothers, Derrick Burns and William Woodberry, Jr.; three sisters, Latasha Thomas, Shaderica Rice and Princess Rice; grandparents, Ruth and Elmore David and Peggy Miller; her mother and father-in-law, Helen Hendley and Charles Dickerson and a host aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.


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Burgess Zachary Curry, 22, of NC Hwy 8, passed Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

Graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 pm at Lexington City Cemetery.

He was born in Davidson County to Mary Jane Curry on January 1, 1991. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mary Jane Curryhis grandfather, Willie Curry; an uncle, Keith (Tammy) Curry; a great uncle, Charles Cole; a great aunt, Mary Louise Curry and host of other relatives and friends.

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Julia Christine Terry Lockhart, 79, of Edna St., passed Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Lexington Health Care.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00 pm at Friendship Baptist Church with family visitation an hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-8 pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

She was born in Greenwood, SC to Bishop Terry and Bessie Childs Terry on November 28, 1933.  She was a graduate of Dunbar High School and retired from Parkdale Mills. ?She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Lockhart, Jr.; two sons, James F. and Jason R. Lockhart; five brothers, Charlie, Foster, Melvin, Tom and Ollie and two sisters, Katie Mae Brumell and Betty Lou McIntosh.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Shelia (George) Lockhart Kirk of Greensboro, NC; a brother, Lewis (Mattie) Terry; a sister, Willie Terry of New York; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Bobby Lee Fortune, 62, of Blossom Cir., passed Friday, May 3, 2013 at Brian Center Nursing Care.  

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1-8 pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

He was born in Davidson County to Lawyer and Janie Mae Walker Fortune on December 19, 1950. He was a graduate of Mendenhall Auction School in High Point and was the owner of Bobby’s Auto Mechanic and Asphate Company.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Keith Fortune.  

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda Bussey Fortune; a brother, Jesse Lee (Metha) Fortune; five sisters, Elosie Parker, Ruth Fortune, Kaye Fortune, Beverly (Henry) Baker and Linda Fortune; father- in-law, Clarence Busseya brother-in-law, Richard (TrecollaBussey; a sister-in-law, Deborah Lyons; his best friends, Henry Mason, Phillip Perkins and Clois and Tonya Long and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

A special thanks to United Baptist Church, The Brian Center, Lexington Dialysis and the class of 1969.   

The family will be at the home of the father-in-law on South Lexington Dr. 

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Paul Windell Henderson, 57, of Meredith Ave. passed Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 4:30pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00am at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors.? He served in the Marine Corps.

Public viewing will be Monday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

He was born in Davidson County to the late Raymond Henderson and Inez Jones Henderson on October 14, 1955. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Tonya T. Henderson; two-stepsons, Tanaris Tysinger and Lavoris Wagner; a step-daughter, Laquanda Tysinger; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby (Cozette) Henderson and Ray (Portia) Henderson; a sister, Linda (Renee Caple) Jones; three nieces, Niecy Henderson, Queen Henderson and Nina Henderson; three nephews, Demetrius Henderson, De’Shawn McIntosh and Ray Henderson, Jr. and a host of great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

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jAurora Mesa, 79, of Terrance Lane, departed this life on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her residence. 

The funeral mass was Monday at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.  The family received friends Sunday from 6-9 pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  

She was born July 31, 1933, to the late Pedro Zapata and Rita Mesa.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Jose Arbey (Martha) Castano, Jorge Eliecer Mesa and Edicson Aguirre Mesa; a brother, Alberto Martinez Mesa; seven grandchildren, Johanna (Travis) Bobo, Audrey (Terry) Dalton, Sasha CastanoHyalmark Meza Zea, Jacob Castano, Sharon Aguirre and Giovanni Castano; five great-grandchildren, Sayyid Dalton, Syasia Dalton, Elijah BoboSayir Dalton and MaKayla Bobo and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Lillian King Greene, 91, of Zane Perkins Dr., departed this life on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Brian Center Nursing Care.

 

The funeral service will be Monday at 11:00pm at First Baptist Church, Village Drive with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery a 1:00pm.

 

Public visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born in Blair, SC on March 16, 1922, to William Daniel King and Alberta Robinson King.  She worked for the Leonard Family for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Village Dr.  Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Greene, Sr. and three brothers, John, William and Jimmie Lee King.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Paul Greene, Jr.; a daughter, Mary Ellen Geter; a grandson, Che Lawson Geter and two great-granddaughter, Psalm and Jenesis; five sisters, Fannie Fitzgerald, Roberta Hall, Allean Parker, Patricia Faster and Alberta; four brothers, Saul, Willie Clarence, Herman and Lonnie Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Richard Christopher Adams, 66, of Robbins Cir., departed this life on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House after declining health for three years.

 

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:00pm at Arrington Heights Freewill Baptist Church by Pastor Bradley Testament and Pastor Kenneth Deal. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born in Cabarrus County on June 28, 1946, to the late Christopher Columbus Adams and Jacqueline Creswell Adams. He was lasted employed by Cardinal Container.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Paulette J. Adams; three sons, Chris (Vickie) Adams, Mark (Susan) Adams and Jason Adams; a daughter, Lynnette (Brent) Green; 7 grandchildren, Kristy (Tony) Adams-Crotts, Shelby (Morgan), Jonathan, Cain, Joel, Marilyn and Laurel Adams and 4 great-grandchildren,  Ethan and Ella Crotts, Gage and Zaeland Livengood; two brothers, Doug Adams and Guy Adams; a sister,  Deanna (Ray) Allen  and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Hinkle Hospice House.


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Louneil Jackson Nixon, 79, of Cotton Grove Rd., departed this life on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at her residence.

 

Graveside service Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at Historical Salisbury National Cemetery.

 

There will be no public viewing.

 

She was born in Greenville, SC on December 28, 1933, to Will Jackson and Vinnie Leverette Jackson. She was Holiness by faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dallas Nixon, Sr. and three grandchildren.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Dallas (Dianna) Nixon, Jr., Roland Nixon and Otio Nixon; three daughters, Deborah Mostella, Shirley Hearst and Kathy (James) Nixon-Banks; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice Baremore, Addie Jackson and Larnice Anderson and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


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Robert Melvin McCall, 62, of Fairway Dr., departed this life on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-6pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service.


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Joyce F. Fritts, 65, of W. 5th Ave., departed this life on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.

 

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Freedom Baptist Church by Preacher Clyde Akers.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born in Davidson County on September 13, 1947, to Robert L. Fritts and Pearlene Younts Fritts. She was a faithful member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, her parents and most recently her best-friend “sister,” Doris Worrell.


She leaves to cherish her memory her step-mother, Pansy Fritts; a brother, Robert “Danny” (Shirley) Fritts of Denton; nieces and nephews, Jamie (Ashley) Fritts, Samantha, Nathan, Dalton Avant and Hayden; and those who adopted her as their family, Robert Worrell, JoAnn Tysinger, Tish Smith, Hunter Smith, Jessica Jones and Luke Jones.


In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Colon Cancer Alliance, in honor of a cause that was so dear to Joyce’s heart.


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Gladys Anthony Arnett, 81, of Thurgood Ave., departed this life on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Brian Center Nursing Care of Lexington.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Village Dr. with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm until 7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


Arnett was born in Washington, Georgia, on March 25, 1931, to Ed and Rosie Anthony. Educated in the Wilkes County schools in Georgia, she later married Harrison Miller Arnett and together in the mid-1950s they moved to Lexington, North Carolina.


