Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Dark Smith
Gibsonville - Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Dark Smith age 96, of Colony Road Died Wednesday March 16th at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. A 1:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held Saturday March 19th at Bessemer United Methodist Church with Rev. Boyd Holliday officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith was born December 12th 1909 in Chatham County to the late Walter West Dark and Mattie Huntington Dark. She was a member of Bessemer United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper from Greensboro Awning. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Ray Smith and two sons Keith Dare Smith and Roger Bryon Smith. Mrs. Smith is survived by one son Donald R. Smith of Gibsonville, one sister Lucille Johnson of Siler City, two brothers Bryant Dark of Burlington, and Wren Dark of Siler City, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The family request that Memorials by made to Bessemer United Methodist Church, 3015 East Bessemer Avenue Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
The family will receive friends Friday March 18th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at the Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel.
Mr. Clifford P. Quinn
Mr. Clifford P. Quinn, 81, of Greensboro died Friday March 18, 2005 at Beverly Healthcare-Starmount.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church.
Mr. Quinn was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1923. He graduated from Seaton Hall University; he also served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. He had a long and distinguished career of 38 years with Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent Technologies. He also enjoyed a part-time Real Estate career; served as a volunteer to the Guilford County Court System and a consultant for the SBA/SCORE. Cliff really enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and he loved to travel!
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma; daughters Sharon Lazar of Belle Meade, NJ, Maureen Quinn of Mayfield Heights, Oh, Laurie Quinn of Holmdel, NJ; sons Wayne Quinn of Greensboro, Kerry Quinn of Boca Raton, Fl and the extended family of in-laws, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel.
A special thank you to Beverly Heathcare-Starmount for the excellent care provided to Cliff.
Memorials are preferred to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horsepen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27405 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fl. 33136.
Mrs. Mabel Ruth Hackett Holder
Mrs. Mabel Ruth Hackett Holder, "Aunt Mabel", passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Friday, March 18, 2005. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ralph Eanes will officiate.
Mabel was born in Guilford County on May 21, 1910 and enjoyed 94 wonderful years with her friends and family. She was a loving Christian woman who was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Every generation of the Pleasant Garden community was touched by Mabel. She never met a stranger and made friends for life. She was loved by many and will be missed by everyone whose life she entered. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kate Hackett; husband, Arthur Holder; son, Jay Van Holder; grandson, Dennis Holder; brother, Jack Hackett; sisters, Mildred Hackett Beeson, Madge Hackett Dunham and Ruby Hackett Marley.
Mrs. Holder is survived by her devoted son, John Holder and wife Ann; grandchildren, Jamey (Carolyne), Lisa and Robyn; great granddaughter, Brooke; sisters, Edna Hackett Otwell, Mary Hackett Mabe, Bobbie Hackett McClintock (Foy); brother, Joe Hackett, all of the Pleasant Garden community; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the caring staff at Britthaven of Guilford and Wesley Long Hospital for their compassion during her stay.
Visitation for Mrs. Holder will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home in Pleasant Garden.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6103 NC Hwy 62, Climax, NC 27233 or St. John’s Baptist Cemetery Fund, Hwy 62, Climax, NC 27233.
Mrs. Roberta Cole Kirkman
Mrs. Roberta Cole Kirkman, 73, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 21, at Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church where she was a member. The interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kirkman was retired from Liberty Life Insurance Company formerly Southern Life.
She was preceded in death by her son Ronny Kirkman; sisters, Cleo Cockreese, Lucille Lindsay Lewis, Miss Bobby Gray Cole and brothers Henry Ellis Cole, Garland Cole and Curtis Cole.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, G.C. Kirkman, Jr. of the home; son, Greg Kirkman, also of the home and girlfriend Debbie Henderson; sisters, Betty Cole Brown and husband Raleigh (Al) Brown, of Greensboro and Pauline Cole Allred, of Burlington.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, tonight at Forbis & Dick in Pleasant Garden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1207 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403.
Mrs. Ruth Kent Petker
MRS. RUTH KENT PETKER, 82 of Greensboro, died March 30, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital. The daughter of the late Reese B. Kent Sr. and Oma Riley Kent, Mrs. Petker was born February 16, 1923.
Ruth graduated from Greensboro High and attended Women’s College of UNC. She served in the WAVES during WWII. Ruth lived in New York City for over 20 years. After the death of her husband, Aaron Petker and upon retirement she moved back to Greensboro. Ruth was very active in the American Legion Post 53. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother: William Riley Kent, and one sister: Oma Kent Cowie.
She is survived by one brother, Reese B. Kent, Jr. of Greensboro, Three sisters: Joanne Kent Moore of High Point, Louise Kent James of St. Petersburg, Fla, Barbara Kent Fillippeli and husband Dave of Wilmington, five nieces and eight nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1:00 PM at Guilford Memorial Park with the Rev. Julie Peeples, of Congregational United Church of Christ officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W. Radiance Dr. Greensboro, NC 27403 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro 2500 Summit Ave. Greensboro, NC 27405
Mr. Herman Andrew Tuttle
Herman Andrew Tuttle died at Friends Homes Guilford on April 7, 2005. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, 1000 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, on April 16, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may greet the family in the Chapel after the service.
