Marian Neely Jefferson
Marian Neely Jefferson, 63, of Pfafftown died February 21 at the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington. Born October 23, 1943, in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of Thomas William and Gretta Little Neely. A retired schoolteacher, she taught in the Stokes County school system for 27 years.
Surviving are her companion, Dean Howard of the home; daughter, Paula Jefferson Brown and husband Mark of Chapel Hill; brother, Tom Neely and wife Elaine of Williamstown, Mass.; grandsons, Matt Brown and Spencer Brown, both of Chapel Hill; nephew, Matt Neely of Eastchester, N.Y.; and niece, Bree Neely of Denver, Colo.
A memorial service was held at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Ruby Elizabeth Hodge
Ruby Elizabeth Hodge, 92, of Yadkinville died February 23 at her home. She was born March 7, 1914, in Surry County to the late Martin and Lillie Hodge. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Preston Hodge; five sisters; and a brother.
Surviving are her three sons, Monroe Hodge and wife Roselyn of Yadkinville, Robert Hodge and wife Betty of Boonville and Billy Hodge and wife Judy of Yadkinville; brother Leonard Hodge and wife Juanita; grandchildren Bobby Hodge and wife Robin of Kentucky, Gena Knighten and husband Doug of Clemmons, Tena Williams and husband Van of East Bend, Michael Hodge of Yadkinville, Wendell Hodge and wife Karen of Oak Ridge and Chad Hodge and wife Wendy of Yadkinville; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Gentry Family Chapel in Yadkinville with Rev. Hubert Wishon officiating. Burial followed in Northwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
Robert Stephens Martin
Robert Stephens Martin, 66, of Walnut Cove died February 21. He was born April 21, 1940 in Forsyth County to George Franklin Martin and Mary Cheek Martin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from RJR Archer Inc. after 36 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Ailene R. Martin; a daughter, Debra Lynn Lefler and husband Luther of Midland; a son, Gary A. Martin of Charlotte; his grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth Lefler, Lacey Abigail Lefler and Luke Alexander Lefler of Midland; a sister, Gloria Jean Pike and husband Lee of Yadkinville; and a brother, Richard Martin and wife Susan of Lewisville.
A graveside service was held at Salem Chapel Christian Church with Rev. Larry Neal officiating.
Alice Bradford Bradshaw
Alice Bradford Bradshaw, 69, of Village Care of King, died February 22. She was born August 2, 1937, in Pike County to Clarence and Bertha Howard Bradford. She was retired from First Union Bank in Winston-Salem. She was a member of Women of the Moose Winston-Salem Lodge and was an avid bowler. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret; and her husband, Richard.
Surviving are two sons, Steve Bradshaw of Lewisville and David Bradshaw and wife Laura of Tobaccoville; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachale and Andrew; Kathy Bradshaw of Winston-Salem; a brother, Mike Bradford of Montana; four sisters, Doris Osborn and husband Harold of Maryland, Betty Blanton and husband Melvin of Kentucky, Ann Stokes of Virginia and Lynne Dees and husband Gene of Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausloeum Chapel with Bill Teague officiating.
Kenneth Sparks Beckner
Kenneth Sparks Beckner, 63, died from head trauma on Monday May 19, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born in Winston-Salem on April 24, 1945. Ken was the son of the late Melvin Sides Beckner and Virginia Sparks Beckner. He was a graduate of Southwest High School class of 1964 and served during the Vietnam Conflict in the Air Force. Ken retired as a ground school instructor for US Airways in 2000 where he worked for both Piedmont Airlines and US Airways for a total 32 years. For the last several years, Ken was the owner and president of Amelia Renovations Inc. and was N.C. licensed general contractor. Ken was a member of St. John’ s Baptist Church and a member of the Farside Sunday school class. He also served on the House and Grounds Committee on behalf of the church. A memorial service was held Friday, May 23, at St. John’ s Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by nephew Brian Beckner. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Lynn Kerley Beckner; a daughter, Meghan of the home; a son, Todd, and his wife, Paige, of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Gray, L.J. and Henry Beckner of Winston-Salem; a sister, Diann Sweet, also of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Tyler and Sydney Beckner; three nieces, Donna Boyles, Angie Richards and Nikki Covington; and three nephews, Chris Sweet, Keith Beckner and Butch Beckner. Memorials may be made to St. John’ s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Graham Erlacher, 83, of Clemmons passed away Monday evening, May 19, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Milford, Conn., to Margaret and Paul Erlacher. Graham was an outstanding athlete in high school and college, playing football, baseball and basketball. At 17, he enlisted to serve his country in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer escort during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific. After the war, Graham attended Elon College, graduating in 1950. He served the U.S. Federal Court as a court reporter for 30 years. He started Graham Erlacher and Associates, a deposition and court reporting service. Graham enjoyed horseback riding and working outdoors. He was an active member of St. Timothy’ s Episcopal Church from its earliest days. He was a loving and loyal husband, father and grandfather. Graham is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred Johnson Erlacher; his daughter, Kim, and her husband, Graham Johnston, of Winston-Salem; his son, Gray Erlacher, and his wife, Karen, of Dillingham, Alaska; a brother, Paul Erlacher Jr., and wife Lesley of Milford; plus several nieces and nephews. He had five grandchildren, Alex and Auburn Johnston, Nicholas Johnston, Marianne Johnston, Trevor and Megan Erlacher and Claine Erlacher. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 24, at St. Timothy’ s Episcopal Church at 2575 Parkway Drive, Winston-Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to St. Timothy’ s or to a charitable organization of the donor’ s choice.
