Nannie Velma Hiatt
Nannie Velma Hiatt, 103, of Mount Airy died April 22. She was born in Surry County on June 3, 1903, to the late Richard L. and Irslee Midkiff Simmons. She was retired from Renfro Corp. and was the oldest living member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. She was very innovative for her age and had lived in her own home until the time of her death. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Everett Hiatt; son Donald “Jake” Hiatt; sons-in-law Andrew Lichvar, William Mayer and Roy D. Tesh Jr.; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Pat Hiatt Tesh of Clemmons and Sylvia Lichvar Mayer of Mount Airy; a daughter-in-law, Betty S. Hiatt of Mount Airy; grandchildren and spouses Richard and Donna Lichvar of Sterling, Va., Joel and Paulette Lichvar of Mount Airy, John and Sandra Lichvar of Mount Airy, Larry and Amanda Lichvar of Mount Airy, Donna and Jack Childress of Greenwood, S.C., Kathy and Richard Beckham of Winston Salem, Stewart and Alicia Hiatt of Mount Airy, Paige H. Horton of Mount Airy, Pamela Tesh and DeLacy Luke of Greensboro, Ga., and Stephen and Cindy Tesh of Clemmons; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mattie Reeves Inman of Mount Airy.
Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with Rev. Todd Byrd and Dr. Joe Maye officiating. Burial followed at Skyline Memory Gardens.
Arlie O. Foster
Arlie O. Foster, 89, of Winston-Salem, a co-founder and retired senior executive of Salem Carpet Mills, died April 23 at the Sticht Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Wilkes County, the son of the late William Doughton and Mamie Crane Foster, and was educated in Wilkes County schools and business college in Winston-Salem. After working in Wilkes and at a family dairy farm in Germanton, he took a job at Sears in Winston-Salem selling floor coverings, the first step to a successful career in the carpet business. In 1954, he co-founded, with his brother A.G. Foster and William Hailey, Hafo Distributors in Winston-Salem, which in 1968 became Salem Carpet Mills. He and his late wife, the former Grace Davis, moved from Winston-Salem to Bermuda Village in Davie County after he retired. They were devoted members of Becks Baptist Church and he was a founding member of Old Town Civic Club, a member of Pinebrook and Bermuda Run County Clubs and a former member of Piedmont Civitan Club. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth; a sister; and several brothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Joan F. Allan and husband Peter of Winston-Salem and Janice F. Jordan and husband Chris of Mocksville; two sisters, Juanita Smith and husband Carl of Bermuda Run and Mrs. Billie Kern of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Laurel Walter of Raleigh, Andrea Hicks of Clemmons, Jonathan Jordan of Jefferson, Karen Jordan-Foster of Mocksville and Laura Payne of High Point; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Dr. Ray Hamilton and Dr. Karl Minor officiating. A private graveside service followed.
Roger Ralph Alderman
Roger Ralph Alderman, 62, of Galax, Va. died April 24 at VA Medical Center. he was born in Carroll County on March 18, 1945, to Roby Lee and Dorothy Rakes Alderman.
Surviving are a daughter, Amy Southern and husband Scott of Greer, S.C.; a son, Scott Alderman and wife Sharon of Lewisville; mother Dorothy Rakes Alderman of Galax; sisters Lois Ann Wagoner and Violet Brewer and husband Jim Brewer, all of Galax; brothers Donnie Alderman and wife Linda and Mitchell Alderman and wife Arlowene, all of Galax; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Brian Alderman and Edward Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Alderman Cemetery with military rites by Hillsville VFW Post 1115.
Von Emanuel Caudill
Von Emanuel Caudill, 76, of Hays died April 22 at Avante at Wilkesboro. He was born October 27, 1930, in Wilkes County to Claude E. and Essie Harold Caudill. He was a deacon at Round Mountain Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Caudill’s State Furniture Store in North Wilkesboro for many years and retired from Abitibi Corp. He was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Caudill; and a sister, Betty Johnson.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marzell Welch Caudill; a son, Reggie V. Caudill and wife Robbie of Hays; two daughters, Linda C. Jennings and husband Roger of Hays and Karen C. Bumgarner of Clemmons; four brothers, Joe Caudill, Jerry Caudill and Lynn Caudill, all of Hays, and Harrold Caudill of Roaring River; two sisters, Lucy Walker and Nancy Seagle, both of North Wilkesboro; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Round Mountain Baptist Church in Hays with Rev. E.R. Wiles and Rev. Roger Jennings officiating.
Donald L. Dunnagan Sr.
Donald L. Dunnagan Sr., 72, of Pfafftown died April 22 at his home. He was born in Forsyth County on July 22, 1934, to Paul H. Dunnagan Sr. and Maize Isom Dunnagan. He worked for Western Electric until his retirement in 1984. In 1988, he entered the real estate field, doing appraising and home sales, and continued in this profession until October 2006 when he was unable to continue because of illness. During his life, he was known for his exceptional organization skills, being an avid reader and a struggling golfer. He was a lifelong member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Winston-Salem, and he served as presiding overseer for many years until the time of his death. He was a devoted member of Northwest Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Winston-Salem. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Howard Dunnagan Jr.; and a niece, Cathy Dunnagan Peak.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Wanda Lassiter Dunnagan; two sons, Donnie Dunnagan of Winston-Salem and Dirhl Re Dunnagan and wife Merita of Maryland; a grandson, Matthew Dunnagan; and a granddaughter, Allison Dunnagan.
A memorial service was held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Terry Smola officiating.
Alta Marie Owens McCann
Alta Marie Owens McCann, 78, of Ekin died April 24. She was born January 6, 1929, in Yadkin County to Jim and Mallie Robbins Owens. She was a member of Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was a member of the choir and past president of the Women’s Circle. She retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Walter McCann; three brothers; and four sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Walter “Bobby” McCann Jr. of Clemmons and Kendall Tucker McCann of Millers Creek; a daughter, Sharon Raye McCann of Thurmond; three brothers, Luther Owens and wife Ruth of Forbush, Harold Owens and wife Ann of Tobaccoville and Roger Owens and wife Millie of Yadkinville; three sisters, Geraldine Plouman of Courtney, Peggy Ailene Bruce of Forbush and Foy Owens of Mount Airy; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Tim Lane and Rev. Tim Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Crestwood Memorial Gardens.
David Jerome Russell
David Jerome “Jerry” Russell, 77, of Jonesville died April 23 at Palliative Care Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born in Yadkinville on February 17, 1930, to Albert Blaine and Alma Grace Hauser Russell. He was retired from Yadkin Valley Telephone with 22 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Barbara, and her husband, Norman Smith.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Louise Hinson Russell of the home; four children, Tommy and wife JoAn of Winston-Salem; Thomasena of Waynesboro, Va.; Blaine of Clemmons; and Lori of Yadkinville; six grandchildren, David Jr., Christopher and Michael Russell of Winston-Salem, Erika Williams of Yadkinville, and Bianca and J.B. Russell of Clemmons; two great-grandchildren, David III of Concord and Christopher Jr. of Winston-Salem; six sisters, Pauline, Kate, Verna, Dianne, Dionne and Michal; two brothers, Robert and wife Earlene and Anderson and wife Barbara; and goddaughter Toni Smalls of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors by Yadkin VFW Post 10346.
Ethel T. Mason
Ethel T. Mason, 84, of Pfafftown died April 26 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 10, 1923, in Forsyth County to Lindsey G. and Ethel W. Tate. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church, the Wedgewood Women’s Club and the Wedgewood Civic Association. She was an avid bowler with the Jimmies Grill Bowling League. She retired from the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools System in 1985.
Surviving are her husband, Samuel G. Mason; two sons, Lynn G. Mason and wife Joanne of Greensboro and Gerald E. Mason and wife Debbie of Pinnacle; a grandson, Michael Mason and wife Stephanie; two great-grandsons, Logan and Madox; a granddaughter, Tia Waters and husband Dan; and two sisters, Helen Tate Sprinkle and Mildred Tate Taylor, both of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Forsyth Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. Ramon Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church or Hospice and Palliative CareCenter.
Rev. Irvin Thomas Maxey
Rev. Irvin Thomas Maxey, 77, of Pfafftown died April 28 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1929 in Forsyth County, the son of Wesley Earl and Bessie Kiger Maxey. H e was a retired minister of Middle Cross Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Annie Tuttle Maxey; his daughter, Judy Lynn Rutledge and husband James; grandchildren, Joseph Mickle and wife Wendy and Angela Stokes; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Allen Tuttle, Dominick Mickle and Brandon Stokes; a sister, Barbara Dillon of Kernersville; and two brothers, Donald Maxey of Oak Ridge and Earl Maxey of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel with Rev. Gene Lawson and Rev. Danny Hall officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Earl Lockwood Daugherty Jr.
Earl Lockwood Daugherty Jr., 71, of Clemmons, died April 11 at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. He was born April 4, 1932, in McMechan, W.Va., to Earl Lockwood and Mabel Bowman Daugherty. He was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church and was a retired field engineer.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy of the home; two daughters, Cathy Evans of Wheeling, W.Va., and Carolynn Cole of Perry, Mich.; a son, Richard Daugherty of Charlotte; and a granddaughter, Tracy Wood of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Q. Ray Burke officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Albert Waters, 74, of Pfafftown died suddenly April 6 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Surviving are hi loving wife of 50 years, Grete Waters; two sons, Gary Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eric Waters of Cary; two granddaughters, Erica and Dana Waters of Cincinnati; and a sister, Beverly Mead of Andover, Ohio.
A private burial with military honors will be held at a later date at a national cemetery.
Annie Elizabeth James Hampton
Annie Elizabeth James Hampton, 100, of Lewisville died April 8 at Willowbrook Healthcare Center in Yadkinville, where she had been a resident for some time. She was born September 24, 1902, in Pitt County to Thomas and Lizzie Moser James. Her early life was spent in Stokes County. In 1964, she and her husband, Ray Braxton Hampton, who preceded her in death in 1969, moved to Lewisville to live with their daughter. She continued to live with her daughter until 1990 when her health began to fail and she required skilled nursing care.
Surviving are her daughter, Jo Ann Hampton Hauser and husband Ken of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Gray Hauser and wife Megan, and Penny Bell and husband Owen; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Katie, Morgan, Jake and Nathan.
A graveside service was held at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stokes County with two nephews, Rev. Chester Montgomery and Robert Merritt, officiating.
Lexie Mae Adams Fletcher
Lexie Mae Adams Fletcher, 89, of Pfafftown died April 7 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1913, in Yadkin County to Rev. Wade and Amanda Hobson Adams. She was the widow of Alonzo Benbow Fletcher and was the last surviving sibling of her brothers and sisters. She was a lifelong member of the Quaker Faith. She and her husband owned and operated Fletcher Construction Co. and Fletcher Brothers Tile Co. She was very active up until her death and loved country music, flowers, traveling and Wake Forest and Duke basketball. She was also an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Sides and husband Brunner of Sparta; a son, Gerald Fletcher and wife Peggy of Pfafftown; four grandchildren, Gary Sides and Randal Sides and wife Kimberly of Sparta, Alan Fletcher and wife Debbie of Pfafftown and Jill Fletcher of Tobaccoville; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Evelyn Barnard and Barbara Adams; and special friends, Shirley and David Poe.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Rev. Harold Salmons and Rev. James Williams officiating, and burial followed at Pfafftown Cemetery.
Leo G. Smith Sr.
Leo G. Smith Sr., 83, a native of Mocksville and Clemmons, the husband of the late Peggy Ann Tysinger Smith, died January 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Arthur E. Gale
Arthur E. Gale, 74, of Clemmons died April 11 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born January 10, 1929, in Sanford, Maine, the son of the late Fred and Gertrude Gale. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Masons and the VFW.
Surviving are his wife, Marcella Gautier-Gale; a son, John Gale and wife Lisa of Portland, Maine; daughters Joanne Ferry and husband James of Arlington, Texas and Diane McCallum and husband Michael of Bermuda; a son, Roger Gale and wife Clarinda of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters Mary Beth Youngs and husband Michael of Chicago, Ill., Kathy Crawford and husband James of Lexington and Kellie Gastley and husband Wallace of Clemmons; three brothers, Chester Gale and wife Priscilla of Sussex, N.J., Daniel Gale of York, Maine and David Gale and wife Ruth of Newbury, Vt.; a sister, Martha Gale Webber of Karatha, Ontario; and 11 grandchildren.
A private graveside will be held at a later date.
Hallie Cheek Gilley
Hallie Cheek Gilley, 82, of Jonesville died April 7 at her home. She was born May 2, 1920, in Wilkes County to the late Thomas Clinton and Mary Belle Osborne Cheek. She was a faithful loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was a faithful member of Swan Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed her Sunday-school class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Danny Ray Gilley; six brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are her husband Daniel L. Gilley; four children, Brenda Byrd and husband Larry of Lewisville, Linda Bone and husband Jim of Asheboro, Tommy Gilley and wife Karen of Pfafftown and Steve Gilley and wife Sue of Wayne, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Swan Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Tim White and Rev. Frank Casstevens officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
James Milton Culler
James Milton Culler, 82, of Clemmons died April 7 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1921, in Forsyth County to William and Texie Lane Culler. He was a member of Friedberg Moravian Church and had retired from Sara Lee Corp. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma Pope Culler of the home; a daughter, Jeanette Flowe of Clemmons; a son, Fred Culler of Winston-Salem; special grandchildren Bryan Flowe, Niria, Brisa and Selena Velazquez; two sisters, Mary Pryor of Memphis, Tenn., and Ruth Mize of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Robert Culler of Washington, N.C.
Funeral services were held at Friedberg Moravian Church with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard.
Josephine Hall Doby
Josephine Hall Doby, 75, of Winston-Salem died April 6 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born March 24, 1928, in Abingdon, Va. to the late Ellis Green and Mae Perkins Hall. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Widener; her second husband, Dallas Doby; and a son, Darrell Doby.
Surviving are a brother, David E. Hall and wife Peggy of Raleigh and a nephew, David Michael Hall of Durham.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Katherine Fox officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Austin Wayne Berrier
Infant Austin Wayne Berrier of Clemmons died April 8 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born April 7 in Forsyth County to Thomas Wayne and Cindy Ezzell Berrier.
Surviving are his parents of the home; his grandfather, Pete Berrier of Lexington; his grandmother and stepgrandfather, Sandra and Tony Carter of Clemmons; his maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Bonnie Ezzell of Haw River; his great-grandparents, Lonnie Craver Jr. of Clemmons, Mamie Penley of Elon College and Obelia Ezzell of Haw River; two aunts, Wendy Proffit of Graham and Tammy Payne of Haw River; and an uncle, Johnny Ezzell of Haw River.
Funeral services were held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Egbert Craven officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Robert Calvin Flinchum
Robert Calvin Flinchum, 77, a former resident of Pfafftown, died April 5 at Yadkin Nursing Care Center. Born January 20, 1926, in Winston-Salem to Adolphus Emmanuel and Lula Johnson Flinchum, he had made his home here since 1965, coming from Charlotte. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. While in Charlotte, he was a founding member of the Charlotte Rescue Squad, a member of the Oasis Temple, and the Little Church on the Lane. He was a member of Ardmore Moravian Church and the West Bend Masonic Lodge No. 434. He was the former owner of Pfafftown Convenience Store. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Nell Saylor; and a son, Robert Calvin Flinchum Jr.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia F. Black and husband Van of Sterling, Va.; a son, Timothy L. Flinchum and wife Bonnie of East Bend, sisters Ethel Elliot and Hulda Sparks of Winston-Salem; a brother, Kenneth Flinchum and wife Ann of Greenwood, S.C; and grandchildren Robert L. Flinchum, Christopher Black, Caroline Black and Sarah Black.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Winston-Salem with Rev. Kevin Frack officiating, and burial, with Masonic Rites, followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte.