Robert F. Myers
Robert F. Myers, 83, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Laurel Springs, died July 29. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Port Orange. He was a member for many years at Laurel Springs Baptist Church. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, where he attained the rank of first lieutenant. For many years he owned his own business in Laurel Springs and was a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1981. In retirement he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty W. Myers ; a son, Robert Myers Jr. of Clemmons; two daughters, Hilda Burton of Hockessin, Del. and Mary Beth Simmons of Lake Wylie, S.C.; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; a brother, John Myers of Laurel Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at New Hope Baptist Church, Port Orange. A graveside service was held at the Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
William Howard Fitzgerald
William Howard Fitzgerald, 80, of Lexington died August 2 at his home after a serious illness of five months. He was born March 26, 1922, in Davidson County to John Stamey Fitzgerald and Bessie Lanning Fitzgerald. He was retired from PPG Industries and a member of Greer's Chapel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a member of the Edson Raiders during World War II and was a member of the VFW Post 3074. He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Fitzgerald; and sisters Hazel F. Owens and Lottie F. Everhart.
Surviving are his wife, Vera Hedrick Fitzgerald of the home; two sons, Barry Fitzgerald and wife Rose of Clemmons and Steve Fitzgerald of Albemarle; a daughter, Marie Thompson and husband Dr. Samuel Thompson of Albemarle; a grandchild, Tori Thompson; and a sister, Kathleen F. Pressley of Tyro.
A memorial service was held at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel with Rev. T.R. Moore officiating. Burial was at the Old National Cemetery in Salisbury with military rites by VFW Post 3074.
Treva Livengood Spillman
Treva Livengood Spillman, 82, of Advance died August 4 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Davie County, August 9, 1919, to the late James E. and Annie Foster Livengood and was retired from AT&T in Winston-Salem. She was a lifelong member of Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Baxter Spillman.
Surviving are her daughter, Ann Younts and husband Richard of Advance; her son, Jim Spillman of Clemmons; four grandchildren, Brent Younts, Ricky Younts, Stephanie Byrd and Ryan Spillman; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nell Livengood of Atlanta.
Funeral services were held at Eaton Funeral Chapel.
Chimanlal D. Patel
Chimanlal D. Patel, 77, of Clemmons died September 23. He was born February 25, 1925, in Mombasa, Kenya. He served in the Kenyan and British Civil Service until his retirement in 1984. After his retirement, he came to United States and settled with his son and his family. In retirement, he enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling. He was preceded in death by his brother, Manubhai Patel of London, England.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Sushilaben Patel of home; a son, Pankaj Patel and wife Pratibha of the home; a daughter, Hemanti Patel and husband Kirti Patel of Sugarland, Texas; grandchildren Pavun Patel and Anshul Patel of home and Tejeev Patel and Tamana Patel of Sugarland, Texas; his brothers, Rajnikant Patel of London, Dr. Chandrakant Patel of Beverly, Mass., Shirish Patel of London and Bhupendra Patel of Ridgefield, Conn.; a sister, Madhukanta Patel of London; and several nieces and nephews residing in India, England and the United States.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Hindu priest Pandit V. Balasubrmaniam officiating.
Anthony Bryant Mangum III
Anthony Bryant Mangum III, infant son of Anthony Bryant “Skip” Mangum Jr. and Mischa Hope McKeown Mangum of Cary, died September 28. He was born at Duke Medical Center on September 17 and touched many lives during his 11 days on earth. Now he is in heaven and has a new heart.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth McKeown of Clemmons, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Bryant Mangum Sr. of Richmond, Va. and Dianne Wrenn Mangum of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held at Forest Hills Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.
Marvin Otis Mackie
Marvin Otis Mackie of Winston-Salem died September 30 at his home. He was born in Forsyth County to Marvin W. and Lora Mitchell Mackie. He was a member of Oak Grove Moravian Church. He retired from R.J. Reynolds, he also served in the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia H. Mackie of the home; a daughter, Debbie Mackie Butner of Lewisville; a grandson, Nicholas Butner; and a granddaughter, Paige Butner, both of Lewisville.
A graveside service was held at Oak Grove Moravian Church graveyard with Rev. Charles Fishel and Rev. Matthew Allen officiating.
