OBITUARY

William Edward "Bill" Andrews Sr.

December 19, 1931November 4, 2010

William Edward “Bill” Andrews, Sr., 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Wesley Long Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, 3:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.

Bill was born on Dec.19, 1931, in Alamance County, NC, the son of John and Ella Mae McBane Andrews. He attended Elon College and served in the US Army. He was the Vice President of McBane Brown Inc. His priority in life was his family and his love and devotion were unmatched. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and his trips to the mountains. He looked forward to the “breakfast buddies” at Panera to start his day.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings; Helen Isley, Gordon Andrews and Wade Andrews. Those left to cherish his memory is his sister, Carol Brown of Graham, NC; his loving wife Barbara Andrews of the home; children; William E. “Eddie” Andrews Jr. of Greensboro, NC, Victor Yarbrough and wife Debbi of Badin Lake, NC, Leigh Anne Yarbrough Lavin and husband Richard of Coral Springs, FL, and Gerri Yarbrough of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer, Gordon and Michael Smith, Zackery and Logan Yarbrough and Sarah Lavin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, NC 27403.

The family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.

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Missy Dean

November 5, 2011

It's been a year since we lost Bill, not a day goes by that I don't miss this man. I miss his laughter and constant smile. We miss you greatly Bill. Love, Missy

Sophia Medina

November 9, 2010

I always looked forward to Bill coming int the branch to tell us about his trips to Cherokee. I would always hope that he had "Big Money" to deposit that day! We would discuss anything from banking to what was going on in my life and my son's life. Bill had a natural concern for me and I know it was real. I will miss his words of encouragement and I thank him for his influence! You are blessed to have had a man such as Bill in your lives and I would only hope that my son becomes a man of his intergrity! God Bless You All!

Sophia Medina
First Citizens Bank
Greensboro Main Branch

Sharon Morgan

November 9, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was always a bright spot in my day when he came into my office, and I appreciated the confidence he showed in me. That confidence was returned when he was my personal HVAC expert! He never failed to give me excellent advice and service. He went out of his way to communicate options and best recommendations. I so appreciated that. I think Bill really loved his life and all that came with it. He was a gentleman and a friend, and I know he will be missed by many.

Missy Dean

November 8, 2010

Aunt Barbara, Gerri, Victor, Leigh Ann, Eddie and extended family - we lost a great man this past week. He is going to be extremely missed by everyone. He was always happy everytime I saw him, there was always a twinkle in his eyes like he was up to mischief. I'm going to miss his constant picking when he would walk through the back door for the cook-outs. My favorite memory of him was from last Labor Day when he reached across the kitchen table and swipped a co-workers left-over piece of Uncle Blandy's coconut cake and started eating it and jumped right in picking at her for leaving it sitting there for someone to just take it. So he took it. We laughed about it for hours afterwards because it was so shocking and out of character for the Bill that I had grown up knowing. I will miss him greatly, but one day we will all see him again. I love you all very much.
Love - Missy

William E (Bill) Garrett

November 8, 2010

My heart and prayers go out to the Andrews family in their time of loss. I first met Bill in 1976 when I came to Greensboro as the Chief Mechanical Inspector and he was working at McBain and Brown Heating and AC. I will always remember a man who had christian values and a warm smile for everyone he met.
I know Bill will be missed by his family and friends, but we know that he is now resting with his savior.

Bob & Palina & Jeff Frazier

November 7, 2010

Barbara, Vic and Debbi, Gerri, and all the family, We are so very sorry for you loss. Bill was a very happy man and seemed to light up a room each time we saw him. He will be missed. Please know we send our prayers your way and our thoughts are with you all.
Bob & Palina & Jeffrey Frazier

Mandy Shepard

November 7, 2010

I worked with Bill for the last 6 months and learned more than I ever thought I would from someone in such a short time. He was a man who was honest and told you what he thought even if it meant being brutally honest. He was a gentleman and a wonderful man. His joking around and cutting up at the office made the day go by quicker. He always told me that I could never be as perfect as he was and that he never made mistakes. Not long before he got sick, I wrote a proposal for him and it had no mistakes and he laughed and said that I was getting close to perfection like him...it was the best compliment I could have gotten. He was a joy to have around and will be missed very much! I pray for God's peace for his family and that they find strength to carry on the same way Bill would if he were the one left behind. I am a better person having know him!

William LaFollette

November 6, 2010

Bill was a kind of man you were happy to see coming towards you. you know a smile and a few kind words were coming your way. He was a great man quick to listen, an offer you advise if you asked for it. when i get to heaven he will be there waiting on us. Rest in peace my uncle and friend

Paul & Judy Byrd

November 6, 2010

To Barbara,
We first met you and Bill several years ago when we were privileged to bowl with you each week, and although our bowling balls are now stored in the attic collecting dust, the memories of the fun and laughter we shared each Tuesday night will remain in our hearts forever. Please know that we are praying for you and your family during this time. We will always remember Bill as a kind, gentle and fun-loving man. He touched our lives and made us richer, and for that we are grateful.
Love,

Jackie Broadwell Pate

November 6, 2010

I met Bill Andrews years ago when I
went to work for a local heating and
air conditioining distributor. Bill
was a true gentleman and always had
a smile and kind words for those he met.
I am truly sorry for the grest loss
of Bill. He will be missed.