Keaton, Carl Ray
LEWISVILLE November 10, 1947 - March 25, 2019 Mr. Carl Ray Keaton Sr., 71, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home. Mr. Keaton was born November 10, 1947 in Davie County to the late Carlye and Virginia Norman Keaton. He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Keaton enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, camping, and shooting. Mr. Keaton is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Monica McBride Keaton; two children, Tina Keaton (Sid) and Carl Keaton Jr. (Kim); grandchildren, Summer Lashley, James Charles, Zack Ridings, and Jacob Penley; two sisters, Faye Flynn and Linda Hanes; and two brothers, Tim Keaton (Kay) and Jimmy Keaton. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Gentry Family Chapel. Entombment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with full military honors provided by NC National Guard Honor Guard and Yadkin VFW Post 10346. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WG Hefner VA Medical Center, 1695 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville, NC 27284 to assist disabled veterans in their time of need. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Forsyth County EMS and Sherriff's Dept. and to West Bend Fire Dept. for the assistance with Mr. Keaton. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Keaton family.
Swaim, Jacy Bleu
WINSTON-SALEM May 3, 2000 - March 22, 2019 Miss Jacy Bleu Swaim, 18, passed away unexpectedly March 22, 2019. She was born May 3, 2000 in Forsyth County. Jacy graduated from Meadowbrook Academy. She was a shining star with a beautiful smile and always wore a smile. She loved animals and had a passion for rescues. Jacy will be greatly missed. Jacy was preceded in death by her brother, Brandon Hunter. She is survived by her mother, Wendy Long; fathers: James Richard Swaim II, George H. Hunter, and Farley Long; three sisters: Kayla Hunter, Brooke Hoskins, and Misty Hunter; three brothers: Vann Swaim, Trey Swaim, and Joshiwa Evans; grandparents, Frances and Tom Brinkley, and Josephine and Paul Tilley; best friend, Heavon Ratcliff; and three special friends, Allora Black, Sylvia Anders, and Eric Lefebvre; also, many friends forever in our hearts. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Crestview Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Hicks, Joseph William
ELKIN March 25, 2019 Joseph William Hicks, 75, passed on March 25, 2019. Joseph is survived by his wife Maria of 52 years, sons Michael Hicks and Richard Hicks, sister Carolyn Reece, seven loving grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his extended beautiful family in Puertollano, Madrid and throughout Spain. Joseph was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. Joseph was a proud Air Force veteran and a talented machinist, spending over 30 years at Westinghouse. He enjoyed the accomplishment of making or building things with his hands from a thought or drawing, but in the end his motivation was to make someone happy. Joseph was dedicated to his family, community, and volunteered with several organizations including: the local VFW where he served as commander for six years, the Wilkes/Surry chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution where he served as president, the Surry County Genealogical Association where he served as treasurer and especially the Elkin Valley Trails Association where he served as the VP. Walking with his dogs, Thumper and Joiee, was his happy place. Joseph walked hundreds, if not thousands, of miles on the sidewalks of Elkin, trails or even the MST trail when it was just a single track footpath beside the Elkin Creek.but he could see what it was going to be. Joseph never met a stranger on the trail. He could not wait to bump into the next passerby, resident or visitor.so he could share all the wonderful things the trail and the town of Elkin has to offer. He loved it so. A special thank you to the people at Mountain Valley Hospice in Dobson for their loving care and support during his final days. The family will accept friends at Johnson Funeral Home on March 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on behalf of Joe's memory to the Elkin Valley Trails Association. You may send your donation by check to: Elkin Valley Trails Association, Inc., P.O. Box 91, Elkin, NC 28621. Your generous donation is tax-deductible.
Galboe, Robert Joseph
KERNERSVILLE - Robert Joseph Galboe Sr., 88, passed away March 23, 2019. Funeral will be held 12 p.m. March 28 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, GA. Burial at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.
Huffman, Gilbert Thompson
MOUNT AIRY - Dr. Gilbert Thompson Huffman, 81, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 11:30 AM at Oakdale Cemetery. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family.