Most of her professional life was spent as a health care-giver, first at local rehabilitation centers, then for the Davidson County Department of Social Services, and later in private settings.  Mrs. Arnett’s personal commitment to “change” and “opportunity” in society compelled her to become active in the local chapter of the NAACP and with several senior citizens’ groups.  In the 1960s, as a representative of the NAACP, she helped to lead the integration of the Lexington City Schools.  Within the next decade, she was one of the original founders of the Tiny Tot Day Care Center which was located in the community of the Lexington Housing Authority, and for years as director, she perfected its foundation for a successful day care facility.  For several years in the mid-1990s, she served as secretary of a couple of senior citizen groups in Lexington and Thomasville and as the senior citizen representative to the County Commissioners of Davidson County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Village Dr.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Leon “Link” Arnett and two grandchildren, Cleveland Arnett and JaShunn Arnett.


She is survived by nine children, Dr. Hazel Arnett Ervin of Conyers, Ga., Larry Arnett of Lexington, Carolyn Arnett of Lexington, Ms. Juanita Arnett of Winston-Salem, Martha Holley of Lexington, Roslyn Arnett of Lexington, Christopher Arnett of Lexington, Harriett Cooper of Lexington; and Sgt. Harrison Miller Arnett of Clarksville, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters,  Yvonne Crew of Washington, Ga., and Daisy Anthony of Salisbury, NC; a sister-in-law, Doretha Stephens of Decatur, Ga.; two long-time friends, Jewel Kirk and Shirley Lopp and a host nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

 

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Margaret Hargrave Fuller, 83, of Fuller St., departed this life on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Lexington Health Care.

 

The funeral service will be Monday at 6:30pm at First Baptist Church Southmont with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will be Tuesday at 10:00am at the Historical Salisbury National Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Sunday from 1:00pm until 7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born in Davidson County on April 17, 1929, to Charlie and Ora Hargrave. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Southmont.  Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James “Bob” Fuller; a grandson, Kelvin E. Bell; six brothers, Gilmer Hargrave, Taft Hargrave, Charlie “Bill” Hargrave, Jr., Ervin “Wess” Hargrave, Roy N. Hargrave and Lester Hargrave and two sisters, Mary “Pudding Smith and Edna Giles.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, James Fuller of the home, Bobby Fuller of Lexington and Kenneth Fuller of the home; four daughters, Dorothy Fuller Martin, Victoria “Vickie” Bell, Betsy Fuller all of Lexington and Carlon (James) Baldwin of Southmont; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Ruby Jean (Gerald) Williams of Southmont; a sister-in-law, Dorthula Hargrave of Bishop, W. Va. and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.


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Richard Allen Mack, Jr., 65, of Parker St., departed this life on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his residence.

 

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00am at First Baptist Church Village Dr. with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00pm until 7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born in Robeson County on July 1, 1947 to Nellie Mae McLurin Mack and Richard Allen Mack, Sr.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and Banks-Miller Post 255.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Maurice Mack and Corey Mack; a daughter, Denise Mack; four grandchildren; a brother, James Mack; four sisters, Dora Tatum, Estella (Solomon) Young, Mary F. Belle and Herlyn Mack and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Wayland Kelly “Monk” Marshall, Sr., 66, of London Ct., departed this life on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

Memorial service will be Friday at 12:00 Noon at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born April 28, 1946 in Davidson County to Billie Marshall and Ruby Hester Koontz Marshall. He was a Baptist by faith.  He was preceded in death by his parents and step daughter, Tonya Tate.

 

Monk leaves to cherish his memory his son, Wayland K. (Calisa) Marshall, Jr.; four daughters, Janet Marshall, Beverly (Richard) Hines, Carla Harris and Cassandra Harris Black; a step-daughter, Kelly M. Wall; his companion, Elaine Tate; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, an aunt, Effie Dove; an uncle, Joe Cephus Marshall; a devoted cousin, Patsy Bush and a host of cousins and close friends.


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Tony Patrick Kirk, 44, of Lincoln Ave., departed this life on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health- Lexington Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


He was born December 17, 1968 in Rowan County to James Solomon and Vonnie Lee Simmons Kirk. Tony was a member of Union Baptist Church where he served on the choir, usher board, finance committee and with the Sunday school. He was a graduate of Lexington Senior High school and John Wesley College which is now Laurel University and received his Master’s Degree from A&T State University.  He was employed with Family Service Inc. as Development Training Manager.


He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rev. Phillip Jones and Rev. James Renard Kirk.


Tony leaves to cherish his memory his devoted sister, Von Shelia Kirk Johnson of the home; a brother, Gary Roseborough of Charlotte; an uncle, George Casper (Jewel) Kirk of Lexington; a niece, Beth Johnson; three nephews, Kelsey M. Kirk, Tighe Jones and Gary Roseborough, Jr.; a sister-in-law, Phoebe Springs Kirk and a host of cousins and close friends.


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James Nelson “Bo” Carter, 82, of Frank Hulin Rd., departed this life on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

 

Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Private burial will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors.

 

He was born October 25, 1930 in Davie County to Lonnie Francis Carter and Marie Hairston Carter. He served in the US Army and retired from The Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs, Virginia where he worked as a bell hop. ?He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Jessie Lee Madison II.

 

Bo leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Alberta Smitherman Carter of the home; a stepson, Levont “Top” Madison; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Rogers; two aunts, Arizona Hairston and Annie Hairston and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Ruth Elizabeth Eller Davis, 79, of E. 10th St., departed this life on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will be Friday at 10:00am at Salisbury National Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7 pm at the funeral home.


She was born December 14, 1933 in Davidson County to Wade Eller and Otella Cabble Eller.  She was a member of Union Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess board and was a member of the senior choir. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Eller.


Left to forever cherish her memory is her husband, Sylvester Davis; a son, Pastor Steve (Barbara) Davis; two brothers, Bobby (Joyce) Eller and Roscoe Eller; a sister, Martha Jones; three grandchildren, SaDonna Wiggins, Nicola Medley and Bernard Davis; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will be at the home of the son on Lindy Rd. Lexington, NC.


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Garfield Devon Dickerson, 69, of Octavia Ave., departed this life on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.


Memorial service will be announced at a later date.


He was born January 24, 1944 in Lexington to James Garfield Dickerson and Ollie Pearl Dickerson.  He retired from Lexington City School System as a custodian.  He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Detra Dickerson and four brothers, Rudolph, William, Joseph and Dennis Dickerson.


Garfield leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lounetta B. Dickerson; a son, Charles “Kelly” Smith; a daughter, Althea Brodie; two stepsons, Timothy Kindle and Phil Kindle; a stepdaughter, Renee Kindle; a brother, Thadford (Mycena) Dickerson; nine grandchildren, Charles Smith, Kelly Smith, Brashaad Posey, Josh Posey, Duston Dickerson, Chaz Dickerson, LaTasha Thomas, Keshia Thomas and Tylisa Thomas; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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John Henry Medley, Jr., 72, of Donvic Dr. departed this life on Saturday,  January 19, 2013 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center Lumberton, NC. 


Memorial service Thursday at 2:00pm at Lexington Deliverance Tabernacle Church.  Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-7 pm at the funeral home. 


The family will be at the home of the brother on Beckner St. Lexington, NC. 


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Mary “Doll” Doggett Kilgore 91, of Ulysses St., departed this life on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 


The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:00pm at Appalachee Shoals Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Ga. with family visitation an hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm at Roberts Funeral Service and the family will receive friends from 6-8 pm.


She was born March 1, 1921 in Wilkes, Ga. to Pete Doggett and Susie Watkins Doggett.  She was a member of Appalachee Shoals Baptist Church, was the Mother of the church, and served on the Usher board and Deaconess board.   


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Calvin Kilgore; a son, Robert Lee Kilgore; three brothers, Walter Doggett, John Doggett and James Doggett and six sisters, Emma Hayes, Iuka Gordan, Inez Dye Harris, Annie Sue Maddox, Ruth Towler and Hattie Bell Norman.


