August 29, 1938 - July 29, 2020 Mrs. Molly Reece Whitaker, 81, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2020 at Village Care of King, after an extended illness. She was born August 29, 1938 in Pfafftown to Cerva M. Reece and Nancy Huff Reece. She graduated co-valedictorian from Copeland School in 1956. Molly lived in Winston-Salem for a few years but spent most of her life in Siloam, NC where she was a homemaker, seamstress, loved reading, music, trips to the beach and gardening. She was a very sweet lady who loved the beauty of flowers, the mountains, animals and Christmas decorating and gift-giving. She was of the Christian faith and attended Old Siloam Church. All of her family were special to her and she will be very missed. Molly is survived by her daughter, Sharon Jane Marvin (Tony) of Winston-Salem; her half-sister Emily Reece Adcock (Emmett) of Walnut Cove; two sisters-in-law, Irene Whitaker and Bonnie Ashburn of Siloam; one brother-in-law, Thomas Whitaker (Cindy) of Siloam. Mrs. Whitaker was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Elbert Whitaker; her mother of East Bend; her father and stepmother Mary Ayers Reece of Walkertown, NC; her brothers, Richard Reece of Tuscon, Arizona and Dixon Reece of Durham, NC; one aunt, Della Reece Eads Poindexter of Siloam. Mrs. Whitaker will lie in state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain, NC on Friday July 31, 2020 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on August 1, 2020 at 11:00 am in Old Siloam Church with Rev. Lem Sprinkle and Elder Jeff Whitaker officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Siloam Church, 189 Hardy Road, Siloam, NC 27047 or to Village Care of King, 440 Ingram Drive, King NC 27021. A very special thanks to all the caregivers at Village Care and to family and friends for their love and support. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain is respectfully serving the Whitaker family. Cox-Needham Funeral Home 822 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
THIS PRODUCT COVERS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS TO EASTERN NC THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - NONE * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CUMBERLAND, EDGECOMBE, FRANKLIN, HALIFAX, HARNETT, HOKE, JOHNSTON, NASH, SAMPSON, WAKE, WARREN, WAYNE, AND WILSON * STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 260 MILES SOUTH OF RALEIGH NC - 32.0N 79.4W - STORM INTENSITY 70 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 15 DEGREES AT 16 MPH SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS WILL CONTINUE ALONG TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AT AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA THIS EVENING. ISAIAS IS THEN FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA BORDER AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE THIS EVENING, WITH THE GREATEST IMPACTS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL AND ASSOCIATED FLOODING ARE THE MAIN THREATS. DUE TO SATURATED SOILS AND STRONG WINDS, EXPECT NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN TO IMPROVE SOUTH TO NORTH LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS EAST OF US HIGHWAY 1. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE: - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES. - SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER. - A FEW ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS ROUTES IMPASSABLE. - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES. ALSO, PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE WESTERN PIEDMONT AND WESTERN SANDHILLS. * FLOODING RAIN: PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: - MODERATE RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT SEVERAL EVACUATIONS AND RESCUES. - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY BECOME SWOLLEN WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS AND OVERSPILL THEIR BANKS IN A FEW PLACES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND DITCHES OVERFLOW. - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER SOME STRUCTURES OR WEAKEN FOUNDATIONS. SEVERAL PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE EXPANDED AREAS OF RAPID INUNDATION AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME STREETS AND PARKING LOTS TAKE ON MOVING WATER AS STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS OVERFLOW. DRIVING CONDITIONS BECOME HAZARDOUS. SOME ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES. * TORNADOES: PREPARE FOR A DANGEROUS TORNADO EVENT, WITH POSSIBLE IMPACTS ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 95. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE: - THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS. - SEVERAL PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE WITH A FEW SPOTS OF CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE, POWER LOSS, AND COMMUNICATIONS FAILURES. - LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS TORN OFF FRAME HOUSES, MOBILE HOMES DEMOLISHED, BOXCARS OVERTURNED, LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, VEHICLES TUMBLED, AND SMALL BOATS TOSSED ABOUT. DANGEROUS PROJECTILES CAN ADD TO THE TOLL. ELSEWHERE ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED. CELL PHONE CHARGERS FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL, BUT BE AWARE OF YOUR RISK FOR DEADLY CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IF YOUR CAR IS LEFT IDLING IN A GARAGE OR OTHER POORLY VENTILATED AREA. RAPIDLY RISING FLOOD WATERS ARE DEADLY. IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD-PRONE AREA, CONSIDER MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY. REMEMBER, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN! IF IN A PLACE THAT IS VULNERABLE TO HIGH WIND, SUCH AS NEAR LARGE TREES, A MANUFACTURED HOME, UPPER FLOORS OF A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, OR ON A BOAT, CONSIDER MOVING TO A SAFER SHELTER BEFORE THE ONSET OF STRONG WINDS OR FLOODING. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READYNC.ORG - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG NEXT UPDATE ----------- THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH NC AROUND 11 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
...TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, ALAMANCE, ANSON, CHATHAM, DAVIDSON, DURHAM, FORSYTH, FRANKLIN, GRANVILLE, GUILFORD, HOKE, LEE, MONTGOMERY, MOORE, ORANGE, PERSON, RANDOLPH, RICHMOND, SCOTLAND, STANLY, VANCE, WAKE, AND WARREN. * THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON * TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA WILL RESULT IN HEAVY RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS THE EASTERN SANDHILLS AND EASTERN PIEDMONT, INCLUDING THE TRIANGLE. WEST OF THE TRIANGLE, RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE. RAINFALL OF THIS AMOUNT WILL RESULT IN A THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING, ESPECIALLY IN LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. * RAPID RISES OF STREAMS AND CREEKS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FOR AREAS WHERE HEAVY RAIN FALLS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&
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