Westmoreland, Dana R.
CONWAY July 22, 1960 - March 23, 2019 Dana R. Westmoreland, 58, went to be with her Dad, whom she missed dearly, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Dana was born in Forsyth County, on July 22, 1960, to the late John L. Westmoreland and Viola B. Westmoreland, who survives. She was a bus driver for Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools for twenty-seven years, and was currently employed with Southern Asphalt Company in SC, where she worked for twelve years as a truck driver. Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Viola Blackburn Westmoreland, brothers, Tommy Westmoreland, and Barry L. Westmoreland and wife Cecelia Benge Westmoreland, nieces, Kim Westmoreland (Lil' Sis), and Nikki W. Asbury and husband Travvis Asbury, nephew, John S. Westmoreland, great-nephews, Braxton W. and Lincoln Asbury and Jackson and Brayden Westmoreland, who were the apple of her eye. A special friend, Cynthia Loggins, and daughter, Kelly, were her "SC family," and a multitude of friends and loved ones far and near. The family will receive friends and loved ones, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Slate Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Slate Funeral Home Chapel, 132 E. Dalton Rd. King, NC 27021, with Pastor Paul Norman, and Brenda Gale Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Christian Church Cemetery, 8200 Jefferson Church Rd. Rural Hall, NC. Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the Westmoreland family. Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com.
WINSTON-SALEM July 22, 1947 - March 25, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Carolyn Wandscher, announces her passing after a three-year battle with cancer on March 25, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Carolyn was born to the late Michael Vasilenko, Sr. and the late Florence (Tuma) Vasilenko on July 22, 1947 in Passaic, NJ. She graduated from Garfield High School in 1965 and received a BS in education from William Paterson University in 1969. Carolyn went on to enjoy a 30+ year career in teaching. She was a teacher for 6 years at Walter T. Bergen School in Bloomingdale, NJ and 24 years at Lacy Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. Upon her retirement in 2010, Carolyn moved to Winston-Salem, NC. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Lauren Tolley, son-in-law Derek Tolley, two grandchildren, Wyatt and Reagan Tolley, brother Michael Vasilenko, sister Jo-Ann Vasilenko. Carolyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Ronald Wandscher in 2010. She will also be lovingly remembered by cousins Diana Brotschul, George Beregi and Ronald Tuma. Carolyn will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. She had an amazing way with children. She touched the lives of so many children and had such a positive and lasting impact on so many of the children she taught. Carolyn was a loving mother, sister, friend, teacher, wife and most of all doting grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. She was beloved "Ho-Ho" to her two grandchildren, Wyatt and Reagan, who lovingly gave her that nickname by which she was affectionately known. Her favorite place on earth was the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC, where she often went with her daughter Lauren and where her family all gathered to celebrate her 70th birthday. Carolyn will be remembered by all for her loving soul, kind heart, generosity, selflessness and sincere goodness. She will remain forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank everyone for their support, kindness and prayers during this difficult time. Carolyn's wish was to be cremated. The family will hold a memorial service on March 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, located at 108 East Kinderton Way in Advance, NC. Donations in memory of Carolyn may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com.
Murray, Sharon Mahaffey
MOCKSVILLE Oct. 2, 1959 - Mar. 24, 2019 Sharon Mahaffey Murray, 59, of Mocksville, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 24, 2019 after an accidental fall. She was born October 2, 1959 in Forsyth County. Sharon was of the Christian faith and worked for Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton law firm. She was a loving daughter and mother and was preceded in death by her father, J.B. Mahaffey. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Luanne and David Hastings; one devoted son, Jordan Murray; a brother, Darren Long and two special friends, Debbie Simmons and Brenda Hoover. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Hoisington, Robert (Bob) Eugene
MOUNT AIRY 05/03/1936 - 03/22/2019 Mr. Robert (Bob) Eugene Hoisington, 82, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 22, at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born and raised in Pontiac, MI, proudly served our country in the United States Army and National Guard where he was promoted to SP5. He met his wife of 58 years, Anita, while working at Chrysler Space Division in Warren, MI. After marriage, Bob and Anita moved to Cape Canaveral, FL, where they lived for 41 years prior to moving to Mount Airy. Bob enjoyed his volunteer service with Laborers for Christ which completed construction projects for Lutheran churches across the nation. He and Anita also enjoyed traveling to many locations in the United States and overseas. Bob used his skills locally as a volunteer at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Since moving to North Carolina, Bob was a faithful member of St John's Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem. Bob's family and friends will miss his quiet strength, loving smile and unending willingness to help with any project. Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anita Barlass Hoisington, daughter Robin Hall, son and daughter-in-law Lee and Kelly Hoisington, grandchildren Sidney, Aubrey and Whitney Hall, Jasmine and Michael Hoisington. Extended family members across the nation will treasure their memories with Bob. The family would like to thank Melissa Allen, Angel Goins and Joe Smith for their loving care of Bob. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Grace Moravian Church, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care or the cancer research charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 30th at St. John's Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservics.com.