Michael Dwight Harris
Mr. Michael Dwight Harris, 61, of Clemmons passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at his home. He was born in Guilford County on May 14, 1947, to Dwight and Aritha Jones Harris. Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked as an insurance adjuster. He is survived by his wife, Christina M. Harris; five sons, William, Arthur, Andrew, Samuel and James; and a grandson, Tyler. A graveside service was conducted May 22, at Parklawn Memorial Park, with E. Wayne Worrell and the VFW Honor Guard officiating.
Garland Lee Sullivan
Garland Lee Sullivan, born Dec. 27, 1935, to Zella Lambeth Sullivan and Robert Garland Sullivan, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. He retired from French’ s Heating and Air Co. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth of the home; daughter Rebecca Pope (Tim) of Winston-Salem; sons Chris Sullivan (Vickie) of Clemmons; Steve Sullivan (Annette) of Lewisville; and Robert Sullivan of Lewisville; granddaughters Amy Shore (J.R.) of Boonville; Brittany Sullivan of Winston-Salem; and Brooke Sullivan of Lewisville; grandsons Bryan Pope (Angela) of Columbus, Ind.; Andy Sullivan of Lewisville; and Adam Sullivan of Lewisville; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Juleigh Shore of Boonville; brother Gerald Sullivan (Phyllis); and sister, Peggy Tyler (Claimon), both of Winston-Salem; a niece; and five nephews. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 25, at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of the donor’ s choice. The family wishes to express thanks to the Lewisville Fire Department and the staff at Lewisville Family Practice.
Aldine Grey Hege Jr.
Mr. Aldine Grey Hege Jr., 60, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 20, 1947, to Aldine Grey and Osie Wooten Hege. Mr. Hege enjoyed showing dogs and planting flowers. He loved art and wrote the school song for West High School. He moved to Delaware and in later years moved back to Winston-Salem to be near his family. He was preceded in death by his father; and his sister, Rebecca Leigh Hege Street. He is survived by his mother, Osie Wooten Jennings (Roy); a sister, Catherine Hege Ittermann (Bob); and brothers Richard Hege, Alan Hege, Tim Hege (Kathy), Roy Jennings Jr. (Teresa), David Jennings (Marilyn), Alan Jennings (Susan) and Richard Jennings. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; and devoted caregiver Robin Moore. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, May 28, at Beck’ s Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Zak King officiating. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 6120 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040, or Beck’ s Baptist Church, 5505 Beck’ s Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Ellard Earl Farmer
Mr. Ellard Earl Farmer, 82, passed away November 7, 2008 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Fanning County, GA, to the late Claude and Catherine Wilson Farmer. Mr. Farmer retired from Western Electric with 34 years of service. After his retirement, he enjoyed working in his body shop and garden. He loved his horses and cows and being with his grandchildren. Mr. Farmer is survived by his loving wife, Clara Farmer; a daughter, Pamela K. Farmer; two sons, Mike Farmer (Janice) and Randy Farmer (Christine); three grandchildren, Timothy Chad Johnson, Natalie Nicole Johnson, and Brandon Joseph Farmer; a brother, Fred Farmer; and four nieces. A Funeral Service were conducted Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Egbert Craven, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Sheridan Lee Hall
Mr. Sheridan Lee Hall, 86, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Oak Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 27, 1921 in Harvey, West Virginia to Walker and Mildred Hughes Hall. Mr. Hall was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. He loved working outside in his yard and garden. He started a hobby of collecting gemstones and that eventually turned into a small business called Lee Hall Gemstones. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Allan and Bryan. Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Opalee Hall of the home; two daughters, Shari Sinnott, and Lisa Hale and husband, George IV; two sons, Dana Hall and Gregory Hall and wife, Joanne, all of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, November 9, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neill Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Kenneth Brown Compton
Mr. Kenneth Brown Compton, 81, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Village Care in King after a long illness. He was born on December 1, 1926 in Cedar Grove, NC to the late Robert Ralph and Carrie McDade Compton. Ken served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Regansburg, Germany. After graduating from Duke University, he was employed by The Fidelity Bank of Durham for nine years; Jefferson Standard Life, as the southeastern Regional Manager in their Mortgage Loan Division in Greensboro for eight years. He then moved to Winston-Salem in 1964 and worked for Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and Wachovia Mortgage Company and was elected Senior Vice President in 1969. In 1974, Ken started Kenneth B. Compton and Associates, a real estate appraisal group and retired in 1998. After retirement, he enjoyed volunteer work with the North Carolina Housing Foundation. He was a board member for eleven years and president for eight years. He was a member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. A lifelong Presbyterian, he was a member of Parkway Presbyterian Church and was a deacon, and elder and a Sunday school teacher for many years. He also enjoyed work in earlier years with the Boy Scouts. In addition to his parents, Mr. Compton was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Boone Compton; and brothers, Robert, Burch, Harry and Charlie Compton. Surviving Kenneth are his wife, Johnsie G. Compton, whom he married in 1980; son, Keith Compton (Pamela); grandson, Jonathan; brother, Fred Compton (Laverne); sister, Camelia Lloyd (Ben); sisters-in-law, Carolyn Compton and Zonie Compton; step-daughters, Anita Kinnier (Ed), Libby Lucas (Sam) and Kelli Horne (Jim); grandchildren, Alec and Abigail Lucas and Gray Kinnier; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 with the Rev. Dan Wilkers officiating. Visitation will be held after the service in the fellowship hall. Vogler and Sons Funeral Home on Reynolda Road is assisting the Compton family. Go to www.mem.com for online condolences. The family wishes to thank all who helped make life happier and easier for Ken: The Daybreak Group of Centenary Methodist Church, The Williams Center, The Elms at Tanglewood Hospice and especially all of the loving caregivers at the Village Care of King. Thank you so much for your love, care and kindness to Ken. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or to a charity of one’ s choice.
Ada Shore Bailey Jones
Mrs. Ada Shore Bailey Jones, 90, of Winston-Salem passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born November 27, 1917 in Forsyth County to William J. Shore Sr. and Esther Cornish Shore. Mrs. Jones was a very active member of Friedberg Moravian Church where she was a member of the Adult Bible Class and Senior Friends. She loved her family very much and was preceded in death by two loving husbands, Roy Nelson Bailey and Paul Lee Jones; her brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, Fred Smith. Surviving are one son, Nelson Fletcher Bailey and wife, Evelyn of Thomasville; one daughter, Virginia B. Smith of Newport News, VA; a stepson, Pete Jones and wife, Burlee of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; six great-granddaughters; her faithful companion, Princess and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were conducted Friday, November 7, at Friedberg Moravian Church with the Rev. G. Thomas Shelton and the Rev. James C. Newsome officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard. Memorials may be made to Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Edward Vincent Staab
Dr. Edward Vincent Staab, 72, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was born in Albany, NY to the late Edward and Mary E. Staab. His most recent position was as Professor Emeritus of Radiologic Sciences - Radiology at Wake Forest. He also served with honor in Chair and Chief positions for the NIH/NCI, University of Florida, University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt, and as a Captain in his military service at Walter Reed, Fort Detrick, MD. He was a scientist, a scholar, a researcher, a doctor and played a large and active role in many philanthropic foundations. His life was full and his honors were many, including recognition as one of the Best Doctors in America, Top 20 Most Influential People in Radiology, and winner of numerous Hartman Gold Medals. Humble and kind, Ed’ s energy was matched only by his generosity and love for children. He was an active member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and could often be seen on Sundays serving pancakes. His favorite pastime was golf, and he enjoyed traveling, music, gardening and all spectator sports. Surviving is his wife and soulmate of 51 years, Mary Jane Ackerman Staab, the mother of his five children: Barbara Staab May of Atlanta, Ken Staab and wife, Cheryl of Charlotte, Anne Staab Soeder and husband, Tom of Cary, Tom Staab and wife, Angel of Charlotte, and Rick Staab and wife, Michelle of Gainesville, FL. The joy of his life were his 11 grandchildren; Jordan and Sara Staab of Charlotte, Christy and Joey Soeder of Cary; Nick May of Atlanta, Tyler, Samantha and Luke Staab of Gainesville, and Maddy, Austin and Carter-John of Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008, at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons, NC. A Funeral Mass was conducted Friday, November 7, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. A private family Graveside Service in Chapel Hill will be at a later date. Mary and the children would like to thank everyone for the tremendous out-pouring of prayers, love and support shown by so many during this tragic time. It is comforting to know that our father has touched so very many lives and we ask that you continue to pray for our Mother’ s speedy recovery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Ed’ s passion and favorite charity: Tyler’ s Hope for a Dystonia Cure, 13351 Progress Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
Keithel Von Ray Snow
God, in His infinite wisdom, called one of His saints’ home to heaven on November 9, 2008. Keithel Von Ray Snow of Lewisville, NC, bade this world goodbye, after a brief illness, and took his Heavenly flight, from his home here to his mansion there. He was born on August 27, 1953 to devoted parents, Rob and Maxine Snow of Winston-Salem, who survive. He grew up in this area, and graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School. Later in life, he felt a call from God, for special service, and attended Piedmont Bible College. He worked for 32 years at the Hanes Company, and was currently employed by Colliers International, a related sub-contracting firm. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Patricia (Patsy) Snow, a son, Nathan and a daughter, Amanda, all of the home; one brother Robbie Snow and wife Angie, of Winston-Salem, NC. He professed Christ, and joined Hanes Baptist Church in 1962, exemplifying a Christian in his daily life. He served as Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher; and in later years was involved in the music program, playing the mandolin at each service. His hobbies were gospel music and fishing. He was Characterized by his humility, graciousness, and willingness to assist as needed. Gospel songs and Biblical sermons will celebrate his wonderful life and Home going. Presiding will be his Pastor, Ron Groce, and a friend, Bro. Billy Seats. The Family will receive friends on Tuesdays, November 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Silas Creek location of Hayworth-Miller. The celebration service will be held at Hanes Baptist Church, 4210 Sabrina Lake Road, WS on Wednesday, November 12 at 11 o’ clock, but the body ill lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The Family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the medical staff of Forsyth Medical Center, the ICU2 Unit, especially Dr. William Bray and Nurse Kathy Jay; also to the many friends who lovingly assisted the Family. Bro. Von Ray will be sorely missed, by lovingly remembered. So long, Bro. Von, “Until the day break, and the shadows flee away”. (Song of Solomon)
James “Jim” B. Bostic
Early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2008, James “Jim” B. Bostic passed away peacefully at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born on February 21, 1922 in Bostic, NC (Rutherford County) to the late Preston Van Buron Bostic and Mollie Lou Anderson Bostic. A proud veteran of World War II, Jim served in the U.S. Naval Forces and contributed bravely to the Asiatic/Pacific winning campaign. He was a member of First Baptist Church for over 40 years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bostic was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Doris Fowlkes Bostic; brothers, Clifton Bostic, Woodrow Bostic, Rodney Bostic, Lester Bostic and George Bostic; and sisters, Thelma Bostic Johnson, Nan Bostic Worley, Margie Bostic and Margaret Bostic. Surviving are his son, Robbie Bostic and wife, Karen of Clemmons; grandchildren, Lindsay Ann Bostic of Raleigh and Matthew Robert Bostic of Boone; and a sister, Ruth Ezzell of Waxhaw, SC. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 501 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem on Sunday, November 30, 2008. Dr. David Hughes will be officiating. Visitation will follow until 3 p.m. in the Church sanctuary. Interment is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to: First Baptist Church, 501 W. 5th Street, Winston- Salem, NC 27101 or to American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. The family would like to especially thank the staff of The Elms at Tanglewood for the outstanding loving care Jim received where he spent the past six years as a resident; and more recently, the medical assistance and loving care received at Bermuda Commons and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Jim was a special Dad, Pop, Uncle and friend..We love himand will miss him dearly!
