Frances Lorraine Culler Lowry
Frances Lorraine Culler Lowry, 73, of Winston-Salem died August 22 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born January 3, 1931, in Patrick County, Va., to the Rev. Herbert H. and Lena Victoria Smith Culler. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was very devoted to her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Reynolda Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Howard Lowry Sr.; two brothers, Eric Culler and Arthur Culler; and two sisters, Pauline Hanner and Violet Morrison.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Holcomb and husband Jimmy of Lewisville; a son, Joe Howard Lowry Jr. and wife Karen of Fuquay-Varina; four grandchildren, Joshua David Lowry and Rachel Lowry Wilson, both of Raleigh, Mary Brooke Holcomb of Lewisville and Samuel Charles Lowry of Fuquay-Varina; four sisters, June Lail of Winston-Salem, Rachel Culler of Salisbury, Mickey Walters and husband Charles of Charlotte and Rosa Burwell and husband Jerry of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Dr. O. Leighton Culler and wife Gay of Mocksville; two sisters-in-law, Glenna Culler and Lou Culler; and a brother-in-law, Payton Morrison.
Funeral services were held at Reynolda Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Glasgow and Dr. Richard Little officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Cerento Martin Eccles
Cerento Martin Eccles, 71, of Winston-Salem died August 20. She was born November 19, 1932, in Winston-Salem to Wilbert and Eliza Martin. She was a member of Carver Road Church of Christ. She was a home day-care provider for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her husband, Willis Wharton Eccles; a daughter, Warnetta Eccles of Winston-Salem; two sons, Willis Eccles Jr. and wife Tamra of Walkertown and Albert Eccles of Winston-Salem; a sister, Bennie Martin and husband William of Clemmons; an aunt, Melvernia Martin of Winston-Salem; four children, Brandon, Danielle, Michael and Carnell Eccles; four brothers-in-law and their wives; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at Carver Road Church of Christ, and burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Mabel Bowers Nicholson
Mabel Bowers Nicholson, 84, of Lewisville died October 16 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born August 22, 1920, in Wilkes County to Laude and Etta Hutcherson Bowers. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and was a member of Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Edward Nicholson; three sisters, Genevieve and Della Bowers and Grace Foust; and three brothers, Clay, Gar and Elmer Bowers.
Surviving are three daughters, Rosa Lee Harper and husband Gary of Thomasville, Ella Bee “Ellie” Smith and husband Bob of Lewisville and Lois Allen and husband Tim of Yadkinville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nova Potts, Ella Mae Weatherman and Marzelle Price, all of Winston-Salem; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Bowers of Winston-Salem and Elzada Bowers of Easley, SC.
Funeral services were held in Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ with Paul Kirkpatrick, Minister, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Joan Crockett Davidson
Joan Crockett Davidson, 63, of Winston-Salem died October 15 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Charles C. and Mary Jean Crockett Davidson. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and an employee of Grass America for 15 years. She was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors.
Surviving are her husband, Roger F. Davidson Sr. of the home; three sons, Roger F. Davidson Jr. and wife Nancy of Statesville, Mark A. Davidson Sr. and wife Sherry of Lewisville and Matthew W. Davidson and wife Cheryl of Gloucster, VA; two sisters, Dorothy Pagenhardt of Scottland, MD and Charlene Crockett Pinnell of Bowie, MD; five grandchildren, Jennifer E. Davidson, Mark A. Davidson Jr., Krystal A. Davidson, Steven W. Davidson and Joan F. Davidson; and a special friend, Virtie Stroup.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem with Rev. Don Goodhart officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Thomas Jacob Cope
Thomas Jacob Cope, 80, of Autumn Care of Mocksville, died October 10 at Davie County Hospital. Born in Davie County on May 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret Cline Cope. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Advance Baptist Church and the Advance VFW Post 150. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Belle Myers Cope, on August 13, 1991; his parents; and two brothers.
