Chester Banner Pendry
Chester Banner Pendry, 66, of Winston-Salem died at his home July 29. He was born in Forsyth County on October 4, 1938, the son of Nellie Smith Pendry and Wade B. Pendry. He retired from the Winston-Salem Journal.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda B. Pendry of the home; a son, Kelly G. Pendry and wife Robin of Wirtz, Va.; three grandchildren, Justin, Dillon, and Kaitlyn Pendry; and three sisters, Janie Weaver and Ann Crotts of Clemmons and Faye Fleck of Mocksville.
Funeral services were held at Vogler’s Main Street Chapel, with Pastor Mark Reed officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
Ethel Sapp Pfaff
Ethel Sapp Pfaff, 105, of Winston-Salem died July 30 at Springwood Care. She was born July 28, 1900, in Forsyth County, a daughter of Thomas Sapp and Minnie Norman Sapp. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis L. Pfaff, and two sons, Dan Pfaff and Elwood Pfaff.
Surviving are two daughters, Dane Pfaff Bryant of Winston-Salem and Mary Hill of Advance; two sons, Jack Pfaff of Pfafftown and Jimmy Pfaff of Lewisville; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Marlene Feguson Michael
Marlene Ferguson Michael, 69, of Lewisville died November 15 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in Wilkes County fo William Howard and Runie Belle Eller Ferguson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Ferguson, and a brother-in-law, Tommy Hartley.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Jimmy Michael; three brothers, Reece Eller and wife Claudette, Billy Ferguson and wife Patsy and Tom Ferguson and wife Joyce, all of Boomer; four sisters, Betty Messick and husband Hoit of Boomer, Wanda Michael and husband Melvin of Winston-Salem, Barbara Russell of Winston-Salem and Violet Hartley of Boomer; a sister-in-law, Irish Ferguson of Boomer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Parklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Carroll Bibb officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Joseph Frederick Barnes
Joseph Frederick Barnes, of Gray, Ga., formerly of Macon, died November 12. He was born in Sumter County to the late Horace and Kathleen Orr Barnes. He was a member of the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association. He was a pharmacist for Claxton Hill Drugs and worked part time for Eckerds Drugs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Cross Keys/Vineville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Frances Allene M. Barnes of Gray; children Kathy Barnes Oxley and husband Keith of Eatonton, Ga., Joseph Franklin Barnes and wife Brenda of Clemmons and Cecil Albert Barnes and wife Angie of Gray; two granddaughters, Heather Nicole Barnes of Byron and Alee Hannah Barnes of Clemmons; sister, Dorris Barnes Snider and husband J.W. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and nephews David Snider of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Tony Snider of Cincinnati and Todd Snider of North Augusta, SC.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Scarborough and Rev. Robert Orr officiating. Burial followed in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.
John Verno Miller
John Verno Miller, 73, of Winston-Salem died November 13 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born December 14, 1932, in West Jefferson to Andrew and Daisy Mains Miller. He was the owner and operator of John Miller Roofing Co. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and he loved to cook. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Mikie and Little Rick; and a brother, James.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Alene L. Miller of the home; a daughter, Rita M. Swicegood and husband Kenneth of Lexington; two sons, Mike Miller of Winston-Salem and Rick Miller of Clemmons; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Marylyn Webster, Edna Cockerham, Ann Elliott, Sue Jordan, Barbara Miller, Patsy Simmons, and Ellen Phepps, all of Ashe County; two brothers, Clay and Junior Miller of Winston-Salem; and his best friend and pet, Odie.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Gary Styers officiating. Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Geoffrey Saul Lamoreaux
Geoffrey Saul Lamoreaux, 19, of Winston-Salem died November 10. He was born in Forsyth County on February 12, 1987, the son of Kirk Jeffrey Lamoreaux and Toni Ann Goins. He had attended Carver High School in Winston-Salem.
