Michael Glenn Wall
On Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2008, Michael Glenn Wall, a beloved husband, father, son and dear friend, went to be with his Heavenly Father. After years of battling numerous illnesses, organ transplantation, and heart problems, God saw it fit to take His dear servant home. “He had fought the good fight and finished the race, all the while keeping the faith.” - 2 Timothy 4:7. Mike never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. His sense of humor, positive attitude and an unwavering faith in God kept him going for many years even when the odds of living were medically against him. Mike was born June 12, 1951, in Cleveland County. He attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte with a concentration in business. After working for many years in the shoe industry, Mike opened and ran his own company for another 16 years before moving from South Carolina to Clemmons in 2001. He was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where he was actively involved in various activities. He was preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents; and a loving aunt, Elizabeth Davis of Shelby. He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Kathryn Wall (Shelby); his loving and devoted wife, Denice Caudle Wall of the home; two sons and a stepson, Chadwick Wall (Folly Beach, S.C.); Matthew Wall (Rock Hill, S.C.); and Taylor Allen (of the home); a brother, Andy (Carol) Wall (Shelby); his mother-in-law, Betty Caudle (Elkin); a very special brother and sister-in-law, Alan (Deann) Anderson (Rockingham); a wonderful niece, Georgia Grace Anderson (Rockingham); four special godchildren from Winston-Salem, Raquel Dewan, Ashley Austin, Tyson Moorefield and Kameron Moorefield; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 11, at Clemmons First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robby Phillips officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church music ministry or Clemmons First Baptist Church youth program. In addition, Mike’ s wishes would be for everyone to register to be an organ donor so that even in death, there is life.
Ethel Lashmit Kalter
Ethel Lashmit Kalter, the wife of the late Dale L. Kalter, died September 17 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. She was born June 6, 1909, in Forsyth County to Charles and Jessie Rothrock Lashmit. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mittie Lashmit Noffman and Myrtle Lashmit Williams and a brother, Harold Lashmit. She had a long career in music, appearing in numerous operatic productions and music revues, both in the United States and abroad. She taught voice at Wake Forest University for many years. She was a member of Christ Moravian Church.
A graveside service was held at God's Acre in Old Salem with Dr. Neal Routh officiating.
Helen Davis Green
Helen Davis Green, 87, of Myrtle Beach died September 13 at her residence. She was born on March 1, 1915, in High Point, a daughter of the late W.A. and Maude Dean Davis. She was the widow of the late Charles C. Green, who died in 1982. They were married for 40 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, where she was involved in the Circle Group. She was a retired schoolteacher and volunteered for the women's auxiliary of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and the after-school reading program.
Surviving are a son, Charles C. Green Jr. and wife Claudia of Clemmons; a daughter, Missy Davisson and husband Roger of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Steven and Amanda Davisson, both of Myrtle Beach, and Matthew and Katie Green, both of Clemmons; and a special nephew, William Cobb Boyles Davis and wife Audrey of Taos, N.M.
A memorial service was held at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Timmerman officiating.
Walter Otis Bradham
Walter Otis Bradham, 81, of Winston-Salem died September 14 at his home. He was born July 26, 1921, in Brunswick, Ga. to Oscar and Jeuell Bradham. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Dancy Construction Co. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Cora Curlee Bradham, in October 2001.
Surviving are two daughters, Sue Bradham Choate and husband Marlon "Kelly" of Mocksville and Patricia Bradham Bennett of Pfafftown; three grandchildren, Kelli Choate Spaugh and husband Christopher of Clemmons, Matthew Todd Bennett of Clarksville, Tenn. and Mark Alan Choate of Clemmons; and a great-grandson, Zachary William Spaugh.
Funeral services were held at North Wadesboro Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Stewart officiating, and burial followed at Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro.
Ted Fulk Holder
Ted Fulk Holder, 78, of Pfafftown died September 18. He was born September 13, 1924, in Forsyth County to the late Hubert Ellsworth and Bessie Fulk Holder. He lived in Pfafftown all his life, where he was a farmer until starting Ted Holder Plumbing Co., which was in business for 42 years. He was an active member of Middle Cross Baptist Church in Pfafftown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Etta Sale Holder in 1991; and a sister, Katie Mae Holder.
