Rev. John Huie
Rev. John “Milo” Huie, 96, of Clemmons died March 31 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1908, in Wilkes County to Robert Emory Huie and Mamie Ellen Hall. He was a member of Freeman Street Baptist Church. He was a minister at 2nd Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro and retired as minister at Lexwin Baptist Church, where he was a charter member. Milo was the owner of Modern Sewing Machine Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Hawkins; three daughters, including Gladis Huie Anderson Hicks; four brothers; and five sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Ruby H. Matthews and husband Charles of East Bend; two sons, James V. Huie and wife Lois P,. of Pfafftown and Clarence O. Huie and wife Betsy H. of Clemmons; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Monroe Huie and Fred Huie; and two sisters, RosaLee Barnette and Evelyne Hatcher, all of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Bob Whitaker and Rev. Jake Penley officiating, and burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Warren Baird Brooks
Warren Baird Brooks, 79, of Clemmons died March 31 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Hilton Village, Va., to Thomas Westmore and Cora Evelyn Brooks on July 1, 1924. He served as a U.S. Army Air Force pilot in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was employed by Ralston Purina Co. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Janet Basham Tooker.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth McConnell Brooks of Clemmons; his brother, Lewis P.M. Brooks and wife Rosemary of Burlingame, Calif.; a nephew, three nieces and three grand-nephews.
A memorial Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Michael Buttner officiating, and burial followed in the Salisbury National Cemetery.
James Wilson Craig
James Wilson Craig, 82, of Durham died April 3 at Hospice at the Meadowlands. He was born in Durham, a son of the late Mamie Irene Christian and John Thompson Craig Sr. He served in the Army during World War II and was employed by American Tobacco Co. for 44 years as a mechanics foreman before his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by four sisters and their husbands, Miriam and Worth King, Sybil and Harold Swett, Irene and Howard Richmond and Catherine and Bob Hendrix; a brother, John T. Craig Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Craig.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Shaw Craig; four daughters, Deborah Smith and husband Ronnie of Hillsborough, Connie Warren and husband Ted of Clemmons, Jamie Smith and husband Jimmy of Durham and Elizabeth Evans and husband Anthony of Durham; four brothers, Richard Craig and wife Betty Jo of Charlotte, Roger Craig and wife Carolyn of San Diego, Calif., Charles Craig of New Orleans, La., and Marvin Craig and wife Agnes of Charleston, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Catherine Craig of Durham; seven grandchildren, Craig Smith and wife Ginny of Hillsborough, Holly Davis and husband Doug of Durham, Wilson Warren of Clemmons, Angela Pendergrass and husband Rick of Durham, Jimmy Smith and wife Michelle of Durham, Dustin Smith of Durham and Philip Evans of Durham; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Temple Baptist Church in Durham with Rev. Carl Herweyer officiating, and burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
Rev. Richard Eugene Bonneville
Rev. Richard Eugene Bonneville, 97, of Winston-Salem died March 30 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Norfolk, Va., on September 27, 1906, to the late Thomas Eugene and Mary Pebworth Bonneville. He was a pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Elizabeth City. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Louise Edwards Bonneville.
Surviving are his daughter, Margaret Kaserman and husband Don J. of Clemmons; and three grandchildren, Don Eugene Kaserman of High Point, Bonnie Kaserman of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Rebecca Kaserman of Clemmons.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
F. Guy Arrington
F. Guy “Buck” Arrington, 74, of Winston-Salem died March 31 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Anson County on December 23, 1929, to Samuel H. and Mary Moss Arrington. He was a member of Beck’s Baptist Church, retired from Arrington Garage and was an accomplished musician. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was predeceased by three sisters, Georgia McCollum, Emma Merritt and Lena Westmoreland, all of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, Paul Arrington and Phillip Arrington, both of Winston-Salem.
Surviving are his wife, Nell Arrington of the home; a son, Tommy Arrington and wife Renna of the home; and two brothers, Jack Arrington and wife Lynda of Clemmons and Roy Arrington and wife Mary of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Dr. Karl Minor and Rev. Ray Hamilton officiating.
