Brent Bourgeois, 25, of Clemmons died unexpectedly on February 5 at his home. He was born August 19, 1981, in Torrance, Calif., to Norman and Carlene Songer-Bourgeois. He enjoyed going to the lake, being outdoors, hanging out with family and friends and always dreamed of seeing the Pacific Ocean again.
Surviving are his mother of Winston-Salem; his father of Bakersfield, Calif.; his paternal grandmother, Lou Bourgeois of Albuquerque, N.M.; his grandparents Bill and Dorothy Songer of Clemmons; his aunts and uncles, Bill and Terri Songer, Randy and Karen Songer, Neil and Amanda Songer and Sean and Daphne Gibson; his cousins, Ann, Tony and Alyssa Williams, Jennifer Songer, Ryan Songer, Austin Songer and Emersen Gibson; and many friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Memorials may be made to Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina, 9650 Strickland Rd., Suite 103-224, Raleigh, NC 27615-1937.
Daniel Lewis Sink
Daniel Lewis “Bud” Sink, 79, of Winston-Salem died February 5 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Davidson County on September 26, 1927. He was owner and operator of D.L. Sink Grading Inc. for more than 40 years. He was a member of Hebron United Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Hamilton Sink and Ola Miller Sink; a son, Donald Lewis Sink; and a sister, Margaret Moore.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Whicker Sink of the home; a son, Danny Sink and wife Kathy of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Judy Gallimore of Welcome and Terri Shore and Rick of Winston-Salem; 10 grandchildren, Alan Gallimore and Pam, Todd and Angel Gallimore, Greg Gallimore, Jerry Sink, Laura Smith, Bradley Smith, Brian Smith and Brennan Shore, all of Winston-Salem, Danny Sink Jr. and Aimee of Clemmons; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Hebron United Church of Christ.
Mary Catherine Snyder Jones
Mary Catherine Snyder Jones, 93, of Winston-Salem died February 4 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1913, in Winston-Salem to William R. and Myrtle Reavis Snyder. She married Ralph Asbury Jones in 1936. She and her husband lived for many years in Lewisville, where their children grew up. She retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 1977 after 25 years of service. A member of Advent Moravian Church, she was an active participant in the Nettie Gobble Class and the Advent Senior Friends. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, reading and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982; and by four brothers, R. Griffith Snyder, Kenneth E. Snyder, Lester E. Snyder and William R. Snyder Jr.
Surviving are two daughters, Paige Jones Owen and Suzanne Jones Bullotta, and a son, Richard Norwood Jones, all of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, John David Bazemore, Katherine Jones Hutchins and husband Donald of Winston-Salem, and Lt. Col. Christopher Diedrich Gideons, USMC, and wife Valli of Quantico, Va.; eight great-grandchildren, Sean Asbury Bazemore, Zachary Ray Hutchins, Nichole Katherine Hutchins, Donald Seth Hutchins, Isaac Norwood Hutchins, Ariana Quinn Hutchins of Winston-Salem, Joseph Battle Gideons and Harper Asbury Gideons of Quantico, Va.; two sisters, Frances Snyder Tucker and Anne Snyder Hemric of Winston-Salem; and a sister-in-law, Stella Reich of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Advent Moravian Church with Rev. Dan Conrad officiating. A graveside service followed.