Surviving are his wife, Rumeal Hicks Holder of the home; a daughter, Frances Petree and husband Hoke of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three sons, Paul Holder and wife Nora of Charlotte, Steve Holder of Pfafftown and the Rev. Tommy Holder and wife Debbie of Pfafftown; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Juadaine Chambers of Pfafftown; a niece; two nephews; and a stepdaughter, Virlie Creasman of Pfafftown.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall with Rev. Tom Maxey and Rev. Tommy Holder officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem.
John Odell Trexler
John Odell Trexler, 78, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Lenoir, died September 16 at the VA Hospital in Salisbury. He was born July 12, 1924, in Watauga County to the late John Luther and Minnie Eldridge Trexler. He was a driver for Spector Red Ball Trucking Co., a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 90 of Boone and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Trexler and Thomas Trexler; and a sister, Shelby Jean Trexler.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Bolick Trexler of the home; a son, Gerald O. Trexler and wife Nancy of Lewisville; two daughters, Brenda King and husband Ron of Pilot Mountain and Debbie Chandler and husband Ronnie of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Earl Trexler of Blowing Rock and Charles P. Trexler of Hudson; four sisters, Ruth Hollars and Margaret Holman, both of Lenoir, Lucille Young of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Elizabeth DuBose of Seale, Ala.; three grandchildren, Kevin King and wife Emily of Winston-Salem, Bryan King and wife Heather of Clemmons and Ashley Trexler of Winston-Salem; and two great-grandchildren, Peyton Elizabeth King of Winston-Salem and Averie Christine King of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
Beulah Berrier, 90, of Lexington died September 20 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August 12, 1912, in Davidson County to Samuel Olin Byerly and Suzie Weaver Byerly. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Odell Berrier who died Sept. 25, 1971; a son and daughter-in-law Ishmael Berrier and Kathleen Berrier; a granddaughter, Sonya Denise Hargett; a grandson, Floyd Jackson Berrier Jr.; brothers Chester Byerly, Phillip Byerly and Norman Byerly; and sisters Myrtle Link and Josephine Collins.
Surviving are four daughters, Angela Parker and husband Bobby of Clemmons, Betty Nifong and husband Archie, Linda Holdaway and husband Michael and Dottie Sizemore and husband Barry, all of Lexington; three sons, Floyd Jackson Berrier and wife Nadine, Tony Gray Berrier and wife Charlotte, and Paul David Berrier and wife Phyllis, all of Lexington; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Collins of King.
Funeral services were held at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth W. Harris Jr. officiating.
Frank Leo Clark
Frank Leo Clark, 85, of Lexington died September 23 at the Brian Center of Lexington. He was born May 25, 1917, in Madison County to Newton Mack and Hester Price Clark. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, and was a member of Friedberg Moravian Church. He taught and was a coach at Griffith School and later went to Lexington Senior High School, where he was an assistant principal, retiring in 1974 after 26 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Edith Myers Clark of the home; three sons, Franklin Clark and wife Margie of Clemmons, Philip Clark and wife Brenda of Belews Creek and Roger Clark and wife Donna of Chesterfield, Va; a daughter, Barbara Littlejohn and husband Duwayne of Spartanburg, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Friedberg Moravian Church with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Dora Jane Carden
Dora Jane Carden, 75, of Kernersville died August 31 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born November 20, 1926, in Durham County, a daughter of the late Archie and Lelia Skeen Mangum. She was a member of Union Cross Moravian Church, Ladies Circle #3 and the Pfohl Adult Sunday School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roby Lee Mangum.
Surviving are her husband, Steve Carden of the home; two sons, Kenneth W. Carden and wife Joyce of Lewisville and Steven Glenn Carden and wife Pat of Winston-Salem; a sister, Bettie Jenkins Garrett and husband Donald of Durham; two brothers, A.C. Mangum and wife Betty of Tequesta, Fla., and Marvin Mangum and wife Reba of Walnut Cove; and two grandchildren, Kevin Carden and Jason Carden.
Funeral services were held at Union Cross Moravian Church with Dr. Jim Doss officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Irene Johnston Chodelski
Irene Johnston Chodelski, 77, of the Elms at Tanglewood, Clemmons, died July 21 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Forsyth County to Grady Leon and Gladys Irene Johnston. She was a member of Calvary Moravian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Chodelski.
Surviving are her brother, G. Leon Johnston and wife Frances of Winston-Salem; a nephew, David L. Johnston of Pfafftown; and a niece, Sandra J. Andersen of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held in the Mausoleum Chapel at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp officiating.
