Obituaries, March 3, 2014

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Lewis Harvey Amos
ROXBORO — Lewis Harvey Amos, age 78, of 1807 Hicks Circle, Roxboro, NC died Saturday evening March 1, 2014 at Person Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Amos was a native of Roanoke County, VA, son of the late Oscar Lee & Vernie Sue Cruff Amos and husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Six Amos. He was retired from the US Navy after more than 23 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Allen Lewis Amos of Roanoke, VA, Anthony Lee Amos of Roxboro, NC, two daughters, Janet Gail Croswell of Roxboro, NC, Donna Sue Hodge & husband, Mark of Roanoke, VA, brother, Billy Amos & wife, Margaret of Roanoke, VA, sister, Norma A. Cruff of Vinton, VA, five grandchildren, Shane Amos, Nicole Baca, Dustin Amos, Andrew Croswell, Angel Croswell, two great grandchildren, Jesus Baca and Dreama Amos.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Amos is preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Dawn Amos, three sisters, Joyce McDuffie, Frances Mills and Mildred Maxey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:30 till 8:00 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, 1314 North Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

Marguerite Taylor Wood

WINSTON-SALEM — Marguerite Taylor Wood, age 93, of Winston-Salem died Friday, February 28, 2014, at Vienna Village. She was born in Dallas, NC, on August 5, 1920, to the Rev. Richard A. Taylor and Rosamond Lorbacher Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Wood, who taught physics at Durham High School. She also is preceded in death by her sisters, Katherine Taylor Stewart and Rebecca Taylor Little; and her brothers, George Taylor, Paul Taylor and Tillet Taylor. Mrs. Wood graduated from Lewisville High School in 1937 and received a bachelor's of science in home economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1941. She became a registered dietician in 1942 upon completion of coursework at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit, MI. She later practiced dietetics at Amos Cottage at Baptist Hospital for more than 20 years. Surviving are two daughters and one son, Janet Wood Ruis of Pfafftown, Ann Wood Spragens of Durham, and Philip Stephen Wood (Ann) of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Spragens Soule of Durham, Stephen David Spragens (Emily) of St. Louis, MO, Emily Wood Lemons (Robert) of Clemmons, Suzanne Wood Wilkison (William) of Raleigh; six great-grandchildren, Zachary and Nathan Soule, Lillian Spragens, Robert and Wesley Lemons, and Charlotte Wilkison. The family will receive friends at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Winston-Salem on Tuesday, March 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Amos Cottage Inc., Attn: Garfield Duncan, Treasurer, PO Box 15124, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or to the Sacred Music Fund at Centenary United Methodist Church at PO Box 658, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Online condolences may be made at