Thomas Wright Cress
Thomas Wright Cress, 69, of Winston-Salem died March 29 at Forsyth Medical Center following a brief period of declining health. He was born in Forsyth County on July 18, 1934, to Steffie David and Lillian Essic Cress. He was of the Moravian faith and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was an avid baseball player in his younger years, a good coach and great fan of the game.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Bessie Hall Cress; a daughter, Lisa Hill of Walkertown and her fiance, William Smithey; four grandchildren; and a sister, Di-Ann C. Moser and husband Norman of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Providence Moravian Church with Rev. Arkon G. Stewart officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Blain Silas Hutchens
Blain Silas Hutchens, 87, of Winston-Salem died April 3 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 28, 1916, in Yadkinville to Nick and Turnie Hutchens. He was a deacon and member of the Meadowview Baptist Church, where he faithfully served his Lord. He served in the Air Force during World War II and was a loving father and husband and a friend to all.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Alice Ayers Hutchens; two sons, Larry Blain Hutchens of Kernersville and Robert Lee Hutchens and wife Robin of Lewisville; a daughter, Shirley Hutchens Kern and husband Max of Summerfield; four grandchildren, Hal Max Kern III and Laura Kern of Summerfield and Bethany Hutchens and Hannah Hutchens of Lewisville; three sisters, Hazel Doub of Winston-Salem and Harriet Lackey and Frances Allred, both of Yadkinville; and a brother, Paul Hutchens of Yadkinville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with his son, Pastor Robert Hutchens, officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park.
Culmer Hersal Wood
Culmer Hersal Wood, 87, of Winston-Salem died March 31 at The Oaks at Forsyth. He was born August 17, 1916, to Ransome Ulrick and Bertie Jane Gentry Wood. He was a member of State Road Primitive Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and founder of the cemetery fund. He retired after 43 years of service at Chatham Manufacturing Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ransome Buford Wood; and a sister, Pharis Violet Wood Hayes.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Nannie Woodruff Wood of the home; a son, Larry Michael Wood and wife Vickie of Yadkinville; two daughters, Melba Wood Dameron and husband Kenneth of Clemmons and Lou Wood Hampton and husband Henry of Elkin; a sister, Pauline Wood Kiger and husband Coy of Forest City; five grandchildren, Christopher Wood, Michael Goodwin, Cindy Goodwin Pardue, Vicki Goodwin Lloyd and Ann Blackburn Hardy; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at State Road Primitive Baptist Church with Elder George Flippin officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Esther May Rue Harmon
Esther May Rue Harmon, 82, of Clemmons died April 5 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born May 18, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of Daniel and Ella Rue. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Harmon. On June 6, 1942, she married Clarence “Chick” Harmon, who preceded her in death on August 19, 1996.
Surviving are a son, Robert T. Harmon and wife Judith Ann of Winston-Salem; a sister, Florence Fabisiak of California; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Scott Harmon.
Funeral services were held at Sechrest Chapel in High Pointwith Rev. Melvin B. Anderson officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Eldon G. Binkley
Eldon G. Binkley of Clemmons died in his sleep July 15 after a long illness. He was the third child of George D. Binkley and Mattie Hennings Binkley of Yadkin County. He served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star following action at the Battle of Mortain, France, and the Battle of the Bulge. He proudly served in the 120th Infantry, 30th Division, “Old Hickory.” After returning home from World War II, he was employed at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for more than 37 years and was a plant manager at Whitaker Park until his retirement in 1983. A devoted father and husband, he was also very active in church activities at Christ Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. He served as a trustee, an elder and as president of the Sam Marx Bible Class. Always interested in flying, he earned a private pilot’s license in 1958 and shared ownership of a small private airplane with his brothers. He was an avid supporter of the Mission Aviation Fellowship. He was preceded in death by brothers George D. Binkley and Thomas Binkley.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Hauser Binkley; two children, Ruth Lynne Binkley Finley of Clemmons and Don Binkley and wife Sandra of Fruit Heights, Utah; five grandchildren, Roxanne F. Anders, Daniel H. Binkley, Tammy K. Sense, Erin Binkley Morris and Jennifer L. Binkley; two brothers, Thurman G. Binkley and James D. Binkley; and a sister, Dixie Binkley Horton.