Hazel Huffman Robinson
Hazel Huffman Robinson, 82, of Newton died July 26 at the Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. She was born March 3, 1921, daughter of the late Albert R. and Sadie Pope Huffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Beth Eden Lutheran Church. She was an avid golfer and played as often as she could. She also loved playing bridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Surviving are two sons, Kip Robinson and wife Deborah of Newton, Robert Robinson and wife Dianne of Clemmons; a brother, Elmer Huffman and wife Bernie of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and five grandsons, Sean Robinson, Conor Robinson, Kip Robinson II, Scott Robinson and Jake Robinson.
A memorial service was held at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton with Dr. Bill B. Mims Jr. officiating. A private graveside service was held at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
Steven T. Spraker
Steven T. Spraker, 52, of Kernersville died July 22 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Greensboro on May 10, 1951, the son of Thomas A. and Murell (Ferguson) Spraker.
Surviving are his wife, Susan Spraker of the home; a daughter, Janet Spraker Whetzel and husband Jon of Graham; son Todd Spraker of Graham; his father, Thomas A. Spraker of Rural Retreat, Va.; stepdaughters Tricia Caudle and Mary Noble, both of Kernersville; grandchildren Lillian and Isabelle Whetzel and Christopher and Andrew Noble; and sisters Susan Spraker-Fisher and husband David of Clemmons and Sandra Woodard and husband Larry of Kernersville.
A graveside service was held at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville.
Edgar Louis Williams Jr.
Edgar Louis Williams Jr. of Yadkinville, affectionately known as “Chop,” died July 22 at his home. He was formerly employed with the Forbush High School Maintenance Department and had recently been employed with Advantage Machinery until his sickness. He joined Glenn’s Chapel AME Zion Church at an early age. Upon moving to Yadkinville, he was affiliated with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Junior Administration. Some time later, he changed his membership to the Tabernacle of David in Clemmons. He was the fourth in a family of 12 siblings.
Surviving are his wife and daughters of the home, Denise Russell Williams and Tamara Williams and Kelisha Williams; two brothers, Jeremiah Gray and wife Linda of Winston-Salem and Thomas Williams Sr. and wife Deborah of Lewisville; nine sisters, Faye Greene and husband Richard and Cathy Warfield, both of Michigan, Debra Scott of Winston-Salem, Sophia Scott and husband Richard of Lewisville, Sonya Williams, Martha Williams, Veronica Williams, Teresa Earl and husband Renarde and Lisa Williams, all of Winston-Salem; his father and mother-in-law, Richard and Barbara Russell of Yadkinville; sisters-in-law Sharon Russell of Yadkinville; brother-in-law Richard Russell Jr. and wife Cynthia of Yadkinville; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Jeffrey Scott of the Tabernacle of David as the eulogist. Burial followed in the Glenns Chapel AME Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Andrew Sanford Cook
Andrew Sanford Cook, 101, died July 24 at Homestead Hills Assisted Living Center. He was born February 24, 1902, in Iredell County to the late Andrew Francis and Dora Trivette Cook. He was retired from Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Co., was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church and the Clemmons Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife. Lois; a son, Fred; and two grandsons, David Cook and Daniel Hutchens.
Surviving are three daughters, Alva C. Hutchens of Yadkinville, Marceleen C. Bodsford of Mocksville and Reva C. Groce and husband Clarence of Winston-Salem; a daughter-in-law, Betty C. Cook, also of Winston-Salem, six grandchildren, Kim Bodsford and Janet Craver of Winston-Salem, Martha Naylor of Mocksville, Mark Bodsford of Kannapolis, Brian Groce of Advance and Michael Groce of Clemmons; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Clemmons First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Phillips and Rev. Claxton Hall officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.
Hoy Ray Swaim
Hoy Ray Swaim, 92, of Winston-Salem died July 24. A lifelong resident of the Sedge Garden area, he was living at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living at the time of death. He was living with his wife of 69 years, Pearl Haire Swaim. He was born April 1, 1911, in Forsyth County to Gene and Martha Mendenhall Swaim. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church of which his father and mother were founding members.
In addition to his wife, surviving are three daughters, Martha Jean and husband Ray Jenkins and Sue Swaim, both of Winston-Salem, and Barbara and husband Paul Lemons of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Wes Jenkins and wife Chris of Winston-Salem, Kelli Campbell and husband Tommy of Lewisville, Tracy Hill and husband Robert of Winston-Salem, Deirdre Stevens and husband Jim of Roanoke, Va., and Derek Lemons of Winston-Salem; seven great-grandchildren, Zach Campbell, Anna and David Blake, Will and Emma Marshall and Savannah and Phoebe Stevens; his twin brother, Gray Swaim; and sisters Kathleen Swaim and Faye Pitts.
