GENTRY FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE
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4517 LITTLE MOUNTAIN RD
JONESVILLE, NC 28642
GENTRY FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE- YADKINVILLE
5108 US HIGHWAY 601 NORTH
YADKINVILLE, NC 27055
About Us4517 Little Mountain Rd.
Jonesville, NC 28642
April 3, 1929 - October 18, 2014
Mr. Ralph Monroe Ray, 85, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Woltz Hospice Home. Mr. Ray was born April 3, 1929 in Yadkin County to the late Vance and Hazel Oakes Ray. He served in the US Army with the 28th Infantry Division during the Korean War where he was stationed in Germany. After many years of hard work, he retired from his poultry farm. Mr. Ray was a member of First Baptist Church in Yadkinville for more than 50 years where he served as a deacon and on numerous committees. He was a founding and lifetime member of the Yadkin County Rescue Squad, a lifetime member and past commander of Yadkin VFW Post 10346, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Yadkinville Jaycees. Mr. Ray was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather that loved his family, church, neighbors and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Mr. Ray will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Maxine Myers Ray; three daughters, Susan (Danny) Casstevens, Sherri (Rocky) Wood, and Gina (Jamie) Chappell; four grandchildren, Brent (Debbie Lane) Casstevens, Amy (Chris Stone) Mahan, Doug (Jill) Wood, and John Wood; six great grandchildren, Wesley & Jarred Mahan, Devin, Bryson, Tyler & Troy Wood; sister-in-law, Jonnie Groce; two brothers-in-law, D.C. Swaim and Richard Church; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Gentry Funeral Service in Yadkinville. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church in Yadkinville with Rev. Ken Boaz and Rev. Chris Vogts officiating. Burial will follow at Yadkin Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by Yadkin VFW Post 10346. Mr. Ray will lie in state from 10:30 to 11:00 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yadkin VFW Post 10346 14509 Elkin Hwy 268 Ronda NC 28670, First Baptist Church Yadkinville 304 S State St, Yadkinville, NC 27055, Woltz Hospice Home 945 Zephyr Rd, Dobson, NC 27017, or Yadkin County Rescue Squad 1116 W Main St, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
The family wishes to thank all of Mr. Rays caregivers for all the love, care, and support shown to him.
June 19, 1931 - October 17, 2014
Mr. Don Cranford, 83, went home to be with or Lord on October 17, 2014. Mr. Cranford was born June 19, 1931 in Randolph County to Christopher and Della Lanier Cranford. He was a member of Forbush Baptist Church. Mr. Cranford worked for several years with his father and brothers running a sawmill and later, owned his own upholstery business.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cranford was preceded in death by six brothers, Laughton,Richard, Dewey, Bobby, Olan, and his twin, Juan; three sisters, Vionna Cranford, Pauline Surratt, and Stella Hunt; and one daughter, Christine Cranford.
He is survived by the love of his life whom he married on August 30, 1958, Ruby Williams Cranford; one son, Donnie (Lisa) Cranford; three daughters, Julie (Jody) Cranford, Linda (Ted) Gallimore, and Pam (Jerry) Sink; two grandson, Nathan Cranford and Andrew (Connie) Cranford; two sisters, Iva (Bill) Surratt and Lola Pete Cranford; and one sister-in-law, Lucy Cranford.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Gentry Funeral Service in Yadkinville. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:30PM at Forbush Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Souther officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He will lie in state from 2:00 to 2:30PM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forbush Baptist Church, 3917 Old Hwy 421 East Yadkinville NC 27055.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to their friends, family and church family for all the love, prayers, and support shown to them and also to the staff of Forsyth Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Mr. Cranford.
October 31, 1988 - October 15, 2014
Mr. Quince Dale Tilley, 25, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Mr. Tilley was born October 31, 1988 in Catawba County to Dale and Cassandra Brooks Tilley. He attended Shady Grove Baptist Church. Quince loved working on trucks and cars, riding horses, and playing his guitar.
Mr. Tilley was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Ina Tilley and Rolland Brooks; and a great grandfather, John Wesley Martin. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Della Page and her children, Adaline Addie and Austin Page; a brother, Matthew Dale Tilley; grandmothers, Jearld (Kerry) Teague and Kitty (Jay) Kennedy; aunts and uncles, Kay Roop, Allen (Shelly) Tilley, and Anthony (Anna) Kennedy; great aunts and uncles, Linda Martin, Brenda (Harold) Brittan, Elva Stowe, Tammy Rivero, Lessie (Rex) Church, Johnny (Karen) Martin, and Trealy (Judy) Griffin; and several cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00PM at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00PM at the church prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3808 Center Road Boonville, NC 27011.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to everyone at Shady Grove Baptist Church for their thoughts and prayer, and to TJ and JR Mayes and family for allowing Quince to live out his dream of being a mechanic.
Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Tilley family.
July 15, 1959 - October 14, 2014
Yadkinville- Mrs. Sherri Jayne Casstevens Smith, 55, of Fairway Driver passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1959 in Yadkin County to Thomas W. and Joan Wooten Casstevens. Mrs. Smith was a 1977 graduate of Starmount High School and attended Surry Community College. She was currently employed with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council as a Career Facilitator. Mrs. Smith enjoyed the opportunities given to her by helping to impact the lives of so many students in making their choices for a career in life. She was a faithful member of North Oak Ridge Baptist Church, and was a loving, devoted, caring homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her father Thomas W. Casstevens. Surviving are her beloved husband of 35 years, Walter Smith, of the home; her 2 sons, Seth Smith of Durham; Stuart Smith, and wife, Stephanie of Hamptonville; 2 grandchildren, Stratton and Sayda Smith; her mother, Joan Casstevens Swaim and husband, D.C. of Jonesville; brother, Jeffery Jeff Casstevens, and wife, Darlene of Elkin; step-brother, Rondal Swaim, Boonville; step-sister, Deanna McKnight and husband, Mark of Hamptonville; 2 nieces, Missy Casstevens, Miranda Gray; a nephew, Josh Smith; a great-niece, Macy Gray and great-nephew, Bailey Gray. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Her funeral Service will be 2:00PM Saturday at North Oak Ridge Baptist Church by Rev. Phillip Link and Rev. Perry Link. She will lay in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in the North Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Cancer Services, Inc.3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to North Oak Ridge Baptist Church, North Oak Ridge Church Road, Boonville, NC 27011. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Forsyth Medical Center 2nd Floor ICU for the loving care and support given to them. Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.
Beamer, Andrea "Kim"
June 6, 1966 - October 13, 2014
Ms. Andrea Kim Matthews Beamer, 48, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 13, 2014. Ms. Beamer was born June 6, 1966 in Yadkin County to Paul and Frances Cranford Matthews. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Beamer is survived by her fiancée, Jerry Fink; two children, Tyler Beamer and Brianna Fink; one step daughter, Tisha Fink; three grandchildren, Daylan and Destinee McCormick and Mason Myers; three step grandchildren, Kylie and Kaleb Shinault and Nevaeh Caudill; a grandmother, Lucy Cranford; two brothers, Brent (Marie) Matthews and David Matthews; niece and nephews, Tiffany, Breck, and Caleb Matthews; and a special cousin, Tracy DeWitt.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00PM at Gentry Funeral Service Chapel in Yadkinville with Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow at Yadkin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
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GENTRY FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE
4517 LITTLE MOUNTAIN RD
JONESVILLE, NC 28642