Charlene Hollar Buff
Charlene Hollar Buff, 93, formerly of Hickory, died February 11 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. She was born November 30, 1913, to the late Charles C. and Mary Anna Rockett Hollar of Claremont. She was a lifelong member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) and was active in the L.W.M.L. She was employed in the hosiery industry for more than 50 years and was retired from Sara Lee Sock Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley; sisters Katie Herman, Junie Spencer, Viola Spencer Hlas, Flora Bumgarner and Clara Newton Hefner; brothers Craig Hollar and Charles Hollar.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeanette Allred of Clemmons; sons Jerry and wife Marie of Richmond, Va., Johnny and wife Judy of Newton and Rick and wife Tammy of Hickory; a sister, Lorene Klein of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren Artie Allred and wife Brenda of Winston-Salem, Vicki Clark and husband Butch of Clemmons, Tina Denny and husband Lloyd of Winston-Salem, Chip Buff and wife Patricia of Richmond, Va., Roxanne Buff of Richmond, Va., Jeff Buff and wife Jill of Winston-Salem, Jon Buff and wife Cindy of Waxhaw, Brandon Buff and wife Amy of Hickory, Mason Buff and Holly McMurray of Hickory; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Jesse Leon Flynt
Jesse Leon Flynt, 79, of Walnut Cove died February 11 at Moses Cone Hospital. Born in Stokes County on October 25, 1927, he was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was retired from Pine Hall Brick Inc. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marvin Flynt and Myrtle Mitchell Flynt; four brothers, Stanley, Walter, Clarence and Byron Flynt; and a sister, Loretta Dodson.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Iris Padilla Flynt of the home; a son, Jesse Steven Flynt of California; two daughters, Cynthia F. Mock of Clemmons and Patricia Nelson of Madison; three grandchildren, Chris Nelson, Jessi Lynn Mock and Linnaeus F. Mock III; two special nieces, Helen Padilla and Sandra James; a special nephew, C.H. Flynt; and special adopted niece, Damaris Hatcher and her two children, Jasmin and Will.
Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Atkins and Dr. James Wall officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Peggy Victoria Bowman Gentry
Peggy Victoria Bowman Gentry, 53, of Eden died February 9 at her home. She was born May 15, 1953, in Forsyth County to Colonel and Hazel Horton Bowman. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Lee and Mary Belle Bowman; and her special dogs, Scooter, Heidi, Bandit and Mecko.
Surviving are her parents, Colonel and Hazel Bowman of Pinnacle; her sisters, Debbie Sands and husband Michael of Mount Airy, Becky Dixon and husband Terry of Clemmons, Kathy Brown and husband David of King; her brother, Ronnie Bowman and wife Garnet of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends David and Linda Underwood of Eden.
Funeral services were held at New Beginning Baptist Church in Pinnacle with Rev. Louis Martin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Carolyn Fordham Cooper Quiett
Mrs. Carolyn C. Quiett, 66, of 1910 Flintshire Court, Titusville, FL, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at her home in Titusville, FL. She was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Orlando, FL, to the late Russell and Mildred Fordham. Carolyn was a devoted wife and mother, and for 5 years she and her husband, Frank, owned and operated QC Engraving, a family-run business in Clemmons specializing in meeting the engraving needs of the community. Prior to this, she owned and operated The Gettin’ Place, a handmade crafts store in Clemmons for 3 years. While living in Clemmons from 1976-1989, she was an active member of Clemmons Moravian Church and later Center Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank Quiett of Titusville, FL; daughter Deana Trimm of Enterprise, AL; son Michael Cooper of Titusville, FL; son Keith Cooper of Raleigh, NC; son Kevin Cooper of Tampa, FL; stepson Stephen Quiett of Fate, Texas; stepson Jeffrey Quiett of Spanish Fort, Alabama; and 11 grandchildren. Carolyn didn’t let cancer slow her down and remained active in both her community and church until recently. She had a green thumb and was constantly working in the yard, was involved with many different crafts, and participated in several committees at First Baptist Church of Mims. Her two priorities in life were her faith in God and her family. A special thanks to Hospice of St. Frances, Titusville, FL, for its care of Carolyn during her long bout with lung cancer. A memorial service was held March 5 at First Baptist Church of Mims, FL, with Pastor Leverington officiating. You can sign Carolyn’s memorial guestbook at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.
