Lillian Mae Dull Creech
Lillian Mae Dull Creech, 81, of Pfafftown died July 23 at her home. She was born September 1, 1922, in Yadkin County to Shuford and Florence Adams Dull. She lived most of her life in Forsyth County, and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and loved to work in her flowers. She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Holton Creech Jr.; a sister, Evelyn Joyce Dull; and a grandchild, Bytina Marlene Shumate.
Surviving are two daughters, Becki Davis and husband Calvin of King and Bobbie Williams and husband Bobby Lee of Tobaccoville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Norman and husband Kermin and Beulah Wishon, all of East Bend.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel with Dr. Carlos T. Cooper and Rev. Roger Baker officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Frances Pauline Harper Kreeger
Frances Pauline Harper Kreeger, 76, of Winston-Salem died July 25 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Forsyth County on September 3, 1927, to Albert L. and Margaret E. Harper. She operated Kreeger’s Grocery & Service Station with her husband, Gus, for many years. She attended Elm Grove United Methodist Church in Pfafftown. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid bowler at Northside Lanes as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clement H. “Gus” Kreeger; and two brothers, Albert “Jim” Gray Harper and Cannon “Squeak” Eugene Harper of Clemmons.
Surviving are her children, Tony Kreeger of Winston-Salem and Judy Matthews and husband Connie of Tobaccoville; two granddaughters, Pam Bibey and husband Alan of Surfside Beach, S.C., and Tammy Moore and husband Shane of Rural Hall; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Kasey and Sarah Bibey; a special “chosen” son, Dennis Johnson of Winston-Salem; her loving pet and companion, “Ginger;” a brother, Robert “Hammer” Harper and wife Mildred of Clemmons; a sister-in-law, Eula Harper of Clemmons; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Patzfahl, Rev. Dwight Cartner and Rev. Elisha Robertson officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Mary Shore Blair
Mary Shore Blair, 85, of Thomasville died July 26 at her home. Born in Winston-Salem on August 24, 1918, to Walter Augustus and Eugenia Miller Shore, she had made Thomasville her home for the past 70 years, moving from Winston-Salem. She was an active member of Fair Grove United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school in the children’s department for many years. On October 1, 1938, she married Clyde Grady Blair.
Surviving are her husband of the home; her daughter, Jeanne Blair Ellerbe and husband Roger of Clemmons; her sons, Stephen Blair and wife Libby of Mocksville, Tim Blair and wife Rachel of Greensboro, and Mark Blair and wife Kathy of Clemmons; her sister, Dorothy Veach of Thomasville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Fair Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. David White, Rev. Stephen Blair and Rev. Mark Blair officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Claudia Bryant Skinner
Claudia Bryant Skinner, 52, of Pfafftown died at her home on July 22. She was born September 17, 1951, in Detroit, Mich., to Herschel Albert Bryant and Hilda Belle Butler Bryant. She was a member of the Appalachian Trail Council and the Sierra Club.
Surviving are her husband, Frank Howard Skinner of the home; her mother, Hilda B. Bryant of Foley, Ala.; and two sisters, Vickie Kretschmann of Foley, Ala., and Sheila Hohne of Shelby, Mich.
Funeral services were held at Pine Rest Chapel in Foley, Ala. with Rev. T. Keith Talbert officiating.
Ying-Mei Ho Chang
Ying-Mei Ho Chang, 88, of Clemmons died April 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Qui-Yang, China, to Zhong-Kong and Song-Xian Lee Ho. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Teh-Ming Chang; and a son, Kuang-Yuan.
Surviving are two daughters, Kuang-Tian Chang and Kuang-Chung “Grace” Ku and husband, Albert; a son, Kuang-Fu “Francis” Chang and wife, Huei-Ling; a daughter-in-law, Ling-Zhi Chou; and five grandchildren, Hsien-Chen Chang, James Ku, Timothy Kiu, John Chang and Mark Chang.
A funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Michael Buttner officiating.
