Robert Lee Whitt
Robert Lee Whitt, 72, of Winston-Salem died November 6 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1931, in Forsyth County to the late Charlie and Opal Jones Whitt. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1954 in the Korean War as a second class petty officer. He was also a retired employee of RJR Archer.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Lavaughn Smith Whitt of the residence; and two sons, Vincent Whitt and companion Lucy of Winston-Salem and Keith Whitt and wife Rose of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Arkon Stewart officiating.
J.C. “Dave” Davis, 63, of East Bend died November 3 at his home after an extended illness. He was born on August 25, 1940, in Surry County to Wiley and Mamie Lamb Davis. He was the owner of Davis Catering, which he operated in Winston-Salem for 30 years. He was a friend to many of his customers and retired in December 2000 due to declining health. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. His passions in life were his love of God and his family, and his hobby was trading and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Blaine Davis; and his brothers, Howard, Robert, Fred, Roy, Oscar, Calvin and Johnny Davis.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Peggy T. Davis of the home; his daughters, Cheryl Burt and husband Scott of Pfafftown and Kim Olson and husband Jim of Plano, Texas; his sons, Greg Knight and wife Annette of Boonville and Jeff Knight of Pfafftown; two granddaughters, Madeline Burt of Pfafftown and Samantha Knight (Samantha’s mother, Ronda Cooper); his sons, Clark Davis and wife Terri and Lance Davis and wife Phyllis of Johns Island, S.C.; a daughter, Teresa Puckett and husband Ron of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Blaine and Cameron Davis, Sarah and Rachel Davis of Johns Island, S.C., and Meggan and Erin Puckett of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Mamie Dollarhite and husband Ernest, of Kernersville; his brothers, Grover Davis and wife Peggy and Carl Davis of Mount Airy and Walter Davis and wife Colleen of Tuscon, Ariz.; and his sisters-in-law, Esther Davis of Mount Airy and Annie Davis of Lambsburg, Va.
Funeral services were held at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Hogan and Rev. Zane Fishel officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Martin James Calloway
Martin James “M.J.” Calloway, 16, of Winston-Salem died unexpectedly October 30. He was born February 28, 1987, to Derrick and Mary Calloway. He was a junior at West Forsyth High School, where he was active in various organizations. He honorably served in the R.O.T.C. as a second lieutenant and was a member of the Japanese Club, the Drill Team and the Ultimate Frisbee Team. He attended Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, Derrick and Mary Calloway; two brothers, Nathaniel Belanger and Brandon Calloway; his maternal grandparents, Linus and Marcella Belanger of Sun City, Ariz.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Union Baptist Church with Dr. Sir Walter Mack Jr. officiating, and burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Dewey Joe Meadows
Dewey Joe Meadows, 63, of Kernersville died October 27 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1940, in Forsyth County to Dewey Franklin and Zella Mae Hensdale Meadows. He was known to many as a highly-skilled auto body mechanic and formerly operated Joe Meadows Body Shop. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lloyd “Pete” Meadows.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Ayers Meadows of the home; six children, Curtis Meadows and wife Tanie of Kernersville, Charlotte Blanton and husband Luke of Wilmington, Carlton Meadows and wife Cindy of Winston-Salem, Mary Danner and husband Scott and Katie Parvin and husband Bobby of Lexington and Dewey Joe Meadows Jr. and wife Shannon of Walkertown; 13 grandchildren, Tre’s, Justin, Zachary, Liticia, Jesse, Cody, Austin, Jonathan, Sarah, Eric, Marshall, Ryan and Danielle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Joan Meadows of Clemmons, and Conrad “Babe” and Wanda Meadows of Galax, Va.; a sister, Beverly “Sis” Meadows Seivers of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Grant R. Ayers and wife Alice of Lenoir; his mother-in-law, Mary Ruth Ayers of Boone; many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Chris Mabe; and a special friend, Dean Self.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Lee S. Glover officiating, and burial followed in Gardens of Memory of Walkertown.
Fern Hamilton Crouse
Fern Hamilton Crouse, 87, of Meadowbrook Terrace of Davie died November 4. She was born March 31, 1916, in Alva, Okla., to the late W.C. and Verna Morgan Hamilton. She was a member of Calvary Moravian Church and was retired from Hanes Knitting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl L. Crouse; a son, Laven L. Crouse; a brother, Leland; and a sister, Luada.
