Irene Phillips Cole
Irene Phillips Cole, 98, of Winston-Salem died July 12 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born August 5, 1904, in Forsyth County to Charlie Alexander Phillips and Nannie Elizabeth Poe Phillips. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Curtis Cole; a daughter, Phyllis Aulozzi; a son, Raymond Cline Jr. of Winston-Salem; and two grandsons, Paul Brinegar and Mike Arton.
Surviving are two daughters, Larue Arton of Winston-Salem and “Jerry” (Buddy) Brinegar of Winston-Salem; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Carter officiating.
Richard Dewey Walls
Richard Dewey Walls, 97, of Winston-Salem died July 10 at Yadkin Nursing Center. He was born April 1, 1906, in Wilkes County. Mr. Walls was retired from Blackwelders Furniture and was member of Elkin First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener.
Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Mellon Burchette Walls of the home; a daughter, Catherine Swaim and husband Don O’Neil of Winston-Salem; a grand-daughter, Melanie Swaim Barbee and husband Todd of Lewisville; and a great-granddaughter, Madeleine Rose Barbee.
A graveside service was held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Bill Johnson officiating.
Norma Leigh Pfaff Shouse
Norma Leigh Pfaff Shouse, 62, of Winston-Salem died July 8 at Forsyth Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born January 30, 1941, in Forsyth County to Norman C. and Sadie Warner Pfaff. She was married to Larry R. Shouse on August 13, 1964; they celebrated their 38th anniversary in 2002. She was a member of Beck’s Baptist Church, where she taught fifth- and sixth-grade girls for 27 years and also worked in the church day care and taught 4-year kindergarten. She most recently worked as a pharmacy clerk for Eckerd Drugs in Old Town, and had a rare and genuine love for her customers and co-workers.
Surviving are her husband, Larry R. Shouse of the home; an aunt, Ethel V. Warner of Pfafftown; an uncle, J. Kent Pfaff of Winston-Salem; a loving father-in-law, Ray W. Shouse of Clemmons; and a number of other family members.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Dr. Karl Minor and Dr. Ray Hamilton officiating.
Roy Henderson Berry
Roy Henderson Berry, 76, of Winston-Salem died June 30 at his home. He was born in Graham County on October 19, 1926, to Roy H. and Minnie Potts Berry. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church and attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He was retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school systems. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kate Elizabeth Berry.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jessup Berry of the home; a daughter, Pama Jan McClenny of Madison; a son, T. Michael Berry of Madison; a grandson, Anthony “Tony” Roy McClenny; two stepchildren, Faye Simmons of East Bend and Barney Gray Noah of Winston-Salem; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler’s Clemmons Chapel with Pastor Lloyd Taylor officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Fred Keller Disher
Fred Keller Disher, 87, of Midway died July 8 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. He was born December 19, 1915, in Davidson County to William Sylvester Disher and Martha Annette Snyder Disher. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Welcome and lived a life for Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He worked for Farmers Dairy Co., Greyhound Bus Co., where he received several safe driver awards and retired from Suburban Propane Co. He sang in a Gospel Quartet and loved to sing duets with his wife Hallie Lucille Darr Disher, who survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Ramona Everhart and husband John Raymond of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Irene Black of Thomasville and Era Williams of Concord, Calif.; a granddaughter, Renee Everhart Shelton and husband Tommy of Clemmons; a grandson, Whitney Ray Everhart of King; and a great-grandson, Tripp Shelton.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of Welcome with Rev. Mark Blair officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Clara Mae Cheek
Clara Mae Cheek, 65, of Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons died September 15 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 28, 1938, in Forsyth County. She enjoyed the visits and company of all her nieces and nephews. Even though she was born with cerebral palsy, she was able to persevere in spite of her handicap through her strong will and determination. She enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved the Lord and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She had a special relationship with her mother, who cared for her until her death in 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reece S. Cheek and Blanche Mabe Cheek; a twin brother, Clarence Ray Cheek; and a brother, Rex Cheek.
Surviving are a sister, Mildred Warner and husband Bob; three brothers, Bobby Cheek and wife Pat, Darrell Cheek and wife Dianne and Hugh Cheek and wife Madonna; a sister-in-law, Joann Cheek; 10 special nephews, Steve Warner and Greg, Mark, Keith, Mike, Rodney, Jeff, Brent, David and Brian Cheek; five special nieces, Lisa Miller, Lori Chappell, Carol Lee, Robin Butcher and Kelly Hinsley; 16 great-nephews, Chad Warner, Aaron and Austin Miller, Andrew Cheek, Josh and Will Chappell, Matt Womble, Brian and Jason Cheek, Justin Lee, Chase and Trey Butcher, Addison Cheek, Joshua Cheek, Garrett Cheek and Reid Hinsley; and eight great-nieces, Julie Fitzgerald, Amy and Anna Cheek, Mandy Womble, Ashley Cheek, Caroline Cheek, Hillary Cheek and Leigh Hinsley.
A celebration of life was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Will Toburen officiating.
Betty Myers Kiser
Betty Myers Kiser, 73, died September 18. She was born June 22, 1930, in Forsyth County to the late John and Flonie Wade Myers. She was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church and worked for the Central YMCA in their nursery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; a son, Jimmy L. Kiser; and four brothers, including Bobby and Billy Myers, former NASCAR champions.
Surviving are a son, Joe Kiser and wife Patricia of Clemmons; and three beloved grandchildren, Casey, Jesse and Chelsea.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park, with Dr. Cecil Cave officiating.
Dorothy Binkley Nixon
Dorothy Binkley “Miss Dot” Nixon, 76, of Winston-Salem died September 18 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1927, in Forsyth County to Norman Freeman Pike and Nettie Gant Pike. She was retired from PPG Industries of Lexington and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John D. Binkley, who died in 1977.
Surviving are three daughters, Bessie Hepler and husband Doug of Lexington and Rebecca Holt and Phyllis Boone of the home; a stepson, Richard Baldwin of Florida; a brother, Harold Pike of Lenoir; three sisters, Nancy Shumate, Betty Branon and Doris Pike, all of Rural Hall; six grandchildren, Laura Mae Hankins of Lexington, John Hepler of Clemmons, James “Pee Wee” Holt and LaDonna Holt, both of Southmont, Stephanie Leonard of Lexington and Steven Martin of Mount Airy; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Sue Hutchins of Tennessee.
Funeral services were held at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel with Rev. Michael Gates officiating, and burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park.
William George Sladky
William “Bill” George Sladky, 66, of Clemmons died September 16 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in New York City, N.Y., on April 20, 1937, the only child of William J. Sladky and Georgianna Knakal. After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, he went to work for the federal government, retiring in 1992 from FDIC as its computer-equipment specialist. He was a great conversationalist who never met a stranger. He had a passion for gardening and working with his hands. He loved his dog, Abbey. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Paula Sladky of the home; two daughters, Christina Sladky of Greensboro and Karen Sladky of Virginia Beach, Va.; and six special friends, Sharon, Joe and Bryan Green, Mary and Erik Wingrove and Jennifer Pushler.
A memorial service was held at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel with military honors conducted by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.
Edith Goin Pierce
Edith Goin Pierce, 89, of Lewisville died at her home September 16. She was born November 11, 1913, to Millard F. and Betty Tilley Goin. She was an active member of Lewisville United Methodist Church and the Lewisville community. She was employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruff Pierce.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Pardue and husband Robert of Benson and Travis Craft of Winston-Salem; two sons, Ruff Pierce Jr. and wife Bonnie of Winston-Salem and Spencer T. Craft Jr. and wife Gail of Davidson County; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Hagen of Raleigh.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Rev. Charles Turner officiating, and burial followed at Lewisville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Dora Elizabeth Harper Jones
Dora Elizabeth Harper Jones, 89, of Winston-Salem, wife of the late John H. Jones Sr., died September 19 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born to the late James and Corrie Simmons Harper on December 21, 1913, in Anderson, S.C. She was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church until her health declined.
Surviving are two sons, Duwood Jones and wife Faye of Clemmons and John H. Jones Jr. and wife Lois of Pfafftown; two daughters, Shirley J. Werts and husband Rev. Louis Werts and Gwendolyn J.Wynn and husband Robert; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle H. Jones and husband Alonzo; a sister-in-law, Jessie J. Harris; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Serenus T. Churn Sr. officiating, and burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Nellie Lucille Preston Nowlin
Nellie Lucille Preston Nowlin, 79, of Martinsville, Va., died September 14 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was born in Henry County, Va., on May 2, 1924, to John Preston and Mazie Watkins Preston. She was a housewife and a member of Mount Olive East Christian Church, where she participated in CWF, the senior choir, and served as a Sunday school teacher and a church secretary. She was attending Meadow Christian Church, where her husband pastored, and she participated in the senior choir and served as a Vacation Bible School teacher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella P. White and Elizabeth King; and two brothers, David Preston and Joe Preston.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. James Nowlin of the home; two daughters, Levonia Gravely of Winston-Salem and Brenda Turner of Clemmons; two sons, James “Tommie” Nowlin and wife Ruth Denise of Chesterfield, Va., and Michael Nowlin of Martinsville, Va.; two sisters, Sarah P. Hairston of Martinsville, Va., and Alice P. Moore of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Mount Olive East Christian Church in Martinsville with Rev. Kenneth Davis officiating, and burial followed in Carver Memorial Gardens in Martinsville.
Kristy Lynn Chandler
Kristy Lynn Chandler, 32, of Lewisville died September 16 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born April 19, 1971, to Ray Clifton and Anna Johnson Chandler in Yadkin County. She lived all her life in Forsyth County and was an assistant manager at Merchant’s Tire & Auto Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Clifton Chandler.
Surviving are her mother, Anna Johnson Whicker, and her stepfather, David Whicker; two sisters, Deanna Chandler Barker and husband Todd and their daughter Emily Barker, and Kimberly Chandler Cruz and her daughter Anna Elizabeth Cruz; a brother, Timothy Chandler; and her grandmother, Lillie Belle Johnson.
A memorial service was held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with minister Danny Spence officiating.
Eula Hendren Marlow
Eula Hendren Marlow, 83, of North Wilkesboro widow of Sherman Marlow, died last week. She was born December 23, 1919, in Wilkes County to John and Iduma Hayes Hendren. She was a longtime resident of North Wilkesboro and a member of the Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints Church. She devoted many years of her life as caregiver for the sick and elderly. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Hendren; and two sisters, Gradie Souther and Mabel Mathis.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Hess and husband Billie of Rossville, Ga., and Norma Anderson and husband Darwin of Wilkesboro; a brother, Glenn Hendren of Greensboro; a sister, Doris Johnson of Wilkesboro, a stepson, Norman Marlow of Lewisville; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Sue Sapp of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Ben Henson of Chickamauga, Ga., Frank Anderson of Wilkesboro, James Anderson of Wilkesboro and Laurie Call of North Wilkesboro; 14 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, eight stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Chapel with Bishop Steve Woodard, Bishop Tim Marlow, Rev. David Wellborn and Rev. Nila Souther officiating, and burial followed in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery.
Lelia Flynn Hill
Lelia Flynn Hill, 84, of Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons, died September 11 at Meadowbrook Manor. She was born in Forsyth County to Claude and Minnie Marshall Flynn. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Kernersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sanford Hill.
Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Hill of Clemmons and Kathy Lawson of Bradington, Fla.; a son, Joseph Sanford II and wife Penny of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Carol, Angela, Ashley, Amanda and Denise; and three great-grandchildren, Andy, Jessica and Samantha.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. David Neece officiating, and burial followed at Woodland Cemetery.
Billy Gray Weatherman
Billy Gray Weatherman, 72, died at his home September 16. He was born February 2, 1931, in Yadkin County to the late Clyde Dumont and Hattie Helton Weatherman. He served his country during the Korean conflict in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Linville Forest Church of Christ and retired from Sara Lee Corp. after 40 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae Bowers Weatherman of the home; a daughter, Pamela Blocker and husband Ken of Durham; a son, Gregory Weatherman and wife Melanie of Lewisville; and three aunts, Ethel Weatherman of Boonville, Gladys Hoots of Elkin and Hazel Helton of Yadkinville.
A graveside service was held at Crestview Memorial Park with Jerry Weldon and Bryan Shepard officiating.
Mary Agnes Walker Eskridge
Mary Agnes Walker Eskridge, 85, of Winston-Salem died September 13. She was born in Southport on August 18, 1918, to Cassie Piver Walker and Morgan Decatur Walker. She was very active throughout her life. She was a charter member of Highland Presbyterian Church, served as a Cub Scout den mother and Sunday school teacher, and while her health permitted, was an active member of her church circle. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the National Geographic Society and served on the board of the American Cancer Society. One of her greatest joys was the completion of the Eskridge genealogy, tracing the family from her youngest great-grandchild back 10 generations of husbands, wives and children to the first Eskridge in America, George, guardian of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball. She was also an animal lover from childhood and spent her entire life helping her family and others. Her husband, Poe; her eldest son, Winston; and her brother, Joe, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her three sons, Joe Eskridge and wife Sharon of Lewisville, Gene Eskridge and wife Georgia of Pinnacle and Bill Eskridge and wife Gloria of Alexandria, Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
A celebration of her life was held at the Highland Presbyterian Church chapel.
Helen Brown Baker
Helen Brown Baker, 81, of Goldston died August 30 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. She was a native of Chatham County and attended Goldston Baptist Church. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Chatham Central High School.
Surviving are a son, Warren Baker of Pfafftown; a daughter, Judy Baker Estridge of Mount Gilead; a sister, Frances Murchison Harris of Goldston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Goldston Baptist Church with Rev. David Hicks officiating.
Jamie Ochoa, 72, formerly of Clemmons, died November 2 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1931, in Colombia, South America to Franciso and Saturia Chavarro Ochoa. He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and was a carpenter by trade, but he loved working with his hands and giving his crafts to his friends and family. He was a resident of Shulers Assisted Living in Kernersville.
Surviving are a brother, Dr. Frank E. Ochoa of Clemmons.
A memorial funeral Mass was held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Kessler officiating.
Larry Wayne Stanfield Sr.
Larry Wayne Stanfield Sr., 56, died suddenly November 2 at his residence in Kernersville. He was born March 21, 1947, in Winchester, Ky., to Ollie Linville and Anna Pearl Stanfield. He was a salesman in the trucking industry. He worked for Piedmont Peterbilt, a division of Bud Holden Co. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sammie James Stanfield.
Surviving are his parents, Ollie Linville and Anna Pearl Stanfield of Kernersville; two daughters, Lori Etheridge and husband David of Clemmons, and Angie Bunn and husband Derek of Garner; a son, Wayne Stanfield and wife Lynn of Benson; a brother, Kenneth Darrell Stanfield and wife Tammy of Winston-Salem; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Pierce Chapel in Kernersville.