Robert Elmer Lapp
Robert Elmer Lapp, 71, of Falling Waters, W. Va. died September 15 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born January 5, 1931, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Herbert H. and Ada Lee Ervin Lapp. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post #202. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Lauren and Carlton Lapp.
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Whiteman Lapp of the home; four children, Bobbi Lynn Nifong and husband Ray of Clemmons, Victoria Hamilton and husband Todd of Falling Waters, R. Bryan Lapp of Falling Waters, and Bradley S. Lapp of Falling Waters; a grandson, Nicholas Axton Albert; and a very special friend, Jeff Shambaugh.
A private memorial service was held.
James Paul Arrington
James Paul Arrington, 88, of Winston-Salem died September 24 at Universal Health Care in King. He was born November 10, 1913, in Patrick County, Va., to Samuel H. Arrington and Mary Moss Arrington. He was a longtime member of New Hope United Methodist Church and was retired from Royal Cake Co. with 54 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Paul Roger Arrington and Gary Eugene Arrington; three sisters, Emma Ree Merritt, Georgia Elisabeth Wall-McCollum and Maggie L. Westmoreland; and a brother, Lonnie Phillip Arrington.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Edith Louise Longworth Arrington; a daughter, Ramona Louise Adams and husband Jerry of Pfafftown; a son, David Wesley Arrington and wife Jo Ann of Lewisville; seven grandchildren, Terry, Pam, Tim, Lisa, Shannon, Michael and Marie; two stepgrandchildren, Sherry and Crystal; seven great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; and three brothers, Frances Guy "Buck" Arrington and Roy Randolph "Jiggs" Arrington, both of Winston-Salem, and Thomas Jackson "Jack" of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at New Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. William C. Currie officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Paul C. Gum
Paul C. Gum, 44, of Clemmons died September 27. He was born September 7, 1958, in Athens County, W. Va., the son of Arthur Gum and Wanda Gum. He was an employee of DNI. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Gum.
Surviving are his three children, Kathy Michelle Gum, Paul Chandler Gum, and Robbie Michael Gum, all of Winston-Salem; his brothers, Ronnie, Roy, Randy, Arthur, Larry, Howie, and John; two sisters, Rhonda and Debbie; and a best friend, Buck Thomas of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Memorial Funeral Directory in Prinston, W. Va.
Arthur Wilson Davis III
Arthur "Ted" Wilson Davis III, 60, of Lexington died September 23 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1942, in Chester, S.C., to Arthur Wilson Davis II and Hazel McKown Davis. He was a tax appraiser with the Davidson County tax department and was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Sue Craver Davis of the home; two daughters, Wendy Beck and husband Wesley of Clemmons, and Misty Abood and husband Ben of Lexington; two grandchildren, Sydney Beck and Evan Beck; and two sisters, Billie McCarter and husband Don of Greenville, S.C., and Jayne Johnson and husband James of St. Simons, Fla.
A memorial service was held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Daniel Hester officiating.
William Richard Robey
William Richard "Dick" Robey, 91, of Winston-Salem died September 13 at his residence. He was born February 9, 1911, in Taylor, W.Va. to the late William Goff and Heneritta Custer Robey. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ where he served as Deacon and Elder. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II as Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Signal Corps. He was awarded three combat battle stars, the bronze star and a meritorous battle award. He was retired from Davidson County Community College.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Clas Robey of the home; a daughter, Ann R. Treadaway and husband Mitch of Clemmons; and two grandchildren, Caroline and Brooks.
Funeral services were held at Bethany United Church of Christ with Rev. Daniel Terry and Rev. Banks Sheperd officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Douglas Eugene Shumate
Douglas Eugene Shumate, 70, of Winston-Salem died September 12 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1932, to Floyd J. and Mary James Shumate. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict, and was retired from Collins Trucking after 44 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnell Ray Shumate; and two sisters, Jackie and Betty Lou Shumate.
Surviving are two sons, Ronnie Eugene Shumate and wife Susan of Winston-Salem and Wayne Shumate and wife Teresa of Lewisville; a daughter, Karen Brewer Shumate of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his girlfriend, Margaret Mabe; a number of nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Bobby Roberson and Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Woodland Cemetery with military rites by VFW District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.
