Tuesday, November 30

Dr. Richard Eli Hedrick Passes

Dr. Richard Eli Hedrick Sr., 90, passed Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. A celebration of life service will be held at Maple Springs United Methodist Church at noon Wednesday, December 1, 2010; Dr. Terry Mathews and Rev. Anne Elmore officiating. Interment will be private. Born on Dec. 6, 1919, in Davidson County to Eli Harvey and Viola Tysinger Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol Reid Hedrick; wife Rebecca Wall Hedrick; brothers Nolan A. and M.W. Hedrick; and sister Mary H. Griffin. Survived by a sister, Rachel H. Hunt of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter, Carol "Marti" H. Davis and son-in-law Anthony R. Davis of Richmond, Va.; daughter Charlene H. Reid and son-in-law Dr. C. Fredric Reid of Winston-Salem; son Dr. Richard E. Hedrick Jr. and daughter-in-law Karen B. Hedrick, also of Winston-Salem; his companion, Mary Ann Ferguson; grandchildren Diane D. Gentry and husband Bill, Dr. Ashley D. Nichols and husband Jerry, Dr. C. Derek Reid and wife Allison, Carol R. Vaughan and husband Terry, Sarah H. Haynes and husband Chris, Jordan H. DeJong and husband Jared, Garrett R. Hedrick and Travis R. Hedrick; great-grandchildren Laura Nichols, Lillian, Marilyn and Van Reid, Cora, Sophie and Aidan Vaughan and Beck Gentry (his ninth great-grandchild is expected in early March 2011); stepchildren Kay W. Hoots and husband the Rev. Brant Hoots, Don E. Wall and wife Patricia Wall; and stepgrandchildren Eric and David Hoots and Blake, James and Drew Wall.

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