Published 6:59 am Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hattie Mae Sizemore

Hattie Mae Sizemore, 91, of Mocksville, died on March 10, she died at the home of her daughter in Weaverville, where she had lived for the past seven months.

She was born April 27, 1923, daughter of the late Will and Emma Reavis Clore. She was one of nine siblings. She worked as a seamstress, and loved to can vegetables and sew. She made quilts for her family and clothing for her dog. She was a loving, caring lady who made her home in Mocksville for the past 55 years.

Her husband, Thomas Sizemore, preceded her in death in 1979.

Survivors: a daughter, Mary Trejo of Weaverville; a brother, James Clore of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. Elder Raymond Robinson Jr. officiated. The family received friends following the service.


Irene Smith Hartman

Mrs. Irene Smith Hartman, 86, died March 14, 2015 at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

She was born June 21, 1928 in Davie County to the late William Duke Smith and Sally Bet Smith. Mrs. Hartman was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She retired from Hanes Knitwear after 35 years and from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 10 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking and most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Uriah “Chick” Hartman; her son, Douglas Gray Hartman; her brothers and sister, Ray, Oscar, Odell, William, and Mae Smith.

Survivors: her son, Eddie Hartman and wife Lucille of Advance; 2 grandchildren, Ashley Matthews and husband Curtis of Advance and Joshua Hartman of Advance; her great-grandson, Walker Matthews; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna Livengood and husband Frank of Mocksville; 2 sisters-in-law, Elaine Smith and Ann Hartman of Advance; and caregiver, Candace Chaffin.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Revs. Clayton Smith and Rebecca Alice officiating. Entombment followed in the church mausoleum. The family received friends Monday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Good Neighbor Fund c/o Bethlehem UMC, 321 Redland Rd., Advance; or to Davie Hospice, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville.


Robert “Bob” Theodore Olsen

On March 11, 2015 at 4:32 p.m., Robert “Bob” Theodore Olsen, 81, died with his wife by his side, surrounded by family in his home in Mocksville.

Mr. Olsen was born on Oct. 27, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was an only child, born to Marie Lucille and Oscar Theodore Olsen. He grew up in Brooklyn, Maryland, and Long Island, N.Y. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired from the state of Connecticut in 1992. Some of his favorite pastimes and hobbies were theatre, fishing, airplanes, coin collecting, NASCAR, working on puzzles, traveling with his wife, Mildred, and visiting with family and lifelong friends.

Mr. Olsen was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Olsen and his mother, Marie Olsen.

Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Mildred Olsen; his daughters, Mildred Brown and husband Larry, Patricia Kessler and husband Murrell, Deborah Harrison, and Christine Avenatti and husband Tony; his grandchildren, Rebecca Donnelly and fiancé Shayne Sickels, Justin Kessler, Jason Donnelly and wife Sara, Eric Kessler and Amy Elizabeth Marlar, Darin Gee and wife Tabitha, Jonathan Van Lew and Kerri Werner, Catherine Van Lew, Alexandria Romano, and Georgianna Romano; his great-grandchildren, Cameron Donnelly, Natalie Traughber, Jayme Donnelly, Madelyn Traughber, Tyler Gee, Nash Malloy, Graysen Sickels , Oscar Gee and his pet companion, Gigi.

A memorial service will be held Saturday March 21 at 2 p.m. at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons. The family will receive friends and visitors following the memorial service at the Olsen residence.

Memorials: to the charity of your choice.

Jackie Beck Burton

Mrs. Jackie Beck Burton, 91, of Somerset Court, formerly of Gwyn Street, Mocksville, died Friday, March 13, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Mrs. Burton was born on June 2, 1923, in Davie County to the late Thomas Jefferson and Sallie Everhardt Beck.She was a member of Jericho Church of Christ and enjoyed quilting and painting. Mrs. Burton had resided in Albemarle for a number of years.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Burton; a brother, John Beck; and 2 sisters, Rebecca Foster and Frances Freeman.

Survivors: 3 sons, Wilson Burton (Lil) of Concord, Windel Burton (Sherry) of Tennessee and Randal Burton (Teresa) of Franklinville; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; special nieces, Linda Delph of South Carolina and Phyllis Sells of Salisbury; special nephews, Jim McDaniel and Tom McDaniel, both of Texas; and many other nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, March 16 at Jericho Church of Christ with Dr. Tom Torpy and Mrs. Burton’s sons officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Kirk Sams officiated the committal service. The family received friends Sunday, March 15 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Carolina Bible Camp building fund, PO Box 1234, Mocksville.


Lydia Ann Baity Shore

Mrs. Lydia Ann Baity Shore, 77, of Mocksville, died Thursday morning, March 12, 2015 at Somerset Court Assisted Living in Mocksville.

She was a life-long resident of Davie County and was born Dec. 14, 1937 to Edburn Flake Baity and Fannie Blanche Burgess Baity. She was a life-long member of and attended Courtney Baptist Church in Yadkinville. She retired from Hanes Hosiery/Sara Lee after more than 45 years. She loved many things; among the most precious were her church, family, antiques, and traveling. She loved people. She had a beautiful smile and was often called “the hat lady” due to her love of hats. Quite often she and her family gathered to play Rook, watch ACC basketball or Major League Baseball (she was an Atlanta Braves fan).

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Raymond Clayton Shore; 2 sisters, Fannie Belle Bailey and Frances Henri Warner; and 2 brothers, James Wesley Baity and Edburn (Ed) Baity.