Mary leaves to cherish her memory a son, John Arthur Kilgore of Lexington, NC; a daughter, Mary Ann Kilgore (Bobby) Richards of Lexington, NC; ten grandchildren, John B. Kilgore, Bobby (Sherry) Richards, Jr., Priscilla (Elmo) Foster, Rodney (Sharon) Richards, Sr., Wanda Woods, Rose Townsend, Yolanda (Thomas) Lilies, Robin Kilgore, Tara (William) Johnson and Kia (Reggie) King; twenty-two great grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren  and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  


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Mr. Rodgers Jackson, 77, of Greensboro St. Ext. departed this life on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

 

Memorial service will be Saturday at 3:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church by Rev. John W. Cade.


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Mr. James Soloman Kirk of Lincoln Ave., departed this life on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Health- Lexington Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Union Baptist Church with family visitation an half hour before the service.

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 

He was born March 19, 1923 in Davidson County to George Casper and Grace Cross Kirk, Sr.  He was a member of Union Baptist Church, serving on the senior choir, Trustee board and Deacon board.  He was formerly an employee of the United States Southern Rail Road, Peerless Mattress Company (Sealy) and Lexington Memorial Hospital where he retired.

 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vonnie Lee Simmons Kirk; two sons, Phillip Jones and Rev. James R. Kirk and two sisters, Betty K. Miley and Annie K. Murphy.

 

James leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Gary William Roseborough of Charlotte and Tony Patrick Kirk of the home; a daughter, Von Shelia Denise Kirk- Johnson of the home; a brother, George (Jewel) Kirk, Jr. of Lexington; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Phoebe (Springs) Kirk, East Brunswick, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Mr. Henry Ivan Leonard of Leonard Lane, Midway community, departed this life on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at Brooks Temple United Methodist Church with family visitation an hour before the service.

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 

He was born May 29, 1925 in Davidson County to Henry Ervin and Clara Lee Lindsay Leonard.  He was a member of Brooks Temple United Methodist Church, serving on the senior choir, Trustee board, with the United Methodist Men and as a custodian.   He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Navy and retired employee of Thomasville Furniture Industries Plant C.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Nancy Leonard; a grandson, Deric Leonard; two sisters, Ethel Leak and Fannie Melton and four brothers, Hoy, Clifford, Jesse and Marvin Leonard.

 

 Ivan leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 65 years, Lena Mae T. Leonard; eight children, Robert (Emma) Leonard, Wanda Peebles, Faye Leonard, Earlene Leonard, Martha King, Vernon Leonard, Cammie (Bruce) Smith and Gary Leonard; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; 7 sisters-in-law, Dorothy Leonard, Gwendolyn Leonard, Annie Leonard, Nellie Ruth Wagner, Elsie McIntosh, Dora Hargrave and Louise Tuttle and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



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Sharon Kaye Craven, 54, of W. 5th Ave., passed Sunday, January 20, 2013 at her residence.

 

A memorial service will be Sunday at 3:00pm at Full Deliverance Outreach Center with family visitation a half hour before the service. 

 

Public viewing will be Thursday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 

She was born in Lexington, NC to Robert Simpson and Kaye Fuller Lindsay on September 17, 1958.   He was last employed by Duracell and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

 

Sharon was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, Abram “Buck” Lindsay, Jr.; two brothers, Greg Simpson and Kenneth Lindsay and a sister, Julia R. Simpson.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Kaye Fuller Lindsay of the home; a son, Corey  Patrick O’Neil Craven of Greensboro, NC; three daughters, Bridgette Craven of High Point, Janet Lucky of Greensboro and Sheldon Craven of Lexington; five grandchildren; five brothers, Robert Simpson of Newport News, Va., Michael Ray Simpson her twin of Orlando, Fl., David B. “Chip” Lindsay, Darren (Jessica) Lindsay and Thomas “Rocky” Lindsay all of Lexington; two uncles, Harvey Lindsay and John David (Virginia) Simpson; three aunts, Lucille (Berlin) Beline, Roxanne Washington and Barbara Lindsay; three caregivers, Shaquandina Curry, David Lindsay and Nola James and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Johnny Leroy Rouse, 66, of Goforth Lake Rd., passed early Saturday January 19, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at Friendship Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 

He was born in Lincolnton, GA to Charlie Rufus Winn and Claire Rouse.   He was last employed by Foltz Concrete Pipe and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

 

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Rodney Rouse.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Blondina V. Rouse of the home;  two sons, Stacey (Kelly) Rouse of Landis, NC and Raymond Blount of San Francisco, CA; a brother, Samuel (Peggy) Wynn of Lincolnton, GA; three grandchildren, Raymond Blount, Jr., Malik Rouse and Lilly Rouse and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Keith Henry, 56, of Sunnyside Dr. passed early Friday morning January 18, 2013 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice.


The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:30pm at Salem Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.


He was born in Johnston County to Fladger Trason and Leola Pompey.   He was lasted employed by Leggett & Platt. He was a Baptist by Faith.


Keith was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers,  Gregory Henry and Bruce Henry and a sister, Paulette Henry.


He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Keith Henry, Jr.; two daughters, Casilia Henry and Jeanette Henry; two brothers, Curtis (Karen) Pompey and Anthony Henry; five sisters, Joyce Ann Allison, Geraldine Bennett (Augustus) Garvin, Marthenia Daley, Vicki (James) McCrae and Tersa Turner Edward; his fiancé, Ellen Barnes and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



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Fran M. Sampson, also known as Myrastine, was born February 6, 1966 in Brooklyn County New York.  She passed on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at her home.


The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:00pm at Lexington Deliverance Tabernacle Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.


Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 

Her hobbies included home decorating and designing.  She also had a passion for fashion, always dressed to impress and was always picture- perfect.  She was loved by everyone because of her loving and humorous spirit; she expended whatever she felt, the good or bad.  That is who we loved; that was our Diva.  Wherever she went she knew someone.

 

Fran was preceded in death by a brother, Tyrone Richburg; a sister, Doris Richburg; her grandfather, Ronnie Funches and her grandmother, Inez Pruitt.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents Stewart and Maggie Sampson of Welcome, NC; her son, Qwaizoun Sampson of Winston-Salem, NC; three brothers, David (Mamie) Funches of San Antonio, TX, Albert Sampson and Andre Sampson both of Lexington; a sister, Natasha Sampson of Lexington; grandmother, Gen. Elder Ernestine Funches; her god-mother, Frances Winckler; her god-daughter, Kierra Conyer and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



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Mrs. Eleanor Smoot Fuller, 67, of Carter Grove Rd., answered God’s call early Friday morning, January 11, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service will be Monday at 2:30pm at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Public viewing will be Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00pm at the funeral home.


She was born June 28, 1945 in Davie County to Wade G. Smoot, Sr. and Grace Gill Smoot.  She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church where she served on the choir and usher board and was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star until her health started declining.  Eleanor retired from Duracell Battery after 38 years.


She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wade G. Smoot, Jr.


She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, John Fuller of the home; two sons, Jeff (Yvonne) Verdell of Walkertown, NC and Jerrod Verdell of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren and a great granddaughter; six brothers, Leo Smoot, Harvey Smoot, Frank Smoot all of Winston-Salem, Kenneth (Judy) Smoot of Lexington, Larry (Corrine) Smoot of Arcadia, NC and Darryl Smoot of Canada; five sisters, Helen (Ben) Williams of Winston-Salem, Berline (Bennie) Thomas of Lexington, Marjorie Smoot, Pam Smoot both of Mocksville, NC and Christal Harrison of Winston-Salem  and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.



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Mrs. Berry E. Collins, 70, Leonard Rd., passed on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.

The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00pm at Freedom Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Mary Lee “Cookie” Hargrave, 58, of S. Cecil St., answered God’s call on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.

