Ms. Ophel L. Bonner

Ms. Ophel Lee Bonner was born on October 6, 1935 to John and Coleen Bonner and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. She was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church. Ms. Bonner was preceded in death by her son James Bonner, three sisters and two brothers. Leaving to cherish her memories: one son, Marvin (Donna) Bonner; two special nieces: Paula Bonner and Marilyn Jackson; five grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Nathaniel P.J. Williams, Jr., CHRIST Community Outreach Church, officiating.

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Mr. Anthony G. Roseboro

Anthony Gerard Roseboro was born on January 7, 1984 to the late Brenda Kaye Roseboro and Alonza Lee Fletcher.

Anthony graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in 2002, and attended Brookstone College. He was a dedicated employee for Johnson Control.  Anthony loved basketball and old cars.

He leaves to cherish his memories;  his father, Alonza Lee Fletcher,  1 son, Justice Wall;  3 sisters: Shawn (Harold) Brandon,  Kenisha Roseboro and Keesha Dover; 4 brothers: Pecos Rosemond,  Carl Rowdy, Andre Roseboro,  Dedrick (LaQueeta) Roseboro; 1 special nephew, DeAndre Roseboro; 11 Nieces: Kiyannah, Kaliyah, Kyah, Tatiana, Toriana, Destiny, Demyah, Tyshaun, Yasmine, Myriah, Amyah, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Anthony passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 4, 2014. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by Elizabeth Roseboro (maternal grandmother), Dinah Fletcher (paternal grandmother) and Tameka Rosemond (sister).

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM at The Love Church on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Dan Davis

Mr. Dan Davis passed away at his home in Winston-Salem unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

He was born to the late Sam Davis and Flora Robinson Davis in Florence, SC on August 19, 1942. And he began his early Christian education at Little Zion Holiness Church in Florence.

Mr. Davis was a former employee of Greenwood and Charles Construction Company in Winston-Salem and he was a good back-yard auto mechanic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Davis; daughter, Jackie Davis; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen White; three sisters, including his caregiver, Earlene D. Lunn, Pearl Bynum of New York and Elsie (Lucius) Redden, Florence, SC; a brother, Jeremiah Davis; three grandchildren, Shawn Sims, Henry White and Terrence White; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews including Avalena Artis; a host of cousins, extended family members and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the services, at 12:30 pm in the chapel.

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Mr. David Dillard, Jr.

Mr. David Dillard, Jr. peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on Monday, September 29, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.
He was affectionately known as
“June Pie,” and was the only child born to the late David Dillard, Sr. and Ada Mosely Dillard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 18, 1935. He attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Atkins High School in 1953.
David married the former Larn Perry on July 5, 1958 and their union was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Debbie.
He was employed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and retired following thirty-five years of dedicated service to the company. Following retirement, David became an activity bus driver for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.
Mr. Dillard was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where he gave service to the New Bethel Mass Choir, Laymen’s League and Outreach Ministries. He was a respected member of Olympic Lodge #795, Sethos Temple #170 and King Solomon Consistory #64.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Viola Belton Dillard. Survivors include Larn Perry Dillard, his wife of 56 years; his daughters, Debbie (Wayne) Thomas and Sharon Simmons; two granddaughters, Airis DaNa`e and Ajada Tsieg`e Thomas; sister-in-law, Ruby Perry of Saint Albans, NY; brother-in-law, Robert (Ophelia) Perry; sister-cousins, Hazel Dillard Black and Elizabeth Dillard Speight; goddaughter, Erica Garvens; god grandchildren, Allen and Arianna; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon today at New Bethel Baptist Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at 11am at the church. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Charles Stinson, The Palliative Care Unit of Forsyth Medical Center, Ms. Angela Burton and Mr. Carlos Sawyer for the professional and compassionate care that they provided.
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Mrs. Lillian P. Speas

Lillian Payne Speas May 6, 1918 - September 19, 2014
Another rose was picked from God's flower garden on Friday, September 19, 2014. Lillian P. Speas succumbed to the master's picking at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. Lillian Doretha Payne Speas was born to Ellis and Della Mae Payne in the community of Tobaccoville where she lived most of her life. She was the widow of the late Rev. Lester B. Speas, Sr. and for 45 years they served in God's vineyard throughout the Western North Carolina Conference of the A.M.E. Zion Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Linton, and brothers; Robert and Woodrow Payne; her children; Wilma Ijames, Oscar and Cornelius Speas. Surviving are a brother; Charlie Payne; a son; Lester B. Speas, Jr. of Winston Salem; three daughters; Delores (John) Harris, Ann Leak (Harry Caldwell), Rev. Belinda (Alfonza) Harris all of Tobaccoville. "Granny's flower garden included 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grand and 11 great-great grandchildren. Along the garden path were daughter-in-laws; Elizabeth V., Mary Ann and Bertha Speas, sister-in-law, Mary Frances Payne and brother in-law; Marthaniel Linton, several nieces and nephews. Over a 40-year span, she was a floral designer at Boyles Florist and Talley's Flower Shop in King, NC and Cozart's Florist in Winston Salem. She taught designing as well as acquired oriental designing techniques from the North Carolina Floral Association in Raleigh, North Carolina and the NC and FTDI Telefora Association. She was a faithful and life-long member of Center Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Tobaccoville, where family members will receive friends on Tuesday, September 23,2014 at 1 o'clock. Eulogistic Service will follow at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund Project at Center Grove A.ME. Zion Church, PO Box 268, Tobaccoville,NC 27050.
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