Mr. Tuttle was born January 29, 1905 at King, in Stokes County. He graduated from Liberty Piedmont Institute in Wallburg, NC, where his family had moved when his father purchased the local store and post office. After graduation from Mars Hill College he was a parts manager at various automobile dealers, until he opened his own parts dealership in Greensboro, H.A. Tuttle Motor Co., which he operated from 1943 to 1968. A long-time member of First Baptist Church, Greensboro, he was an ordained deacon, a Sunday School teacher and was Scoutmaster of Troop 5 for 10 years. He had been a member of the Greensboro Lions Club.
He celebrated his 100th birthday on January 29, 2005 with his family at Friends Home. His wife for 68 years, Elise Wilkinson Tuttle, died on December 24, 1999. He is survived by his son, Walter Alan Tuttle and his wife Beverly of Wake Forest, NC; his daughter Nancy Lane Tuttle of Durham, NC; two granddaughters Maria May Conway and her husband Stephen of Washington, DC and Susan Elizabeth May of Brooklyn, NY; four grandsons Walter Alan Tuttle, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, Andrew Ethan Tuttle and his wife Jane of Colorado Springs, Co., Robert Hunter Tuttle of Durham, NC, and Paul Eduard Tuttle of Winston-Salem, NC, and ten great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Melissa Wilkinson Education Fund at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, which Mr. Tuttle and his wife Elise Wilkinson Tuttle founded in 1948 in memory of her mother; or to the Wake Forest University Medical School (Bowman Gray), in Winston-Salem, to which he donated his body for anatomical education.
The family is being served by Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro.
Mrs. Linda Cheryl Parris
Linda Cheryl Parris, 49, of Greensboro died January 20, 2005, the result of an automobile accident.
A memorial service will be held April 10, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Asbury United Methodist Church. The Reverend Patrick Hamrick, pastor of Asbury and Reverend Neal Brower, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church will officiate.
Linda was born September 20, 1955 in Charlotte, NC. The daughter of Richard and Geri Parris. The family moved to Greensboro when Linda was three years old.
She attended Smith High School and GTCC. She worked with the Headstart program before going to Amoco where she worked for the next 13 years.
She is survived by her son Jordan Christopher Bull of High Point. Her parents Richard and Geri Parris of 1031 South Aycock St., Greensboro. Brother, Wayne Parris and his wife Patti of Greensboro. Sister, Barbara Parris of the home. Niece, Sarah Parris of Chapel Hill and nephew, Josh Parris of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
Forbis & Dick North Elm Chapel is assisting the family.
Mrs. Jo Ellen Carter
Mrs. Jo Ellen Carter, 70, died Friday, April 1, 2005 at Beacon Place Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church on N. Holden Road in Greensboro.
Mrs. Carter was born April 26, 1934 to the late Orvil and Ersie Dodrill in Charleston, West Virginia. She graduated from the University of Charleston (West Va.) with a Bachelor of Music degree in 194 and a Master of Music degree from Winthrop University in 1972. She taught public school music for 35 years, mostly in Mecklenburg and Forsyth Counties. Her career as a gifted church musician included: Organist, St. Stephen United Methodist in Charlotte; Organist-Choir Master at Grace UMC in Charlotte, First UMC in China Grove, First UMC in Salisbury, and Choirmaster at First UMC in Lexington. In the early 1960’s she served as the accompanist for the Cleveland County Choral Society in Shelby, NC.
Jo Ellen is survived by her husband, The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Carter, retired and former Senior Minister at Christ UMC Greensboro. They were married August 21, 1953 and blessed with three children: daughter, Mrs. Kim Carter Wrightenberry of Asheville with husband Mac Wrightenberry and children Ashley, Stephen, and Chandler; daughter, Mrs. Beth Borchert Thomas of Las Cruces, New Mexico with husband Dennis Thomas and children Jessica, Joshua, Jeremy, Matthew, and Nicky; and son, Dr. Scott Carter of Greenville, NC with wife Joy Carter and children Laura and Mallory.
The family will receive friends at the church after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ UMC, 410 N. Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is assisting the Carter family.
Mrs. Dokie Purcell Smith
Mrs. Dokie Purcell Smith, 94, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Guilford Memorial Park. Rev. David Horton will officiate.
Mrs. Smith was born in Roanoke, Va., on January 27, 1911. She was a retired seamstress with Southland Drapery, and a member of Gate City Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, George and Clara Purcell; her husband, William Osborne Smith; daughter, Betty Lou Smith and granddaughter, Kelly Marie Smith.
Surviving Mrs. Smith are her son, Bill Smith and wife Nancy, of Pleasant Garden; sister, Frances P. Laney of Griffin, Ga.; brother, L.W. Purcell and wife Nell, of Greensboro; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home in Pleasant Garden.
Memorials may be made to Gate City Baptist Church, 5250 Hilltop Rd., Jamestown, NC 27282.
Mr. Grover Cleveland Kirkman, Jr.
Mr. Grover Cleveland Kirkman, Jr., 75, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Moses Cone Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kirkman was born on December 7, 1929. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a computer programming manager from Liberty Life Ins. Co., formerly Southern Life. Mr. Kirkman was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Ethel Kirkman; his wife, Roberta Cole Kirkman; son, Ronny Kirkman; brother, Conrad Kirkman; sisters, Peggy Bowman, Linda Vaughan Myers, Virginia K. Smith, and infant sister, Melrose Kirkman.
Surviving Mr. Kirkman are his son, Greg Kirkman of Greensboro and his fiancée, Debbie Henderson; sisters, Nancy K. Gardner and husband Clayton of Greensboro, and Isabelle K. Bradley of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home in Pleasant Garden.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407; American Heart Assoc., 202-100 Centreport Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409; or American Lung Assoc.