The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00pm at North Lexington Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home.

  

She was born December 29, 1954 in Davidson County to Leroy Hargrave and Frances Smith Hargrave.  She was a member of North Lexington Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald Ray Hargrave and James Carter and a sister, Robin Hargrave Perkins.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Edward Mock of Lexington; four brothers, Kenneth Smith; Dwayne Hargrave, Malcolm Hargrave and Gary Hargrave; five sisters, Josephine Mason, Beatrice Conner, Penny Hargrave, Carlotta Hargrave and Kathy Carter; four grandchildren, Edward R. Mock, Akierra D. Mock, Shyajah F. Mock and Miranda S. Jennings and a great-grandchild, Jytavion Gilmore; a devoted companion, Tommy McDuffie; a special cousin, Jack Hargrave and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.



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Mr. Danny Collins Scott, 65, Third St., passed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 1:00pm at Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association Convention Center at 308 S. Boundary St. East Spencer, NC with family visitation a half hour before the service.



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Mrs. Lucille Bush Wilson, 84, formerly of Smith Ave., answered God’s call on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Lexington Health Care Center.

The funeral service will be Sunday at 3:00pm at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00pm at the funeral home.

  

She was born October 1, 1928 in Davie County to William E. Bush and Anna Hudson Bush.  She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and was a member of the usher and Deaconess boards.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William “Bill” Wilson; a brother, James Bush and three sisters, Jessie Baker, Doris Hargrave and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell.

 

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Byron Keith Wilson of Lexington; a sister, Lois Koontz of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren, Quan Winston, Shemika Cassell, Quntin (Ciria) Redfern, Kenston Redfern and Keyonne Redfern; two great-grandchildren, ZyQues Gordon and Camille Redfern; special caregivers, Rosalind Baker, Gary Baker, Ruth David and Cathy Cassell and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. 



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Mr. Clifton Thomas “Johnny” Ramsey, 49, of Charity Ln., answered God’s call on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Arrington Height Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.

  

He was born January 18, 1963 in Forsyth County to Samuel Thomas and Marrieta Lee Ramsey.  He was employed with the City of Lexington in the Public Grounds Dept. and was a member of Grace Through Faith Church.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Johnny leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Pamela Jean Ramsey; three sons, Thomas (Kassie) Ramsey, Blake (Tasha Wood) Grantham and Jason (Ashley) Ramsey; two grandchildren; a brother, Randy Ramsey; a sister, Cathy (Freddie) Everhart and a host of other family and friends.


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Mrs. Lucille Mildred Michael, 88, of Young Dr., answered God's call on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Entombment will be Friday at 12:00 Noon at Forest Hill Memorial Park in the Chapel of Light.

She was born May 20, 1924 in Huntsville, Alabama to William Virgil and Bessie Tesh.  She retired from PPG Industries and was a Methodist by faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Roy Steven Michael; two daughters, Patricia "Pat" Jackson Franks and Brenda Starnes Tussey; four grandchildren, Mack Carrick, Keith Younts, Steven Michael and Tyler Michael; a great grandchild, Kyle Younts; a sister, Juanita Mobley and a host of her other family friends.

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Lois Faye Trexler Potts, 72, of Walnut Grove Rd. passed Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House after a declining illness.

The family will receive friends at the home on Wednesday at 6:00pm.

She was born August 25, 1940 in Lexington to Adam and Gladys Trexler.  She was a member of Madison Heights Freewill Baptist Church and retired from PPG.  Mrs. Potts was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jacob Sowers Potts Sr. and a son, Roger D. Potts.

She is survived by three sons:  Jacob Sowers Potts, Jr. and wife Laverne, Marcus Grey Potts and wife Lyndal and Kevin D. Potts and wife Mary Jane and their son Kevin Jr.; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and an abundance of other family members.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hinkle  Hospice House.

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Mrs. Jacqueline Vaughn Allen, 59, of Bookington Dr., passed on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Thursday at 1:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born March 8, 1953 in Alamance County to Artemos Alonzo Vaughn and Annie Azell Summer Vaughn.  She was last employed with Ultra Craft.  She was a member of Files Chapel Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Allen; a brother, James Edward Vaughn and a sister, Patricia Vaughn.


She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, LaShanda Allen of Lexington; two grandchildren, Alijah Allen and Ameya Allen; three brothers, Artemos Vaughn Jr. of China Grove, NC, Daniel Vaughn of Lexington and Michael Todd Vaughn of New Orleans, LA; three sisters, Letha Poole of Lexington, Ethel Cameron of Greensboro, NC and Marlene Hendricks of Lexington and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Mrs. Lila Mae Bush Bailey, 67, formerly of Grant St., passed on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 


The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00pm at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born May 8, 1945 in Rowan County to Geneva Bush Mitchell Reid and James Andrew Mitchell.  She was last employed with Lexington Home Brands.  She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and a graduate of Dunbar High School.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James C.”Shug” Bailey; her two sons, James C. Bailey Jr. and Samuel Bailey; and three brothers, Terry Bush, Joseph Lee Bush and Samuel Bush.


She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Kenneth W. (Stephanie) Bailey and Anthony Scott (Latoya) Bailey both of Lexington; a daughter, Geneva B. Threadgill of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Bush of Rockingham, NC; a sister, Mae Mitchell of Spencer, NC; a best friend, Curt Leonard of Midway, NC; four sisters-in-law, Ora Mae Bailey, Beatrice (Ed, Jr.) Hardin, Rosa Mae Bailey and Phyllis Bailey; a chosen-sister, Kaye Smith-Orman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lila Mae Bush Bailey, 67, formerly of Grant St., passed on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House.  
 
The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00pm at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.??Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
 
Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1-8pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 
 
She was born May 8, 1945 in Rowan County to Geneva Bush Mitchell Reid and James Andrew Mitchell.??She was last employed with Lexington Home Brands.???She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and a graduate of Dunbar High School.?? 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James C.”Shug” Bailey; her two sons, James C. Bailey Jr. and Samuel Bailey; and three brothers, Terry Bush, Joseph Lee Bush and Samuel Bush. 
 
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Kenneth W. (Stephanie) Bailey and Anthony Scott (Latoya) Bailey both of Lexington; a daughter, Geneva B. Threadgill of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Bush of Rockingham, NC; a sister, Mae Mitchell of Spencer, NC; a best friend, Curt Leonard of Midway, NC; four sisters-in-law, Ora Mae Bailey, Beatrice (Ed, Jr.) Hardin, Rosa Mae Bailey and Phyllis Bailey; a chosen-sister, Kaye Smith-Orman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.?


Mrs. Mary Hazel Hogan Cross87, of William Bell Rd. passed on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 


The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at New Smith Grove Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7pm at the funeral home. 


She was born January 29, 1925 in Davidson County to Phyllis Hogan.  She retired from Duracell Battery Co.   She was a member of New Smith Grove Baptist Church and served on the usher board, Deaconess and Missionary boards, as Sunday school secretary and also as president of Southside Senior Citizens for 13 years. She won the NAACP Mother of the Year. 


She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband Robert Cross; a daughter, Bettie L. Cross; two grandson; five brothers, Thomas Hogan, Willie Hogan, Ulysses Hogan, Otis Robbins and Edger Robbins; three sisters, Charlotte P. Hardin, Bettie Hardin and Madie McCandies. 


She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Dianna (Willie) Bolden, Wanda (Robert) Ford both of Greensboro and Elaine Steele of Lexington; a son-in-law, Daniel D. Godfrey of Greensboro; a sister, Elizabeth Craver of Lexington; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



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Mr. Willie David “DT” Terrell, 58 of Frank Hulin Rd. passed on Monday at the Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at Buncombe Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7pm at the funeral home.