A private burial service was held at God’s Acre. A memorial service was held at Christ Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.
Gurney Gray Myers Jr.
Gurney Gray Myers Jr., 37, of Winston-Salem died July 16 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 3, 1966, in Forsyth County to Gurney Gray Myers Sr. and JoAnn Simmons Myers. He was a volunteer coach for Arcadia Booster Club for eight years and served on the Winston-Salem Police Department for 15 years.
Surviving are two sons, Gurney Gray Myers III and William Chandler Myers, both of Clemmons; his parents; his fiancee, April Dana Bovender of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Twyla Myers and Cindy Myers, both of Clemmons; his stepgrandfather, Bobby Burnette and wife Joyce of California; three aunts, Doris Purgason of California, Carol Myers of Winston-Salem and Fran Myers of Calif.; two uncles, Bill Myers of Winston-Salem and Floyd Myers of California; a nephew, Ryan Davis of Clemmons; and a number of cousins.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
Clara Opal Kiger Harbin
Clara Opal Kiger Harbin, 89, of Lewisville died July 13 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born October 16, 1914, in Forsyth County to William Steadman Kiger Sr. and Bertie Ella Fulk Kiger. She was a faithful member of Lewisville Baptist Church and the Sallie Lillington Sunday School Class. At the time of her death, she was Lewisville Baptist Church’s member with the greatest number of years of continuous membership and service. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 31 years of service. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Della Hege Kiger; and a sister, Ruby Kiger Nelson. She was the widow of Bruce Buford Harbin, to whom she was married for 56 years.
Surviving are her son, Bruce Allen Harbin Sr., and wife Susan Patton of Bermuda Run; two grandsons, Bruce Allen Harbin Jr. of Greensboro and David Scott Harbin and wife Karrie of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, W.S. Kiger Jr. of Clemmons; a sister, Sue Gray Kiger Ernst of Winston-Salem; many nieces and nephews; and a host of devoted friends.
A graveside service was held at Lewisville Baptist Church.
Robert Nelson Evans
Robert Nelson Evans, 67, of Marietta, Ga. died July 10 after an extended illness. He was born November 17, 1936, to Vivian Clingman Evans and John Andy Evans Sr. Early in his life, he became a member of the Capernaum Church of Christ in Clemmons. He held several positions in the field of public health, including positions with the World Health Organization, USAID and the C.D.C. in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty McCelland Evans.
Surviving are his mother, Vivian C. Evans of Clemmons; two brothers, John A. Evans Jr. and wife Maria of Gainesville, Va., and James H. Evans of Wadesboro, N.C.; two nieces, Joana M. Evans and Allison Evans Martin and husband David, both of northern Virginia; a devoted friend, Pamela Jude of Geneva, Switzerland; and a host of relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at Capernaum Church of Christ Cemetery in Clemmons.
Callie Dyson Joyce
Callie Dyson Joyce, 95, of Pfafftown died July 11 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born September 22, 1908, in Rowan County to Mart and Cora Lee Dyson. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Stanleyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Elijah W. Joyce; a daughter, Mae Belle Hann; a son-in-law, Richard Hann Sr.; and a grandson, Richard Hann Jr.
Surviving are a son, James E. Joyce Sr. and wife Sue of Ararat; two daughters, Jo Ann Beauchamp and husband Robert of Winston-Salem and Brenda Chapman and husband Ren of Pfafftown; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada Anderson of Winston-Salem; along with a host of nieces and nephews, numerous friends and loved ones.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall with Pastor Jonathan Rogers officiating, and burial followed in Palmyra United Methodist Church Cemetery in Germanton.
Thurman L. Williams Jr.
Thurman L. “Butch” Williams Jr., 73, of Winston-Salem died July 14 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born January 1, 1931, in Forsyth County to Thurman L. Williams Sr. and Viola Walls Williams. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves, coached Northwest Little League Baseball, and for more than 30 years was a dedicated member of the Mount Tabor and Vienna Volunteer Fire Departments, where he served in numerous positions. He was a charter member of Peace Haven Baptist Church and a present member of Northwest Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty F. “Betsy” Williams of the home; a daughter, Cathy S. Pickett and husband Rev. Jim Pickett of Rich Creek, Va.; his son, Steven Williams and wife Janet of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Bobby Pickett and fiancee Beth Brantley of Virginia Beach, Va., Thomas Williams of Lewisville and Stephanie Williams and fiance Kyle Richardson of Lewisville; a sister, Carol Tilden of Wilmington; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life service was held at Northwest Baptist Church.