Survivors: her children, Sheila Ann Tutterow (Jeff) from Mocksville and Angela Beashel Llewellyn from Pensacola, Fla.: 3 grandchildren, Benjamin and Nathaniel Tutterow, and Andrew Llewellyn; 2 sisters, Betty Jane York and Gay Nell Lawrence; and a brother, William (Bill) Ray Baity.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Courtney Baptist Church with the Rev. Brenda McCalop officiating. Burial followed in the Courtney Cemetery. The body lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Courtney Baptist Youth Fund, 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville; or The Alzheimer’s Assoc.; ( online), Western North Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, 28215-3220.


Jeramie Wayne Seamon

Jeramie Wayne Seamon, 28, of Highland Road, Mocksville, died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem Thursday, March 12, 2015.

He was born Aug. 13, 1986 at Fort Campbell, Ky. while his father served in the military. He was a 2005 graduate of Davie High School. He had been an auto mechanic by trade, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.

Survivors: his wife, Megan Kaye Wilt Seamon of the home; his father, Michael Wayne Seamon (Virginia) of Mocksville; his mother, Roxanne Ebright Wilson of Union Grove; 4 sisters, Karen Irwin (Jeremy) of Fayetteville, Paige Winkler of Charlotte, McKenzie Seamon of Mocksville, and Taylor Winkler of Illinois; a brother, Scott Ebright (Amanda) of Huntersville; paternal grandmother, Faye Whitaker and maternal grandmother, Bernice Ebright, both of Mocksville; mother- and father-in-law, Christine and David Purkey of Mocksville; grandmother-in-law, Elda Paterick of Advance; plus several aunts, uncles and special friends.

A celebration of life service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16 at  the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Barker. The family received friends in the funeral chapel before the service.

Memorials: Wake Forest Baptist Sticht Center, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, 27157-1021.


Elbert ‘Steve’ Miller

Elbert “Steve” Miller, 66, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home on Swicegood Street in Cooleemee with family and friends by his side.

Born Sept. 16, 1948, he was the son of the late John C. Miller, Sr. and Bonnie Sue Tutterow Miller. He attended Davie County Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He was a Vietnam veteran, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4 in 1969. Many of the health problems he developed later in life were, in part, the result of his service to his country. After the military, he returned to Davie County where he became a master carpenter and served as foreman on many residential and commercial construction projects. He was a quiet man who enjoyed fishing.     

Survivors: his son, Anthony Steven “Tony” Lomax of Salisbury; 2 brothers, John C. Miller Jr. and wife Marilyn, and Perry Miller and wife Bobbie Jo, all of Mocksville; plus a host of friends, neighbors and comrades.

There was a time of visitation and viewing on Tuesday evening, March 17, at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel.  A celebration of life service was conducted at the funeral chapel at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Burial followed at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury where full military honors were accorded by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard and the NC National Guard Honors Group.


Bobby Gray Cope

Mr. Bobby Gray Cope, 80, of US 601 South, Mocksville, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

He was born June 24, 1934, in Davie County to the late Robert and Margaret Cline Cope. Mr. Cope was owner of Bob Cope & Son Construction. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cooleemee and attended Jerusalem Baptist Church. Mr. Cope enjoyed surf fishing, golfing, shooting pool and spoiling the children.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Osborne Cope; a sister, Betty Catherine Fine; 5 brothers, Willie, Tom, Jim, Henry “Penn” and Dave Cope; and a granddaughter, Michelle Deese.

Survivors: his wife, Nell Corriher Bean Cope of the home; 6 children, Larry Cope (Anita) of Cooleemee, Sandy Motley (Mike) of Denton, Donna Parsley, Peggy Waller (Terry), all of Mocksville, Tammy O’Neal (Tony) of Cooleemee and Gina Dancy (Rob) of Conover; 18 grandchildren, David Casey-Motley (Desi), Ben Motley (Bekah), Andrew Motley (Taylor), Brad Parsley (Katie), Thomas Parsley (Michele), Anthony Cope (Jennifer), Jennifer Cope, Randy Waller (Alisha), Justin Waller (Kayla), Ashley Waller, Sabrina Sechrest (Chad), Jamie O’Neal (Teri), Amanda Eades, Jeremy Eades (Bobbie Jo), Monica Eades, Joel Eades, Amanda Dancy and Amy Dancy; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister,  Linda Taylor of Mocksville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Mike Motley, Fred Carlton, Donnie Chapman and Allen Mullins officiating. Burial followed in Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Advance. The family received friends on Saturday, March 14 at the funeral home.

Memorials: Davidson Medical Ministries, 420 N. Salisbury St., Lexington, 27292; Alzheimer’s Assoc., Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Brancomb #10, Charlotte, 28215-3220; or Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, 28144.


Dr. John T. Harriott

On the evening of March 5, 2015, Dr. John T. Harriott, 57, of Winston-Salem died after a short but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was one of 5 sons born to Peter and Mary Lou Harriott of Ithaca, N.Y. He graduated from Cornell University, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Syracuse University. Dr. Harriott served his community as a retina specialist and cared for thousands of patients during his 22 years of practice in North Carolina. He took the care of each patient as a privilege and responsibility. He said: “If your work is your passion you will never work a day in your life.” He loved family, work, patients, employees and friends. Talents and hobbies included sports car restoration and woodworking. He was an expert craftsman and made furniture for his family.

Survivors: 3 children, Courtney Harriott Rose (Russ), Bryan Wesley Harriott, and Kevin Bradford Harriott, and their mother, Angela Harriott.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on April 11 at College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Road Winston Salem.