October 13, 1935 - February 18, 2020 Gail Looney Setser of Winston-Salem, died Tuesday February 18, 2020 at her home. She was born in Lenoir, NC on October 13, 1935 to the late Fred B. and Edna Poovey Looney. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James R. Setser of the home; son, Jeff Setser and wife Beth of Charlotte; grandson, Jason of Houston, TX and granddaughter, Claire of Raleigh; sister, Jo Ann Lineberger (Dorus) of Gastonia, NC; four nephews, Steve Lineberger, Mark Looney, Alan Looney and Glen Looney. Preceded in death by her brother, William J. Looney. Graveside service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir with Rev. Roger Barnes officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 2951 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Burleigh, Charles "Chuck" Robert December 29, 1933 - February 13, 2020 Mr. Charles "Chuck" Robert Burleigh, 86, of Winston-Salem, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 29, 1933 in Penobscot, Maine to Alvina and George Herbert Burleigh. Chuck received a master's degree in finance from Michigan State University. He worked as a finance and insurance executive. Chuck was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Chuck had a passion for sports. He was an avid accomplished golfer, organizing "The Burleigh Bash" at Pinehurst for over thirty years. In his younger days, he played baseball and basketball. He was a devoted sports fan as well, proudly supporting his children's efforts and athletic accomplishments. In addition to his beloved parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his brother, Dana and wife Connie, son-in-law, Greg and daughter in-law, Heidi. Surviving are his wife, Margaret "Peg" Stratton Burleigh; his brother, Jerry (Marion); two sons, Todd Burleigh and Bryan Burleigh (Pam); one daughter, Beth Bullard; and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Cheryl, Morgan, Brayden, Jonathan, Nicholas, Jackson, and Kate. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday February 24, 2020 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in Chuck's memory to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel) Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel 3315 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Gwyn, Charles Everett August 31, 1956 - February 7, 2020 Rural Hall, NC Charles Everett Gwyn, 63, of Rural Hall, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center with his family by his side. Charles was born August 31, 1956 in Forsyth County to the late Woodrow and Ethel Scott Chapman. He was a landscaper until his retirement and was a member of Closer Walk Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Steve Conway. Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of thirty-six years, Robin Moser Gwyn, his daughter Melissa Gwyn Yates (Carlos Flores), his son, Michael Lee Gwyn, two brothers: DeAlis Gwyn (Carol) and Ricky Chapman (Sandra), ten special grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special Thanks to the doctors and nurses at Forsyth Medical Center for their care. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Closer Walk Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Brown, Rev. Aric Brown and Rev. Ken Aman officiating. The family will receive friends and loved ones following the service. The family will be at the home of Paul Moser, Forsyth Line Rd., Rural Hall, NC. Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charles Everett Gwyn. Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com. Slate Funeral Home 132 E. Dalton Rd. King, NC 27021
June 10, 1949 - February 15, 2020 Mr. Donald Joseph Szczepanowski, 70, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 10, 1949, in Wyoming County, NY, the son of Donald Thomas and Mary Landowski Szczepanowski. He was of the Catholic faith, was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam Era and specialized in all aspects of computer technology for over 30 years. What was most important to Don was that he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara Szczepanowski; his daughter, Jessica Szczepanowski; two grandchildren, Colten Dishman and Kaiden Dishman; and three sisters, Donna Pickard (Richard), Margie Bater and Marie Gibson (Mark), all of New York; he had many loved nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with military rites provided by the Clemmons V.F.W. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel 3315 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