Padgett, Everette W.
WINSTON-SALEM - Everette W. Padgett Jr., 78, passed away March 26, 2019 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, March 29 at Friends Baptist Church, Clemmons. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 pm, Thursday at the church.
Tyndall, Alvin Ray
WINSTON-SALEM Sept. 5, 1944 - March 24, 2019 Mr. Alvin Ray Tyndall, 74, passed away after a brief illness on March 24, 2019. Born on September 5, 1944 in Wilson, NC to Paul Anderson Tyndall and Repsy Wooten Tyndall, he attended public schools in Wilson, graduating from Fike High School in 1962. He fell in love with UNC-Chapel Hill and attained a BA in political science, class of 1966. He first worked for the NC Department of Corrections at Umstead Youth Center. In 1969 he became manager for the Winston-Salem Symphony. He then worked for 30 years as information and communication specialist for CenterPoint Human Services. Mr. Tyndall became active in the Winston-Salem arts community, after moving to Winston-Salem in 1969. He was a Jaycee for years, actively involved in the Miss NC and Miss America Scholarship Pageants. Beginning in childhood he loved the stage and became an actor and director with community theatres, and artistic director of the Stained Glass Playhouse for 35 years. All knew him as a devoted Tarheel supporter and fan. He was a member of the UNC Glee Club from 1963-1966, a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, and a member of the Old Students Club. He was a baritone and shared his singing in the UNC Men's Glee Club and church. An active member of Marvin United Methodist Church, he wore many hats and was loved by all. He never met a stranger. His life touched many of all ages as mentor, counselor, thespian, Santa's helper, friend, husband, father, godfather, and grandfather. Surviving are his beloved wife of 52 years, Sylvia of the home; beloved son, Allen and daughter-in-law, Tonda of King, NC; and grandchildren, Shianne and Seth Tyndall of King, NC. He leaves a legacy of joy in living and serving. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Sonia Zuniga officiating and a worship memorial service at 11 am in the church sanctuary. A celebration of life reception will follow from 2-6 pm at the Stained Glass Playhouse. Memorials may be made to the Stained Glass Playhouse or Marvin United Methodist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 11527, Winston-Salem, NC 27116. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Little, Richard Henry
WINSTON-SALEM 6/30/1931 - 3/21/2019 In celebration, we announce that Pastor Dr. Richard Henry Little, (Dick), 87, husband, father, pastor, teacher, evangelist, author, but most importantly life-long servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, went to be with his beloved Savior on Thursday evening March 21, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife, Notre Shirilee; son Richard Bryant Little and wife Tess; two grandchildren, Vanessa Best, Joshua Jones and wife Angela; three great-grandchildren, Campbell Best, McKenzie Jones and Hollee Jones; cousin Katharine Parrish (who was like a sister). His daughter Kathryn Lynne Jones preceded him in death. Dick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Anniston, Ala., the son of Henry Wilson Little and Eleanor Augusta Little. He graduated from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, and received his master's of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. and Dr. of ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Fla. Dick began his ministry as chaplain of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center and was associate pastor of the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church in Fishersville, Va. where he met his wife of 60 years. For seven years he was pastor of the Parkview Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA (PCUSA). From 1965 to 1979 he was engaged in full-time preaching evangelism under the auspices of the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. In 1980 he became pastor of Reynolda Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, leading them into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1987. In 1995 he retired