 

He was born December 27, 1953 in Davidson County to Willie Johnson Jr. and Betty Louise Terrell Brown.  He was a member of Buncombe Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harvey Brown, Jr., James Albert Brown and Jerry Len Brown; two sisters, Evelyn Holmes and Carolyn Ann Johnson.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory three brothers, Kenny Brown, Willie “Jimmie” Johnson and Roy Rector; four sisters, Armie Jean Bush, Mary (Larry) Leach, Sherry Brown and Katherine Johnson; a brother-in-law, Randall Holmes; an aunt, Lula (James) Hairston; an uncle, Henry (Betty) Terrell and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Mrs. Katherine Lindsay Hogan, 81, was called home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


The funeral service will be Saturday at New Smith Grove Baptist Church at 1:30pm with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7pm at the funeral home.


She was born on February 1, 1931 to Abram and Luevenia Moore Lindsay.  Katherine, who was fondly called “Kat,” attended public schools in Lexington, NC.  She joined New Smith Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Pastor’s Aide and the kitchen committee for many years.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ulysses “Speedy” Hogan;  five sisters, Kate Lindsay Crawford, Vera Lindsay Edwards, Diane Hargrave, Betty Lindsay Verdell and Mary Lindsay Wilson; two brothers, Abram “Buck” Lindsay, Jr. and Robert “Tank” Lindsay.


She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted brother, Harvey Lindsay of Mocksville, NC; three sisters-in-law, Hazel H. Cross, Elizabeth Craver both of Lexington and I. Olivia Lindsay of Wheaton, MD; a brother-in-law, Ray Verdell of Lexington; an aunt, Daphne Moore of Lexington and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

The family will be at the home of a niece on Jim Bell Rd.


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Hazel Mae Combs Michael, 70of Leonard Rd., departed this life TuesdayNovember 13, 2012 at her residence.

 

The family will receive friends at the home of a daughter at 306 Rosemary Dr. on Friday from 6-8pm.


Mrs. Michael was born on February 20, 1942 in Cabarrus County to the late William & Lucy Torrance Combs.  She was lasted employed by Atrium Windows and Doors.

  

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, James (Renee) Michael; three daughter, Ronda Lynn Towell, April Ellis and Deborah Lynn Eichler; a brother, Ray Combs; nine grandchildren and other relatives and friends.



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James Ronnie Knotts, 66, of College St., departed this life Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at North Lexington Baptist Church at 3:30 pm with family visitation a half hour before the service. 

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1-7 PM at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

He was born on August 27, 1946 in Davidson County to James & Mary Giles Knotts.  He received his education in the Lexington City schools.  He served in the U.S Army and was last employed at Komar Company in Baltimore, MD. 

 

Mr. Knotts was preceded in death by his parents; a son, George Knotts; a grandson, David O. Prince and a sister, Dianna Faye K. Dye. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Pastor Anthony (ByrdzettaKnotts of Greensboro; two daughters, Connie (Sean) Knotts-Cassatt of Lexington and Crystal (David) Knotts-Prince of Trinity;   six grandchildren; five brothers, Donald (ElosieKnotts, Jimmy Knotts, Craven Knotts, Michael (Cheryl) Knotts and Stephen (Carmen) Knotts; two sisters, Cora (William) Saunder and Linda (Thomas) Martin and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 

The family will be at the home of the daughter, Crystal Prince on Derby Way Trinity, NC 27370.


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Ernest Thomas Shoaf, 88, of Old US Highway 52 North, departed this life Monday, October 15, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. 

 

The funeral service will be Sunday at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church at 2:30 pm with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

 

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1-8 PM at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

The funeral cortege will assemble and leave from 302 Wafford Rd., Southmont, NC, home of the sister, Savannah Adderton. 

 

He was born on October 6, 1924 in Davidson County to Alonzo Franklin Shoaf and Sallie Eller Thomas Shoaf.  He received his education in the Davidson County schools. Mr. Shoaf was a member of Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, having joined at an early age.  He served as a steward of the church. 

 

He was a World War II veteran who served in Normandy, Northern France with the 569th Truck Co.  He received a service ribbon with 2 bronze stars and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was a member of VFW of the US and Banks Miller American Legion Post 255.  He was a retired employee of Binnings Products Co. of Lexington. 

 

Mr. Shoaf was preceded in death by his parents; two brother, Fred Shoaf and Willie (Erma) Shoaf and two sisters, Cora (Samuel) Hargrave and Minnie Beatrice Shoaf. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Savannah (William) Adderton of Southmont; two aunts, Ollie Tuttle and Odahlia Thomas both of Midway and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Rodney Dean Norman, 54, of New Haven Dr. departed this life Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Friday at St. Stephens United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

 

Public viewing will be Thursday from 1-8 PM at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born on September 4, 1958 in Davidson County to James Long and Barbara Norman Brooks. Rodney was educated in the Lexington City Schools and Job Corp.  He was a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bernice Norman whom he loved dearly.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents; four brothers, Timothy Norman of Oakland, Calif., Jeffery Simmons of Seattle, Washington, Michael Norman of Charlotte, NC and DeNeal (Lynn) McNair of Asheboro, NC; a sister, Denise McNair of Siler City, NC; three aunts, Jannie (Roger) Nichols, Mae Ruth Edwards, both of Lexington and Geneva (Malcolm) Richardson of Baltimore, MD; an great uncle, David Norman of Lexington; a devoted friend, Caleb Holt and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Donald “Donnie” Combs, 58, of Raymond Clodfelter Rd. departed this life on Friday October 12, 2012 at the Hinkle Hospice House.


Funeral Service is Monday, October 15, 2012 at Roberts Funeral Service Chapel at 2:00pm.


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Krissie Ann Hargrave, 39, of Jim Bell Rd. departed this life Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at Union Baptist at 1:00 PM by Rev. Rochelle Bobo.

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1-8 PM at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born on June 3, 1973 in Davidson County to Benjamin & Brenda Norman Hargrave Sr. She was a 1991 graduate of Central Davidson High School.

 

Krissie leaves to cherish her memory her parents; a brother, Benjamin Hargrave II of the home; two sisters, Carla (Kenny) Cooper of Durham and Pam Hargrave of Lexington; a special nephew, Benjamin Hargrave III; four aunts, Pauline HargraveCrissie Ann Hargrave, both of Lexington, Catherine (Melvin) Austin and Dorethea (Ricky) Hilton, both of Baltimore, MD; two uncles, William (Lillie) Austin of Baltimore, MD and Claymon Hargrave and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Lillian Ann Owens, 59, of Doak St. departed this life Monday October 1, 2012 at her residence.


The funeral service will be Friday at Union Baptist at 2:30pm with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

She was born on August 30, 1953 to Calvin Owens & Margaret Allen BohannonShe was employed at Vitacost.com and a 1971 graduate of Lexington Senior High School.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Edward Bohannon and a brother, Raynard Bohannon.


Lillian leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Michael (Anita) Bohannon and Reginald Bohannon, Sr. both of Atlanta, Ga; a sister, Debora Owens Wilson of Lexington; her grandmother, Edna Mason Allen of Greensboro; a devoted nephew, Robbie (Stephanie) Owens; four aunts, Florence O. Kindle, Jeanette (West) Settles, Maggie Leverette and Sarah Leverette; four uncles, Shelly Owens, Clarence Bussey, Otto (Joysetta) Pierce and Eric Pierce; two devoted friends, Nellie Pearl Holt and Ricky Black; her friends at Vitacost and a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives and friends.


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Deborah “Debbie” Leigh Elliott Milam, 56, went to live with the Lord September 26, 2012 after winning her battle with cancer, surrounded by family at the Hinkle Hospice House.

