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I am utilizing Facebook, FlickR, Youtube, Vimeo and WordPress to bring you Shane’s Flying Disc Show and Shane K. Smith Photography. I have been a photographer and Flying Disc Thrower since elementary School. I made my first money with a camera in High School and my first money with a Frisbee in 1978. I also made money by teaching Tennis since I was 13. I am writing this in 2020.
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Mark Lynn Overcash, 67, of China Grove, passed away, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at his home. He was born December 4, 1954, in Iredell Co. to Blondell Self Overcash and the late Demps Ray Overcash Sr. Mark was a 1973 graduate of South Rowan High School. He also earned his Building Contractor’s License from Mitchell Community College. Mark was talented in many areas. He worked in home construction most of his life building and remodeling homes. Growing up Mark was a member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church in Enochville. After Mark retired, he explored multiple hobbies including pottery (in which he participated in shows with his art) and building fiddles and violins. Mark also continued his lifelong interest of music writing songs to his late wife and playing multiple instruments including drums, guitar, banjo, and bass guitar. Mark also loved fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors. Mark was well liked and will be missed by his friends and family. Mark was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Benfield Brosh, of 35 years, Phyllis passed away in February 2019, sister Frances Todd and her husband Tommy, nephews, Dana Overcash, Brent Overcash, niece, April Poteat and her husband Ben, also preceded him. Those left to cherish his memory, his mother Blondell Self Overcash, two brothers, Demps Overcash (Ajai) and Randy Overcash (Ginger), sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Ron Matthews, brother-in-law, Tony Benfield, nephews; Destry Overcash, Cameron Overcash, Jay Todd (Kim) and Mark Lefler (Melissa), also numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 PM at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Demps Overcash officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 2-3 PM at Whitley’s Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at http://www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
David Randall Pyatte, Sr., of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, after years of declining health. He passed away from pneumonia. David was a Southern Baptist minister for 41 years, in NC, SC, and TN. He was a huge TN Vols fan, and loved Corvettes, Shelties, and helping people above all else. David loved his family and God, and was a beloved Pastor, husband, father, and papaw. David is survived by wife of 45 years, Cathy Pyatte; sons, David Randall Pyatte Jr., Joshua Dale Pyatte; daughter, Amanda D. Fields; 11 grandchildren; parents, Lonnie and Barbara Pyatte, of Bristol, VA; brothers, Mike and Scott Pyatte. The family wishes to thank the ICU nurses at Jefferson City Memorial Hospital. A special thank you to Senior Citizens Home Assistance Jefferson County Office, Amy Coldwell, and special caregiver, Terri James. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made in David’s honor to Sheltie Rescue of East Tennessee, PO Box 2354, Greenville, TN 37744
Claude Jeffrey McKnight, 64, of Clayton passed away on June 9, 2022. Claude was born in Salisbury, NC on May 1, 1958.
Claude is survived by his wife, Laura McKnight; his parents, M.D. & Maryann McKnight; sister, Scarlet McKnight; god-daughter, Ashley and her husband Juan Rendon; brother-in-law Rusty Riley; and sister-in-law, Karen Riley.
Life on the road is never easy, especially when you attempt the no frills Frisbee tour of the greater North East United States. Bob Huston and I did three months of shows together and hit 180 shows in probably 100 towns! That means we worked our butts off. Bob had a cool station wagon named Betsy! You can’t appreciate the beauty of a station wagon until you are between shows in a town and have no expenses left for hotels. If we didn’t sell tons of Mini-Frisbees we would have certainly starved but for a nice couple that ordered too much Chinese food and shared it all with us one night.
We were good together and the crowds loved us. We found a College town that was a Physical Education College, Brockport, NY! There we met a disc player named Stephen Athenias
and in turn ended up meeting three awesome girls. After the first night Bob had a giant grin on his face and was jumping down the street pumping his fist in the air “YES! YES! YES! SHE IS THE ONE!” Bob found the woman of his dreams in Suanne Crisafulli and got happily married.
One show in particular near the town of Brockport was close enough that Sueanne and her two room mates made an appearance at the very end of the show. It was perfect. Bob and I did a great job at the show and we were both plastered up against the wall signing autographs for the entire school and in walks three Smoking Hot College Ladies in large brimmed hats and they were headed our way! I’m glad Bob is still alive to back that up!