Ema Lucille Canter Hutchens
Ema Lucille Canter Hutchens, 83, widow of Sid Edgar Hutchens, died July 12 at the Winston-Salem Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Forsyth County on March 15, 1921, daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Nancy Doty Canter. She loved to travel within the U.S., pitch horseshoes, ride her bike, walk and go to the mountains of N.C. and to White Lake. She was a housewife until her children were all grown, then she owned and operated Lucille’s Custom Drapery Shop until the early 1990s. She always said she loved the Lord, including her Bible and church, her family and flowers, especially roses, all in that order. Strangers stopped by to admire her rose garden. She retired as church pianist and organist in 1988 after beginning at age 11. She also made the music at numerous weddings and funerals at no charge, since this was her God-given talent. She loved making quilts, which she shared with her family as each of them married. She was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters, Elmer Canter, Fred Canter and Henry Canter of Clemmons, George Canter, Ralph Canter, “Buck” (Nonnie Lester) Canter, Mary Stewart, Macie Ellis, Irene Binkley and Alene Johnson.
Surviving are four daughters, Josephine Gross and husband Bernie of Winston-Salem, Nancye Layell of Pfafftown, Judy Lewis and husband Don of the home and Pam Watson and husband Ben of Siloam; three sons, Jarvis Hutchens of Pfafftown, R. Wayne Hutchens and wife Cathy of Lewisville and Tony Hutchens and wife Brenda of Advance; 17 grandchildren, Bernie, Glenyce, Janet, Carolyn, Sydnee, Steven, Carmen, Eddie, Paige, Geoffrey, Corey, Tammy, Michael, Greg, Crystal, Josh and Jessica; 15 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Hamann and Rev. Robert Taylor officiating.
Grace Gladys Henning Calloway
Grace Gladys Henning Calloway, 91, of Winston-Salem died July 12. She was born in Forsyth County on August 12, 1912, to Arthur Benbow Henning and Cora Lee Lakey Henning. She retired from Hanes Knitting Co. in 1973 and was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Thomas Calloway.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Calloway Sipe and husband Rickey of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Stephen Blanchard Jr. and Shannon Kleweno of Kansas; a great-grandson, Gunner Blanchard; eight nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Sadie Henning.
Funeral services were held at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Garner and Rev. Randy Waugh officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
John Pat McEachin Jr.
John Pat “Crab” McEachin Jr., 51, of Lexington died July 15 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born May 22, 1953, a son of John Pat and Opal Young McEachin Sr. He was a tire shop supervisor with ABF Freight Liner and a member of Teamsters Local 391 and Midway United Methodist Church. He was an avid fan of NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Wesley Young “Dub” Wallace.
Surviving are his wife, Lynn Ayers McEachin of the home; two sons, Johnny Pat McEachin III and Daniel Shane McEachin, both of the home; his brothers, Tom Wallace of Kernersville and Dan Wallace and wife Jean of Low Gap; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Clara Mae Barr of Lewisville; a sister-in-law, Karen Davis and husband Jeep of Mocksville; a brother-in-law, Gary Ayers and wife Regina of Trinity; special pets Taz and Miss Opal; special friends at Judy’s 1, Judy’s Too and Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken; and many friends, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel with Rev. David Calhoun officiating.
Ronald Eugene McKnight
Ronald Eugene McKnight, 38, of Lewisville died unexpectedly at his home July 15. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dot McKnight.
Surviving are his wife, Tina Leonard McKnight; two daughters, Kayla and Brianna; three sons, Justin, Little Ronnie and Tyler, all of the home; a brother, Ricky McKnight and wife Kay; two sisters, Brenda Johnson and Pat Calloway; his father, Fred E. McKnight; and several special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel.