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Carlton "Carl" Wendell Binns

Larry's Beloved Older BrotherWinston-Salem 06/03/1951 - 07/16/2016 Mr. Carlton "Carl" Wendell Binns, 65, of Winston-Salem, NC, died at his home after a long illness on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

He is survived by his devoted, caring, and loving wife of 12 years, Charleator Binns, who was faithfully at his side comforting him until death.

Born in Newport News, VA on June 3, 1951, he was the son of the late Dr. Leon W. Binns and Mrs. Annie B. Washington. Carl moved with his parents to Winston-Salem in 1967 after living 6 years in Newport News, VA. and Nashville, TN for 10 years.

He was a graduate of Anderson High School where he was a member of the football team for two years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was also a musician and excelled in his studies as a percussionist with the late Dr. Andy Goodrich, whose credentials as a musician and scholar were impeccable. He was a member of the all-city Band in Nashville for two years. Carl also performed with several local singing groups in high school. He retired from Kaba Ilco Corp.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a loving and devoted daughter, Amy Binns of W-S, NC; four loving sons, Carlton W. Binns, Jr. (Angelique), Brian Binns (Shameika), Allen Binns (April), and Stephen Binns, all of W-S, NC; one devoted step-son, Rayvon Cox of W-S, NC; five loving and devoted sisters, Yvette Binns (David) of Peoria, AZ, Denise Binns of Litchfield Park, AZ, Pearl Washington of W-S, NC, Dr. Pamela (Russell) Binns-Gibson of Charlotte, NC, and Kenya (Lewis) Brown of W-S, NC; one loving and caring brother and sister-in-law, Larry (Marcia) Brian Binns of Newport News, VA; 25 loving grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a large host of relatives and friends.

Carl was deeply loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 12:00noon Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Russell Funeral Home Chapel, 822 Carl Russell Ave, W-S, NC 27101. The family visitation will be held from 11:00am until 12:00noon on Friday at the Chapel. Online condolences can be made at

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Stephoney Stewart Binns

Carl's First Wife

Ms. Stephoney Stewart Binns, 53, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at Forsyth Medical Center after a period of illness. 

Ms. Binns was born Oct. 15, 1951, in Winston-Salem to George M. Stewart Jr. and Ida Hicks Stewart. She was a graduate of Anderson High School and Russell Business College. 

She leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Carlton Binns Jr., Brian (Donna) Binns, Allen Binns and Stephon Binns, all of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Amy Binns of Winston-Salem; four brothers, George Hicks Sr. of Winston-Salem, Rick Hicks of Charlotte, Stevon (Karyn) Stewart of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jesse Stewart of Redland, Calif.; a sister, Shirelle (Kerry) Riddick of Winston-Salem; 16 grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, with the Rev. William Conrad officiating. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Family visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. (Russell)
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 10/22/2003.

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