Barbara Day Moxley Morris
Barbara Day Moxley Morris, 74, of Winston-Salem died April 12 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born May 8, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to George and Ruby Moxley. She moved to Winston-Salem in 1949 with her parents to help establish the Moxley Piano Co. Soon thereafter she met and married Boyd Morris. She was a faithful member of Highland Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized 45 years ago and was also a longtime member of the Women's Circle. She loved classical music, especially opera and she loved to garden. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; her parents; a sister, Marion Alice Moxley; and a grandson, Ian Andrew Mueller, in 1998.
Surviving are her daughters, Sally Ann Morris of Lewisville and Sue Ellen Morris Mueller and husband Mark of Winston-Salem; her granddaughters, Meghan Leigh and Molly Elizabeth Mueller; her “special daughter,” Mary Bryan Matney, and a “special grandson,” Matthew Matney, of Lewisville.
A memorial service was held at Highland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steve McCutchan officiating.
Margie Ruth Mabe Shupe
Margie Ruth Mabe Shupe, 68, of Winston-Salem died April 16 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1936, in Carroll County, Va., to Henry and Emma Hanks Mabe. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, B.J. Shupe, and her brother, J.C. Mabe.
Surviving are her daughter, Teresa S. Wood and husband David of Lewisville; her son, Jimmy Shupe and wife Laura of Welcome; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Linda Stewart and husband Wayne of Kernersville; and three brothers, Bobby Dean Mabe and wife Virginia of Hillsville, Va., Ray Mabe and wife Irene of Mount Airy, and Carl Mabe and wife Betty of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. John Bost officiating, and burial followed in Woodlawn, Va.
Ruth Jarvis Southard
Ruth Jarvis Southard, 91, widow of Arthur P. Southard, died April 15 at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center in Elkin. She was born September 6, 1912, in Forsyth County to Grover C. and Lonia Chatman Jarvis. She was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church and retired from Chatham Manufacturing Co. following 34 years of service. Following her retirement she worked for Brinegar Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Ann Williams and husband Glen of Yadkinville; a son, Spencer David Martin and wife Peggy of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Mathis and husband Fleet of Elkin and Lois Hunter and husband John of Clemmons; and a stepdaughter, Lois S. Miller of Boonville.
A graveside service was held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church Graveyard with Dr. Henry May officiating.
Omer Woodard Hendrix
Omer Woodard Hendrix, 79, of Winston-Salem died April 15. He was born in Davie County on November 23, 1924, to Lottie Chloe and Lemeul P. Hendrix. He taught school in Belmont and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County before employment with Western Electric/AT&T for 31 years, retiring in 1987. While working at Western Electric, he taught extension mathematics courses at Forsyth Technical Community College to employees of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Western Electric. He served a term as president of Northwest Forsyth Little League Baseball. He was an active member of College Park Baptist Church since 1955, serving as a deacon for 27 years, Sunday school teacher for youth, college and adults and on various committees. He was an active participant in the Wake Forest University Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for 15 years.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Athaleta Harren Hendrix; two daughters and a son, Trudy Hendrix Elkins and husband Gary of Winston-Salem, Omer Dwayne Hendrix and wife Maria of Clemmons and Amy Hendrix Tilley and husband Jay of Clemmons; six grandchildren, Stacy Elkins Broughman, Brendan Russell Elkins, Corey Dwayne Hendrix, Haley Ann-Marie Hendrix, Ashlyn Elizabeth Tilley and Ansley Alson Tilley; a sister, Oneida Hendrix Merrell of Salisbury; a sister-in-law, Eloise Parker Harren of Granite Falls; and several nieces, nephews and special cousins, including Glen and Faye Pope of Newton.
A memorial service was held at College Park Baptist Church with Rev. Ramon Smith and Dr. Charles Edwards officiating.
Essie Redding Kreeger
Essie Redding Kreeger, 89, a lifelong resident of Winston-Salem, died April 16 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on January 8, 1915, to Miles Preston and Ella Beshears Redding. On December 31, 1933, she married Willard Thomas Kreeger. To this union were born two daughters, Sylvia Ann and Linda. She was a faithful member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church and as long as her health permitted, a member of the Mineral Springs Senior Citizens Club. She was also a lifetime member of the CWA Retired Union Members Club, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a 1977 retiree of Western Electric. She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away August 27, 1988; and by her daughter, Sylvia Ann, who died in 1935. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Charles and Eugene Redding; and her sisters, Bettye Reece and Iva Miller.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Kreeger Mickey and husband Jimmie of Sherrills Ford; her granddaughter, Rhonda Hayes and husband Michael of Lewisville; her grandson, Jay Mickey and wife Susie of Kernersville; three great-grandsons, Ashton Mickey and Tyler and Zachary Hayes; her brother, John L. Redding and wife Blanche of Yadkinville; her sister, Patsy R. Shoemaker and husband Don of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Dr. Cecil Cave and Dr. Gus Thomas officiating.
Ailene Hendrix Lee
Ailene Hendrix Lee, 83, of Clemmons died July 31 at Bermuda Terrace. She was born January 7, 1921, in Davie County to Clarence and Myrtle Howard Hendrix. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee; and a son, Jerry Lee.
Surviving are a son, James Lee; and two grandchildren, Alex Lee and Amanda Lee.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Barry Wayne Vandiver
Barry Wayne Vandiver, 50, of Pfafftown died July 28 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1954, in Humphreys County, Tenn., to William Addison Vandiver Sr. and Roberta Dick Vandiver. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, where he taught the Timothy Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Alumni Association at U.T. He was an avid sportsman and a loving father. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are his wife, Kaye Hartley Vandiver of the home; two daughters, Julie Vandiver of Hilton Head, S.C., and Jennifer Vandiver of Lexington, Ky.; his father of Waverly, Tenn.; a brother, William A. Vandiver Jr. and wife Elaine of Kingston, Tenn.; and a nephew, Brian A. Vandiver of Milton, Pa.
Funeral services were held at Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Bud Owen and Rev. Dale Matheson officiating.
Eugene Paul Holyfield
Eugene Paul Holyfield, 91, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Greensboro, died July 31 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Canton, S.D., to James Luther and Rhoda Frances Doty Holyfield. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served with the 466th Air Engineer Squadron. He retired as vice president and general manager of Troxler Hosiery Co. after 25 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith and attended Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard G. Holyfield Sr.; and four sisters, Frances H. Bullard, Lucy H Benton, Alice H. Goins and Jean H. Wray.
Surviving are two daughters, Panthea Briles of Lewisville and Rebecca H. Metts and husband Kenneth of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Carol Abercrombie and husband Jeff of Raleigh, Brad Briles and wife Angie of Walkertown, Tamra Ann Metts of Atlanta, Ga., and Melissa Johnson and husband Hilton of Statesboro, Ga.; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace H. Nelms of Norwood; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends at Heritage Woods Retirement Community. Funeral services were held at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Harold E. Schwantes and Rev. Chris Henson officiating.
Posie Volly Tickle
Posie Volly Tickle, 91, of Vienna Retirement Community in Pfafftown and formerly of Mount Airy, husband of the late Alma Lee Newman Tickle, died July 25 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Surry County on January 4, 1913, the son of the late Thomas Benton Tickle and Winnie Creed Tickle. He was retired from farming and was manager of Mayberry Apartments for several years. He was a devoted member and Elder of Union Hill Friends Meeting. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Gray Tickle; a grandchild, Lisa Atkins; two sisters, Ocie Newman and Annie Collins; and a brother, Thurmond Tickle.
Surviving are four daughters, Barbara White and husband Wade of Yadkinville, Glenda Coe and husband William of Winston-Salem, Carol Smitherman and husband Michael of Pfafftown and Joyce Williams and husband Stanley of Martinsville, Va.; a son, Don Tickle and wife Ann of Greensboro; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Union Hill Friends Meeting with Don Tickle and Rev. Brian Law officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
William Henry Farmer
William Henry Farmer, 76, of Clemmons died July 28 at Bermuda Terrace Nursing Center. He was born September 7, 1927, in Forsyth County to Jesse M. and Beulah Joyner Farmer. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church and a retired plumbing contractor. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Lee Farmer.
Surviving are a son, Roger Farmer and wife Wanda of Winston-Salem; a sister, Martha Farmer of Clemmons; a daughter-in-law, Betty Farmer; two grandchildren, Amanda Reyes and Donald Farmer; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Farmer.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Darrell Cox officiating.