Surviving are a son, Jerry W. Cope and wife Evonna of Winston-Salem; four daughters, Brenda Tatum and husband Herbert of Mocksville, Wanda Cribb and husband Terry of Lexington, Cindy Foster and husband Jerry of Mocksville and Vickie Sink and husband Dean of Clemmons; three brothers, David Cope of Advance, Henry Cope of Clemmons and Bob Cope of Cooleemee; two sisters, Katherine Fine of Mocksville and Linda Taylor of Lexington; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Chris Clontz officiating. Burial followed in the Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Military honors were accorded by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.
Emory Mock Jr.
Emory Mock Jr., 77, of Davidson County died October 10 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born July 6, 1927, in Davidson County to Emory Eugene and Delia Berrier Mock. He was a lifetime member of Midway United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Garwood Mock of the home; a son, Randy Mock and fiancee Lea of Davidson County; a daughter, Brenda M. Gordon of Clemmons; and two grandsons, Jody Gordon and Cory Gordon and wife Kimberley.
Funeral services were held at Midway United Methodist Church with Rev. Robin Fitzgerald and Dr. Harold Fletcher officiating.
Ruby Williamson Colvin
Ruby Williamson Colvin, 92, of Lewisville died October 15 in a local nursing home. She was born May 22, 1912, in Pine Apple, AL, to John and Leona Williamson. She lived in Pensacola, FL, since 1946, until moving to Lewisville in 1999. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Pensacola and Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glade Colvin; and two brothers, B.B. “Tex” Williamson and Bishop Williamson.
Surviving are a son, Harry Colvin and wife Karen of Lewisville; three grandsons, Patrick Colvin and wife Tracy of East Bend, Ryan Colvin and wife Tami of Pfafftown and Jamey Colvin and wife Rebecca of Virginia Beach, VA; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, Jenna, Samuel, Anna, Rachel, Lindsey and Cameron; a sister, Thelma Hemberger of Pensacola; and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola.
Joyce Ferrell Datson
Joyce Ferrell Datson, 47, of Kernersville died October 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born November 12, 1956, in Chester County, SC., a daughter of the late Zebbie Frazier and Edith Culp Ferrell. She was employed as an assistant manager by Burger King at the Union Cross location.
Surviving are her husband, Roger B. Datson of the home; two daughters, Angela Boothe of Chester, SC, and April Gaither and husband Robert of Clemmons; a stepdaughter, Amanda Blair Datson of Welch, WV; a stepson, John Roger Datson of Kernersville; two brothers, Ronnie Ferrell of Chester, SC, and Jerry Ferrell of Rock Hill, SC; and five grandchildren, David, Carson, Haley, Randy and Samantha.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home with Rev. Cindy Parker officiating.
Marilyn Mapes Wilson
Marilyn Mapes Wilson, 76, of Winston-Salem died October 10 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born January 5, 1928, in Seattle, Wash., to Carl H. and Margaret Metzker Mapes.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Donald Joseph Wilson; three daughters, Kathryn Panek and husband Lindsey, Susan M. Huffines and husband Jim, all of Lewisville, and Nancy Bernier and husband Danny of Madison; a son, Thomas M. Wilson and wife Faye of Lewisville; a brother, Carl R. Mapes of Clarence, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren, Ryan Lambert, Nicole Panek, Adam Wilson, Jill Clark, Nathan and Rachel Wilson, Courtney and Paul Huffines and Anna and Matthew Bernier.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, and entombment followed in the Columbarium.
Mark Lee Masencup
Mark Lee Masencup, 47, of Pfafftown died October 11 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born in Forsyth County to Joe Masencup and the late Lena Elizabeth Masencup. He loved to fish and was a huge Richard Petty fan. He was employed with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 28 years. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Jane Holston Masencup, in 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Dana Shaw and husband Ernest of Pinnacle; a son, Marcus Masencup of the home; three grandchildren, Christina Marie Shaw, Ernest Allen Shaw IV and Bethany Mae Shaw; his father, Joe Masencup of Pfafftown; a sister, Wanda Hawks of Tobaccoville; a brother, Larry Masencup of Pfafftown; three nieces; and a nephew.
A graveside service was held at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Tobaccoville with Dr. Rick Speas officiating.
Ruby Pendry Holcomb
Ruby Pendry Holcomb, 89, of Yadkinville died October 13 at Willowbrook Health Care Center. She was born September 1, 1915, in Yadkin County to James “Jim” William and Carrie Swisher Pendry. She was a homemaker and a member of Center United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Holcomb, in 1994; her son-in-law, Bill White; and nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her children, Shirley White of Jonesville, Jean Southard and husband Donald of Winston-Salem and Jim Holcomb and wife Melanie of Clemmons; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Andy Lambert and Rev. Vann Harrell. Burial followed in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Bobby Howard Jordan
Bobby Howard Jordan, 72, of Pfafftown died October 11. He was born September 9, 1932, in Forsyth County to Millard Henry and Lou Ella Howard Jordan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean conflict, which he always viewed as a war that should not be forgotten. He was a member of Pfafftown Baptist Church and a former member of the Pfafftown Jaycees. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dot Almond Jordan.
Surviving are a son, Donald Jordan of Pfafftown; a daughter, Debbie Bruce and husband David of Pfafftown; a grandchild, Kristen Bruce of Winston-Salem; a brother, Glenn A. Jordan and wife Andrea of Clemmons; a sister, Rachel Hunter and husband Dallas of Advance; an aunt, Lou Ella Crocker of Hemmingway, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Craig W. Bowman officiating. A private graveside service was also held.
Evelyn Hubbard Wilson
Evelyn Hubbard Wilson, 88, of Winston-Salem died October 13 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born September 11, 1916, in Marlborough County, S.C., to William Neill and Mary Finnegan Hubbard. She was retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. She was also a member of the American Genealogical Society and had published two books on genealogy. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Jamestown Society and numerous other historical organizations. She was an active volunteer for her church, Old Salem, the N.C. School of the Arts and various other community groups. She served in the women’s auxiliary core in World War II and was a member of the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed needlework, cooking and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Stauber Wilson Sr. and a nephew, Michael James Hubbard.
Surviving are two sons, K. Stauber Wilson Jr. of Greensboro and Neill E. Wilson of Clemmons; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Wilson III, Miranda Wilson, Julie Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Scott Wilson, Patrick Wilson and Trey Wilson; a great-grandchild, Peyton Wilson; a brother, Dr. William Neill Hubbard Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and nieces and nephews Billy, Mariah, Ann and Susan.
Funeral services were held at Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Yarborough officiating.
Beverile Jene’ Nicholson Gilbert
Beverile Jene’ Nicholson Gilbert, 47, of Winston-Salem died October 11 at her home. She was born September 15, 1957, in Washington, Ohio, to Benjamin and Mildred Moore Nicholson. She was a former volunteer with the Winston-Salem Rescue Squad as an emergency medical technician, a U.S. Army reservist and was last employed at ILCO-UNICAN. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Nicholson, and her father, Benjamin.
Surviving are her husband, Larry Gilbert of the home; a foster son, Derrick Hairston; stepchildren Shannon Gilbert of Lewisville and Jason Gilbert and wife Wendy of Wilmington; sisters Dianne Nicholson of Winston-Salem, Gae Spillman and husband Steve of Lexington, Jennifer Blackburn of Lexington, Wendy Smawley of Marietta, Ga., and Laura Shaw and husband Rick of Hampton, Va.; her mother, Mildred Moore McBride of Winston-Salem; stepfather H.W. McBride of Lexington; and a special nephew, David Nicholson; and many other nephews, nieces and friends.
Elizabeth Wall Choplin
Elizabeth “Mee Maw” Wall Choplin, 87, of Pfafftown died unexpectedly October 12 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born in Surry County on May 12, 1917, to the late Eugene Burton and Sevellin Owen Choplin. She was an active member and supporter of Faith United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Tom Nail Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, J. Howard Choplin, in 1993.
