Janis L. Parrish
Janis L. Parrish, 62, of Winston-Salem died April 12. She was born on April 6, 1944, in Princeton, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Clarence H. Thomas and Thelma O. Thomas of Princeton. She was well known for her donation of time, money and lending a helping hand to the needy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Parrish Sr.; and a daughter, Kimberly Dawn Swicegood.
Surviving are her fiance, Perry L. Knight, and daughter Holly Knight; two daughters, Deborah S. Marion of Lewisville and Betty Allison Carlton and husband Eric of Pfafftown; two brothers, Eldridge Thomas of Grundy, Va., and James Thomas of Belleview, Fla.; two sisters, Linda Godlewski of Winston-Salem and Mary Hicks of Bluefield; four grandchildren, Hannah and Audrey Marion and Erika and Kelsey Carlton; and her stepchildren, Charles Jr., Ronald, Bonnie Parrish and Tamala Johnson.
A celebration of her life was held at Friendly’s.
Joyce Lee Poteat
Joyce Lee Poteat, 57, of Welcome died April 12 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born June 15, 1948, to the late Walter and Lucille Broxson of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ray Poteat Sr., on January 11, 2006.
Surviving are her children, Larry Ray Poteat Jr. and wife April of Winston-Salem; daughter Angie P. Pendergrass and husband Jason of Clemmons; five grandchildren; a sister, Paulette Corona of Arizona; two brothers, Mike Broxson of Oregon and Donnie Broxson of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Jean P. Selph and husband Jerry of Winston-Salem, Camey P. Whitaker and husband Jim of Clemmons, Teresa P. Smith and husband Jerry of Winston-Salem; brother-in-law Lewis Poteat and wife Jean of California; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Winston-Salem with Rev. Andy Lambert officiating.
Bruce Wesley Cardwell
Bruce Wesley Cardwell, 78, of Kernersville died April 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 16, 1928, in Forsyth County to Charlie H. and Lillian Denny Cardwell. He was retired from AT&T with 36 years of service and was a very active member of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. He was also owner of Cardwell Strawberry Farm in the Union Cross area for 17 years.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly C. Cardwell of the home; four daughters, Vickie Underwood of Winston-Salem; Shirley Fore of Clemmons; Debbie Barker of Pittsburg, Pa.; and Cathy C. Woodle of Ohio; a son, Donald G. Cardwell, of Kernersville; a brother, Don Cardwell of Clemmons; three sisters, Opal Walters of Mississippi, Arlene Pinkston of Mooresville and Barbara Owen of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his special dogs, Bru and Bo.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. David Stratton officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery.
William Lawrence Littlejohn Jr.
William Lawrence Littlejohn Jr., 73, of Clemmons died April 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1932, in Burke County to William Lawrence Littlejohn Sr. and Neva Leonhardt Littlejohn. He was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church and was the retired administrator of The Oaks at Forsyth. He previously worked with his wife’s parents at The Pines Restaurant in Chapel Hill.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Merritt Littlejohn of the home; a daughter, Jana L. Pokorney and husband Stan of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Jennifer Zuerner and Christopher Zuerner, and their father, Paul Zuerner, all of Charlotte; two brothers, Robert Littlejohn and wife Wanda and Joseph Littlejohn, all of Lenoir; and four special nieces and nephews, Jimmy, Danny, Susan and Lisa.
A graveside service was held at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton with Rev. Phillip Cole officiating.
Norman Gene James
Norman Gene “Bird-dog” James, 71, of Mocksville died April 17 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. He was born August 9, 1934, in Davie County to the late Carl Alex and Emily Spry James. He was a retired brickmason, member of Turrentine Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Betty Bradford James of the home; a daughter, Karen Jarvis and husband Steve of Lewisville; a son, Doug James and wife Shannon of Mocksville; a special nephew who was considered a son, Eric Presnell and wife Sarah; a sister, Shirley Seats and husband Clyde of Mocksville; two brothers, Carol James and wife Shirley and Jesse James and wife Joyce, all of Mocksville; and three grandchildren, Jordan Jarvis, Connor Jarvis and Logan Presnell.