from Reynolda Church. During his ministry, Dick preached and taught in churches all over the United States, South America, Puerto Rico, Israel, Italy, India, Ukraine and other countries. He was the founder of the Hawkridge Home for the elderly in Neyyattinkara, India. He served as the coordinating director for the First and Second World Conferences of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem, Israel in the 70s where over 3000 believers worshiped and praised the Lord in the Binyenei HaUma convention center with Charismatic leaders of that day. He served on the boards of the Evangelistic Mission to Puerto Rico, the Presbyterian and Reformed Renewal Ministries International and the Presbyterian Charismatic Communion. He was one of the founding pastors and on the board of Associates in Christian Counseling in Winston-Salem, NC. He was the author of "Kiss Your Church," written for pastors on how to minister to their people and church. One of his greatest blessings was to be elected moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1997. From 1995-2012 he remained active serving churches in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, one of which was the Kempsville Presbyterian Church in Va. Beach, Va. where he had a very fruitful ministry. Being a church member all of his life but not coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as his Savior until college, he devoted his life to his greatest passion, declaring the saving message of Jesus Christ. As one person said, "He was a come to Jesus preacher." "Someday you will read in the paper that I am dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever." Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899). His celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Reynolda Presbyterian Church, 2200 Reynolda Rd. in Winston-Salem, NC. Following a graveside service for the family at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, family visitation will follow after the Reynolda church service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Riveroaks Community Church World Missions, Clemmons, NC and Pruitt Hospice, North Wilkesboro, NC. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to those who lovingly cared for him during his struggle with Alzheimer's disease: Dr. Edward Shaw Memory Counseling Program, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Mrs. Beverly Riddle (Caregiver), Brighton Gardens Reminiscence Care Staff, Pruitt Hospice, North Wilkesboro, NC; and our church families Riveroaks Community Church, Reynolda EPC. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Foster, Willie G.
CARDINGTON, OH March 24, 2019 Willie G. Foster, 90, of Cardington died Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Primrose Retirement Community in Marion. She was born on September 22, 1928 to the late Eugene and Della (Masoncup) Speas. Willie was a graduate of the Old Richmond High School, Winston-Salem, NC and went on to serve her country honorably in the United States Navy. On July 20, 1951, Willie married Raymond H. Foster of Durango, CO in Pensacola, FL and he preceded her in death. Willie spent her entire life as homemaker taking care of her family. She was also a member of the Junior League. Willie is survived by her son, Howard (Joe Prater) Foster of Cardington; grandchildren: Christopher (Jessica), Joel (Stacy), Jennifer (Deb); 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Shore of North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Willie was preceded by 3 siblings, Richard Speas, Mary Francis "Frankie" Moser and Dorothy Whitman. Willie will be buried beside her husband in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO with full military honors. Those wishing to share a memory of Willie or to express a condolence to the Foster family may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.
Lee, John G.
WINSTON-SALEM Aug. 22, 1933 - March 26, 2019 Dr. John G. Lee D.D.S., 85, of Hayes Forest Drive, and formerly of Boonville, NC, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Brookridge Retirement Home. His funeral arrangements are incomplete with Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville serving the Lee family.