 

She was born on December 7, 1955 to James Freeman Elliott & Pauline Prince Elliott.  Debbie was a member of Clearview Baptist Church where she thought highly of her pastor Jeff Purdue.  She was last employed at IFB in Winston-Salem as a driver.  Debbie loved her job and all the people she worked with.  Debbie worried about everyone else while she was sick; she always put herself last.  She loved the beach and her “Beach Buddies.”  She enjoyed life and didn’t want to leave her family, but she knew she had to make her final journey. She will be missed and we will always remember her in our heart. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James R. “Randy” Elliott and Rabon Larry Elliott.


Debbie was the most loving wife, the best mother in the world and above all, the most special "maw-maw" who loved her “boy”.  They all were Debbie’s very “heartbeat.”  She leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life, her husband, James B. Milam of the home; a daughter, Amber (Jeff) Gragg; her stepchildren, Michael Milam and Mark (Brandi) Milam;  her grandchildren, William “Bradley” Rhodes, Haven Tad Gragg and Rabon Thad Gragg; her step grandchildren, Kayla Milam and Olivia Milam; three brothers, Alton Elliott, Danny (Maxine) Elliott and Tony Elliott; two sisters, Glenda (Harold) Elliott Mabry and Donna Elliott Crotts; her mother and father-in-law, Bert & Janie Milam; a sister-in-law, Mildred (Terry) Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Debbie made her final journey as easy on her family as possible; she donated herself to science, and her family will have a celebration party in her honor.


Please make any memorial donations to Hospice of Davidson County in her memory.


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Mrs. Vinnie Veola Wood Petty86, of Hyde Stdeparted this life early Tuesday morning September 18, 2012 at Lexington Health Care Center.

 

The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00pm at Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Darrell L. Thomas with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Thursday from 1:00pm-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born on January 13, 1926 in Gaffney, SC to Charlie & Sophie Phillips Wood, Sr.  She was a member of Union Baptist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir until her health started declining.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ivey “Bud” Petty, Sr.; a son, Shelley M. Petty and five brothers, J.T., Charlie, Jr. “Wank”, Herbert, L.C. “Ball” and Evernee “Dank” Wood.

 

She leaves to forever cherish her memory three sons, Ivey Petty, Sr. and his wife Vera of Winston-Salem, Gregory Petty and his wife, Eula of High Point and Charles Petty and his wife, Dixie of Lexington; two daughters, Vinnie Garland and Carolyn Jordan both of Lexington; a daughter-in-law, Angela Petty of Dayton, OH; a brother,  Beauford Wood; three sisters, Pauline W. Smith, Nennie W. Leverette and her husband, Rayvon and Mae Frances W. “Shane” Curry; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rachel P. Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


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Mr. Winford “Butch” Hines, Jr., 56, of Feezor Rd., departed this life on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Sunday at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church Southmont with the eulogy given by Rev. Daryl Napper, Sr. and Rev. Dr. Keith Curry will be officiating.  Family visitation will be a half hour before the service and burial will follow at Pickett Family Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:00pm until 7:00pm.


Mr. Hines was born June 20, 1956 in Davidson County to Winford Hines Sr. and Fannie Smith Hines.  He was a member of Living Water Baptist Church High Point, NC.  He was preceded in death by his son, Emmanuel Hargrave and his grandparents, John Smith and Elosie Hines.


He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Petty Hines; his parents; two sons, Tavis Hines and Jozeff Walser; a daughter, Shaquria Hargrave; a brother, Alvin Davis of New York, New York; two sisters, Deborah (Rev. J. W.) Hines-Flake and Diane (Rev. Alfred) Hines-Cheek; his grandmother, Frankie Smith; three aunts, Irene Pickett, Kathy (Ron) Beamon and Shirley Greene; an uncle, Clarence (Kathy) Birkhead; devoted friends, Harold Evans, Drusilla Clayton, Johnny, Jeremy Floyd and Terry Gilley and a host of other family and friends.


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Geneva Wilson Gilchrist, 91, of Jim Bell Rd., departed this life on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Lexington Health Care Center after an extended illness.  The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at Shady Side Presbyterian Church with family visitation thirty minutes before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

Mrs. Gilchrist was born on April 7, 1921 in Lexington, North Carolina to the late Robert and Lydia Winborne Wilson.  She was a faithful member of Shadyside Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of Session for many years and member of the choir and Sunday school.  She was the oldest member of the church.  Geneva was no stranger to hard work, working at Siceloff for 12 years, Burlington Industries for 12 years and Stanley Furniture for 31 years.


She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Gilchrist;  two sons, William “Pound” Gilchrist and Sylvester “Scoot” Gilchrist; nine siblings, Fannie W. Fitzgerald, Hazelene W. Reynolds, Mae Rose W. Crump, Erma W. Shoaf, William "Bill" Wilson, Dermont "Tim" Wilson, Albert Wilson, Robert Wilson and Sylvester Wilson.


Lovingly cherishing her memory are two sons, Robert “Tit” Gilchrist of Lexington and Larry G. Gilchrist of Salisbury; three daughters, Joy Etta Harper of Washington, DC, Brenda G. Mitchell of Lexington and Vickie (Arnold) Weathers of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Willie Jean Wilson Thomas of Vallejo, Calif. and Margaret Wilson Mitchell of Silver Spring, M.D.; a devoted grandson, Larry “Super” Gilchrist; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; a faithful sister-in-law, Eleanor Powell Wilson; three devoted friends, Julia England, Barbara Bernard and Becky Peoples; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Memorials can be made to Shady Side Presbyterian Church in memory of Geneva W. Gilchrist.



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Gerald Gray Walker, 71, of Clear Creek Cir., departed this life on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

 

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 3:00pm at Community Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

He was born July 4, 1941 in Thomasville, NC to the late Johnny Walker and Verna Snider Walker.  He was a Baptist by faith.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda Bullins Walker of the home; three sons, Jerry (Beth) Walker of Crumpler, NC, Terry Walker and Jackie (Tammy) Walker both of Myrtle Beach, SC; two daughters, Crystal (Willie) Walters and Sherry (Harold) Nobles both of Thomasville, NC; two brothers, Kenneth Walker of Winston-Salem, NC and Jimmy “Suber” Walker of Greensboro, NC; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.



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Edna Fortune, 76, of Young Dr., departed this life on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at United House of Prayer of All People with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  

Edna was born August 19, 1935 in Monroe, NC to Roy Little and Lillie Mae Fortune. She retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a housekeeper after 35 yearsShe was a member of Renew Hope Christian Community Church where she was on the usher board and a member of the Senior choir.  Edna was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ada Creamer.


She leaves to cherish her memory her twin brother, Elwood “Bud” (Lillie Mae) Fortune of Lexington; a sister, Virginia (John) Gilipse of Salisbury, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Mary Bobo Richard, 88, of Village Dr., departed this life on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice House.

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:30pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  

 

Mrs. Mary was born June 29, 1924 in Abbeville County, SC to Lambert & Elizabeth Beets Martin Bobo.  She retired from Model and J&J Cleaners and was a member of Files Chapel Baptist Church and served as Assistant-Superintendent of the Sunday School, a member of Senior Choir, Willing Workers, Missionary Circle and Chaplin of the Heart-to-Heart Widows-Widowers Ministry.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.H. “Doug” Richard; two infant children; five brothers, George, Leonard, Willie J., Truman and Thomas Bobo 

 

She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Earl Jenkins Bobo of Durham, NC, Sharon R. Ward, Patricia R. (Patrick) Wimberly, Eloise R. Akwuba, Benjamin Richard of Salisbury, NC, Paul Richard; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; an adopted grandson and two adopted great-granddaughters; three brothers,  Alvin (Carrie) Bobo Sr.,  L.B. Bobo and Robert Bobo; four sisters, Pearlee McMillian, Kathleen (Carlton Sr.) Pittman, Vernice Lindsay and Fannie Yarbrough; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


 

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Elijah Miracle Gaddy, 10, of Pineywood Road, Thomasville, NC, departed this life on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 3:00pm at Rich Fork Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.  