Funeral services were held at Turrentine Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Paul S. Flynn
Paul S. Flynn, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. He was born in Walkertown on March 20, 1922, to the late Bedford S. Flynn and the late Ora Osborn Flynn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest C. Flynn; and a niece, Vera Lee Flynn Mendenhall. Mr. Flynn was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps after participating in the defense of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He received the honorable discharge and service lapel buttons at Camp Lejeune on April 19, 1946; the Good Conduct Medal on July 21, 1943; and the Good Conduct Medal Bar (first) for the period commencing July 22, 1943, through Aug. 30, 1944. Mr. Flynn was a charter member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown and was retired from his position as a maintenance supervisor with Salem Ventures Inc. in Winston-Salem. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Virginia Wood Flynn, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1970; two daughters, Vickie (Walter) Luffman of Winston-Salem and Jennie Reeves of Kernersville; two grandchildren, Janet and Eric; and two nieces, Sharon Flynn (Chuck) Rosselot of Charlotte and Carolyn Louise (Richard) Heath of Goose Creek, S.C. The funeral service was conducted Feb. 8, at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel, with Dr. Robby Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Clemmons First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Elms at Tanglewood.
Wilbur Lee Hill
Wilbur Lee Hill passed away peacefully Monday Feb. 4, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1934, he was the son of Arthur L. and Lucile J. Hill of Clemmons. Wilbur retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 30 years of service. Wilbur had a great love for the outdoors and gardening, always sharing vegetables with others. He love playing golf and participating in the senior games. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Lewisville and served the Lord faithfully. He was preceded in death by his father; and sister Brenda Hill Herman. He is survived by his mother; a son, Tim Hill, and wife Bridget; a daughter, Amy Hill Miner, and husband Mark; and two grandchildren, William and Karla Miner of Advance. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 9, at Concord United Methodist Church of Lewisville, with the Rev. Tom Albert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church of Lewisville or Hospice and Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem. The family would like to thank Dr. P. Zekan and Dr. G. Fromson and staff at Winston-Salem Health Care and the eighth floor palliative care nurses and doctors for their loving care of Wilbur and family.
Mrs. Louise Burkett, 75, of Clemmons, formerly of Ashe, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Silas Creek Manor. Mrs. Burkett was born June 28, 1932, in Ashe County to the late Edward and Dora Wyatt Taylor. Mrs. Burkett loved to spend time with her granddaughters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Burkett; and brothers Earl, George and J.C. Taylor. Mrs. Burkett is survived by a son, Thomas Paul Burkett, and wife Janice of Clemmons; five brothers, William and Norman Taylor, both of West Jefferson; Kenneth Taylor of King; Burl Taylor of Lenoir; and Bobby Taylor of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Brittney and Kelsey Burkett and April Stanley; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 7, at Stephens Community Cemetery, with the Rev. Justin Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stephens Community Cemetery Fund, 225 Ed Taylor Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Online condolences may be made at www.badgerfuneralhome.com. Badger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cora Grace Slater
Cora Grace Slater, 79, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born June 16, 1928, in Forsyth County to the late John G. Slater and the late Cora L. Taylor Slater. Miss Slater was a former member of Union United Methodist Church and a member of Hope Moravian Church. She is survived by a sister, Flossie Slater; a brother, Roy Slater, and his wife, Sue; two nephews; two great-nieces; a great-great-nephew; and a great-great-niece. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Hope Moravian Church, with the Rev. David Merritt and the Rev. Edwin G. Needham officiating. Interment followed in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Nancy Margaret Shaver Yost