Surviving are his mother, Toni Ann Goins, and two sisters, Jennifer Johnston and Jessica Lamoreaux, all of the home; his grandmother, Ann Wagoner of Winston-Salem; an aunt, Danielle Wagoner of Clemmons; two uncles, Jamey Goins of Pilot Mountain and Jody Goins of King; his fiancee, Samara “Sam” Watson of Winston-Salem; and many more family and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall with Rev. Tim Wolfe and Rev. John Mark Hauser officiating. Burial followed in Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Onnie Barton Williams
Onnie Barton Williams, 82, was born July 9, 1924 in Lynchburg, Va. to Bessie and Jesse Barton. She resided in Davie County and Winston-Salem. She was employed by Northwest Child Development for Handicap Children for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Williams, and a brother, Louie Barton.
Surviving are four children, Anne Williams of Mt. Airy, Gail Daves of Fayetteville, Michael Williams of Boone and Kenneth Williams of Canada; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four nieces.
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Funeral Home Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Dale Cook officiating. Burial followed in the Veterans Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Esther Caroline Faw Tesh
Esther Caroline Faw Tesh, 93, of Winston-Salem died November 15 at The Oaks at Forsyth. She was born May 2, 1913 in Forsyth County to the late Charles and Eliza Faw Tesh. She was a dedicated lifelong member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was a church historian, a Girl Scout leader and organizer, and served on numerous committees. She was retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Franklin Tesh; a brother, Ralph Faw; and sisters, Elizabeth Craver, Ethel Tesh and Nora Layell.
Surviving are a daughter, Bertha Dillon and husband Harrell of Winston-Salem; grandson Steve Dillon and wife April of Vale; granddaughter Amy Dillon and husband Tim of Clemmons; a great-granddaughter, Adelee Grace Dillon; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Collins officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Kimberly Seymour Landreth
Kimberly Seymour Landreth, 46, of Reidsville died November 15 at Annie Penn Hospital. She was born at Fort Gordon, Ga. on December 29, 1959 to Roy and Peggy Seymour of King. She graduated from South Stokes High School in 1978.
Surviving are her husband, Doug Landreth of the home; two stepdaughters, Shannon Landreth of Kernersville and Santana Landreth of Mayodan; her parents, Roy and Peggy Seymour of King; a brother, Mark Seymour and wife Allyson of Lewisville.
A memorial service was held at Jefferson Church of Christ in Rural Hall with Jerry Simpkins officiating.
Harry Lee Benfield
Harry Lee Benfield, 71, of Winston-Salem died November 17 at his home after a 13-year battle with cancer. He was born June 29, 1935 in Mooresville to Robert and Julia Benfield. He served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1975. The next year, he began a career as a long-distance truck driver, retiring again in 2001. He accepted Christ as his savior in 1957. He married his wife, Eloise, on February 11, 1958. He was an active member of Parkview Church of God in Winston-Salem. He sang, played bass, taught Bible class and held Bible studies on Saturdays at the Forsyth County Detention Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clayton Benfield and Grady Benfield; his sisters, Vera Robinsn, Helen Shinn and Julia Johnston; and a son-in-law, Johnny C. David II.
Surviving are his wife, Eloise M. Benfield; his son, Kevin Lee Benfield of Thonotosassa, Fla.; three daughters, Melanie D. Davis of Clemmons, Valerie B. Parsons and husband Keith of Yadkinville and Sheila K. Thomas and husband James of Winston-Salem; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Patty Sue Pope and husband Bobby of Cleveland; three brothers, James A. Benfield and wife Pauline, Coyt N. Benfield and Fred H. Benfield.
Funeral services were held at Parkview Church of God with Rev. Bobby Dishman officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Parklawn Memorial Park.
George W. Wooten
George W. Wooten, 78, of Yadkinville died November 18 at his home. He was born September 8, 1928 to Spencer B. and Rachel Hutchens Wooten. He was a retired brick mason and also enjoyed spending his time woodworking. He also worked for several years with Nolan Brown doing construction work. He was an active, faithful member of Yadkinville Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon, choir director, Sunday school teacher and worked with the music ministry at nursing homes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Haynes and Hazel Matthews, and a brother, Paul Wooten.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Maxine Joyner Wooten of the home; five sons, Steve Wooten and wife Margie of Yadkinville, Spencer Wooten and wife Janie of Lewisville, Scott Wooten and wife Janet of North Wilkesboro, Shawn Wooten and wife Tammie of Yadkinville, and Sherwin Wooten and wife Kathy of Clemmons; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Samuel, Adam, Stephanie and Tucker Wooten, Ashli Palmer, Andy Craft, and Amber, Jarrod and Adam Lineberry; two great-grandchildren, McKinley Palmer and Blake Wooten; two sisters, Rosaleen Brandon and husband Joseph and Martha Hoots, both of Yadkinville; a brother, Ralph Wooten and wife Shirley; and several close friends.
Funeral services were held at Yadkinville Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Roger Mc.Swaim, Rev. James Williams, Rev. James Tallent and and Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
V. Leroy Hicks
V. Leroy Hicks, 78, of Winston-Salem died November 19 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County February 23, 1928 to the late Thomas Malloy and Maude Thompson Hicks. He was a member of North Point Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Hicks; two brothers, Ronald and Archie Hicks; and a son-in-law, Todd Nelson.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, June Hicks of the home; a daughter, Janice Nelson of King; two sons, David Hicks and wife Linda of Mocksville and Nelson Hicks of King; six grandchildren, Robert, Angela, Chris, Derreck, Leah and Hannah; four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Ethan, Alexis and Ariana; a brother, Olan Hicks and wife Ailene of King; a sister, Helen Groce and husband Zeno of Winston-Salem; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hicks of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at North Point Baptist Church with Pastors Skip Furrow and Larry Harrison officiating. A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Lena Rowe Jackson
Mrs. Lena Rowe Jackson, 87 of Winston-Salem died Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Brookridge Retirement Home.
Mrs. Jackson was born October 12, 1920 in Hertford County a daughter of the late W. Mercer Rowe and the late Clarice Williford Rowe. She was a 1940 graduate of Peace College, a homemaker and a member of Ardmore Baptist Church. She served her Lord faithfully as a minister’s wife for 53 years
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Irby Bruce Jackson, Sr., a son Robert C. Jackson, and a brother Robert L Rowe
She is survived by her daughter, Jane Thomas and husband Buck, son Bruce Jackson and wife VaLinda, brother, W. Mercer Rowe, Jr. grandchildren, Jill Jackson Wheeler, Joe Jackson, Amy Thomas, Carly Thomas and Tyler Thomas and a great-grandson Jackson Wheeler
A memorial service was conducted 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Brookridge Retirement Home. Interment followed at Middleburg Cemetery, near Henderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookridge Retirement Home.
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Lieuteene Marion Harper
Mr. Lieuteene Marion Harper, 97, of Clemmons, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Forsyth Hospital after a short illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1910, on Styers Ferry Road in Forsyth County, the third of 11 children to Andrew Blaine Harper Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Harper. Mr. Harper was a graduate of Clemmons High School, Class of 1929. He was married to Mary Ida Brewer from 1935 until her death in 2001. For his entire working life, he worked at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. from 1929 until he retired in 1973 as a factory manager. Mr. Harper was a charter member of Clemmons Civic Club and also served as its president. He also helped to organize the Clemmons Fire Department and was its first president. He was a longtime member of Centenary Methodist Church on Hampton Road in Clemmons and held a number of offices in the church, including head usher for 40 years. Mr. Harper enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and skeet shooting as a young man. He coached the first Little League baseball game in Clemmons. He also was an avid ACC basketball fan and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, including his never to be forgotten trip to the 1934 World Series in St. Louis. Mr. Harper is survived by a daughter, Lynn Marion Harper Price and son-in-law Basil Price of Wilmington, Del.; a son, Stephen Brewer Harper of Greenville; three grandchildren, Mary Lynn Price Brooks and husband, Ian Brooks of Baltimore, Md., Lisa Catherine Price Green and husband, Steve Green of Falls Church, Va., and Michael Kenneth Price and wife Kelly Larkins Price of Easton, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Gracie, Timothy and Luke Brooks, Andrew and Eleanor Green, and Katryna Price. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Helen Irene Harper Isaacs of Winston-Salem; 13 nieces and nephews on the Harper and Brewer sides of the family; and special neighbors, Travis and Lavelle Howard and Dan and Kathy Monroe of Clemmons. The funeral service was conducted Jan. 28, at Centenary Methodist Church in Clemmons by the Revs. Madeline Gray and Frank Jarvis. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary Methodist Church, 5280 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012 and to the Harper Cemetery Fund. The Harper family would also like to thank all of his caregivers, who spent lots of time with Mr. Harper for the past four years, Linda Hemphill, Stacy Alston, Janet Norton-Dennis, Lorna Kennedy, Connie Ellison, and Pat Simpson.
