The Rev. William Benjamin Stokes ’36

The Rev. William Benjamin Stokes ’36 of Charlotte, N.C., died February 1, 2006. A retired United Methodist minister, he had served churches in the Virginia and Western North Carolina Conferences including Aldersgate, Zoar, and First United Methodist Church of Charlotte. He was a member and past master of Temple Lodge #676 AF & AM, a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Oasis Temple of the Shrine. He was also a past patron of the Charlotte Chapter 294 Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kitsie” Stokes, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Apt. 714, Charlotte, N.C. 28215; his son, W. Ben Stokes, Jr. and wife, Ella Sue; and his daughter, Jet Taylor and husband, Paul, all of Charlotte. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sheri Quinn and husband, Paul, William B. Stokes, III and wife, Christi, and Cynthia Williams and husband, Tommy; as well as five great-grandchildren, Payton Quinn, Kenny and Melissa Stokes, and Kathryn and Emily Williams.