Mrs. Nancy Margaret Shaver Yost peacefully passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2008, at the well-deserved age of 91, surrounded by her family. Nancy was born the daughter of Newton Walter Shaver (March 28, 1884 to May 24, 1952) and Etta C. Rose (July 8, 1888 to Jan. 31, 1937) and was raised on Patria Street on the south side of Winston-Salem. One of five children, she was proceeded in death by her older brothers, Eb, Jack and Don; and her sister, Wilma. After graduating from Reynolds High School in 1933, she went to nursing school but was soon called home to nurse her own mother who passed from pneumonia in 1937. On June 27, 1938, Nancy married James R. Yost in Lexington. She was the loved mother of three children, Judy, Bob and Vicki. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Jim, who passed in 1999; and by her much-loved daughter, Vicki, who passed away in early 2001, after a courageous battle against cancer. Nancy led an extraordinary life of travel during her married life. She lived and made homes for her family in Maunaus, Brazil; Newport, R.I.; Charleston, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Guantamo Bay, Cuba; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Ventura, Calif.; and Huntsville, Ala. After Jim’ s retirement, they built homes and lived in Holden’ s Beach, Polkton, Mocksville and finally Clemmons. During her later years, she became a much-loved resident of The Elms in Clemmons. Nancy will be greatly missed by all that knew her as the quiet, gentle lady that she was. She loved her family. Nancy, proud grandmother of eight; and great-grandmother of 10; is survived by her oldest daughter, Judy Lynn Wolfe of Charlottesville, Va., and Nantucket, Mass.; and her son, J. Robert Yost of Bellingham, Wash. A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Rose Cemetery in Mocksville. The family requests that memorials be considered for Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to thank the Elms at Tanglewood for providing such a nurturing, kind and caring home for her in her last years. Also, the family would like to express special thanks to her grandson, George Webb, and his wife, Cammie, and their family for the loving care they provided Mrs. Yost through the elder years of her life.
Patricia Barger Lemley
Mrs. Patricia Barger Lemley, 57, of Clemmons passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Lemley was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Forsyth County to Lewis H. and Norma Brooks Barger. She enjoyed going to yard sales, bowling and working in her yard with her plants. She was also an avid animal lover. Mrs. Lemley was preceded in death by her father. Surviving are her husband, Paul Lemley of the home; three sons, Ken Jones (Cyndi) of Lewisville; Tim Jones of Salisbury; and Mike Jennings of the home; a daughter, Holly Jennings of Lexington; her mother, Norma B. Barger of Walkertown; two brothers, Mike Barger (Pam) of Belews Creek and Mitchell Barger (Terri) of Walkertown; a sister, Jan (Mike) Stanford of Clemmons; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special companion, Zoie. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Feb. 13at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Al Helms officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Thomas Sutherland Tucker
Thomas Sutherland Tucker, 76, of Clemmons died January 18 at The Elms at Tanglewood due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was a former resident of Kernersville having lived there 49 years. He was born August 24, 1926, in West Jefferson, the only child of Glenn and Hazel Sutherland Tucker. His family moved to Winston-Salem when he was a child. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by H.E. Crawford Co. in Kernersville for 41 years where he was an engineer and vice-president. He was a member of Sedge Garden United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Adele Gold Tucker, who passed away in 1998.
Surviving are his daughters, Jeanne Hobson and husband Kent, Anne Vestal and husband John, all of Clemmons, and Linda Reyner and husband Shay of Durham; and seven grandchildren, Lindsay and Bryn Hobson, Allison and Ryan Vestal and Christy, Scott and Tucker Reyner.
Funeral services were held at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church with Rev. Shay Reyner officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
William Lyndon Doub
William Lyndon Doub, 80, of Pfafftown died on his 80th birthday January 17 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Pfafftown on January 17, 1923, to William Leon Doub and Ella Holder Doub. He served with the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. He had a long career with Western Electric, retiring in 1978. In retirement, he made crafts which he sold at the Cricket’s Nest. He was active in the Pfafftown VFW and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department for as long as health permitted. He was very active as a member of Bethania Moravian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Covington.
Surviving are his wife, Audrey Denny Doub of the home; two sons, Bruce Alan Doub of the home, and Randall Eugene Doub and wife Doris of Pfafftown; a daughter, Janice Carole Haneline and husband Dan of Longwood, Fla.; two grandsons, Brian Doub and Adam Doub of Winston-Salem; three granddaughters, Alyssa Haneline, Bethany Haneline, and Amanda Haneline Fowler and husband John, all of Florida; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Carole Fowler; a sister, Doris Stimpson of Salemtowne; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Bethania Moravian Church with Rev. Charles Fishel officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Byrd O. James
Byrd O. James, 76, of Pfafftown died January 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1926, to Cyrus James and Vera Weems James in Eastland, Texas. He was a faithful member of Pfafftown Baptist Church and very mission minded, supporting the Wycliffe and JAARS for nearly 30 years. Preceding him in death are his wife, Willie Mae Sharpe James, in January 2000, his parents and a sister, Maxine J. Elrod.
Surviving are his son, Donald Buford James of Pfafftown; a brother, Fred James of Beaumont, Texas; and a sister, Aileen James.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Baptist Church with Dr. Craig Bowman officiating and graveside services followed at Winthrop Friends Meeting Cemetery in Harmony.
Ruth H. Culton
Ruth H. Culton, 86, of Clemmons died January 13 at her home. She was born in Bryantsville, Ky., March 4, 1916, and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Culton.
Surviving are two children, Kenneth H. Culton of Carmel, N.Y., and Candace S. Culton of Winston-Salem; and four grandchildren of Silver Spring and Washington Boro, Pa.
A private memorial service will be held in Kentucky.
Ralph Alan Ladd
Ralph Alan Ladd, 31, of Winston-Salem died January 15 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. He was born September 16, 1971, in Forsyth County to Ralph Dash and Rita Johnston Ladd. He was an organ donor and his work was in biotech research. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a cousin, Brian Michael Askey.
Surviving are his parents of Clemmons; a brother, David Ladd and wife Amanda of Advance; a sister, Kemily Ladd of Winston-Salem; a nephew, Colton Brian Ladd; a number of aunts and uncles; and 23 cousins.
Funeral services were held at Friedberg Moravian Church with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Wiltshire Monroe Cardwell
Wiltshire Monroe Cardwell, 94, of Keeling, Va. died January 14 at Danville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1908, in Pittsylvania County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lucille Ingrain Cardwell; three brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Marie Cardwell Roth and husband Frederick J. Roth III of Clemmons; and a son, Carroll Monroe Cardwell of Dinwiddie, Va.
Funeral services were held at Kentuck Presbyterian Church, and burial followed in the family cemetery at the Keeling Farm residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kentucky Presbyterian Church, c/o Joanne Whitlow, 1109 Countryside Drive, Ringgold, VA 24586.
John Burton Snyder Jr.
John Burton Snyder Jr., 80, of Winston-Salem died January 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 16, 1922, in Tarborro to John Burton Snyder Sr. and Della Fryer Snyder. He was a member of Fairview Moravian Church, was active in the church bands for over 72 years, having been director for 57 years and also played in the Bethabara Park Brass Ensemble and the Salem band for several years and enjoyed visiting the nursing homes with the bands. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as an assistant office manager with 41 years service and was a veteran of the Army in World War II. He went ashore on D-Day, plus one. Preceding him in death were his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Barnes Snyder, and daughter, Carolyn Ann Snyder, both of the home; his son, John H. Snyder and wife Judy of Lewisville; three grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a niece, Pam Corum and husband Ed; two great-nieces, Olivia and Emily Corum; and a brother, Brooks Snyder and wife Cookie of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Fairview Moravian Church with Rev. Riddick Weber officiating, and burial followed at God’s Acre.
