Philip David Livengood
Philip David Livengood, 80, of Mocksville died July 17 at the V.A. Hospital in Salisbury. He served as a Navy corpsman in Bethesda, Md. He was a lifelong member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent and also enjoyed singing bass in a gospel quartet. He retired from Superior Oil Co. He was a member of the Mount Tabor Fire Department for 25 years. Upon retirement from Superior Oil Co., he and his wife, Stella, moved to Mocksville where they enjoyed traveling overseas and all over the U.S., especially the Southwest. He was know locally for his beautiful rose garden and was an active member of the Winston-Salem Rose Society. He had been in declining health for the past three years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis M. Livengood Sr. and Blanch Craft Livengood; his first wife, Ruth Moser Livengood; a sister, Mildred Hendrix; and a brother, Ellis M. Livengood Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Stella Reed Livengood; her son, Jeff Ayers and wife Bonnie of Mocksville; and their daughter, Sarah Ayers of Raleigh; his daughter, Patricia Livengood and husband Tom of Bermuda Run; and their daughters, Heather Hill and husband Steve of Southmont, Ashley Livengood, of Clemmons, and Julie Dixon and husband Scott of Advance; four great-grandsons, Dustin and Daniel Shronts of Apex, Jade Waller of Clemmons, and Aidan Dixon of Advance; and two brothers, Thurmond and Joe Livengood of Winston-Salem.
A celebration of life was held at Davie Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. G. Carroll Jordan officiating. Burial followed at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem with military rites presented by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.
Christian Klaus Neuhauser
Christian Klaus Neuhauser, 45, of Clemmons died July 15 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a motorcycle accident. He was born March 3, 1960, in Steyr, Austria, to Adolf and Emmi Neuhauser. He was a member of the Clemmons Rotary Club.
Surviving are his wife, Christa Neuhauser; and two sons, Manuel and Florian Neuhauser, all of the home; his parents; and a brother, Daniel Neuhauser, all of Tamsweg, Austria.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. John E. Shields officiating. Burial will be held in Tamsweg, Austria at a later date.
Charles D. McVay
Charles D. McVay, 88, of Clemmons died July 2 at his home. He was born July 5, 1917, in Mississippi to Robert A. and Agnes Taylor McVay. He was a baker with Wonder Bakery.
Surviving are his wife, Onie Wrights McVay of the home; three daughters, Jeanette Gilbert of Pope, Miss., Donna Moxley of LaMesa, Calif., and Edna Squire of Clemmons; two sons, Stephen McVay of Siapan, MP, and Thomas McVay of Yuma, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth Riedl of Lakesore, Minn., Patricia Bailey of Laurens, S.C.; a brother, Jerrell McVay of Sardis, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Dr. Ken Bradstock officiating.
Jerry Dwayne Bost
Jerry Dwayne Bost, 33, of Winston-Salem died July 20. He was born February 3, 1972, in Forsyth County to the late Earl E. Bost III and Mary Baity Bost of Winston-Salem. He was employed with Rock Tenn Corp. for five years in the maintenance department.
Surviving are his mother; his wife, Melissa Hess Bost of the home; his father-in-law, Allen Brittian Hess, and mother-in-law, Betty Jean Hess of Virginia; his son, Anthony Edward Bost of King; his stepchildren, William Cory Bridges, Thomas Allen Bridges and Brittiany Jeanette Bridges, all of the home; his sister, Mary Rogers and husband Charles of Clemmons; two nieces, Meghan Alicia and Sarah Leann Rogers of Clemmons; and his grandmother, Frances Sherrill Bost of Newton.
A memorial service was held at Pine Grove Methodist Church on Jonestown Road with Rev. Sylvia Wilham officiating.
Richard L. Harris
Richard L. “Ricky” Harris, 54, of Pfafftown died at his home on July 20. He was born in Forsyth County on May 23, 1951, to Leonard Buster Harris and Peggy Jean Brown Harris. He lived all of his life in Forsyth County. He was of the Baptist faith and was a fence builder with L.B. Harris Fencing Co.
Surviving are his daughter, Shannon; his daughters, Priscilla, Nicole and Danielle; and their mother, Betty Byers; six grandchildren, Adrian, Kasean, Austin S., Austin B., Kiyah and Brenden; his parents; two sisters, Tammy Melang and Diane Higgins; and a brother, Ronnie Harris.
A memorial service was held at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Chapel with Rev. Bruce Harris.
Glenda Fay Tucker Bruce
Glenda Fay Tucker Bruce, 55, of Winston-Salem died July 21. She was born September 17, 1949, in Forsyth County to Robert Booth and Mildred Williams Tucker. She was most recently employed by Senior Services. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a child, Angela.
Surviving are her husband, James of the home; a daughter, Amy Bruce Adkins and husband Bruce of South Carolina; two sons, Ricky Lee Bruce and wife Timmie of Thomasville and Denny Ray Bruce and wife Trudy of Winston-Salem; a sister, Phyllis Chaudoin and husband Bobby of Lexington; a sister, Elaine Gill and husband Ronnie of Winston-Salem; a sister, Norma Gilley and husband Don of Clemmons; and seven grandchildren
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Mike Martin officiating.
Lewis Edward Moore
Lewis Edward Moore, 47, of Yadkinville died July 19 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 12, 1957, in Charlottesville, Va., to James and Lily Moneymaker Moore. He was a mechanic for Mock Tire for five years.
Surviving are his wife, Michelle Moore of Clemmons; his twin children, Matthew Dylan Moore and Amanda Lynn Moore of Clemmons; and his sister, Joyce Leckie of Virginia.
A memorial service was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Ted Sulzberg in Winston-Salem.
Dorothy Marie Holcomb
Dorothy Marie Holcomb, 45, of Jonesville died July 21 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1960, in Ashe County to Sue Miller. She was employed by Blythe Candle and attended Knobbs Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Mickey Holcomb of the home; two daughters, Bridget Marie Bauguess of Roaring River and Kayla Brooke Adams of the home; a stepdaughter, Wendy Lynn Holcomb of Lewisville; a stepson, Mickey Holcomb II of Elkin; her mother, Sue Miller of Lansing; and two grandchildren, Bailey McKenzie Bauguess and Caisen James Bauguess.
Funeral services were held at Knobbs Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Bauguess and Rev. Keith Lyon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Raymond Bill Shumate
Raymond Bill Shumate, 75, of Winston-Salem died July 23. He was born March 16, 1930, in Wilkes County to Grover Cleveland and Darkus Elizabeth Grider Shumate. He was a member of South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He loved working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores Langley Shumate; and son, Raymond Lee Shumate.
Surviving are by four daughters, Karen Scott and husband Fred of Pfafftown, Teresa Weatherman of Winston-Salem, Robin Hall and husband Anthony of Walkertown and Sarah Ashley Waterlou and husband Jay of High Point; five sons, Ricky Shumate and wife Christy of Mocksville, Johnny Shumate and wife Sue of King, William Shumate of Lewisville, Christopher Shumate and wife Sonya of Davidson County and Jason Shumate and wife Marie of Rural Hall; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Jig Shumate and wife Shirley of North Wilkesboro; a sister, Madge Shumate of Taylorsville; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Shumate of Wilkes County.
A graveside service was held at Parklawn Memorial Park with Elder Terry Cline officiating.
Robert Lee Dearmon
Robert Lee Dearmon, 66, of Winston-Salem, died unexpectedly July 19 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Stokes County, October 17, 1938, to the late William Andrew and Louise Moore Dearmon. He lived in Winston-Salem for many years and retired from Sara Lee, High Point Division, and was presently employed with Budd Services. He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, Belews Creek. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester R.B. and James Dearmon; and a sister, Glenda Hill.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Carol Brown Dearmon; three daughters, Natasha N. Dearmon and fiancée Milton Parker of Winston-Salem, Cameka E. Dearmon of the home and Patricia Campbell and husband Larry of Winston-Salem; a godson, Darryl Lee Hairston, and Tarvas Clay, both of Winston-Salem; two goddaughters, Maurice Betty of Laurel, Md., and Tanesha Anderson of Winston-Salem; his mother-in-law, Freddie H. Brown of Winston-Salem; three granddaughters; a special granddaughter, Alexis N. Dearmon of Winston-Salem; four sisters, Frances Dearmon, Diane Dearmon and Peggy Dearmon, all of Winston-Salem, and Virgie Hawkins and husband Ronald of Lewisville; a brother, Kenneth Dearmon of Winston-Salem; six sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law, all of Winston-Salem; three aunts, Verna Hatcher of Winston-Salem, Vera Dearmon of Greensboro and Rachel Moore of New York; three brothers, William Tatum and wife Rev. Juanita B., Eugene Tatum and wife Juanita A., and John Robert Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Belews Creek, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Marie Therese Le Querrec Porter
Marie Therese Le Querrec Porter, 78, of Lewisville died October 25 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on March 26, 1927, in Tredrez, France, to Jean Marie Le Querrec and Julie Le Lous. She grew up on a farm in Brittany, France, and survived the Nazi occupation. She later left Paris to work for the French Cultural Attache in London. She married Thomas F. Porter of London, England, and they immigrated to the U.S. She raised her family in Baltimore, Md., and moved to Winston-Salem in 1980. She excelled at French cooking, loved golf and cherished the company of family and many friends. She proudly became an American citizen at the age of 75. She will be remembered as a loving nanny and caregiver to the Pence family.