Hazel Tesh Huff
Mrs. Hazel Tesh Huff of Winston-Salem, 90, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1917, in Forsyth County to the late Hugh Lindsay and Addie Sink Tesh. Mrs. Huff was of the Baptist faith and retired from Western Electric with 30 years of service. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and enjoyed gardening and working with flowers in her spare time. Preceding her in death were her husband, John Simmeon Huff; son-in-law James Pickard; brothers Ed, Marvin, Howard, Ralph and Joe Tesh; and sisters Mary and Edna. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Huff Pickard of Winston-Salem; son Donald (Jane) Huff of Mocksville; grandsons Keith (Mary Jane) Pickard of Lewisville, Michael (Shelly) Pickard of Winston-Salem and Kevin (Cindy) Huff of Dacula, Ga.; two granddaughters, Donna (David) Mickey of Advance and Sherri (Jamie) Brown of Wilmington; and great-grandchildren Daniel Pickard, Emma Gordon, Ellis, Harrison, Marshall, and Olivia Huff and Savannah Brown. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Pastor Henry May officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to express a sincere thanks to the caregivers who have taken care of our mother and granny during her sickness. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com
Kathryn Walker Parker
Mrs. Kathryn Walker Parker, a loving wife, mother and friend, 71, of Clemmons, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1936, in Caldwell County to Jack Leo and Virginia Harris Walker. Mrs. Parker loved to play the piano. She was also a star basketball player for Happy Valley High School in Lenoir, having her No. 13 jersey retired in 1954. Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, Leo Walker. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Kenneth Glenn Parker; three daughters, Kim Parker, Kathy Parker Burns and husband Don and Bridget Parker Hill and husband Tim; a sister, Virginia Walker; and two brothers, Jerry and Robert Walker. The funeral service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel, with Pastor Mike Sirianni officiating. Entombment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Jean Gelen Hartwig
Jean Gelen Hartwig, 79, of Clemmons died December 13 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. She was born September 24, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Edward J. and Irene Helmer Gelen. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband, Edwin Phillip Hartwig of the home; two daughters, Janet Wassem and husband Robert of El Paso, Texas and Mary Beck and husband Nick of Winston-Salem; a son, John Hartwig and wife Debbie of Louisville, Ohio; a sister, Eileen Schiesel of Albany, N.Y.; a brother, Edward J. Gelen of Little Valley, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church, and inurnment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Alberta Estelle Lucas Walker
Alberta Estelle Lucas Walker, 82, of Kernersville died December 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Christiansburg, Va., on July 7, 1921, the daughter of Robert and Gracie Smith Lucas. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gilbert Walker Sr.; a son, Robert Gilbert Walker Jr.; and a daughter, Barbara Davis.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Walker and wife Sue of Clemmons and Berry Walker and wife Judy of Kernersville; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bud Owen officiating.
Justina Harris Williams
Justina Harris Williams, 74, mother of John (P.J.) Williams, died December 11 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was born March 27, 1929, the first of six children born to Robert and Minnie Harris. After her marriage to the late John Williams Jr., two children were born. In addition to raising her family, she was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church. She held offices in the Ella C. Pegues Bible Class, Senior Usher Board, Missionary Groups, Baptist Training Union and served as co-chairman and chairman of the annual “Woman’s Day.” She attended church services regularly until her health began to fail. Her career in the Genetics Department at N.C. State University spanned 30 years. Retiring as research assistant in 1988, she earned the distinction of being the first African-American hired at the university above the level of custodian in 1958.
Surviving are a son, John Williams and wife P.J. of Lewisville; a daughter, Gerri Joice and husband Alan of Kensington, Md.; two sisters, Launa Daniel of Columbia, Mo., and Brenda Watkins and husband Frank of Athens, Ga.; a brother, William Harris and wife Vernell of Orange, N.J.; five grandchildren, Michael Williams and wife Toni of Greensboro, Valarie Williams of Lewisville, Veronica Joice, Regina Joice and Gregory Joice of Kensington, Md.; and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Raleigh.