Messick, Donna Michele Wyatt
WINSTON-SALEM Feb. 17, 1969 - Mar. 23, 2019 Donna Michele Wyatt Messick, 50, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born February 17, 1969 in Surry County and worked for Harris Teeter. Donna loved to crochet, so much that many people paid her for her work. She enjoyed the mountains, the beach, but she enjoyed being with her granddaughter the most. Donna was devoted to her family. Survivors include her husband, Terry Messick, Sr.; a daughter, Emilie Brady and husband, Joshua of Winston-Salem; a son Terry Messick, Jr. of Winston-Salem; a granddaughter, Clarie Michele Brady of Winston-Salem; her mother, Loretta Matthews of King and three brothers, David Dale and wife, Michelle of Rocky Mount, Eric Matthews of NC. and Jaime Matthews of NC. A celebration of Donna's life will be held at 6 PM Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Danny Pope officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Gibson, Florence Caudle
WINSTON-SALEM Aug. 28, 1922 - Mar. 23, 2019 Florence Caudle Gibson, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on March 23, 2019 at The Oaks. Florence was the daughter of the late Ruth and Tom Caudle. She was born in Forsyth County on August 28, 1923. She attended South High School. Florence enjoyed spending time with friends, her family, and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Oscar, Cecil and Tom, 4 sisters, Hazel, Evelyn, Margaret and Jean. Florence is survived by 2 daughters, Pattie Jo Dillon of Clemmons and Brenda Cook (Don) of West Virginia; 3 grandchildren, Billy Jr., Vanessa and Lynne; 4 great-grandchildren, Heather, Derek, Michael and Ashley; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Abbie, J.C., and Andrew; 2 sisters, Jackie Shore (Gerald) of Charlotte and Gerrie McDaniel of Winston-Salem; 2 brothers, Ray Caudle (Ruth) of Winston-Salem and Roger Caudle (Barbara) of King. Florence will be missed. Our special thanks to The Oaks and the way they cared for her and to Hospice, and to Home Church for their visits and labor of love shown to Florence. Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Home Moravian Church, 529 Church St. S., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
WINSTON-SALEM - Ramsher Pugh passed March 19, 2019. Funeral service will be Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Service Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Providing care: Roberts, W-S.
Caudle, Thelma Holt
SHOALS March 13, 1929 - March 24, 2019 Mrs. Thelma Holt Caudle, 90, of Shoals, NC, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Surry County on March 13, 1929 to J. Sanders and Nettie Johnson Holt. Thelma retired from Westinghouse TCP after 21 years of service. She was a member of Fairview UMC Church. She was an avid reader and diehard Carolina Tarheels basketball fan. She enjoyed crafts including crochet, tatting and water color painting. She was a loyal friend and best mom ever. Survived by two sons, Terence D. Caudle of Shoals and Timothy M. (Lisa) Caudle of Dobson, one daughter, Dr. Crystal L. Caudle, MD of the home and one daughter of the heart, Dalida A. (Robert) Bucknall of Tobaccoville; two sisters, Glennie H. Gallimore of Pinnacle and Betty H. Jones of King, and one sister-in-law, Sue Holt of Kernersville; two grandsons, Daniel S. Caudle and Zachary J. (Carrie) Caudle and one granddaughter Sabrina C. (Sean) Courter, five great-grandchildren, Anthony, David, Raegan, Piper and Corbin, a group of very special "girls" including Rachel, Angie, Pam and Sheila, several nieces and nephews including a special niece Judy Logan Cockrum and two four-legged babies, Sasha and Lexi. Predeceased by her husband, J. Zane Caudle, parents and a brother Joseph "Sandy" Sanders Holt, Jr. A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery, with speaker Buck Marion officiating. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Fairview UMC Church Cemetery Fund c/o Buddy Marion, 3562 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043 or Gideons International.
Braddy, Candace Andrea
WINSTON-SALEM - Candace Andrea Braddy, 40, passed away March 21, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Russell Funeral Home Chapel with family visitation at 11:00 am (RUSSELL).
Overton, Ellen Wilson
WINSTON-SALEM Aug 24, 1929 - Mar 22, 2019 Ellen Wilson Overton, passed away on Friday, March 22 in Winston-Salem. She was born in Jamaica, NY to Thomas G. and Adele Maloney Wilson and attended Hampton Bays School. She was preceded in death by her husband Crawford Glover Overton, brother Thomas E. Wilson, stepbrother Walter Wever, and stepsister Gladys Wever. She is survived by daughters SueEllen Thomas (Frank) of Winston-Salem and Deborah Roberts (Simon) of Cornwall, England; grandchildren Jessica Lewis (Kem Sapp), Michael Thomas (Anita), Jaimee Buccola (Allan), and MarciAnne Bruno (Daniel); great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Isabella, Marilyn, Carlo, Miles, Lucianna, Seraphina, Gavin, Salvatore, and Sicilia; many nieces and nephews and special nephew Bill Wilson. The family is planning a service in her hometown in Hampton Bays, NY. Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.
Clinard, Jackie Ruark Burgess
WINSTON-SALEM Apr. 13,1934 - Mar. 24, 2019 Mrs. Jackie Ruark Burgess Clinard, was born on April 13, 1934 to the late Will Henry and Ruby Burgess and went to be with Jesus on March 24, 2019. She was wife to Floyd Clinard, who predeceased her. She was a precious and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to Cindy (Lin) Jones, Tammy Moore and Marty (Ann) Clinard; Johnathan (Aubrey) Moore and Amy Moore; McKenna, Haven and Coben Moore. She gladly welcomed stepgrandchildren Hollie Burroughs and Hunter Aldridge to her family. She was the youngest sister to Jewel, Horace, Walter, Hazel, Reid, Reba and Melba. She was the last of the Burgess era, and now they are all reunited. She has several nieces and nephews and dearly loved them all. She overcame many adversities in her life. Growing up she enjoyed playing basketball at Griffith High School and riding horses. She was blessed to have many cherished and faithful friendships, most beginning in childhood. The family is so grateful for her loving caregivers, Lucy Tenney, Sandy Horney and Deb Lewis. She was a woman who taught her children and grandchildren the love of GOD, as it was most surely shown through her. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and attended as long as her health permitted. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Mary Miller officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers are appreciated, but she would have preferred memorial contributions made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Wilson, Mary Ellen Miller
WINSTON-SALEM 9/28/1940 - 3/21/2019 Mary Ellen Miller Wilson, 78, departed this life on March 21, 2019. She was born to Clara D. and H. Paul Miller, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her sister Bobbie Palmer and her infant brother Kenneth Miller as well as her grandson Scott Wilson. She was married for 59 years to Gerald Barber Wilson, who survives of the home. She leaves behind her children Keith (Michelle) Wilson, Kyna (Steven) Sherwood of Shallotte and Karen Wilson. A devoted grandmother who worshipped her grands and great-grands, she leaves to cherish her memory Brooke, (Scott), Madison, Peyton, Layla and Parker Wilson, Mikki, (Mills) and Bryson Smith, Joseph Wilson, Christopher, Michael and Lauren Thurmond, Dana, (Chris), Levi and Elijah Hill of California, and Nicodemus and Shelby Sherwood. A life of service to others, she volunteered with the Battered Women's Shelter, and was an active member of Al-Anon. She was for many years a member of the Homemakers/ECA and of the Moravian Women's Fellowship. She volunteered for many years at the Candle Tea Service in Old Salem until her health began to fail. A special thanks to all the CNAs who took care of her in the last eight months, especially LaKira, Chandra, Pamela, Joann, Amelia, and Lola. Our family is so grateful for all the love and kindness you showed our family. A memorial service will be held at New Story Church Peters Creek on March 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm. As per her request, this will be totally informal in dress, no suits or dresses! Come as she knew you in life. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate the wonderful life she lived. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brain Cancer Research or the Susan G. Komen foundation. (J.C. Green and Sons, Wallburg)
Hughes, James A. (Jamey)
TOBACCOVILLE Jul 2, 1959 - Mar 23, 2019 James A. (Jamey) Hughes Jr., age 59, of the village of Tobaccoville, NC, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home. Jamey was born in Greenwood, SC to James A. Hughes, Sr. and Alice Stroud Hughes. He grew up in Ware Shoals, SC and graduated from Ware Shoals High School and Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He worked his entire career in finance for both the textile and furniture industries. He was a truly kind, compassionate and loving person who was devoted to his family and friends. He never met a stranger and had the ability to relate to people from all walks of life. He was a lifetime sportsman with a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed many years of duck hunting with the dogs he raised and trained. He also enjoyed deer hunting and all types of fishing, especially trout fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain streams. Jamey loved his family dearly, and was loved dearly by them. His greatest joy in life was his son James. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him and loved him. May we all find peace accepting that God's timing is perfect. Jamey is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tracy T. Hughes, and their son James Ambler Hughes, III; his parents James (Jim) and Alice Hughes of Ware Shoals, SC; his sister, Rhetta Hughes and her husband Derrick Slack of Ninety Six, SC; his in-laws Bill and Maggie Traynham of Danville, VA, Missy and Gerald Mayfield of Greenwood, SC and Beth Traynham of Salley, SC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30th at 4:00 p.m. at Blyth Funeral Home, 1425 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649. The family will receive friends following the service. A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. at his home church, Kingswood UMC, Rural Hall, NC with visitation following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your choice of Kingswood UMC (c/o the Trustees), 6840 University Parkway, Rural Hall, NC 27045, Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764 or Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church Family Life Center, 11828 Indian Mound Rd., Ware Shoals, SC 29692. Online condolences may be submitted at www.salemfh.com.
Lacy, Sara "Sally" Beverly
WINSTON-SALEM Dec. 14, 1938 - Mar. 25, 2019 Sara "Sally" Beverly Lacy, died peacefully with her son and daughter beside her on March 25. Sally was born December 14, 1938 in Asheville, NC to Joan and George Beverly. Sally graduated from St. Genevieve of the Pines in Asheville. She then graduated from Salem College in 1961. Sally met Sonny Lacy on a blind date, and they married on June 23, 1962 and moved to Winston-Salem. She worked for the Department of Social Services until they started a family. Sally enjoyed many volunteer jobs, especially at the Hospice Home. She was a member of the Junior League of Winston-Salem, past board member of Family Services and Hospice as well as Young Life. Sally was past president of the Club of 20 Gardens. She sold real estate for several years, and she took pride in helping people find the right home. Sally was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she regularly attended Sunday school. Sally is survived by her children, David Beverly Lacy of New York, NY and Joan Lacy Preyer of Chapel Hill, her husband John Preyer and their children, Margaret Lacy Preyer and John "Pike" Peter Preyer, Jr. as well as her brother, George W. Beverly and his wife Sandra of Asheville and Palm Beach, FL. A service will be held Thursday, March 28 at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem with a reception to follow at Forsyth Country Club. The family requests memorials be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com.
Griffin, Elizabeth D.
WINSTON-SALEM - Mrs. Elizabeth D. Griffin, 94, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, visitation at 11:00 AM.
Fulp, Vestal Gray
GREENSBORO February 10, 1927 - March 23, 2019 Mr. Vestal Gray Fulp, 92, was born in Winston-Salem, NC on February 10, 1927 to Sam and Viola Fulp. He graduated from Walkertown High School in 1944. He is a WWII Navy veteran. Vestal graduated from NC State in 1951, and worked with Western Electric/AT&T for 35 years. Mr. Fulp is survived by his wife Ruth Edwards Fulp of 68 years; daughters, Tara and Chanteyl; sons-in-law, Joel Covey and David Woleslagle and his 2 grandsons, Jason and Justin Covey. There will be a graveside service Wednesday, March 27, at Crews Methodist Church, 4150 Reidsville Road, Winston Salem, NC at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Vestal's memory to the charity of one's choice. Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Fulp family. Online condolences may be shared at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Turnau, Vivian Williamson
WINSTON-SALEM 4/16/1937 - 3/22/2019 Mrs. Vivian Williamson Turnau, 81, of Winston-Salem passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 2019 at her home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born April 16, 1937 in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Albin Creo and Elizabeth Chaffers Williamson. Mrs. Turnau was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church and was a lifelong teacher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger William Turnau. Survivors include two sons, Ted Turnau and wife Carolyn of Prague, Czech Republic, and Roger Turnau and wife Stephanie of Tallahassee, Florida; five grandchildren, Roger, Claire, Ruth, William, and Nathaniel; and two sisters, Kathleen Drumm and Janet Tresselt of New York. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Hope Presbyterian Church. The arrangements are by Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. She is now safe in the arms of her Savior.
