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
January 19, 1957 - September 28, 2014
Mr. Ralph Dwayne Byrd, 57, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home. Mr. Byrd was born January 19, 1957 in Surry County to Horace and Virginia Sparks Byrd. He was a member of Day Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Byrd was also a member of the National Candle Association. He had his real estate license and his pilot license.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Byrd was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Owens. He is survived by his loving wife, Nina Edwards Byrd; two children, Amanda (Justin) Hamlin and David Hall; stepchildren, Aaron (Samantha) Jarvis, Serina Jarvis, Mykinna Jarvis, and special son, Zebulun Jarvis; special grandson, Landon Cummings; grandson, Samuel Jarvis; granddaughter on the way, Maddie Jarvis; and one brother, Alvin (Kathy) Byrd.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:00PM at White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from at the church.
Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Byrd family.
December 7, 1964 - September 27, 2014
July 14, 1934 - September 25, 2014
Yadkinville Thad Asbury Wiseman, 80, went to be with is Lord and Savior on Thursday afternoon, September 25, 2014 after dying unexpectedly at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1934 in Yadkin County to the late Clyde Hauser Wiseman and Goldie Carter Wiseman. Thad accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and remained faithful. He was a member of Union Cross Friends Meeting, where he also taught Sunday School. Thad loved being outdoors, enjoyed reading (his favorite book was the Holy Bible), and learning about history. He sold Rosebud Salve for over 40 years, and made several friends selling the salve. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Eugene Wiseman; half-brother, Howard Wiseman. Surviving are his brother, Claude Gray (Peggy) Wiseman; special niece, Jennifer Wiseman; special nephew, Johnny Wiseman; special aunt, Lela Wiseman Johnson; nephew, Dwayne (Emily) Wiseman; nieces, Rachel (Joe) Newsome, Susie (Lee) Cleveland; other family members and friends. His funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Union Cross Friends Meeting by Dr. Robin Dixon, Brother Lawrence Warden, Dr. Jerry Gibbons, and Rev. Bobby Choplin. He will lie in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Memorials can be made to Union Cross Friends Cemetery Upkeep Fund, 2533 Union Cross Church Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Wiseman family. Online condolences can be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.
December 28, 1937 - September 25, 2014
Yadkinville- Mr. Phillip Ray Graham, 76, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born December 28, 1937 in Forsyth County to the late Martha Inscore Graham and James Ray Graham. Mr. Graham was a 1956 graduate of Yadkinville High School where he was Class President and Valedictorian. He received his Bachelors Degree in Textile Management in 1962 from N.C. State University where he has remained active with The Wolfpack Club for over 50 years. After graduation he worked from 1962-1967 with Dan River Mills in Danville, Va. In 1968 he moved back to Yadkinville where he worked and later retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Section Chief in the Adjudication Division and was a co-owner of Gra-Mac Irrigation Inc. in Farmington. While living in Yadkinville Mr. Graham served on the Yadkinville Planning Board for several years and was later elected and served as a Yadkinville Town Commissioner until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Yadkinville and then was a founding and charter member of Maplewood Baptist Church. Mr. Graham served as the volunteer coordinator for the construction of Maplewood Baptist Church and served there faithfully as a Deacon and on various committees within the church. He served as the Church Treasurer at the First Baptist Church and Maplewood Baptist Church for a combined total of 40 years. His greatest enjoyment and love was the time he could spend with his family, especially watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various sporting events. Surviving are his beloved wife of 51 years, Carolyn Perkins Graham, of the home; 2 loving sons, David Arthur Graham and wife, Kristie, of Yadkinville; Jason Ray Graham and wife, Angellina Angie of Yadkinville; 4 grandsons, Parker Ray Graham, Dawson Andrew Graham, Casey Lee Graham, Wyatt Jason Graham; step-grandson, Seth Alexander Miller; brother, James L. Jim Graham and wife, Una; a sister, Lynn Graham Winters; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at Maplewood Baptist Church in Yadkinville. His funeral service will follow the visitation at 4:00 PM in the church with Rev. Jimmy Lancaster and Rev. Richard Eskew officiating. Burial will follow the service in Yadkin Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Maplewood Baptist Church, PO Box 576, Yadkinville, NC 27055; Yadkin Christian Ministries, PO Box 204, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or to the Donors Choice.
December 26, 1961 - September 25, 2014
Boonville- Leonard Carnell Boles, 52, passed away Thursday September 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born December 26, 1961 in Yadkin County to John Wayne and Lorine Kimber Boles. Mr. Boles was employed with Lydall Corporation. Surviving are his parents, his wife Sharon H. Boles; a daughter Kennedy Renee Chunn; a son Christopher Lyn Boles; two grandchildren Chrishawn Boles, Carter Robinson; two sisters Marie Johnson and Vickie Boles; a brother Timothy Boles. The family will receive friends from 10:00 11:00 AM Monday September 29, 2014 at Gentry family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. His funeral will be conducted at 11:00 following the visitation in the Gentry Family Chapel. Burial will follow at First United Presbyterian Church. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Boles family.
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GENTRY FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE
4517 LITTLE MOUNTAIN RD
JONESVILLE, NC 28642