July 18, 1949 - February 12, 2020 Mr. Edward Fletcher Gunnell, 70, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home. He was born July 18, 1949 in Forsyth County to the late Willie Fletcher Gunnell and Mary Hicks Gunnell. Edward proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He had many hobbies which included carp fishing, NASCAR, collecting different things, and coaching softball. In addition to his parents, Edward is preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Gunnell and Ann Anderson; and daughter, Jennifer Renee Gunnell. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Vicky Bowman Gunnell; three daughters: Chris Sneed (William), Misty Colon (Jose), and Tonya Pilson (Reggie); six grandchildren: Justin Williams (Kelsey), Samantha Williams (Alex), Jonathon Gunnell (Paulina), Evan Gunnell, Alexus Gunnell (Hunter), and Austin Gunnell; brother, Glenn Gunnell (Kay); and three sisters: Faye Mckeithan (Fred), Linda Fie (G.G.), and Carol Montgomery (Mike). A graveside service will be conducted 3:00 PM Saturday, February 22nd at Crestview Memorial park with Don Wallace, Minister officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Church of Christ, 7120 NC HWY 66 S, King, NC 27021 or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. (Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall)
Freitag, Keith Edward November 9, 1951 - February 18, 2020 Mr. Keith Edward Freitag, 68, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Trellis Supportive Care. He was born in Forsyth County on November 9, 1951, to the late Edward Louis and Dorothy Alexander Freitag. Keith graduated from Parkland High School in 1970. After high school, he began working as the manager of Stanley's Shoes at Thruway Shopping Center. Later he continued working for Whitney Decorating. In 1994, Keith became the co-owner of Seth's Gallery of Floors and retired in 2014. Keith loved sports and was an avid golfer. Many members of Salem Glen were like brothers to him and they frequently went on golf trips to the Carolina Coast and Canada. Keith was an active member of Friedberg Moravian Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher, served on the Board of Elders, and worked with many fundraisers including chicken pie suppers and the tag sale. Keith's love of his Lord, church, family, and golf provided him with many life-long friends. In addition to his parents, Keith is preceded in death by a son, Seth Freitag, and two brothers, Perry and Terry Freitag. Surviving are his wife of forty-three years, Sue Arant Freitag; three children: Matthew Freitag of the home, Emily Freitag and husband Matt Lettrich of Carolina Beach, and Caleb Freitag and wife Brittany of Booneville; and three grandchildren: Aubrey and Abigail Freitag, and Cameron Lettrich. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff and congregation of Friedberg Moravian Church, the staff of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Cancer Center and the third floor Chemo Pod Nurses for their excellent care and support. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020, at Friedberg Moravian Church, officiate by the Rev. Jim Newsome, Jr., the Rev. Dan Nelson, and the Rt. Rev. Tom Shelton. Interment will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends 11:45 AM 1:45 PM Friday at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, for the Women's Fellowship or the Pastor's Discretionary Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel 3315 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Leonard Mocksville - David Leonard, 94, died February 16, 2020. Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 PM Monday, February 24, at Davie Funeral Service. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 25, at Salisbury National Cemetery.
September 11, 1938 - February 17, 2020 Dorothy L. Watson Jones was born September 11, 1938 and departed on February 17, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Willie Jones, Jr.; children, Lannis Howad, Marvin (Michelle) James, Anthony (Karen) Jones, Sharron (Malcom) Lewis, Pamela James, and Robin Jones; a host of grandchildren, great-grands, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Friday, February 21, 2020 at Hanes Memorial CME Church with Reverend Clarence Cox, III officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be held from 12noon until 1:00pm on Friday at the Church. Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneralservice.com. (RUSSELL)
Ammons, Lenwood August 20, 1918 - February 18, 2020 Lenwood Ammons, 101, of Winston-Salem, passed away at his home on February 18, surrounded by family and devoted caregivers. He was born August 20, 1918 in Macon County, North Carolina to John Thomas and Nellie Mae Williams Ammons. His early life was spent in East Bend and he was a graduate of East Bend High School. Along with his two brothers, Lenwood joined the Army during World War II. As a 1st Sgt. and Tank Commander in Company B, 41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division under General Patton, he saw action throughout the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge and liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Mr. Ammons was owner of Ammons Esso Service Center on Reynolda Road for 33 years. His excellent customer service was his trademark and fond memories of his loyal customers continued until his passing. He was an active member and lifelong Deacon of First Baptist Church for 78 years. Along with his wife Doris, he enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels for more than 26 years, traveling in their Airstream trailer and enjoying Wake Forest games at every opportunity. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years, Doris Poindexter Ammons, his twin brother Woodrow Ammons, his brother Grady Ammons and sister Hazel Jordan. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Carolyn Poindexter of East Bend, N.C. and Mildred Ammons of Richmond, Va. as well as eight nieces and nephews: Adair Pickard, Sandra Morrissey (Don), Caroline Taylor (Jerry), Julia Hinnant (Dwight), Sandy Poindexter (Linda), Brad Poindexter, Brooke Balun (Scott) and Charlotte Wright (Bill). He also leaves behind loving great nieces and nephews; Suzanne Morrissey, Michelle Morrissey, John Pickard, Beth Patterson, Katie Cummings, Richard Hinnant, Abby Poindexter, and Will and Thad Balun.The family appreciates the dedicated, loving and compassionate care provided for the past several years by Maxine Hamilton, Lisa Perrell, and Billie Davis. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Salem Funeral Home's Reynolda Chapel, 2599 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem 27106 with Rev. Charles W. Fishel and Rev. Amy McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon - 1:45 p.m., Monday at the Salem Reynolda Chapel. Memorials in Lenwood's memory may be made to The Children's Ministry, First Baptist Church, 501 W. Fifth. Winston-Salem, 27101. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 2951 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Smith, Blake Hicks March 28, 1929 - February 9, 2020 Blake H. Smith, a native of Stokes County (Meadows area), passed away on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 in Marietta, GA just short of her 91st birthday. Blake worked early on at Duplan Industries and Western-Electric in Winston-Salem. After meeting and marrying her husband, D. Grant Smith of King, she worked for a number of years as a medical office staff member and subsequently as an inventory specialist at Lantal Textiles (formerly Langenthal Mills) in Rural Hall. Blake devoted her life to Christ and was extraordinarily committed and active within her church, First Baptist Church of King. Upon retirement, Blake spent many years working at King Outreach Ministry (KOM), where she met and befriended many others in the community. Blake was the daughter of Ollie and Rosa Hicks, both residents of Stokes County. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Leonard Hicks, George "Mutt" Hicks, and Evelyn Charlotte Tuttle. She is survived by the numerous nieces and nephews from both her and her husband's siblings. Blake was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, D. Grant Smith, and her daughter Deborah C. Blackburn of California. She is survived by her son, Shaun G. Smith, daughter-in-law Lela G. Smith, both residing in Acworth, GA, along with her two grandchildren, Elizabeth M. Smith, 26, of Nashville, TN and Samuel R. Smith, 21, of Athens, GA. Blake will always be remembered for her outgoing personality, faith in the Lord, her ability to help those in need, her sense of humor, and her instinctive nature to "pull for the underdog" in all facets of life. Her friends would also add that her cooking and recipes were legendary around the community. Service will be held February 22, 11 am at Slate Funeral Home, 132 E. Dalton Rd., King, NC 27021. Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Blake H. Smith. Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com. Slate Funeral Home 132 E. Dalton Rd. King, NC 27021
Rose, Gladys Ann WINSTON-SALEM Ms. Gladys Ann Rose, 68, died Monday, February 17, 2020, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. She was born January 29, 1952, in Rowan County to the late James Walter "Tom" Rose, Sr. and Gladys Elizabeth Scott Rose. Ann, as she was affectionately called, was a member Mainville A.M.E. Zion Church in Mocksville. Ann was a very hard worker who was known to say, "if it was easy, everybody would do it." Her favorite pastimes were fishing, cooking and teaching others how to cook. Ann was a very loving and giving person who would give you her last dollar. She had a deep affection for everyone, was a mother to all and would quickly put you back in your place. Ann never met a stranger and could talk to anyone; she always had a listening ear. She had a huge heart, a loving spirit, and an infectious laugh. Ann had a special place in her heart for Onix, her favorite granddog. Survivors include her daughter, Anelia P. Rose, M.D., who she affectionately nicknamed "Neatie" of Durham; siblings, Paul Rose, (Penny), Jane C. Rose, James W. "Bunk" Rose, Jr. (Bertha), Brenda "Doody" James (Doug), all of Mocksville, Ronnie Rose (Susan) of Clemmons and Alicia Rose of Salisbury; a host of nieces and nephews, with whom she shared personal relationships; and her special granddog, Onix. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 22, at Mainville A.M.E. Zion Church, Chaplain Rick Charles will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, February 21, at Lambert Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. Interment will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.lambertgrahamfuneralhome.com.
Weber, Elizabeth Artis Wright August 20, 1921 - February 17, 2020 Elizabeth Artis Wright Weber, 98 entered the more immediate presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 17th. She was 98 years old. She was born in Winston-Salem to the late Burgess McAger and Bessie Reynolds Wright. She studied voice at Salem College and went on to teach German for many years at Salem Academy before moving into an Administrative role at Salem Academy. From 1962 until her retirement in 1980, she served as Admissions Director for Salem Academy. She was an avid hymn composer. One year she wrote 31 hymns in the month of January, one hymn for each day. When she was done, she thought to herself, "I could do that in February." And she did. She went on to write 365 hymns that year. She wrote her first hymn for her niece's confirmation in 1952. In her lifetime she composed over 1,000 hymns on subjects including marriage, prayer, renewal, worship, church seasons and celebrations. Several were sung in her church and one appears in the Moravian Book of Worship. A self-described, "cradle Moravian," in 1982 she married her former high school sweetheart, the late Rev. Herbert Weber and faithfully served with him in ministry during his years of service at Little Church on the Lane, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon his retirement, the Webers moved back to Winston-Salem. Together they enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Travels included trips to Australia and South Africa. Both Herbert and E. Artis were involved in their home congregation of Fairview Moravian. E. Artis also enjoyed singing in the Moramus Chorale group. Following Herbert's passing in 2006, E. Artis continued her love for traveling. She took great pride in attending the 2008 Moravian Women's Consultation Conference in Herrnhut, Germany where one of her hymns, "Salt of the Earth Are We" was performed. She would eventually move out to Salemtowne, the Moravian Retirement Community where she became involved in many activities as her health allowed. She was preceded in death; by her parents, Burgess McAger Wright and Bessie Reynolds Wright, husband, The Rev. Herbert Weber, brothers, William Reynolds Wright, Sr. and Burgess Woodrow Wright and nephew, Eugene D. Wright, Sr. She is survived by sisters, Evelyn W. West, of Winston-Salem, Doris W. Noell, Clemmons, and one brother, Bynum McAger Wright, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, stepdaughter, Marie Weber Nodine (Dennis) Charlotte, two step-granddaughters, Jenna Nodine Craver (Andrew), of Bethel, Alaska and Abigail Nodine . Eight nieces and nephews survive her: Cynthia W. Faircloth; William Reynolds Wright, Jr., Lexington; Katyna W. Phillips (Don), The Villages, FL; Ann W. Marcus (David, Sr.), Clemmons; Susan W. Crump, Winston-Salem; Tom B. Wright, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Janice W. Lemp (John), Casselberry, FL; and Kathy W. Boarders (Richard), Elizabethtown, KY; as well as thirteen great-nieces and nephews, eleven great-great-nieces and nephews, and eight great-great-great-nieces and nephews. A visitation prior to her funeral service will take place Saturday, February 22nd at 10 AM at Fairview Moravian Church. Funeral service will follow at Fairview at 11 AM with burial in God's Acre (Salem Moravian Graveyard) with the Rev. Jeff Coppage, Rev. Scott Venable officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Fairview Moravian Church or the Elizabeth Wright Weber Endowed Scholarship Fund (aka. WEBS) of Salem Academy, a scholarship established in her honor by the staff and faculty of Salem Academy upon her retirement to assist students in need at the Academy. Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Sandy Ridge - Dwight Prillaman, 87, died Saturday, February 15, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, February 22, at Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. (Colonial Stokes)