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Mrs. Ruby Irene James, 78, of Pinnacle, wife of deceased John Edward James Sr., passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Northern Hospital of Surry. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Shoals Baptist Church.


Mary Bullins Nickelston, 87, of 1046 Sam Corns Rd., passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart, Va.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel. Interment followed in Peters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Nickelston was born on August 27, 1925, in Stokes County to the late Tom and Alice Smith Bullins. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Wilson Nickelston; son, Danny Nickelston; a brother, Lowell Bullins; and sisters, Lois Reuben and Estelle Lemons.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Nickelston and wife Sheree of Lawsonville; a daughter, Judy Lawson and husband Larry of Danbury; a half-sister, Linda Thomas and husband Buddy of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel.

Memorials may be made to The Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group LLC, c/o Sally Smith, P.O. Box 1301, Stuart, VA 24171

Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel in Sandy Ridge served the family.

Online condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.


Mr. Thomas Junior Ore, 85, of King, husband of deceased Doris Tucker Ore, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Village Care of King. Graveside Services were conducted on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Volunteer Primitive Baptist Church.


Charles Holman Venable of Clemmons, husband of Harriett G. Venable, died on December 29th, 2012. Upon cremation, Charlie’s ashes will be scattered during a private family service in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

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