Surviving are her son, Thomas Porter and wife Linda of Winston-Salem; grandson Joseph Hanes of Winston-Salem; and a sister, Yvonne Le Loarer of Brittany, France.
Ovid Wayne Combs
Ovid Wayne Combs, 83, of Ronda died October 27 at his home. He was born in Wilkes County August 9, 1922, to Alfonso and Flossie Henderson Combs. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy and General Combs.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Burchette Combs of the home; two daughters, Marilyn C. Wells of Hamptonville and Sherry C. Barker of North Wilkesboro; five sisters, Treva Gregory and Reola Cheek, both of Hamptonville, Lois Gray of Clemmons, Sina Fulp of East Bend and Argyle Brown of Kernersville; two brothers, Brodia Combs and wife Mary of Greensboro and Gray Combs and wife Alice of Union Grove; four grandchildren, Krista Wells, Stuart Wells and Luke Wells, all of Hamptonville, and Andrew Barker of North Wilkesboro; and sister-in-law Jacqueline Combs of Elkin.
Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Murphy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Linda Ann Jarvis
Linda Ann Jarvis, 62, of Boonville died October 29 at Hoots Memorial Hospital. She was born December 11, 1942, in Forsyth County to Thomas Jarvis and Pauline Wooten Jarvis. She was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, James Thomas Jarvis; one brother, Jerry Jarvis; and one sister, Sue Everheart.
Surviving in addition to her mother, Pauline Wooten Jarvis, are two sons, David Beauchamp and wife Pam of East Bend and Frankie Fant and fiancee Audrey Ridge of King; a daughter, Tammy Goines of King; six brothers, Tommy Jarvis and wife Kathy of Walkertown, Butch Jarvis and wife Helen of Winston-Salem, Danny Jarvis and wife Judy and Tim Jarvis and wife Margie, all of Clemmons and Jeff Jarvis and Robin Jarvis, both of Winston-Salem; a sister, Brenda Jarvis Freeman of Walbury; three grandchildren, Amberly Goines, Bobby Goines III and David Beauchamp Jr.; and three special friends, Derl Bruce, Karen Alsphalt and Colleen Barnes.
Funeral services were held at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Michael Lee Lashmit
Michael Lee “Smiley” Lashmit, 56, of Winston-Salem died unexpectedly October 27. He was born January 27, 1949, in Forsyth County to Edgar Lee and Alice S. Lashmit. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a member of Hope Moravian Church. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his mother of the home; two sisters, Etta Ratledge and husband Kenneth Jr. and Marian Hall, all of Winston-Salem; two nieces; a nephew; and his many golfing, fishing, traveling and hunting friends.
Funeral services were held at Hope Moravian Church with Rev. David Merritt officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard.
Earnest Ray Ryder
Earnest Ray Ryder, 67, of Pfafftown died October 27 at Forsyth Medical Center after a battle with cancer. He was born August 9, 1938, in Tazewell, Tenn., to Ethel Johnson Ryder. He was the proprietor of Tom Thumb Glove Co. and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ohio. He enjoyed playing golf, spending time in his home in Naples, Fla., and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Ryder.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Phyllis M. Ford Ryder of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Hauser Lane and husband John of Westminster, Colo., and Sharma S. Bumgardner and husband Todd of South Vienna, Ohio; two sons, Steven Ray Ryder and wife Diane of Wilkesboro and Brent M. Ryder and wife Lisa of Clemmons; 10 grandchildren, Amanda and Samantha Hauser, Breon and Rob Bumgardner, Brandon Lovette, Courtney (Ryder) Shoffner, Nick and Aaron “A.J.” Ryder and Deanna and Katie Ryder; and a great-grandson, Andrew Bumgardner.