 

Elijah was born January 14, 2002 in Davidson County to Alan and Jennifer Davis Gaddy.  He was a member of Agape Faith Church in Clemmons and was a rising 5th grader at Liberty Drive Elementary School.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Davis and grandmother, Annie Mae Gripper.  

 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents of the home; his grandfather, Rev. B.C. Gaddy; grandmother, Martha Ann Davis; four aunts, Jacqueline D. Davis, Melissa (Johnny) Ingram, Angela (Mark) Easton and Linda A. Gaddy; four uncles, Jackson (Lori) Davis, Bernard (Brenda) Gaddy, Anthony (Cindy) Gaddy and Kent Clark; a host of great aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.



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Mrs. Almenia Griffin Jackson, 90, of Victor St. departed this life on Monday July 23, 2012 at Brian Center Nursing Home.


The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00pm at Friendship Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.  Public Viewing will be Thursday from 1:00pm -8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


Mrs. Jackson was born in Greenville, SC on September 11, 1921 to Elize Griffin and Alice Riley Griffin.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ammy James Jackson Sr.; three sons, Ammy James Jackson Jr., Ellis Jackson and William Jackson; three daughters, Emma Jackson Pickett, Ruby Jackson Bowman and Daisy Jackson Simpson; two brothers, Elzie Jr. and Ozie Griffin; two sisters, Ethel Wilson and Annie Lee Wilson and a great-grandchild, Makayla Bush.


Mrs. Jackson leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Beatrice (Lester) Lee; 34 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Nell Jackson, Atlanta, Ga; a brother, T.L. Griffin of Philadelphia, Pa.; four sisters, Ida Agnew of Greenwood, SC, Mary Aiken, Bertha Waters and Carrie White all of Philadelphia; five sisters-in-law, Lueneil Nixon, Lavonia Anderson, Addie Jackson, Bernice Bowman and Ruby Jackson; two care givers, Frances Davis and Melody Hamilton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



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Mrs. Valarie Vinson Peoples, 49, of Fairview Dr. departed this life on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center. 

 

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist with family visitation a half hour before the service.  Burial will follow at Chestnut Grove UMC Cemetery.  

 

Ms. Peoples was born October 30, 1962 to Roosevelt Vinson and Charity Ann Earl Vinson in Davidson County.  She was a devoted employee of Hardee’s for many years.  She was preceded in death by her mother; grandmother, Lucinda Earl; her sister, Gigi V. Hairston and mother-in-law, Rachel P. Batiste.  

 

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Joshua J. Vinson and Saecory Smith; two brothers, Frank Vinson and Jason Vinson; a sister, Toyanna Earl; a cousin who was more like a sister, Althea Hairston; three grandchildren, Mahagony McIntosh, Micah Walker and Joshaun Vinson; an aunt, Mary (Smitty) Smith; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


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Mrs. Lilly Carter “Gram” Simmons, 93, of Linwood Rd. departed this life on Thursday July 19, 2012 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.


The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11:30am at Files Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery.


The wake will be Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church. Public viewing will be Monday from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.


She was born in Cabarrus County on November 25, 1918 to Tom McCarter and Anna Knox McCarter.  She was a member of Files Chapel Baptist Church, a Deaconess, a member of the Pastor’s Aide, Gospel Chorus and widow’s ministry.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Serphon Simmons; a daughter, Anna Johnson Wansley; eight brothers, Thomas, Clyde, Jim, Neal, Oscar, Cordell, Jack and David; two sisters, Eliza and Martha Ann and a grandson, James Carter.


Gram leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Margaret Carter of the home and Tommie Lee Carter of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-great grandchildren; 3 adopted grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth McCarter and Geraldine Carter and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  



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Ms. Kizmet Odeina Gaskins38departed this life on Friday July 13, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  


funeral service will be Monday at 1:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.


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Ms. "Tonya" Elaine Tate, 36, departed this life on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at her residence. 

A memorial service will be Sunday at 3:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church.

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Mr. Phillip Lee Boone, 41, departed this life on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice House.  


A wake will be Saturday from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 


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Mrs. Bettie Louise Pearson Hardin, 74, of London Ct. departed this life on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice House.  

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 3:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm until 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

She was born in Davidson County on April 2, 1938 to Fred Hogan and Phyllis Pearson Hogan. She was a member of Files Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara P. Tuttle; three brothers, Ules Hogan, Thomas Hogan and Willie Hogan; two sisters, Charlotte Hardin and Madie McCandies. 

 

Mrs. Bettie leaves to cherish her memory a son, Willie (Shannon) Hardin Jr.; four daughters, Thomasine Mason, Frances Pearson, Bonnie Hardin, Willa Hardin; two sisters, Elizabeth Craver and Hazel Cross; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Kisten Oliver; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Oliver and Faye Peoples; a son-in-law, Donnie Smith; three special friends, Mary Walser, Martha McNeair and Gerome “Flintstone” Belton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


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Mrs. Vivian Jacqueline “Jit” Sanders Brunson, 59, of Orangeburg, SC departed this life on Thursday, July 5, 2012. 

 

A memorial talk will be Saturday at 2:00pm at the Lexington Municipal Club, 200 Country Club Blvd, Lexington, North Carolina.

 

She was born June 30, 1953 to the late Cathell “Cat” and Fannie Webb Sanders and was the eldest of four children born to that marital union.  She was a graduate of Lexington Senior High School class of 1971.  Jacqueline was dedicated and baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and served her God Jehovah for over three decade. She was loved by all because of her love for people and her Creator and waits an earthly resurrection.  

 

She leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Christi Samantha Brunson, Colleen Sade’ Brunson and Corey Shajuan Brunson and his fiancé Deonna all of Lexington; six grandchildren, Jhuria “Tahj”, Jihan, Jaden, Javon, Landon and Corey, Jr. all of Lexington; three siblings, William Cathell (Teresa) Sanders, Craven Dwyan (Natalie) Sanders both of Lexington and Stacey Gerard (Flaciea) Sanders of Greensboro and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 

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Mrs. Winnia Elizabeth Click Hogan, 84, of Parker St. departed this life on Saturday July 7, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

 

The funeral service will be Thursday, July 12, at 2:00pm at Ezekiel AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00pm at the church. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery. 

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm until 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

She was born April 28, 1928 in Davie County to James & Vinnie Jones Click.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Hogana son, Robert Hogan Jr.; a son-in-law, Harold Lee Evans; five brothers, James, Franklin, Paul,  Leroy and William I. Click.  

 

She is survived by her two sons, William (Margaret) Hogan and Rev. Raymond (Linda) Hogan of Salisbury; a daughter, Virginia Louise Evans; a brother, Willie B. “Pete” Click; a sister, Francis Lucille Hairston; nine grandchildren with two reared in the home, Anthony Evans and Tamara Craven; four great grandchildren with one reared in the home, Julie Craven and a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends.  


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Mrs. Betty Jean McNeair Clodfelter, 52, of Pond St. departed this life on Thursday July 5, 2012 at her residence.

 

The funeral service will be Sunday, July 8, at 2:00pm at Abiatha Temple Church of God. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00pm at the church. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:30pm until 8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

Mrs. Clodfelter was born September 5, 1959 in Davidson County to Archie & Easter Gainey McNeair.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Clodfelter, Jr.; three brothers, Archie, David and Clad McNeair and two sisters, Barbara M. Wright and Eva M. Green. 

