ASHBURN Mrs. Cora Ann Ashburn, 81, passed away peacefully at home Friday, October 1, 2010, after a lengthy illness with lung cancer. She was born in Stokes County to the late William and Luella Moser Tuttle. Mrs. Ashburn was a lifelong resident of King and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Upon her high school graduation at the age of 16, she worked during World War II for the FBI in Washington, returned to this area and worked in the business departments of the Ideal Department Store and Western Electric. After having children, she became a homemaker and worked with her husband Glenn in Ashburn Accounting for 40 years. Ann had many interests that dealt with her children and community. She was a member and former president of the King Ladies Auxiliary. Her love for flowers led her to be chairman of the flower department for the Stokes County Fair for nearly 40 years. Her fondest memories were with the King of Spades Garden Club of which she was a charter member since 1962, serving as its former president along with other offices. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ashburn was preceded in death by her sister, Nina Lawson; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tuttle; brothers, Leslie, William and Richard Tuttle; brothers-in-law, Arvol Hepler, CR Moser, Carl Lawson and Rex Ashburn. Mrs. Ashburn is survived by her husband of 60 years, Glenn Ashburn; two daughters, Cindy Schneider and husband Joel of Raleigh, and Suzanne Demming and husband Jim of Kingsport, TN; four grandchildren, Emily and Andrew Schneider, and James and Ashley Demming; two sisters, Louise Hepler and Mary Moser; sister-in-laws, Viola Tuttle and Hazel Ashburn; also several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends. A funeral service was conducted 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Baird and Ralph Sproles, minister, officiating. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Rural Hall. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to King of Spades Garden Club, 120 Queens Drive, King, NC 27021. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Anns special caregiver, Heather Axtell, and to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Stokes County.
BOYD Larry Wayne Boyd, 68, passed away September 30, 2010 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Oct. 24, 1941 to the late Alonzo Purdue and Annie Louise Whitener Boyd. Survivors include children, Carolyn B. Flynn and Randy Maranville; grandchildren, Claire Flynn and Barry Flynn Jr.; sister, Marie Carter; brothers, Roger P. Boyd and Jerry Boyd. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Forsyth Memorial Park Gazebo.
DOBSON Mr. Jack Corneilius Dobson, age 60, of Pinnacle, NC, husband of Thelma Scales Dobson, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Surry County on July 24, 1950 to the late Peter Lewis Dobson and Rebecca Matthews.
DODSON Mr. Roger Dell Dodson, age 61, of King, left this world to join his family on Monday, September 27, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Vernie Beasley Dodson.
FERGUSON Mr. Donald Wayne Ferguson, age 73, of Ararat, husband of Leathy Ferguson, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born in Stokes County on December 3, 1936 to the late Henry Howard and Lelia White Ferguson.
FULP Mrs. Brenda Kay Roberson Fulp passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at her home. She was born July 30, 1943 in Forsyth County to the late John William Roberson and Carrie Belle Fulton Roberson. Mrs. Fulp was a lifelong member of Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fulp was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sherie Renea Fulp. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Ronald Fulp of the home; two sons, Gary Fulp (Donna) and Brian Fulp (Jennifer) all of King; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Billy R. Roberson of King (Pat); sister, Elizabeth R. Dozier of Winston-Salem; also, numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Linda Tally. A Celebration of Life was held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Wesley McLeod, Rev. Tony Griffin and Rev. Nancy Johnson officiating. The family received friends following the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6012 Germanton Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 or Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
HICKS Mrs. Elizabeth Betty Tavenier Hicks, 77, died Saturday, October 2, 2010 at her home. She was born September 11, 1933 in Amsterdam, Holland, to Marinus Tavenier Sr. and Susanna Dykers Tavenier. Mrs. Hicks was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a homemaker. A 2:00 p.m. funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Burroughs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Keith Heitman, Rev. Billy Thomas and Rev. Roger Atkins officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, William Alton Humpty Hicks, one sister and two brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Brim and husband Ricky and Patty Roberts and husband Stewart, both of Madison; five grandchildren, Chris Joyce, Brittany Joyce, Dustin Brim, Samantha Roberts and Meagan Brim; three brothers, Robbie Tavenier and wife Darlene of Cummings, GA, Kees Tavenier and wife Alie and Jan Tavenier and wife Rea, both of Amsterdam Island, Holland. The family received friends from 7-9 pm, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Burroughs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3035 NC Hwy 8 South, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Online condolences may be offered at www. burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home of Walnut Cove served the Hicks family.
HOLE Mr. Gregory Brian Hole, age 53, of Lawsonville, took his journey home to Heaven on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. He passed at his home this afternoon peacefully. He was born on May 1, 1957, in Stokes County to his parents, the late H.B. Hole and Lillan Greenwood Hole.
LOVE Mrs. Orene Atkins Love, age 85, of Pilot Mountain, widow of the late Wiley M. Love, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at home. She was born in Moore County on February 16, 1925 to the late William Fletcher and Minnie Louise Hardy Atkins.
MABE Walter Grady Mabe Jr., 82, of 1245 Rhodes Loop, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital. The funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Mabe was born August 9, 1928, in Stokes County, to the late Walter Grady Mabe Sr. and Elsie Self Mabe. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Grady retired from MacField/Unifi with over 20 years service. He was also a farmer and a carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Billy, Rex and Robert Mabe, and sisters, Eva M. Freeman and Dot Mabe. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Lou Mabe; sons, Steve Mabe and wife Pat of Mt. Airy, and Jeffrey Mabe and wife Sheila of Madison; brothers, Ray Mabe and wife Mildred, Bobby Mabe and wife Maxine, both of Madison, and Harold Mabe and wife Dee of Madison; sister, Alice M. Barham of Madison; grandchildren, Bryan Mabe and wife Roni, Staci M. Pearman and husband Travis, Eddie Mabe and wife Courtney, and Hannah Mabe; and seven great-grandchildren. The family received friends from 7 until 9 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence. Colonial Funeral Home in Madison served the family. Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.
MILLER Mr. Clyde Leroy Miller, age 88, of Ararat, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. Mr. Miller was born in Bloomingdale, MI, on June 29, 1922 to the late Clyde Leroy Miller Sr. and Mira Hinshaw.
NORMAN Mr. Marshall Ray Norman, age 83, husband of the late Dorthy Hardy Norman, of Dobson, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Northern Surry Hospital. He was born in Surry County on November 5, 1926 to the late Hardin and Virginia Baker Norman.