A memorial service was held at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. David Calhoun officiating.
Mitchell Barnes Lee
Mitchell Barnes Lee, 86, of Davidson County died October 30 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 22, 1918, in Johnston County to Jesse James and Flora Bryan Lee. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple and was retired from AT&T with 32 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Loraine Ashburn Lee of the home; two sons, Gary Lee and wife Ginger of Clemmons and David Lee of Orlando, Fla.; two granddaughters, Katherine Nichols and husband Chris and Jennifer Blalock and husband Preston; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry J. Lee and wife Virginia of Augusta, Ga.; and a sister, Frances Lee of Denver, Colo.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Ed Sears and Rev. Ron Hawkins officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Mattie Holcomb Benton
Mattie “Gay” Holcomb Benton, 81, of Boonville died October 24 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born February 5, 1924, in Yadkin County to Jim and Lola Brown Holcomb. She was a homemaker and a member of Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rovy Reford Benton; and a special niece, Sissy Stinson.
Surviving are three sons, Randy Dean Benton of the home, Donald Gray “Toby” Benton of Clemmons and Vaughn Benton and wife Kathy of Boonville; three grandchildren, Rae Benton, Margaret Benton McLellan and husband Jonathan and Jonathan Benton; three great-grandchildren, Alex McLellan, Madison McLellan and Luke McLellan; a sister, Joy Stinson, of Yadkinville; and a special nephew, Tim Stinson.
Funeral services were held at Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Judy Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Sarah Virginia Hicks
Sarah Virginia Hicks, 99, of Pfafftown died October 26 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Forsyth County to Thomas Henry and Cora George Hicks. She was a schoolteacher for 45 years. Her greatest loves were her family, teaching children and gardening. Countless friends enjoyed her flowers, and they are seen in many yards today. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lillian H. Stephens, Cora Ellen H. Loafman and Mildred H. Dillworth; and three brothers, Coleman J., Ward B. and Cyrus N. Hicks.
Surviving are three nephews, Keith P. Dillworth of Pfafftown, Jerry W. Loafman and wife Katherine of Winston-Salem and Steve Hicks and wife Alicia and their son, Colin, of Oldtown; two nieces, Janet E. Flowers and husband Eddie of Hillsborough and Kelly Hicks of Winston-Salem; two great-nephews, Robert Loafman and wife Jamie and their son, Jacob, of Lewisville and Thomas Flowers and wife Jennifer and their son, Brenden, of Canada; and two half sisters-in-law, Virginia and Juanita Hicks, both of Winston-Salem.
A graveside service was held at Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery with Rev. Douglas Rights officiating.
Claude J. Trapp Sr.
Claude J. Trapp Sr., 100, of Charlotte died October 26 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Born on October 25, 1905, in Winnsboro, S.C., he was a son of Howell and Lucy Trapp. He spent his childhood in Columbia, S.C. He was a partner in Henderson-Gilmer Paper Co. in Charlotte. He was a member of Myers Park Baptist Church and the Navajo Club. In addition to his parents and his 11 brothers and sisters, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Jessie Mae Trapp, on July 8, 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Becky Trapp Mays of Clemmons; a son, Claude J. Trapp Jr. and wife Phyllis of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, David Mays, Glen Mays and wife Brynn, Marshall Mays, Mark Trapp and Camille Trapp; four great-grandchildren, Jessie Mays, Quentin Mays, Alex Elmore and Ethan Elmore; and a special friend, Roy Faw of Harmony.
A graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park with Rev. James W. McQuiston and Rev. Dr. Stephen Shoemaker officiating.
Leonard Joseph Sobecki
Leonard Joseph Sobecki, 71, of Clemmons died November 25 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 11, 1934, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to the late Joseph Sobecki and Mary Ann Szewiec. He was a resident of Davidson County for 23 years and worked in automotive repair and management before retiring in 2002.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Barbara Stohlmann Sobecki of the home; two sons, Robert Sobecki of Euclid, Ohio, and Charles Sobecki and wife Debbie of Mentor, Ohio; a daughter, Carol Ann Taylor and husband Patrick of Mentor; and grandchildren, Nicole, Ian, Michael and Kathleen.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Bill Teague officiating. Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park.