Ruby Lenora Hunt Phillips
Ruby Lenora Hunt Phillips, 72, of Asheboro died January 19 at her home. She was a native of Asheboro and a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Robin Clayton of Greensboro and Laurie Smith of Asheboro; a son, Timothy L. Carter of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Ollie Cherry of Clemmons, Lucille Johnson of Asheboro and Joann Hammer of Asheboro; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many people whose lives she has touched through the years.
A memorial service was held at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro with Rev. John Beane officiating.
Ruth Dickieson Boyd
Ruth Dickieson Boyd, 87, of the Vienna Village Retirement Community in Pfafftown, died January 16. She was born December 3, 1915, to the late Walter H. Dickieson and Ethel Hale Dickieson in Newark, N.J. She spent many of her early years in Greensboro. She taught third grade in Winston-Salem from 1938 to 1976, spending the majority of her time at South Park School. While her health permitted, she was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she had served as president of the United Methodist Women and as a member of its district board. She also had served on the board of Habitat for Humanity, and did volunteer work at the Triad Home.
Surviving are a niece, Adele D. Rouser and husband Gregory of Greensboro; three great-nieces, Leigh Rouser and her daughter, Alexandria, Lauren Rouser and Lindsay Rouser; a great-nephew, Geoffrey Rouser, all of Greensboro; and a special friend, Ret. Col. Melvin Jensen of Winston-Salem
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Jack Yarbrough officiating.
Jonathan Earl Lux
Jonathan Earl Lux, 50, of Conron, Texas, died January 14 in Conron, Texas. He was born January 25, 1952, in Kern, Calif., a son of Corliss D. and Hazel Ledbetter Lux. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his mother, Hazel L. Cardwell of Lexington; a daughter, Katie Ann Bulter of California; a half-brother, Don Maloney of Clemmons; a sister, Karen Lux of Winston-Salem; two stepbrothers, Curt and Steve Cardwell of California; and an aunt, Freida Rome of Memphis, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lester Lafayette Hiatt
Lester “Leck” Lafayette Hiatt, 83, of Mount Airy, the husband of the late Ruth Ann Willard Hiatt, died January 13 at Surry Community Nursing Center. He was born April 8, 1919, in Surry County to the late Wilford and Effie Ann Simmons Hiatt. He was a successful farming producer, a retiree of North Carolina Granite Corp., having served 27 years in varied capacities, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to his parents and loving wife of 65 years, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Effie Jo Hiatt; a son, Roy Lafayette Hiatt; a grandson, Carl Randall Mosley; a great-grandson, Cody Allen Simmons, a son-in-law, Jesse Louis Atkins; two sisters, Cora Della Hiatt and Lillie Mozelle Leftwich; two brothers-in-law, Ellis Leftwich and William Howard Johnson; and two nephews, Ronald Johnson and Charles Johnson.
Surviving are five daughters and two sons-in-law, Glenda and Richard A. Simmons, Lena and Larry Bruner, Wanda Faye Atkins, Mary Ruth “Myrt” Hiatt and Melba Etta Nunn, all of Mount Airy; 12 grandchildren and spouses, Mark and Jennifer Nunn of Clemmons, Audie G. and Mary Faye Simmons, Audrey S. and Stan Watson, Angela S. and Mark Collins, Teresa N. and Mitch Brannock, Tina B. and Jimmy Howlett and Travis and Misty Bruner, all of Mount Airy, Greg Nunn of Winston-Salem, Chuck and Renee Nunn of Salt Lake City, Utah, Michael and Glenda Nunn, and Todd and Tammy Mosley, all of Pilot Mountain, and Rodney and Rene Mosley of Westfield; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Cornelia Alice Johnson, Mary Ella and Clyde Gammons and Myrtle L. and Clarence “Bill” Inman, all of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Wayne Sheets and Elder Larry Johnson officiating, and burial followed at Skyline Memory Gardens.