MT. AIRY — Mr. Rufus Charles Hamby, 69, of Mt. Airy, husband of Janie Faye Hamby, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Wake Forrest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Cox-Needham Chapel.
DANBURY — Bryant Junior Lawson, 79, husband of Ramona H. Lawson, died peacefully at Pioneer Hospital of Danbury, on Feb. 8, 2013, at 7:12 p.m. A graveside service was conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Frye Family Cemetery.
DOBSON — Edwin Kohl Matthews, 87, husband of Nannie B. Matthews, passed away on Feb. 9, 2013, at 11:37 a.m. at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home of Dobson. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cox-Needham Chapel.
GERMANTON — Wilma Louise Mabe McGee, 75, died Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2013, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
She was born June 1, 1937, in Stokes County to Paul and Vanessa Bennett Mabe. Louise loved people and she also loved bird watching. She was a homemaker and a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church.
A 2 p.m. funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Burroughs Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Roberson and the Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Burial followed at Danbury Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Martin D. Covington, and second husband, Hal McGee; one sister, Alice Thornton; and brother, Dave Mabe.
She is survived by two children, Lisa Hoots and husband David of Germanton, and Dave Covington and wife Annette of King; three grandchildren, Christian Covington and wife Candice, Matthew Covington, Jacob Covington; one sister, Ann Mabe of Danbury; and one brother, Elwood Mabe of Walnut Cove.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Burroughs Funeral Home and other times at her home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Online condolences may be offered at www. burroughsfuneralhome.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove served the McGee family.
GREENSBORO — Mrs. Kazuko Takahashi Venable, 65, of Greensboro, wife of Don Venable, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Mosses Cone Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cox Needham Chapel.
WESTFIELD — Baby Damon Alexander Willard, infant son of Christopher Lewis Willard and Erica Brook Hudson of Westfield, was born on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, and was granted his angel wings on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Hospital. Baby Damon was laid to rest in God’s loving arms on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, with a graveside service at Trinity Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
WALNUT COVE — Mrs. Oneida Young, 88, of Walnut Cove, widow of the late Paul Otis Young Sr., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 2 p.m.