Hazel Clawson Howard
Hazel Clawson Howard, 92, of Advance died July 31 at Meadowbrook Terrace of Davie. She was born October 23, 1911, in Davie County to the late Claude and Sara Edwards Clawson. She was a homemaker and a member of Smith Grove United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Nettie Hepler Clawson; her husband, Otis James Howard, on January 3, 1992; her daughters-in-law, Mary K. Howard and Ann Y. Howard; her brothers, Roy Clawson and Ed Clawson; her half-brother, Kenneth Clawson; and her half-sister, Alice C. Belton.
Surviving are her sons, Robert L. Howard of Rocky Mount and H. Dean Howard of Pfafftown; five grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mae C. Warlick of Branson, Mo.; a half-sister, Nell C. Lagle of Cooleemee; two half-brothers, Claude Clawson of Ohio and Marshall Clawson of Clemmons; a special niece, Mary Lee Slawter; and special friends, Ann and Gwyn Smith.
Funeral services were held at Smith Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Clontz and Rev. Bobby Swaim officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Georgia Fulk Stanley
Georgia Fulk Stanley, 94, formerly of Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy, the widow of Morgan Stanley, died July 30 at her residence at Arbor Acres Retirement Center in Winston-Salem. She was born August 5, 1909, in Surry County, the daughter of the late D. C. and Savannah Riddle Fulk. She was retired from the Mount Airy City Schools and the Surry County Schools, where she taught music and third grade. She was member of the Pilot Mountain Friends Meeting. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Stanley; a grandson, Robert Stanley; a sister, Maude Trulove; and a brother, Bob Fulk.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen Stanley and wife Becky of Greensboro and Phillip Stanley of Boston, Mass.; two grandchildren, Lynne S. Stewart and husband Terry of Lewisville and Barrett Stanley and wife Joanna Blitch of Greensboro: two great-grandchildren, Eric Stewart of Fort Mill, S.C., and Brittany Stewart of Lewisville: and three brothers, Bruce Fulk and wife Mary of Pilot Mountain, Clyde Fulk and wife Mattie of Pilot Mountain and Max Fulk of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy, and burial followed in the Pilot Mountain City Cemetery.
George Herman Barnhardt Sr.
George Herman Barnhardt Sr., 85, of Mocksville died July 31 at home. He was born January 29, 1919, in Davie County, a son of George Ephram and Dellie Rae Hendrix Barnhardt. He was a veteran of World War II. He married Mary Leola Pope of Talledega, Ala., on October 14, 1944. He retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation in 1972. Known as “Hump” to many and “Pete” to his family, he enjoyed playing poker with his family, golfing, following the Atlanta Braves and riding his lawnmower. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Olin, Dermont, Elward, Charlie, Billy and Eudell Barnhardt; and a sister, Levy Barnhardt.
Surviving are his wife of the home; two sons, George Barnhardt Jr. and wife Susan of Newport and Mike Barnhardt and wife Polly of Mocksville; two daughters, Linda Bartlett and husband Joe of Salisbury, and Jenny Williams and husband John of Mocksville; two sisters, Veigh Shoaf of Lexington and Dare Foster of Advance; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Eaton Funeral Home with Rev. Derry Barnhardt officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mocksville.
Eunice Rovella Poage Bruce
Eunice Rovella Poage Bruce, 92, of Elkin died July 27 at Elkin Healthcare. She was born August 1, 1911, in Roanoke, Va., to Oscar Cabell and Nora Elmore Simpson Poage. She was a homemaker, a charter member of Grassy Creek United Methodist Church and a member of United Methodist Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Bruce.
Surviving are two sons, William B. Bruce and wife Carole of Elkin and Buddy Bruce and wife Carol of Ronda; three daughters, Martha Parrish and husband Jack of Jonesville, Tommie Carol Burchette and husband Tommy of North Wilkesboro and Kathy Bruce of Clemmons; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Grassy Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Harrell, Rev. Jim Prichard and Rev. Darrell Tate officiating,and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Lillian Frances Ader
Lillian “Butch” Frances Ader, 86, of Winston-Salem died July 25, 2004 at her home. She was born July 13, 1918, in Cozad, Neb., to Thomas Edward and Ella Waters Powell. She moved to Denver, Colo., at about 16 years of age, where she joined a women’s paint gang and had many new adventures. While in Denver, she met Frank William Ader. They were married on September 23, 1937, in Denver. For her care of her children, as well as others’, she was honored as “Mother of the Year” in Denver in 1954. They moved to Sumter, S.C., where they retired. After spending wonderful years in Sumter, they moved to Winston-Salem in about 1979 where they spent the last more than 25 years together with family and many friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Dluhy; a brother, John Thomas “Jack” Powell; and two sisters, Edith Powell and Doris Alberta Powell Close.
Surviving are her husband of almost 67 years, Frank; two daughters Gail Little of Winston-Salem and Donna Miller and husband Craig Miller of Flint, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The nine grandchildren include an extremely close granddaughter, Kelly Rabalais and husband Brian, and their son, Chandler Keith Rabalais, all of Clemmons, Tracey and Michael Woodson of Winston-Salem, Cindy and John Reeder and family of New York, Tammy and Jay Zier and family of Texas, Vicky and John Lee and family of Texas, Rob Miller of New Mexico, Kim and Larry Turley and family of Arizona, Linda and Brian Cummings and family of Arizona and Scott and Wendy Dluhy and family of Arizona. Also surviving are a brother, George Albert Powell of Leander, Texas, and a sister, Barbara Jean Powell Valentine of Fremont, Calif.
A memorial service was held at Vogler’s Reynolda Road Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at a later date at Salisbury National Cemetery.
Virgil Smith Jones
Virgil Smith Jones, 87, of Clemmons died April 16 at Clemmons Village. He was born April 22, 1918, in Forsyth County to William Henry and Annie Smith Jones. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gladys Jones Sink and Susan Hughes; and four brothers, J. Paul Jones, Monroe Jones Sr., Griffith L. Jones and Alvis A. Jones.
Surviving are his wife, Odessa Malone Jones of Clemmons; three sisters, Lucille Jones Hill and Margaret J. Harper, both of Clemmons, and Grace Jones Jones of Winston-Salem; two brothers, William Raleigh Jones of Lewisville and Phillip R. Jones of Clemmons; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Albert officiating.
Jackie Mahood McDonald
Jackie Mahood “Jack” McDonald, 83, of Kernersville died April 14 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born on March 5, 1923, in Mechanicsville. Va., a son of the late Mary and Benjamin Franklin McDonald. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Berean Baptist Church. He owned and operated McDonald Builders.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia “Jenny” Tesso McDonald of the home; a daughter, Gina Taylor and former husband Randy of King; two sons, Jack McDonald and former wife Jeloma of Clemmons and Ronnie McDonald and wife, Carolyn of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel with Dr. Ron Baity officiating. A committal service was held in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Henry Allen Litaker Sr.
Henry Allen Litaker Sr., 69, of Kernersville died April 14 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born December 11, 1936, in Forsyth County to Mattie Nelson Litaker and the late Dennis U. Litaker. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Litaker; a sister, Annie Culler, and a brother, James C. Litaker.
Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Whicker and husband Monte of Atlanta, Ga., Sandra Merritt of Walkertown and Tina Lusk and husband Michael of Clemmons; two sons, Allen Litaker and wife Christy of Winston-Salem and Dennis Wayne Litaker of Kernersville; a sister, Barbara Moser and husband Jerry of Winston-Salem; four brothers, Richard Litaker of Kernersville, Billy Litaker and wife Faye of Wilson, Preston Litaker of Oak Island and Joel Wayne Litaker and wife Robin of Kernersville, eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home.
Velma Milam Givens
Velma Milam Givens, 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Ripley, Miss., died April 8. She was born November 30, 1927, in Sledge, Miss., to Carlton and Georgia Milam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Givens, and a sister, Jo Edie.
Surviving are four sons, Bill and Word and wife Linda of Fort Smith; David Word and wife Linda of Chesapeake, Va.; Charles Word and wife Hope of Bedford, Texas; and Jerry Word of Clemmons; three brothers and sisters-in-law;two sisters and a brother-in-law; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley.
Douglas Dalton Sides
Douglas Dalton Sides, 80, of Advance died April 13 at his home. He was born May 24, 1925, in Forsyth County to the late Paul D. and Perry Myers Sides. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mickey and Wilburn Sides; and a sister, Pauline Sides.
Surviving are a son, David Sides and wife Gail of Laurel Springs; two granddaughters, Julie Logan and husband Kevin of Winston-Salem and Tracy Sides of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Roscoe Sides and wife Kathryn of Winston-Salem, Homer Sides and wife Bonnie of Sparta and Bruner Sides and wife Linda of Sparta; and two sisters, Peggy Smith and husband Tom of Winston-Salem and Shirley Truitt and husband Jim of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton officiating. Burial followed at Friedberg Moravian Graveyard.