Bob and Sueanne went on with their careers and Bob eventually ended up working for Discraft!
Recently this month of May in 2022 He and Sueanne both were inducted into the Michigan Disc Golf Hall of fame.
Congratulations Bob and Sueanne!
Awesome memory from Sueanne!
Update: Betsy only had an AM radio. The AM stations back in the day only played one song ALL DAY LONG! The song was Heart Ache Tonight! There is going to be a Heart Ache tonight I know!
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Douglas O’Dell Guthrie, Jr., 69, of Winston-Salem, NC, died peacefully on May 19, 2022.
“Dell,” as he was best known to his countless friends, was born in Goldsboro, NC, to Maude Rains Parrish Guthrie and Douglas O’Dell Guthrie. The second of four siblings, Dell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William (Bill) D. Guthrie.
Dell is survived by his daughter, Angela G. Lynn (Dan), and grandchildren Megan M. and Ryan R. Lynn of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter Melissa G. Joiner (David) and grandchildren Brian, Adam, Jonathan and Clara of Wake Forest, NC; sibling Charles H. Guthrie (Jeanne), nephew Peter Guthrie of Hillsborough, NC and niece Ari Harris (Paul) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; sibling Jack N. Guthrie (Vera) of Walkertown, NC; maternal aunt Lillian P. Kimrey of High Point, NC; and best friend, and “musical brother,” Ray Allegrezza of Trinity, NC, and scores of much-loved friends and fellow musicians; and to quote Dell, “the love of my life,” his life partner, Deborah Mills and family; daughter Kate (Ali) Kapps, whose children Emma and Max Skipper adored their “GranDell,” and son John Mills of Venice, Florida.
Dell is survived by his cat, NaFloyd Scott, who was a great comfort to Dell the past 4 years.
Dell was a unique blend of true Southern gentleman, Renaissance man, and rhythm and blues powerhouse. He had the rare ability to fix anything with a turn of his wrench while being equally adept when turning a phrase when writing or performing one of his many original songs.
His powerful and soulful voice made him a favorite of audiences throughout the state as well as with the scores of talented musicians that had the privilege and pleasure of playing music with him.
Dell truly was a man who lived life on his own terms and never lost his curiosity of people, places and things. Not surprisingly, as a young man with more than a touch of wanderlust, he traveled the country from coast to coast and experienced everything from joining a traveling carnival to living in a commune in Maltby, Washington.
Dell had three goals in life and was blessed to achieve each one of them–he owned his own business, Serco Engines, he built and enjoyed a hot rod car, and was the frontman for a host of popular and sought-after bands.
While many knew Dell as a gifted singer, songwriter and performer, that was only his public persona.
When not performing, Dell loved to spend time with Deborah enjoying their diverse interest or in his shop working with his hands. Dell’s varied interests included woodworking, welding, chopping wood, feeding wild birds, gardening and cooking.
Dell loved life, Deborah, family, friends and music. He was a man who faced life’s challenges with strength, dignity, and above all, a remarkable sense of humor and wit.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the caring staff of Trellis Supportive Care, both in home and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
In lieu of flowers, Deborah and Dell’s family ask that friends continue to support your local musicians by visiting their tip jars frequently and generously in memory of Dell.
A celebration of Dell’s life will be held at a later date.
Published by Winston-Salem Journal on May 22, 2022.
I can’t begin to tell you how nice it is to pull into a large park and have a few feet between neighbors. Almost every spot in campgrounds in Myrtle Beach or Surfside are so close you can hand your neighbor a drink from each other’s door step. You might look at this stormy feature photo and think those campers are close. That is until you get a few years in and out of parks. Sandburs or Foot Fuckers come with most every camp in Myrtle. But this is a nice clean camp. Motorcycles have to live at the front of the camp. The GPS took me straight into the camp with no in town distractions. I didn’t even know it was bike week. I only had five nights. I was close to a Walmart and a couple of strip malls with gas close by. This trip I didn’t pick up my cameras but for the storm that welcomed me the first night. Timing was perfect for the storm as it formed after I set up. Storms blow out a beach town and clean the air. My biggest goal was to take my Schnauzer on walks and get my feet in the water!
I want to go back . Next time I’m shaving my Schnauzer bald so the sandburs aren’t so much work to take out of her fur.
This little creature with cartoon eyes is from a previous trip.