Surviving are four grandchildren, Robert L. Crouse and wife Deanna of Atlanta, Ga., Randy K. Crouse and wife Cindy of Lewisville, Sandra C. Pickens and husband Jim of Clemmons and Jeanie C. Harman and husband Jim of Lexington; 12 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Hardie of Lexington; and a sister, Doris Gorham of Missouri.
A graveside service was held in God’s Acre with Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp officiating.
Iris Alice Bowman Atkins
Iris Alice Bowman Atkins, 82, of Mount Airy, widow of Bernard Atkins, died November 5 at Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy. She was born March 29, 1921, in Patrick County, Va., to the late James and Addie Smith Bowman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shelton Church of the Brethren. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve Atkins; five sisters, Nancy Willis, Inis Smith, Lola Payne, Ocie Bowman and Pansy Bowman; and seven brothers, Ausby Bowman, Munice Bowman, Odell Bowman, James Harvey Bowman, Roden Bowman, Haywood Bowman and General Gray Bowman.
Surviving are a daughter, Alma Atkins Easter of King; a granddaughte, Tammy Hege and husband Kirt of Clemmons; a grandson, Mark Timothy Easter of King; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Hege, Matthew Hege and Laura Hege, all of Clemmons, and Leighann Hege of Winston-Salem; and four brothers, Pate Bowman of Claudville, Millard Bowman of Mount Airy, James Gilmer Bowman of Mount Airy and Wade Bowman of Cana, Va.
Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with Rev. Tim Gammons and Rev. Hal Sonifrank officiating, and burial followed in the Indian Grove Cemetery.
Daniel James Thatcher
Daniel James Thatcher, 55, of Winston-Salem died October 28 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born March 14, 1948, in St. Paul, Minn., to James and Jean Thatcher. He served in the U.S. Air Force with distinction for six years. For many years, he was a member of the Forsyth Rescue Squad. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife, Susanne Thatcher of the home; his daughter, Rebecca Lynne Thatcher of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother of Winston-Salem; his brother, Steve Thatcher and wife Phyllis of Lewisville; his sister, Julie Wonders and husband Phil of Winston-Salem; two nieces, Kristina Hodges and husband Eric of Tobaccoville, and Sarah Thompson and husband David of Winston-Salem; and a great-nephew, Ryan Hodges of Tobaccoville.
A memorial service was held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Rev. Paul Wonders and Rev. Stephen McCutchan officiating.
Margaret Pamela Crotts Brown
Margaret Pamela Crotts Brown, 90, a native and lifelong resident of Winston-Salem, died November 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born November 6, 1913, in Winston-Salem to Lizzie and William Alec Crotts Sr. She was a resident of Salemtowne and was formerly of Butler Street. She was a member of First United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Jones Thomas “Shorty” Brown.
Surviving are her two daughters, Joyce Marshall Cary and husband Charles and Rebecca Foust and husband William, both of Mocksville; her four grandchildren, Barret Foust and wife Lisha Herring Foust of Clemmons, Gregory Marshall and wife Susan Whicker Marshall of Mocksville, Michael Marshall of Winston-Salem and Beth Foust Councilman and husband Rod Councilman of Elon; and her four great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Marshall, Clay Councilman and Bryce Marshall.
Funeral services were held in Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Elizabeth Parker and Rev. Christa Warise officiating. A graveside service followed.
Margaret Poplin Shoaf
Margaret Poplin Shoaf, 86, of Clemmons died May 8 at her home. She was born August 5, 1917, in Wilkes County to James Austin and Annie Crumpler Poplin.
Surviving are her husband, Friedrich I. Shoaf of the home; two sons, Franz C. Shoaf of Texas and Paul F. Shoaf and wife Brenda of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Diane Hubbard and husband Eddie of Advance and Gina Marie Shoaf Tucker and husband Oren of Clemmons; three grandsons, William Hubbard, Matthew Hubbard and Michael Shoaf; a great-granddaughter, Haley Margaret Hubbard; and a special friend, Sudie Mackie.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Roy Young and Rev. Ronnie Comer officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Georgia Maurer Lewis
Georgia Maurer Lewis, 70, of Clemmons died May 2 at her home. She was born February 22, 1934, in Forsyth County to William K. and Jane Ellis Maurer. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Humphries and husband Ben of Clemmons; four sons, Jerry Lewis and wife Susie of Winston-Salem, Garry Lewis and wife Becky of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Todd Lewis and wife Lorie of Clemmons and Darrell Lewis and wife Valerie of Kernersville; the father of her five children, Harold Dean Lewis of Clemmons; a brother, Clyde Maurer of Winston-Salem; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held with Pastor Danny Smith and Rev. Robert M. Peek Sr. officiating, and burial followed in Woodland Cemetery.