Willis Ray Luper
Willis Ray Luper, 57, of Clemmons died February 15 after a long battle with cancer. He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting and working in his hosta garden and in his workshop. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Avra Luper.
Surviving are his mother, Cora Louise Luper; his wife of 33 years, Vicky Harper Luper; three daughters, Terri Perkins and husband Loran, Angie Harsey and husband Alan and Cindy Luper; along with six grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Jesse, Austin and Owen Perkins, and Hannah Harsey; two sisters, Pat Boone and husband Earl and Betty Luper; a brother, Ronnie Luper and wife Nancy of Yadkinville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and very special friends.
A graveside service was held at Harmony Grove Harper Cemetery with Brother Don Gentry officiating.
Marcelle Doub Duncan
Marcelle Doub Duncan, 84, of Lewisville died February 13 in Shallotte. She was born September 3, 1920, to Melville and Ethel Whitman Doub in Lewisville. She graduated from Lewisville High School and served in the Waves during Word War II. She was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church. She was past president of the Forsyth County Dental Society Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Dr. Norman J. Duncan; two sons, Dr. Scott Duncan and wife Suzanne of Greensboro, and Randall Duncan and wife Kim of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Lisa Duncan Hewett and husband Aaron of Shallotte; five grandchildren, Victor Duncan of Greensboro, Matthew Duncan and Kelsey Duncan of Winston-Salem, Scott Hewett and Alisa Hewett of Shallotte; and a sister, Peggy Doub Scales of Lewisville.
A graveside service was held at Lewisville United Methodist Church cemetery with Rev. Charles M. Turner Jr. officiating.
Alison Yvonne Norton
Alison Yvonne Norton, 31, of Lewisville died February 17. She was born October 20, 1973, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her mother, Sharon Beeson; her sister ,Charity Dawn Beeson; her stepfather, David; stepbrother Wesley Beeson; grandparents, Richard and Edith Sprinkle; Alan Beeson; uncle Al and Kim Luper and their three children, Christopher, Cory and Caila Luper; and godparents Barry and Bettie Luper.
A memorial service was held at Pfafftown Christian Church.
Sallie Mae Forbus Canter
Sallie Mae Forbus Canter, 87, the wife of George Albert Canter of Lewisville, died February 15 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1917, in Forsyth County to John W. and Earlie Boger Forbus. She attended Grapevine Baptist Church and was retired from Carolina Narrow Fabric (Tape Mill) after many years of service and Meadowbrook Terrace Assisted Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Albert Canter; six sisters, Alma Forbus, Bessie Cornish, Emma Everhart, Ella Conrad, Treva Bracken and Irene Everhart; and two brothers, John Carl “J.C.” Forbus and W.C. “Buddy” Forbus.
Surviving are a sister, Bertha F. Henning, of Bermuda Terrace and Rehabilitation Center in Advance; and two nieces, Rebecca “Becky” Hobbs of Holly Ridge and Blanche Pennington and husband Sam of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Cromer officiating.
Nancy Leigh Melton Alexander
Nancy Leigh Melton Alexander, 70, of Winston-Salem died February 11 at Forsyth Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born May 30, 1934, in Roxboro, to David and Minnie Shotnell Melton.
Surviving are her husband, Bob Alexander of Clemmons; a son, Greg Alexander and wife Terry of Winston-Salem; a granddaughter, Caroline Alexander; a brother, James Melton of Creedmore; and three sisters, Margaret Clayton of Roxboro, Helen Sherry and Nell Melton of Butner.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance with Rev. Will Toburen officiating.
Clara Oates, 75, of Yadkinville died February 18 at Semper Care Hospital. She was born June 21, 1929, to the late Julius and Lena Dull. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Speaks, and a brother, J.R. Dull.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Oates of Yadkinville; two sisters, Hazel Long of Pfafftown and Doris Hire of Clemmons; and two brothers, Tom “Nook” Dull of Virginia and George “Ham” Dull of Florida.
A graveside service was held at Friends Meeting Cemetery in East Bend.
Joanne Krupp Thorp
Joanne Krupp Thorp, 73, of Pfafftown, formerly of Lansdale, Pa., died February 13 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of George W. Thorp for 52 years. The couple had been North Carolina residents since 1983, moving here from Lansing, Mich.
Funeral services were held at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home in Pennsylvania.