Erma Amanda Thompson Watkins
Mrs. Erma Amanda Thompson Watkins, 98, of Lewisville, passed away Thanksgiving Day. She was the oldest daughter of Reeze F. and Margaret Elizabeth Sink Thompson. She married Walter Thomas Watkins in 1931. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter; three sisters and two brothers: Eva Myers, Agnes Duggins, Ruth Sowers, Zeb Thompson and Ernest Thompson. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lois; and two sisters, Grace Fulp and Louise Simpson. She retired from Hanes Knitting with 44Â½ years of service as a seamstress. Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Unity Moravian Church with the Rev. Stewart Zimmerman and the Rev. William McElveen officiating. . A Graveside Service was conducted Monday, December 1, 2008 at Forsyth Memorial Park with the Rev. Stewart Zimmerman officiating. Memorials may be made to Unity Moravian Church, 8300 Concord Church Road Lewisville NC 27023. The family would like to thank the caregivers; Michelle Draughn, Helen Coram, Marcie Wiggins and Bobbie Collins. Also, a special thanks to Unity Moravian Church for their love and support over the last 28 years.
Edward Michael Farsich
Edward Michael Farsich, formerly of Closter, NJ, passed away on Wednesday November 26, 2008 at age 69, after fighting Multiple Myeloma for 7 months. Edward retired from Coffin Turbo Pump in Englewood, NJ after 32 years as a machinist and moved to North Carolina in 2003. He enjoyed making elaborate birdhouse’ s, character cutouts, playing piano, and most of all being with his family and friends. Surviving is his wife, Marie (Nussbaum), his son, Michael Faresich of Gloucester, MA; his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Reiner Kamper of Clemmons; and his cherished granddaughter, Savannah Kamper. Also surviving are Marie’ s children, Fred, Kenny (Susie), Tim (Isabel), Tom (Linda) Gallione, Roe (Bradley) Coker, Kathy (Art) Robin, and Joe (Caryn) Gallione. Ed was also “Grandpa” to Nicole and Timmy, Andrew and Sara, Gina and Joey, Olivia and Anthony, Max and Nate. Ed leaves behind many other cherished family members and friends, including his brother, Robert Faresich and wife, Barbara; sister, Marilyn Balzar and husband, Ed. A Funeral Service will be held at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.
Jewel O’Lester Reich
Jewel O’Lester Reich, 92, of Lewisville, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008 at his home. He was born June 23, 1916 in Forsyth County to Fred and Margaret Black Reich. Mr. Reich enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He also loved animals, farming, and working in his machine shop. He was retired from D.D. Bean Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lillian Pilcher Reich. Surviving are one son, Harold Conway Reich; three daughters, Shirley Ann Hall (Will), Kay Roberts (Jerry), and Faye Lawson (Mike); eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a special caregiver, Diane Parks; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 3, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Chaplain Ken Bradstock officiating. Burial followed in Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Charles Edward Greene
Mr. Charles Edward Greene, 83, of Clemmons, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1925 in Forsyth County, the son of the late, Mamie Greene. Mr. Greene was a member of Heavenview United Pentecostal Church. He was a graduate of Atkins High School and attended A&T University. He served with the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force during World War II. He was an avid sports fan and loved gardening. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Washington Greene; three sons, Michael Greene of Clemmons, Ronald Greene of Queens, NY and Charles Eric Greene and wife, Eileen of Salt Lake City UT; one daughter, Laurie Martinez and husband, Rene of Clemmons; seven grandchildren, Ian Collins, Ronald Greene, Jr., Nicholas Chambers, Michael Greene, Mariah Martinez and Emma Martinez, all of Winston-Salem and Dominic Greene of Salt Lake City, UT; one great-grandchild, Arie Greene of Winston-Salem and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service were conducted Monday at Heavenview United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Harold Linder officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Lawrence (Mike) A. Taffe
Lawrence (Mike) A. Taffe departed this world for heaven on January 7, 2009. Mike was a devoted Catholic, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was born on November 30, 1924, to parents who had immigrated from Ireland and Australia. He was one of the very best of the Greatest Generation dedicated to serving his country. A uniformed man for over 27 years he fought for his country in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam earning many decorations including two Bronze Stars. Additionally, he served three tours in Germany, two tours in Korea, and one tour in Vietnam. As an Army man, he excelled at instructing, especially in tank warfare at the USA military armor school and at the New Mexico military academy. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elisabeth; his six children, Terry, Jake, Mike, Martin, Kevin, and Laura; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A memorial service for Mike was held Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Richard Lee Tilley Sr.