Dorothy Martindale Scharman
Dorothy Martindale Scharman died May 4 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons.
Surviving are a sister, Ann Scharman Rutter; and three nephews, John A. Rutter Jr., Charles S. Rutter and David M. Rutter.
Nell Rae Nichols
Nell Rae Nichols, 72, of Winston-Salem died May 9 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born January 9, 1932, to Harvey Allen and Grace Newsome Jones in Surry County. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Woodland Baptist Church, where she was active in the children’s church and the bus ministry. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Sidney A. Nichols Sr.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne Peele and wife Kay of Ramsey, Ind., Clayton Peele and wife Mary Anne of Mocksville, and Alex Nichols and wife Vana of Clemmons; five daughters, Sophia Estep and husband Bobby of Sparta, Phyllis Newman and husband Gerald of Rural Hall, Juanita Tise and husband Garry of Boonville, Deborah Phillips and husband Randy of Winston-Salem and Cynthia Mueller and husband Denis of Winston-Salem; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sylvia Smith of Madison and Patsy Davis and husband Abb of Mount Airy.
Funeral services were held at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Gammons officiating, and burial followed at Gardens of Memory.
Gloria Berning Lewis
Gloria Berning Lewis, 72, of Clemmons died May 8.
Funeral services were held at Old Fields Baptist Church.
Julia Diane Newsome
Julia Diane Newsome of Clemmons died May 2. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Helms.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Newsome; two daughters, Lynn Newsome and Lori Vawter and husband Bucky; three grandchildren, Zachary, Zoie and Emily Vawter; her mother, Ruby Helms; a sister, Nancy Gibson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winston-Salem. A graveside service was held at Old Orchard Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Westfield.
M.J. Dickens, 73, of Pfafftown died May 5 at Forsyth Medical Center. The oldest of 13 children of James Allen Dickens and Florence Katherine Dickens, he was born in Buncombe County on February 11, 1931. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Vietnam and was a Master Mason member of Forsyth Lodge 707 AF and AM. He was retired from Krispy Kreme. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty LouNora Cline Dickens; his father; and a brother, Richard Dickens.
Surviving are a son, Timothy Kirk Dickens and wife Karen of Advance; two grandchildren, Alexandria Elise and Kathryn Victoria Dickens; his mother, Florence Katherine Rhodes Dickens; four sisters, Francis D. Collins and husband Howard, Patsy Cone and husband Bobby, Joy Lockhart and Judy Selph; seven brothers, Joe Dickens and wife Met, Bruce Dickens and wife Emily, Tommy, Gary, Larry, Max and David Dickens; a special cousin and best friend, Betty Fore of Camas, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Christian Church with Dr. Tom Everton officiating, and burial followed in Pfafftown Cemetery.
Louise Law Lever Manson
Louise Law Lever Manson, 86, of Vienna Village in Pfafftown died May 4 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. She was born April 28, 1918, in Columbia, S.C., to Mr. and Mrs. Walter David Lever Jr. She taught elementary school in Gainesville, Ga. During World War II, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy Waves and was stationed in New York and Washington, D.C. She married Earle Lowry Manson on April 26, 1946. She moved with her husband and children to Winston-Salem in 1955, where she gave joy and happiness to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Walter David Lever III; and her husband of 42 years.
Surviving are her two sons, Earle Lowry Manson Jr. and wife Donna M. Manson of Brookfield, Wisc., and David Lever Manson of Courtney; her two grandsons, Scott Ryan Manson of St. Louis, Mo., and Brian Lowry Manson of Los Angeles, Calif.; her aunt, Delacy Law of Atlanta, Ga.; her niece, Terri McGuckin of Kent, Ohio; and her two very close cousins with whom she grew up, Frances Hargett of Atlanta, Ga., and Callie Ledford of Gainesville, Ga.
A memorial service was held at Highland Presbyterian Church. A private burial service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Luther Filmore Harper
Luther “Dood” Filmore Harper, 93, of Clemmons died at Forsyth Medical Center on May 5 after a very short illness. He was born in Forsyth County on July 12, 1910, to John Henry and Annie Longworth Harper. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 28 years of service and continued to pursue his farming and living an active life. He lived in the Clemmons area his entire life and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Conner Harper, on October 9, 1988; five sisters; and four brothers.
Surviving are a daughter, Kaye Harper Mize and husband Tony; a grandson, Nathan Mize; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Voglers Clemmons Chapel with Mark Jones and Tim Jones officiating, and burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Clyde Aaron Tesh
Clyde Aaron Tesh, 81, died May 5 at Brookstone Terrace in Clemmons. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Charles Romulus and Eva Doub Tesh on July 18, 1922. He was the youngest son of seven children, all of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1939 graduate of Clemmons High School and remained in the Clemmons area for the majority of his life. On December 2, 1942, he married Carolyn Lonsford, who also preceded him in death on May 14, 1992. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1980. Upon his retirement he enjoyed farming and helping his friends. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and family. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and his involvement in his church was a source of great pleasure and joy for him. At Cornerstone he was a member of a gospel quartet that performed songs of inspiration to many churches in the community.
Surviving are two sons, Don Tesh and wife Joy of Houston, Texas and Steve Tesh and wife Carlene of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Andrea Strader of Winston-Salem, Lesley Tesh of Houston, Texas, Susannah Johnston and husband Jeff, also of Houston and Scott Tesh and fiancee Amy Grieshaber of Dallas, Texas; two stepgrandchildren, Jason Goins and wife Tina of Lexington and Ashley Goins of Winston-Salem; two great-granddaughters, Hannah McElyea of Houston and Grayson Elizabeth Tuttle of Winston-Salem; and a stepgreat-granddaughter, Skylar Goins of Lexington.
Funeral services were held at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Charles H. Martin officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
James Thurman Calloway
James Thurman “Bud” Calloway, 61, of King died May 8. He was born January 24, 1943, in Stokes County to the late Thurman Lee and Grace White Calloway. He was the owner of Calloway’s Welding Inc., and a lifelong member of First Christian Church in King where he was chairman of the cemetery committee. He was a member of King Masonic Lodge 722 and a faithful servant of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman Lee and Grace White Calloway; and a sister, Jean Calloway Davis.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Badgett Calloway of the home; four daughters, Lori Schamay and husband Bob of Clemmons, Lisa Saunders and husband Mike of Winston-Salem, Gina Kight and husband James of Winston-Salem and Joni Calloway of King; three grandchildren, Sydney Schamay, Bryce Schamay and Emily Saunders; a sister, Linda Watts and husband Jimmie of King; and a brother, Carl F. “Butch” Calloway and wife Janet of King.
Funeral services were held at First Christian Church of King with Ministers Bill Truitt, Lamar Tillman and Doug Wallace officiating, and and a private graveside service followed.
Jorgen Rasmussen, 66, of Mocksville died May 4 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen Rasmussen of the home; five sons, James Rasmussen of Georgia, Edward Rasmussen of New Tripoli, Pa., Ronald Rasmussen of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Kurt Rasmussen of Pennsylvania and Erik Rasmussen of Effort, Pa.; a daughter, Diane Jameson of Clemmons; his daughters-in-law; a son-in-law; several grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a brother, Kaare Birch Myltoft; and a sister, Inger Rasmussen, both of Copenhagen, Denmark.
A memorial service was held in Eaton Funeral Chapel, and inurnment followed in Rose Cemetery.
June Hedrick Lambeth
June Hedrick Lambeth, 77, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. died May 3 at her home. Born February 24, 1927, in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida Belle Swing Hedrick. She came to Myrtle Beach in 1968 from Thomasville. She was a member of Living Faith Church in Myrtle Beach, where she was also active in the choir and taught Children’s Church. She was also past president of the Myrtle Beach chapter of Women’s Aglow and served the sick and elderly through the Wyeth Nursing Pool. She was former owner of J&J Enterprises in Myrtle Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Lambeth Sr., in 2002.
Surviving are a son, John H. Lambeth Jr. of Conway; three daughters, Ruth L. Glascoe and husband Dannie of Clemmons, Terri L. Russell and husband Howie of Myrtle Beach and Karen L. Catoe-Schreiter and husband Juerg of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Lowell Hedrick; three sisters, Lucille Garner, Betty Harvey and Nancy Swing, all of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Tamara Reavis and husband Jay, Daniel Glascoe and wife Sheila, David Glascoe, Jonas Glascoe, Angela Bowen and husband Frank, Alison Russell and Chad Catoe and wife Angela; and three great-grandchildren, McKaylee Reavis, Jones Reavis and Jada Bowen.
A memorial service was held at Living Faith Church.