 

She is survived by her three sons, Jerardege (Nikki Wilson) McNeair, James C. Clodfelter II and James C. Clodfelter III; a daughter, Aleesta Clodfelter; a grandchild, Janiyah McNeair; three brothers, Harvey (Juanita) McNeair, Ernest McNeair and Belvia McNeair; five sisters, Georgiann Davis, Madeline “Mattie” (Albert) McIntosh, Rev. Sandra (Terry) Halcomb, Annie Sue Hearst and Carolyn (Calvin) Conyers and a host of other family and friends.  



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Mrs. Claudia Sylvia Justice, 75, of Hill Everhart Rd. departed this life on July 1, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice House.

 

The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 3, at 2:00pm at Freedom Baptist Church by Preacher Clyde Akers. Family will receive friends from Noon until 2:00pm at the church. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.

 

Mrs. Justice was born December 20, 1936 in Davidson County to Lester & Lucille B. Briggs.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Justice; a brother, Uyless Briggs and a sister, Peggy Wilson.

 

She is survived by her four sons, Stephen Justice, Tony (Pat) Justice and Chad (Tina) Justice all of Lexington and Gary (Rosa) Justice of Roaring River, NC; three daughters, Sheila (Carl) McCall, Melissa (Roger) Moody and Tiffany (Trent) Smith all of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; two aunts, Goldia McCary and Vivian Briggs and a host of other family and friends.

 

Memorials can be made to Hinkle Hospice House and the family is also accepting floral tributes. 



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Mr. Johnny Lewis Wright, 65, departed this life on June 17, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice House.  

 

The funeral service will be Thursday at 3:00pm at Freedom Tabernacle Family Worship Center. Family visitation will be a half hour before the service. Burial will be Friday at 2:00pm at Salisbury VA National Cemetery.

 

Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00pm-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

He was born January 1, 1947 to William and Daisy Diggs Wright. He was last employed at Stanley Furniture and a member of Freedom Tabernacle Family Worship Center. He served in the United States Army.  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Wright and a granddaughter, Tyeeshia Hargrave.  

 

He is survived by his wife, Pricilla Wright of the home; a son, Johnny (Phyllis) Wright, Jr.; three daughters, LaTanya (Lyle) Winston, Teone Hargrave and Kathy Evans; a step-daughter, Angela (Thomas) Carter; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Gwend) Wright Jr. and Carl Wright; four sisters, Eva Lee Lanier, Geneva Ledbetter, Irene Wright and Lucy Wright; two aunts, Jewel Lee Williams and Cora Mae (Shelton) Horne; a brother-in-law, Henry (Barbara) Leak; a sister-in-law, Teresa (Raymond) Banner and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

 

A special thanks to Hospice of Davidson County, the nurse at the Hinkle Hospice House and Fiona Oneill for all of your love and support during Johnny's illness. 



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Mrs. Lanora Romero, 63, of Lexington, departed this life on Saturday, May 26, 2012. 

No funeral service will be held.


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Mr. Lonnie Zingbop Eugene Winston, 64, of Dist. Heights, MD, departed this life on Sunday June 3, 2012. 


The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Files Chapel Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery.


Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born in Davidson County on April 29, 1948 to Alfreda Winston JonesLonnie worked at Dixie Plant I, Stone Container in Lexington, North Carolina.  He was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Southmont, NC.  Upon moving to Suitland, MD with his son he became a member of Ebenezer AME Church. 

 

Lonnie Winston was a four year student at Governor Morehead School (GMS) in Raleigh, NC.  During his senior year, he was selected to take special courses to prepare him for barbering school. Throughout his four years of high school student, Lonnie was a stellar athlete. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Alfreda Winston Jones of Lexingtona son, Ronnie Winston of Dist. Heights; a granddaughter, Diamond Winston of Dist. Heights, MD; five brothers, Clarence Winston, Shayron Winston and Mark Jones all of Lexington, De-Dverine Winston and Warren Winston both of Syracuse, NY; two sisters, Roxanne Winston of Lexington and Alisa (Joe) Deloach of Morganton, NC; a half-sister, Jeanine Hargrave of Lexingtontwo aunts, Aquilla Sampson and Maurine Burnside?and a host of nieces nephews other family and friends.

 

Family will be at the home of the mother on Oak Ave. Lexington, NC. 


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Mr. James Odell Reed, 78, of Lexington, departed this life on Saturday May 26, 2012 at Davie County Hospital in Mocksville, NC. 


The funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00pm at New Zion Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Public viewing will be Wednesday from 1:00-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service.

 

He was born in South Carolina on January 8, 1934 to Isaac and Hattie Kenner Reed. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church where he served on the usher board and as a member of the choir.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Earl Reid and two brothers, James Reed and James Brown. 

 

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Dale E. (Frankie) Reid of Lexington; two daughters, Gloria (Larry) Sturdivant of East Spencer and Vicki (Rev. Jimmy) Moore of Lexington; a step daughter, Lyla Bailey of Lexington; a brother, John H. Renwick of Thomasville; three sisters, Carrie Johnson and Mary L. Johnson both of Thomasville and Joyce Reed of Kansas City, MS; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; two aunts, Helen Philips of Thomasville and Dorothy Reed of Philadelphia, PA and a host of other family and friends.


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A Lexington native and the youngest of four brothers, Brooks Early Lee entered life Sept. 14, 1949. Through family, Brooks’ life became rooted in values that spanned from respect and integrity, to most importantly love.  

 

On Sunday, May 20 Brooks was called to eternal rest. He was 62. 

 

A funeral service will be held for him Friday, June 1 at First Baptist Church, Village Drive at 1 p.m. with family visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

 

Brooks graduated from Dunbar High School in 1967, a member of the final graduating class before the school was integrated that fall. Soon thereafter he ventured west to Colorado, where for the past 40 years he lived and raised two boys to become men. 

 

Family, friends, his children’s friends and neighbors could always count on him for a meal or as someone who would be there to listen. But for those who knew Brooks best, they knew he was never short of giving sound, frank advice – especially if it was encouraging a young person to take their education seriously. He was in his 40's -- while working and supporting a family -- when he graduated from Regis University with a B.S. in Computer Information Technology.  

 

As an IT professional, his career took him on contracting jobs from Texas to Washington, yet Brooks always cherished his native roots here in Lexington. Words do no justice to the gifts he bestowed on countless lives.  

 

Brooks will be greatly missed. 

 

His parents, Clifford and Margaret Lee, and brothers Clifford H. Lee Jr. and Robert A. Lee precede him in death.  

 

He’s survived by his Aunt Grace Bryson of Lexington; brother Charles of Winston-Salem; wife Margot; sons Michael and Kurtis, daughter Anita; granddaughters Jayla and Jamison and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. (submitted by the family)



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Mr. James “Jimbo” Elsworth King, 55, departed this life on May 7, 2012 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. 

 

The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Sam F. Vance Auditorium on the campus of American Children's Home. Family visitation will be one hour before the service. 

 

Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00pm-8:00pm at Roberts Funeral Service. 

 

He was born March 4, 1957 to Fannie King Fitzgerald and Walter L. Craven. He was a 1976 graduate of Lexington Senior High School. He was a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church where he served as a member of the usher board and former vice-president of the United Methodist Men.  

 

He joined the United States Army, serving two full active duty terms. Thereafter, he furthered his military career by joining the National Guard where he served his country for the next 20 years before retiring. After military service, Jimbo worked as a supervisor at Lexington Home Brands. Because of his love for children, Jimbo was employed at the American Children’s Home where he passionately worked until his health declined.  Jimbo served his community and the children by dedicating numerous hours to the City of Lexington Recreation Department.  Working with the Little League Football Program, he served as head coach of the Jr. Jackets for several years, winning numerous championships. 

 

Jumbo was preceded in death by his father; step-father, John E. Fitzgerald; a sister, Brenda H. Wall and a brother, Kenny Fitzgerald.