Larry Wayne Joyner
Larry Wayne Joyner (“Teddy Bear”), 61, of Winston-Salem died April 12 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born June 24, 1943, in Davie County to Sant Joyner and Ethel Cornelia Gough Joyner. He was a long-distance truck driver and retired from Douglas Battery Co. He was a member of Robinhood Road Baptist Church, a member of West Bend Masonic Lodge No. 434 and a member of the Oasis Shriners. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Joyner; a daughter, Gina Brown and husband Greg of Lewisville; a grandson, Gavin Brown; a sister, Janet Bumgardner and husband Steve of Lewisville; a brother, Jimmy Joyner and wife Bonnie of Farmington; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend and favorite companion, “Charlie.”
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Rev. Ray Davis officiating. A Masonic rites service followed at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery in East Bend.
Albert “Ted” Keys, 94, of Pfafftown died April 13 at Clemmons Village I Assisted Living Community in Clemmons. He was born April 6, 1911, in Telford, Tenn., and was retired from Norfolk-Southern Railway, where he had worked for nearly 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the Brotherhood of Railway Workers. He lived in Telford, Tenn., most of his life, attending Telford United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Mary, moved to Pfafftown in 2000 to be near his daughter, Betty, and her family. In Pfafftown he was a member of Brookstown United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Mary Florence Hammett Keys, formerly of Jonesborough and Telford, Tenn., now of Pfafftown; a daughter, Betty Keys Shanks and husband Don of Pfafftown; a brother, Frank Barron of Telford, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Michael Shanks of Scottsdale, Ariz., Donna Shanks Parker of Winston-Salem and Charles “Chuck” Shanks and wife Lisa of Clemmons; 10 great-grandchildren, Miranda Shanks, Kendra Parker, Melanie Johnson and husband Doug, Heather Roels and husband Jason, Kyle Parker, Windy Jeffords, Michelle Shanks, Charles Shanks Jr., Morgan Shanks and Trevor Shanks; two great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Johnson and Claire Buskirk; several devoted and loving nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Teresa Doss.
A graveside service was held at Brookstown United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roland Barnhardt officiating.
Elisa Napoleoni, 94, of Winston-Salem died April 10 at her home.
Surviving are a son, Juan Vallecillo of Dallas; a son, Jose “Val” Vallecillo, and wife Margery of Lewisville; and granddaughters Nicole, Michelle, Jessica and Angela.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Brian Cook officiating.
Donald Lee Wilson
Donald Lee Wilson, 79, of Winston-Salem died April 14 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born December 25, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Naaman and Anna Randolph Wilson. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 58 and one-half years, Alzada Cook Wilson; six children, Sandra Walker and husband Terry of Walkertown, Linda Roope and fiance Anthony Hester of Walkertown, Donna Nichols of Winston-Salem, Gregory Wilson of Winston-Salem, Anne Damba and husband Larry of Winston-Salem and Lisa Gerdes and husband George of Clemmons; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Wilson of Chesapeake, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ronald G. Hartley
Ronald G. Hartley, 52, of Charlotte, formerly of Winston-Salem, died April 10 at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1952, in Winston-Salem to Harry and Ruth Phelps Hartley. He was employed with Duke Power for 33 years until his death. He was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, of Winston-Salem; his wife of 32 years, Lee Boatright Hartley; two daughters, Stacey Hartley and fiance Jeff Carlson of Columbus, Ohio, and Lynn Hartley of Kernersville; a brother, Ben Hartley of Kernersville; his Lhasa Apso friend, Bailey of the home: two nieces; two nephews; two great-nephews; three sisters-in-law, Janice Woodruff and Joyce Duggins of Lewisville and Sheryl Tharpe of Rock Hill, S.C.; a brother-in-law Coleman Tharpe; and cousins Yvonne and Joey Coffey.
A graveside service was held at Salem Cemetery with Rev. Jim Saul officiating.
David Hugh Warden
David Hugh Warden, 39, died unexpectedly at his home in Advance. He was born January 11, 1966, to Hugh Bennett and Beulah C. Warden. He was employed by Ford Truck Center in Greensboro. He was also a member of North Deep Creek Friends Meeting. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his mother, Beulah C. Warden, Yadkinville; a brother, Keith Warden and wife Priscilla, Yadkinville; two sisters, Katherine W. Davis and husband John of Oak Island and Vivian Newman and husband Steve of Lewisville; nephews Jody Warden, Steven Warden, Ryan Mathis, Randall Mathis and John Newman; niece Natalie Newman; and great-nephews Dakota Warden and Jonathan Warren.
Funeral services were held at Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Lee Lane officiating. Burial followed in North Deep Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery.
Doris Fulcher Holleman
Doris Fulcher Holleman, 83, of Pfafftown died April 12 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1922, in Forsyth County to Bynum Fulcher and Eva Sawyer Fulcher. She was a member of United Baptist Church and was retired as a supervisor from Wesley Business Forms. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edwin Holleman.
Surviving are a daughter, Pat Ozimek and husband Dan of Pfafftown; a son, Steve Holleman and wife Carol of Kernersville; five grandchildren, Dr. Chris Ozimek and wife Meredith of Columbia, S.C., Kevin Ozimek of Greenville, Rev. Jeff Allen and wife Jennifer of Pfafftown, Jeff Holleman of Wilmington, and Ensign Michael Tate and wife Julie of Corpus Christi, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Phifer and Lillian Ozimek; a sister, Imogene Walker Cutrell and husband Jake of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Bynum Fulcher Jr. of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at United Baptist Church with Rev. Will Watson and Rev. Jeff Allen officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Edna Rae Gough
Edna Rae Gough, 77, of Winston-Salem died April 11 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1928, in Surry County to the late William Wheeler and Ida Mae Wagoner Gough. She was a faithful member of Salem Baptist Church and a frequent visitor of Edgewood Baptist Church. She taught day school at Salem Baptist Church and was an alumna of Piedmont Bible College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurmon Charles Gough; and a brother, William Bryce Gough.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Johnson of Winston-Salem; a son, Stephen Gough and wife Janet of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Charity Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Brett Gough and Katrina Gough; two brothers, Rev. Evan Gough and wife Wanda of Sebring, Fla., and Ezra E. Gough and wife Nancy of Advance; a sister, Bernita Bullard and husband Bernice of Asheboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Floyd Boles and Rev. Larry Basinger officiating. A private graveside service followed.
Boyd Gilbert Pack
Boyd Gilbert Pack, 80, of Advance, died April 11 at his home. He was born March 20, 1925, in Davie County to the late Gurney Ray and Pearl Lanier Pack. He had been a farmer all his life and was a well-known carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a longtime active member of Fulton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and traveling to the Virginia mountains. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherrie Pack; a sister, Veta Shoaf; and a brother, Garland Pack.
Surviving are his wife, Janell Young Pack of the home; a daughter, Beverly Pack Hobson and husband Rex of Clemmons; a son, Stan Pack and wife Jody of Advance; two sisters, Iona Stewart and Vivian Barnes of Mocksville; and four grandchildren, Krissi Pack Shook and husband Eric, Brad Pack and fiancee Angelina, Meredith Hobson and Landon Hobson.
Funeral services were held at Fulton United Methodist Church with Rev. Karl Kelley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard, South Division.
Dorothy Williams Smith
Dorothy Williams Smith, 76, of Winston-Salem died April 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born December 23, 1928, in Forsyth County to Richard J. and Vallie Hancock Williams. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church and the Jonestown Senior Citizens Club. She was a volunteer at Forsyth Medical Center with many hours of service from 1988 to 1992. She never met a stranger and was strong in her faith.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Mack E. Smith Jr. of the home; a daughter, Karan Montgomery and husband Rick of Winston-Salem; a brother, Donald James Williams and wife Shirley of Clemmons; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Funeral services were held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Sylvia D. Wilhelm and Rev. Randy Hillman officiating. Entombment followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.
Betty Drane Hand-Harp
Betty Drane Hand-Harp, 74, of Winston-Salem died April 15 at Rose Terra Plantation in King. She was born September 2, 1931, in Forsyth County to the late Alfred and Maria Drane Cornatzer. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Rural Hall, where she attended faithfully as long as her health permitted. She retired from Amos-Smith Hosiery in Pilot Mountain and then went on also to retire from Vienna Village Nursing Home as a nursing aid. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Hand; her second husband, James Harp; and a son, Todd Hand.
Surviving are two daughters, Cathie Garner and husband Michael of Mocksville and Debbie Cleary and husband Derek of Germanton; a son, Alfred Hand of Tobaccoville; seven grandchildren, Andrew Meadwell, Christopher Meadwell, Megan Cleary, Brittany Hand, Stephen Hand, Mitchell Hand and Cory Hand, a great-grandson, Caleb Meadwell; a brother, Frank Drane of Clemmons; and three stepbrothers, Went Cornatzer of Farmington, Woody Cornatzer of Lewisville and Charles Cornatzer of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall with Pastor Richard Lenderman officiating. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall.
Bill Needham Stroble Jr.
Bill Needham Stroble Jr., 61, of Pfafftown died April 15 at Clemmons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 4, 1943, in Forsyth County to the late Bill Needham Stroble Sr. and Caroline Conrad Stroble. He was a member of Pfafftown Christian Church. He retired from Grandview Food Market, where he worked for 22 years.
Surviving are his sister, Cynthia S. Clinard of Winston-Salem; a brother, Edward K. Stroble of Pfafftown; nephews Wesley N. Clinard and wife Robyn, Jeffery H. Clinard and wife Lindsay, Robert E. Clinard and wife Melissa, Bryon G. Stroble and wife Jamie and Andrew K. Stroble; great-nieces Kaitlyn B. Clinard and Leah A. Stroble; great-nephews Luther N. Clinard, Nicolas H. Clinard, Lucas Harrison, Everett Harrison and Zachary Harrison.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Christian Church with Rev. Tom Everton officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Clara Howard Parks
Clara Howard Parks, 90, died July 27 at the Elms at Tanglewood. She was born January 23, 1915, in Davie County to Casper Ish and Maggie Whitaker Howard. She was a member at Fries Memorial Moravian Church and retired from Hanes Knitting with 45 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Frank Parks, and a daughter, Patsy Parks Cheek.
Surviving are a son, Mike Parks and wife Virgie of Clemmons; son-in-law Bobby Cheek; five grandchildren, Keith Parks, Kay Jarvis, Gregory Cheek, Mark Cheek and Lori Chappell; and 10 great-grandchildren, Brad Parks, Tracie Welch, Chad, Troy and Sam Jarvis, Matt and Mandy Womble and Andrew, Amy and Anna Cheek.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Stuart Zimmerman and Rev. Margaret Leinbach officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
Gwendolyn Landreth Fulp
Gwendolyn Landreth Fulp, 78, of Winston-Salem died July 24 at the home of her daughter, Sandra Lewis, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born June 8, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewie Shoun and Luther C. Landreth; her husband, Charlie Fulp; brother Richard Landreth; and three sisters, Juanita Arton, Elizabeth Southern and Frances Morris.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Lewis and husband Jerry; a granddaughter, Danielle Lewis, of Las Vegas; two sisters, Becky Cross and husband Horace of Salisbury and Margie Wheeler of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Luther C. Landreth Jr. and wife Frances of Clemmons and Bill Landreth and wife Wanda of Walkertown; and a sister-in-law, Shelby Landreth of Walkertown.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Eric Peacock officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Cordie Mae Poovey Bowen
Cordie Mae Poovey Bowen, 66, of Advance died July 30 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born September 7, 1938, in Catawba County to the late Albert Poovey and Mary Poovey Phillips. She had been employed by Bermuda Terrace.
Surviving are her husband, James Edward Bowen of the home; a daughter, Rose Ray and husband George of Farmington; a son, Daryl Bowen of Raleigh; a sister, Betty Sears of Clemmons; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating.