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East Forsyth Senior High School Class of 1979
Message Board Archive: 2001

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Contents
Ann Peek Manuel loses her battle with cancer on 9 November 2001   (10 November 2001)
Kelvin Thompson dies on 3 November 2001   (8 November 2001)
Eleanor Ross and husband celebrate golden wedding anniversary   (5 October 2001)
Don't miss Brad Jakubsen at the Dixie Classic Fair   (28 September 2001)
Bobby Henderson's widow, Robin Marshall Henderson (Class of 1980), dies on 14 June 2001   (23 June 2001)
Class webmaster's grandmother dies on 13 June 2001   (15 June 2001)
Mike Beshears is promoted to senior vice president at Wachovia   (7 June 2001)
Rick and Carrie Grubbs celebrate birth of their sixth child   (28 April 2001)
Dean Crews's mother dies unexpectedly on 22 January 2001   (25 January 2001)


Ann Peek Manuel loses her battle with cancer on 9 November 2001
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Obituaries, November 10, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

MANUEL
KERNERSVILLE - Mrs. Ann Peek Manuel, 40, of 316 Sedge Garden Road died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at her home after an extended battle with cancer. Mrs. Manuel was born in Montgomery, Ala., a daughter of Billy and Peggy Shuman Peek, and was a member of the Sedge Garden United Methodist Church. Mrs. Manuel was a graduate of East High School, attended Appalachian State University, and was employed by US Air for more than 10 years. She was a devoted and caring wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, Keith Manuel; four sons, Nolan Emory Manuel, Benjamin Keith Manuel, Lukas Wyatt Manuel and Connor William Manuel, all of the home; her parents, Billy and Peggy Peek of Vidalia, Ga.; a sister, Jeanie Ford of Raleigh; and a brother, Michael Peek of Vidalia, Ga. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Biggers, the Rev. Jim Faggart and the Rev. Cory Miller. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1900 S. Hawthorne Road, Forsyth Medical Park, Suite 622, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Attn.: Memorial Dept. Hayworth Miller-Cain Funeral Home in Kernersville is assisting the Manuel family.
(Source:
Matt Wallace on Saturday, 10 November 2001, 11:30:00 EST from the Winston-Salem Journal after being notified by Rick Kiger)

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Kelvin Thompson dies on 3 November 2001
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Obituaries, November 8, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

THOMPSON
Mr. Kelvin Dewayne Thompson, 40, of 4795 Lennox Road entered into peaceful and eternal rest Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Sparta. Kelvin was born to Lester and Yvonne Thompson July 6, 1961, in Winston-Salem. He graduated from East Forsyth High School in 1979. He attended N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a Baptist by faith and was active during his youth at Goodwill Baptist Church in Arcadia Community, Clemmons. Kelvin was employed at Highland Industries in Kernersville as a mechanical technician. Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, Clarksey and Pauline Thompson; and his maternal grandparents, Roscoe and Velnie Jessup. Cherishing his memories are his mother and father, Deacon Lester C. and Yvonne Thompson; his two sons, Stevyn and Sterling Thompson Dilworth (their mother, Arnetta Dilworth) of Greensboro; a former wife, Kyle Spencer; a sister, Karen Thompson Williams, M.D. (James) of Newport News, Va.; a niece, Savannah Mae Williams; aunts and uncles, Marilyn Hopkins (Roosevelt), Emma T. Rice, Clyde Thompson (Earline), Vecolia J. Caldwell (Hubert, deceased), James Ellsworth Jessup (Rae), JoAnne J. Falls (Monroe), Bennie Jessup (James King), Delane J. Johnson (the Rev. Derioux); and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at the Goodwill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Philemon Samuels officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at the Russell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Goodwill Baptist Church Building Fund, Attn: Laticia Coleman, director of church finances, Goodwill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 12546, Winston-Salem, NC 27117. (Russell)
(Sources: E-mail from
Penny Brooks West via Mike Beshears; Matt Wallace on Thursday, 8 November 2001, 10:57:00 EST from the Winston-Salem Journal)

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Eleanor Ross and husband celebrate golden wedding anniversary
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Celebrations, September 30, 2001, Page D6
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross
Vernon and Eleanor Ross of Kernersville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. They also celebrated with a tour of Scotland August 3-12.
    The hosts of the trip were the couple's daughters: Suzanne L. Ross and Martha P. Griffin, both of Greensboro.
    Mr. Ross is retired from AT&T in Greensboro. Mrs. Ross is a retired high school teacher from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
(Source:
Matt Wallace on Friday, 5 October 2001, 14:23:00 EDT)

Please note: Eleanor Ross taught Biology, Ecology, and Consumer Math. She also sponsored the Anchor Club and the Science Club. -- Matt Wallace, Class Webmaster

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Don't miss Brad Jakubsen at the Dixie Classic Fair
Our classmate Brad Jakubsen will be performing as "
Brad Alan" with "The Bradish Invasion" at the 2001 Dixie Classic Fair's Clock Tower Stage on Friday, October 5, 2001 with shows at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. If you're attending the fair that day, why not stop by and catch one of the shows. (Source: Matt Wallace on Friday, 28 September 2001, 19:18:00 EDT from the 2001 Dixie Classic Fair Calendar of Events)

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Bobby Henderson's widow, Robin Marshall Henderson (Class of 1980), dies on 14 June 2001
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Obituaries, June 17, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

HENDERSON
KERNERSVILLE - Mrs. Robin Marshall Henderson, age 39, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Henderson was born April 4, 1962, in Forsyth County, a daughter of James "Jack" L. Marshall Sr. and Katherine Fulk Marshall. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Praise Band and a Sunday School teacher. She was a 1980 graduate of East Forsyth High School and was employed by Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Bobby Henderson. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Josh Henderson of the home; a sister, Karen Murray of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, James L. Marshall Jr. and Jason Marshall, both of Kernersville. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 at First Christian Church of Kernersville with the Revs. Pete Kunkle and Jim Goehner officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, 1130 North Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284.
(Source: Matt Wallace on Saturday, 23 June 2001, 18:55:00 EDT)

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Class webmaster's grandmother dies on 13 June 2001
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Obituaries, June 15, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

WALTERS
WALKERTOWN - Mrs. Mildred Whicker Walters, 91, of 326 Walkertown-Guthrie Road died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living Center in Kernersville. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crews United Methodist Church Cemetery in Walkertown. Mrs. Walters was born in Forsyth County on Dec. 7, 1909, the daughter of Emory and Rosa Crews Whicker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Walters, in 1967. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Walters Wallace of Winston-Salem, and Vicki Walters Flagler of Venice, Fla.; a son, Samuel Louis Walters of Venice, Fla.; five grandchildren,
James Matthew Wallace of Greensboro, Patricia Lynn Wallace Shewmaker of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly Flagler Hudson of Orlando, Fla., Kerri Flagler Bermudez of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Elizabeth Walters of Venice, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Patrick Shewmaker, Nicholas Kyle Shewmaker and Caroline Grace Shewmaker; a sister, Sue Whicker Kiger of Winston-Salem; and a large extended family. Hanes-Lineberry, Pierce Chapel is assisting the family.
(Source: Matt Wallace on Friday, 15 June 2001, 14:09:00 EDT)

Please note: My maternal grandmother was a daughter of the families who first settled what was to become Forsyth County generations later in 1849. The family names are well represented in our class: Whicker, Crews, Linville, Hester, Westmoreland, Martin, Fulp. Though I have yet to work out the particulars in my ongoing genealogical research, a good number of us are very likely cousins of one sort or another. That's what happens when your ancestors spend one or two hundred years intermarrying.

Additionally, those of you who remember Awards Day 1979 perhaps will recall an award given in the name of Kemp Whicker, a pro baseball player from Kernersville who pitched for the New York Yankees (1936-38, including the 1937 World Series) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1941). Kemp and my grandmother are double first cousins; that is, two brothers, Jasper and Emory Whicker, married two sisters, Alice and Rosa Crews respectively. -- Matt Wallace, Class Webmaster

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Mike Beshears is promoted to senior vice president at Wachovia
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Business, Monday, June 4, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

People in Business
Wachovia Corp. has announced several staff changes in Winston-Salem:

At Wachovia Bank NA, the following have been elected senior vice presidents: Michael H. Beshears, ... Beshears is a technical manager/administrative director in asset and wealth management; ...
(Source:
Michael Beshears on Thursday, 7 June 2001, 22:41:16 EDT)

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Rick and Carrie Grubbs celebrate birth of their sixth child
Royal Charles Grubbs was born March 5, 2001. He weighed 10 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 22 1/4 inches. As I have no reports of Rick's untimely demise in the wake of Royal's birth, I assume Carrie allowed him to live. (Source:
Matt Wallace on Saturday, 28 April 2001, 13:48:00 EDT from the Royal Charles Grubbs page on Rick's site)

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Dean Crews's mother dies unexpectedly on 22 January 2001
From the Winston-Salem Journal, Obituaries, January 24, 2001
Copyright © 2001 Piedmont Publishing Co., Inc.

CREWS
Mrs. Edith Lee Kallam Crews, 74, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She was born to the late Cecil Bryan Kallam and Bessie Lee Murphy Kallam on Oct. 2, 1926, in Winston-Salem. She married Charles David Crews Jr. on March 6, 1947, at Crews United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1993. A brother, Robert Bryan Kallam, also preceded her in death. One daughter, Carol Kay Nichols of Atlantic Beach; a son,
Dean Crews of Chevy Chase, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. A.R. (Biddy) Tuttle and Patsy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, survive her. Also surviving her are a grandson, Michael Todd Nichols of Atlantic Beach and a special niece, Ashley Vaughn of Winston-Salem. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Crews United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wanda Ogden officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening at Voglerís Main Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Crews United Methodist Church, 4150 Reidsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
(Source: Matt Wallace on Thursday, 25 January 2001, 18:46:00 EST)

Please note: For those of you who don't know, Dean and I are second cousins once removed; Dean's father and my maternal grandmother are first cousins. -- Matt Wallace, Class Webmaster

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