Jackson, Robert Denis
WINSTON-SALEM 07/08/1940 - 03/22/2019 Robert Denis Jackson, 78, departed this life on Friday, March 22, 2019. He was born in New York City on July 8, 1940, to Robert Beery Jackson and Margaret Jackson Payne. He spent his young years in Greensboro and Tampa, Florida, moving to Pfafftown for most of his remaining years. Denis held many diverse occupations including electrician, inside sales, picture framing, and testing computer software. The work he enjoyed the most was part-time work at Reynolda House, making many friends there. Denis enjoyed varied interests; among them were amateur radio, woodworking, and making music with various instruments. Denis was an active member of Bethania Moravian Church where he served on boards, taught Sunday School, and played in the band and handbells. He also served on the Moravian Mission board, the Mission Shop board, and went on two mission trips. Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Jane Jackson; sons Denis Raymond Jackson (Judy), Eric Jackson (Lilli), and Patrick Jackson (Cherry); brothers Kim Payne (Brenda) and J.W. Payne (Jewel); sister Peggy Deatherage; grandchildren Lillian and Fairbanks Jackson, Amanda Nickens (Paul), and Josh Jackson; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister-in-law JoAnne Todd and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father Frank Payne, and his brother Richard Jackson. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2:30 at Bethania Moravian Church with a reception afterwards in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care 401 Technology Lane - Suite 200 Mount Airy, NC 27030.
Norris, William Carroll
WINSTON-SALEM, NC Mar. 4, 1935 - Mar. 24, 2019 Rev. William Carroll Norris, beloved husband of Helen Thompson Norris, died in Winston-Salem, NC on March 24, 2019, following a stroke. He was born in Simpsonville, SC to William Harold and Eunice Parrish Norris on March 4, 1935. Known as Carroll to his family, he was Bill to everyone else. In 1953, he graduated from Simpsonville High School where he met the love of his life, Helen Thompson. Their 65-year marriage yielded 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Bill spent 23 years serving in the United States Air Force, retiring upon his call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1976. His Air Force career took the family to England, Okinawa and Panama as well as many U.S. states. He served in Korea and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, but he felt it was a greater honor to serve as a deacon and leader in each church his family attended, whether it be in a converted nightclub building in Fayetteville, NC or a British-American fellowship in the family's home in Sheringham, England, serving as a charter member of Koza Baptist Church on Okinawa or preaching to the isolated towns in the mountains of Panama in spite of not knowing the language. After he was called to preach, Bill attended and graduated from Campbell University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. His continued love for learning led him to pursue and earn a master of arts degree in Old Testament theology and expository preaching, with high distinction, from Trinity Theological Seminary at the age of 80. He pastored the following churches: McKenney Baptist, McKenney, VA (1977-1978); Trinity Baptist, Benson, NC (1978-1982); Midville Baptist, Jacksonville, NC (1982-1988); Tabernacle Baptist, Raeford, NC (1988 -1997); South Fork Baptist, Winston-Salem, NC (1997 and 2002). Since retirement, teaching the JOY Sunday School class at Ardmore Baptist Church has been one of his greatest joys. Bill was predeceased by his parents and sister, Carrie Norris. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Debra Norris of Winston-Salem, NC, Carolyn Atkins (Ken) of Granite Falls, NC, Marjorie Holland (David) of Beaufort, SC, and Laurie McBride (Russell) of Winston-Salem, NC; his grandchildren, Jimmy Atkins (Chassta), Michael Atkins (Sarah), Daniel Atkins, Rachel Bates (Tucker), William Holland, Lola McBride, and Reese McBride; his great-grandchildren, Evangelina and Rowan Atkins; his sister, Janette Collins (Butch) and his sister-in-law Dorothy McCall, both of Simpsonville, SC; as well as loving friends and colleagues Rev. David and Charmayne McClellan. A memorial service will be held for Bill on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 with Rev. Ty Talton and Dr. Gina M. Brock officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is assisting the family of Rev. Norris. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.