Mr. Richard Lee Tilley, Sr., 64, of Winston-Salem passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born October 11, 1944 in Forsyth County to Joe Franklin and Eva Swain Tilley. Mr. Tilley was an avid golfer and has loved playing for several years. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family. He was a football coach for the Tiny Greyhounds, Lewisville Titans, and baseball coach at South Little League for several years, and a life-coach of many kids. He was also a long-time member of the West Forsyth YMCA. He loved to fish, and loved to vacation at Cherry Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Johnny Wayne and Bobby Joe Tilley; two sisters, Dorothy Hanner and Helen Bauguess; and a grandson, Tyler Wayne Tilley. Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Mary Tilley; two sons, Johnny Wayne Tilley and fianc? Angie, Richard “Ricky” Lee Tilley, Jr. and wife Kristan; a former daughter-in-law, April Tilley; five grandchildren, Trent, Trace, Raygan, Nicolas and Kaylin; four brothers, Charlie Tilley and wife Betty, Buck Tilley and wife Opal, Jerry Tilley and wife Dorothy, and Freddie Tilley; one sister, Lois Stull and husband Chuck of Hyattsville, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 17 at Glory Road Baptist Church with Pastor Charles H. Whitaker and Pastor Larry T. Neal officiating. Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DBA Lewisville Titans Richard L. Tilley, Sr. Scholarship Fund SunTrust Bank 1000079202213. The family wishes to express special thanks to all Richard’ s friends especially, Pete, Jim and Billy; and special thanks to the staff of Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center and to Hospice.
Mary “Cathy” Little Baskin
Mrs. Mary “Cathy” Little Baskin, 50, of Clemmons died Monday, January 12, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1958 in Buncombe County, NC. She was a Registered Nurse with Hospice. She was a member of Temple Emanuel. Cathy, who lived and loved life to the fullest, is on her journey to finding a new peace. She was a woman with great energy and spirit. All who knew and loved Cathy have fond memories of her working with her flowers, painting, making soap, and creating exquisite jewelry. Cathy most loved laughter and a good debate, knowing the two go hand in hand. She has been a long time advocate for many issues of concern to humanity and has given freely to those in need. Cathy asks all of us to “Look for me in the little things in life.” She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela McFee Little. Surviving are her husband, Timothy “Tim” Watson Baskin of the home; a daughter, April Robertson and husband, Timothy of Lexington; two sons: Timothy Raymond Baskins of Clemmons and Jonathan Taylor Baskin of Winston-Salem; six grandchildren: Sarah, Brooke, Tyler, Catherine Haley, Gage and Parker; a sister, Kelly Hill of Winston-Salem; and her father, Ronald J. Little of Winston-Salem. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January14, at Salem Funeral Home Chapel, with Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn officiating. Memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel, 201 Oakwood Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Mary Katherine Tucker
Mary Katherine Tucker, 81, died on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at home after years of declining health. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Payton Tucker. Surviving is her daughter, Pat King and her husband Charles. She also leaves behind a brother-in-law L.C. Tucker and wife Juanita of East Bend and a special “Sis” Thelma Boyd of Clemmons. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as lots of friends who loved her very much. Mary will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, on January 21, 2009 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Pastor Gary Byrum officiating. Pat and Charles will be receiving friends and family at their home in Clemmons. The family would like to send special thanks to the wonderful staff at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and the many in home care staff who attended to our Mom, especially her nurse, Debbie Foltz, who showed such kindness and compassion to her. Memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Mary Camille Velleca Annunziata
Mary Camille Velleca Annunziata, 88, of Clemmons, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Friday, February 19, 2009. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Annunziata. Mrs. Annunziata was born on February 20, 1920 in New Haven, CT to the late Giovanni Velleca and Bettina D’Ambrosio, and was a resident of Orange, CT before moving to Clemmons in 1995. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Carmen Velleca, and four sisters, Sophie Capuano, Celeste Morro, Katherine D’Amato, and Rose Velleca. Mrs. Annunziata was a bookkeeper for her late husband, Joseph V. Annunziata, CPA, of Orange, CT. She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Pubantz, (Jerry) of Clemmons; four grandchildren, Joanna Britt (Matt) and Lisa Pubantz of Winston-Salem, David Pubantz of Charlotte, Jeffrey Pubantz of Clemmons; a great granddaughter, Nora Sophia Britt; a host of nieces and nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in New Haven, CT.