J. Clifford Nelson
Mr. J. Clifford Nelson, 92, of Clemmons died Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Oaks at Forsyth. Mr. Nelson was born in Forsyth County to Simeon Green and Betty Clinard Nelson. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Clemmons and a retiree of Hanes Knitwear. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his wife Fallie Byerly Nelson. He is survived by a son James Edward Nelson and wife Kathy of Clemmons; a daughter Kay Nelson Shoaf and husband Larry of Lexington; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Monday, March 17, at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Madeline Gray officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of the Oaks for their loving care of Mr. Nelson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Ruth W. “Nana” Clauson
Mrs. Ruth W. “Nana” Clauson, 87, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, at her home. She was born March 30, 1920, in Alleghany County, Pa., to the late Roy Beacum and Dessie Brown Wilson. Mrs. Clauson was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh and attended Centenary United Methodist Church of Winston-Salem. Mrs. Clauson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She loved each of them dearly and enjoyed being a homemaker for them. Surviving are her beloved husband of 67 years, Elwood Victor Clauson; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen C. and Gary Leigh Bricker of Advance; two grandsons, Scott Gary Bricker and wife Susan of Yadkinville and Leigh Clauson Bricker and wife Kathy of North Wilkesboro; and two beloved great-granddaughters, Sarah Ruth Bricker and Emma Grace Bricker, both of Yadkinville. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, March 16, at Gentry Family Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Osterberg officiating. Interment will be in Pittsburgh at a later date.
Lillian Ruby Faircloth
Mrs. Lillian Ruby Faircloth, 71, of Lewisville passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1926, to the late William Joseph and Eva Black. Mrs. Faircloth was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and was retired from Hanes Knit Wear after 38 years and Hamrick’ s after 17 years. Mrs. Faircloth is survived by her husband, Ervin A. Faircloth; a son, Dwight A. Faircloth, and wife Kathy; a brother, Bobby Joe Black, and his wife, Kay; sisters-in-law Mrs. Mary Wike and Mrs. Jane Black; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, March 14, at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Albert officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC 27023, for the family of Mrs. Faircloth. Vogler and Sons Clemmons are serving the Faircloth family.
Henry E. Thomas
Henry E. Thomas died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his home in Clemmons. He grew up in Gary, Ind., and then served with honor in the U.S. Army during World War II. He landed in LaHavre, France, on Nov. 3, 1944, and fought in France, Belgium and Germany until he was wounded on the Rhine River on March 6, 1945, after the Battle of the Bulge. He attained the rank of master sergeant and his unit was awarded the Silver Star for Valor. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., after a career of 32 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Price Thomas; his daughter, Lynne Browning, and her husband, Richard of Taylor, Mich.; his sons, Philip Thomas of Seattle, Wash., and Mark Thomas and his wife, Tonnie, of Clemmons; and his brother, Charles Thomas of Gary. He was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial visitation was held Saturday, March 15, at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will follow at a later date.
Carl O. Peterson, 77, of Clemmons, died November 2 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1924, in Ellery, N.Y., the son of Oscar S. and Louise Johansson Peterson, one of five children. He was the husband of Mary Anderson Peterson, whom he married May 1, 1949, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a member of the Sea Bees. He began his 37 year career with Sears Roebuck & Co. in Jamestown, N.Y. as a service technician, then customer service manager. Following an assignment as customer service manager in Sarasota, Fla., he was tasked to be one of the first instructors in the Southern Territory Technical Training Center in Atlanta, Ga., and followed that as field service manager for the southern territory. After an assignment to Jacksonville, he was transferred to Winston-Salem as customer service manager in 1978. He retired from Sears in 1986. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, having served as an usher and on the church council. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett S. Peterson and Victor H. Peterson; and one sister, Eleanore Peterson Ramaekers.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years; two daughters, Cindy Babb and husband Bruce of Fairfax, Va. and Val Herendeen and husband Dennis of Douglasville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Eric Babb, Amy Herendeen and Adam Herendeen; one stepgrandson, Dennis Herendeen II; and a sister, Victoria Peterson Carlson of Seminole, Fla.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany with Rev. Stephen Gerhard, Pastor, officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Jamestown, N.Y.