Surviving are a daughter, Marianne C. Addington and husband Larry of Tobaccoville; three sons, Douglas O. Choplin and wife Shelva of Memphis, Tenn., Wayne Choplin and wife Becky of Pfafftown and Edward E. Choplin and wife Kay of Glade Valley; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Wall Brinkley of Greensboro and Virginia Wall Butler of Chattanooga, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Faith United Methodist Church in Rural Hall with Rev. Evelyn Lemons officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Hazel Elledge Reeves
Hazel Elledge Reeves, 85, of Clemmons died December 20 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born April 11, 1919, in Grayson County, VA, to the late Jacob J. and Kallie Byrd Elledge. She was a member of Stafford Community Chapel Church and had retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with over 41 years of service. Her husband, Clarence J. Reeves, and a son, Richard Jerry Reeves, preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Jackie Reeves and wife Magdalene of Jonesville; two daughters, Linda Boyd and husband Jim of Clemmons and Sandra Armstrong and husband Bobby of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren, Michael and Timothy Reeves of Jonesville, Lori Hall of King, Jennifer Barker of Churchland, Tammy Hooker of King and Diane Pitts of Clemmons; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel Cooper of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Brown officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall.
Virginia Allen Fore
Virginia Allen Fore, 75, of Winston-Salem died December 21 at her home. She was born October 24, 1929, in Dillon County, SC, to Romie and Ruth Tyndall Allen. She was a member of Griffith Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, F.W. Fore of the home; a daughter, Sandra Lindley and husband Henry of Lexington; a son, Richard F. Fore and wife Shirley of Clemmons; four grandchildren, Maggie, Maria, Sarah and Richard D.; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Hannah, Cody and Kaitlyn; a brother, Clyde Allen; and a sister, Jenny Kate Lane.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Tony Brown officiating.
David Allen Hill
David Allen Hill, 71, of Tega Cay, SC, formerly of Winston-Salem, died December 21.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Snider; brothers Shelby Hill and wife Edie of Winston-Salem and Joe Scales and wife Elizabeth of Lewisville; and sisters Kapie Minton of Charlotte and Shelia Martin of Kernersville.
A celebration of life was held at the Pineville Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service with Rev. Don McCollum officiating.
Marcia Hope Carroll
Marcia Hope Carroll, 54, of Oak Island died December 21 at her residence. She was born November 28, 1950, in Columbia, SC, a daughter of Nelson and Stella Smith Sprinkle. She was a former resident of Greensboro and was retired from Bell South Telecommunications. She was a retired member of Communications Workers of American, former secretary/treasurer of CWA and former newsletter editor of Local Review. She was a member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church,
Surviving are her husband of 11 years, Charles R. Carroll of the home; a daughter, Amy Stanfield and husband Rob and their children, Caleb and Lydia, of Charlotte; a stepson, Jamie Carroll and wife Sharon and their children, Angie, Micah and Ethan, of Jonesville; parents Nelson “Bruce” and Stella Smith Sprinkle of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Christopher Sprinkle of Winston-Salem and Jeffrey Sprinkle and wife Darlene of Walnut Cove; two sisters, Liza Tammer and husband Andy of Lewisville and Stephanie Holcomb and husband Kirk of Lewisville; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Oak Island Presbyterian Church with Rev. Michael Ward officiating. A eulogy was delivered by Pat Lindsey and Peggy Scarth.
David Turkington Drage Sr.
David Turkington Drage Sr., 87, of Bethania died December 21 at Universal Health Care of King. He was born March 19, 1917, in Philadelphia, PA, to James and Elizabeth Turkington Drage. He was a member of Bethania Moravian Church and the Bethania Historical Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was an electronic specialist, working out of a shop at his home in Bethania. He cared for his wife, Ruby Moore Drage, until they both moved to Universal Health Care. She died in November of this year.
Surviving are his son, David T. Drage II of King; his nephew, James A. Drage of Winston-Salem; his niece, Jean Chiddie of Winston-Salem; his great-niece, Barbara D. Paul and husband John of Clemmons; and several other nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. George Chiddie officiating.