A private memorial was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
William H. Mann Sr.
William H. Mann Sr., 93, of Gretna Va. died July 27 at Gretna Nursing Home. He was born June 30, 1910 in Fork Union, Va., and was one of 13 children. He was married to the late Evelyn Click Mann and Margaret F. Mann of the home. He worked for the Federal Government for 33 years before retiring. He was a member of Gretna First Baptist in Gretna, where he resided for 58 years.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret F. Mann of the home; two sons, William H. Mann Jr. of Elon and Steve D. Mann of Clemmons; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Gretna First Baptist Church, and a graveside service was held at Gretna Memorial Gardens.
Mary Smith Brown
Mary Smith Brown, 86, formerly of Winston-Salem, died July 20 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons after a long period of illness. She was born October 21, 1916, in Union, S.C., to Will Smith and Annie Booker Tucker. She moved to Winston-Salem at a very young age and met and married John C. Brown. She joined Emmanuel Baptist Church on Smith Street in the late ‘40s and served in different auxiliaries of the church until her health failed. She worked for R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 20 years. After 20 years of service at R.J Reynolds, she and her husband started their own business, Forsyth County Trash Pick-Up, in the Walkertown and Belews Creek area, and the Smith Street Grocery store. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Jack and Fred Smith; and two sisters, Lizzie Smith and Beatice Mitchell.
Surviving are her brother, McKinley Tucker Jr. of Winston-Salem; three nephews, Michael Woodard and wife Kathy of Winston-Salem, Fred Smith and wife Leslie and Steven Smith of Detroit, Mich.; two nieces, LaShika Norwood and Sabrina Robinson of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Retha Smith of Detroit; two devoted cousins and godchildren, Gloria Swindell and husband Jesse and Linda Booker of Winston-Salem and Henry Rice and wife Lena of Detroit, Mich.; two devoted friends, Christine Evans and Maezella Jamison; and many devoted friends of Walkertown.
A graveside service was held at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, with Rev. John Mendez officiating.
Nina Hemrick Ketchie Bodenheimer
Nina Hemrick Ketchie Bodenheimer, 89, of Winston-Salem died July 25 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born March 7, 1914, in Forsyth County to Alice and George Hemrick. She lived all her life in Forsyth County and retired from the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper in 1979. She was a member of Burkhead United Methodist Church for 38 years, and was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Rural Hall.
Surviving are her husband, Alton Elon Bodenheimer of the home; two sons, David Ketchie and wife Glenda of Lewisville and Stephen Wayne Ketchie and wife Charlene of King; a stepdaughter, Christy B. Darnell of Yadkinville; a sister, Jo Ann Hughes of Boonville; two grandsons, Jon David Ketchie and Andrew Wayne Ketchie; a great-grandson, Sean Wagner; a great-granddaughter, Debra Wagner; and three stepgrandchildren, Candy, Jason and Darnell of Yadkinville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. William J. Andrews officiating, and burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Ila Mae Snow Wagoner
Ila Mae Snow Wagoner, 71, of Winston-Salem, died July 23 at her home. She was born July 29, 1931, in Forsyth County to Walter and Mandy Hawks Snow. She was a member of Hanes Baptist Church and had retired from Hanes Hosiery. She was known in her community as Mam Maw. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George Ray Wagoner.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Garrett and husband Scott of Clemmons; three sons, Terry Wagoner and wife Beth of Yadkinville, Wes Wagoner of Charlotte and Greg Wagoner and wife Debbie of Lexington; three grandchildren, Angela Howell Arcuri and husband Chris, Elizabeth Payne and husband Van and Gregory Wagoner Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Katlyn and Christian Payne; a sister, Inez Robbins; a brother, Coy Snow; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hanes Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Groce and Rev. Jon White officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Harold Thomas Dean
Harold Thomas Dean, 92, of Clemmons died December 28 at Clemmons Village II. He was born July 16, 1911, in Butler, Ind. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, a life member of the Elks Lodge and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth Duffy Dean; a son, Thomas Dean; and four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Walls, Betsy Crews and LuAnn Patrzalek; a son, Robert Dean; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A private burial service was held in New Bern.