Cleo Delsie Bodenheimer Ruark
Cleo Delsie Bodenheimer Ruark, 84, of Clemmons died October 28. She was born April 13, 1918, in Forsyth County to the late Emmanuel Francis and Maggie Willard Bodenheimer. She was a member of Bethesda Moravian Church. Her husband, Irvin Oliver Ruark; five sisters, Lelia Turner, Florence Kimel, Omie Young, Annie Mae Sappenfield and Dot Martin; and a brother, George Bodenheimer, preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Gene Oliver Ruark and wife Gaye of Clemmons; a grandson, Jimmy Ruark and wife Amanda of Belews Creek; a granddaughter, Gina Strickland and husband Buddy of Lewisville; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Strickland and Reid Ruark; a sister, Lucy Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Bethesda Moravian Church with ministers Keith White and Bradley Bennett officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.
Lloyd Calvin Hudnall
Lloyd Calvin Hudnall, 80, (U.S. Army, Ret.) of Homestead Hills, died October 30 at Springwood Care. He was born October 1, 1922, in Paris, Ky., to William Martin and Ruby Frakes Hudnall. He was a member of Peace Haven Baptist Church. He was a retired colonel of the U.S. Army, with 30 years of service, and a retired teacher and track coach at West Forsyth High School. He was an avid participant in Senior Games, competing locally, regionally and nationally. He won the national championship in the discus throw in Baton Rouge, La. in 1993, setting a national record. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Huddleston Hudnall, in February 2002; and a sister, Alma Shupe.
Surviving are a daughter, Sara Hudnall-Jones and husband Lonnie of Clemmons; two sons, Charles William Hudnall and wife Doris of Edenton and Lt. Col. Lawrence Martin Hudnall and wife Vickie of Fort Bragg; four grandchildren, Chelsea, McKenzie and Madeline Jones and Martin Hudnall; four sisters, Louise Hickman of Morehead, Ky., Bettye Martenson of Winchester, Va., Nancye Thornberry of Lakeland, Fla., and Drusie Miller of Union, Ky.; and a brother, Virgil Hudnall of Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Eric Davis officiating, and burial with full military honors followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.
Maria Hogan, 65, of Clemmons died October 31 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Frank Hogan; four children, Linda Duncum of Alpine, Texas, Jim Hogan of High Point, Tim Hogan of Louisburg and Karen Kent of Durham; a dear sister, Delores Buccelly of Shelton, Conn.; and six grandchildren.
Phyllis Fleming Stroud
Phyllis Fleming Stroud, 67, of Boonville died October 28 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born September 6, 1935, in Yadkin County, to Henry Davis Fleming Sr. and Fleta Boyd Fleming. She was a retired bookkeeper and an active member of Boonville United Methodist Church. She also volunteered in her community, organizing many functions, including 4-H, the American Heart Fund, the Better Business Bureau of Yadkin County, Methodist Youth Fellowship and Share-A-Home of Yadkin County.
Surviving are her husband, Joe W. Stroud of the home; her parents of Hugh Chatham Nursing Center; two sons, S. Lamar and wife Laura Cardell Harrison of Clemmons and Barry L. and wife Carol Brown Kirk of East Bend; a daughter, Linda K. Harrison and husband Kevin Campbell of Black Mountain; two sisters, Sue Fleming Alem of Greensboro and Jane Fleming Webster and husband Given of Camden, S.C.; a brother, Henry Davis Fleming Jr. and wife Kathy of Arizona; five grandchildren, Michelle Kirk Gaddis, Jake Ryan Alspaugh, Ethan Neal Campbell, Alexander and Kelly Harrison; and a great-granddaughter, Janet Rae Gaddis.
A memorial service was held at Boonville United Methodist Church with Rev. Marion Swann and Rev. Dana Wooten officiating.
Charles Earl Prevette
Charles Earl Prevette, 76, died November 1 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. He was born October 19, 1926, in Wilkes County to Gordon W. and Maude Wood Prevette. He served his country in World War II and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Kernersville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Bauguess Prevette.
Surviving are a sister, Sally Marie Paul of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Fred R. Prevette of Bel Air, Md.; three nieces, Betty Shouse and husband Donald of Winston-Salem, Margie Bryant of Jonesville and Barbara Armandt and husband Neal of Boston, Mass.; three nephews, Tom Prevette and wife Ava, Johnny Prevette, and Ken Prevette and wife Kim, all of Md.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. David Neese officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
William Stephen Burge
William Stephen “Steve” Burge, 55, of King died October 29. He was born May 24, 1947, in Forsyth County to William “Bill” and Peggy Johnson Burge. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of King Masonic Lodge, Winston-Salem Scottish Rites and King American Legion. He was employed by Siemens-Westinghouse Corp. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Johnson Burge, in 1995.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Turner Burge of the home; two sons, Todd Burge and wife Traci of Lewisville and Sean Burge of Winston-Salem; his father, William “Bill” Burge; a sister, Marcia Burge, both of King; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clay and Ruth Turner of Walnut Cove; a sister-in-law, Judi Moore and husband Dwight of Advance; a brother-in-law, Jim Turner and wife Alesia of Winston-Salem; a nephew, Kyle Turner; a niece, Jill Williams; and many devoted family members and close friends.
Funeral services were held at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Roberts, Rev. James Saul and Rev. Yates Wilkinson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, with military rites provided by King American Legion Post 290.
Reid Joseph Kennedy Jr.
Reid Joseph Kennedy Jr., 74, of Lawsonville died October 29 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1928, to Reid Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Sarah Tuggle Kennedy in Richmond County, Ga. He was a retired firefighter with the Augusta City Fire Department, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Augusta.
Surviving are his wife, Cora Mae Venable Kennedy of the home; a daughter, Lynda Meeks and husband Mike of Clemmons; and a granddaughter, Britney Meeks.
Funeral services were held at Delta United Methodist Church with Rev. Timothy Taylor and Rev. Evelyn Browning officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
James Porter Proctor
James Porter “Curly” Proctor, 88, of Elkin died October 31 at Elkin Healthcare. He was born April 18, 1914, in Guilford County to James Henderson and Nellie Vestal Proctor. He was self-employed and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He also was a locally known gospel singer and for many years was a member of the Gospel Messengers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy White Proctor; three brothers, Paul Proctor, Harold Proctor and Claude Proctor; and three sisters, Dorothy Bridges, Gladys Brown and Ethel Proctor.
Surviving are a son, Benny Proctor and wife Joanne of Pfafftown; two daughters, Judy Darnell and husband Bill of Elkin and Eleisa Joyner and husband Darryl of Ronda; two brothers, Zeno Proctor of Statesville and Troy Proctor of Hamptonville; three sisters, DeEtte Johnson of Summersville, S.C., Jane Smith of Yadkinville and Hazel Mullis of Statesville; five grandchildren, Donnie Darnell, Scotty Darnell, Amy Proctor Marks, Shannon Joyner Hall and Andrea Joyner; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a special friend, Edith Gray.
Funeral services were held at Mountain View Baptist Church in Hamptonville, annd burial followed in the church cemetery.
Ernest Minor Branscome
Ernest Minor Branscome, 88, of Winston-Salem, died November 3 at The Oaks at Forsyth. He was born October 15, 1914, in Carroll County, Va. to Lee and Lizzie Morris Branscome. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Salem Baptist Church for over 56 years and co-owner of Konnoak Hills Food Market. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Branscome.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Lucy J. Branscome; a son, James Ernest Branscome, both of the home; a daughter, Ruth B. Craver and husband Richard of Clemmons; two grandchildren, Alison Lew and husband Sean and Jonathan Richard Craver; a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Lew; a brother, Posey Branscome and wife Velma; a sister, Virginia Boone and husband Jack; a sister-in-law, Louise Branscome, all of Winston-Salem, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Howard Wilburn and Rev. Floyd Boles officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.