Henry Wallce Myers Jr.
Henry Wallace Myers Jr., 85, of Lewisville died March 28 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1917, in Brilliant, Ala., the son of the late Henry Wallace Myers Sr. and Christie Anna Ollie Pearl McDaniel Myers. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a member of the NRA. He retired from Western Electric as an engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Pearl Saunders Myers, and a daughter, Sandra Lou Myers.
Surviving are his loving daughter, Nancy Plemmons and husband Don; grandchildren Kenny Plemmons and wife Amy and Rebecca Plemmons, all of Lewisville, and Jerry Plemmons and wife Kendra of Yadkin County; a great-grandchild, Alexis Plemmons; a nephew, Robert Franks and wife Lonie of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a niece, Faith Williams of Brilliant, Ala.; and several others.
A private service was held.
Gladys Sink Boyd
Gladys “Memaw” Sink Boyd, 68, of Clemmons died March 26 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1934, in Forsyth County to Frank and Evelyn Kiger Sink. She retired from Fairchild Industries with 22 years of service.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Richard T. Boyd of the home; six children, Betty Gay Ely and husband Kyle of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ricky Boyd of Lexington, Randy Boyd and wife Brenda, Corinne Snow and husband Tommy, Sandra Martin and husband Henry, and Thad “Peanut” Boyd and wife Karen, all of Winston-Salem; a special stepson, Derek Woody of the home; five special nieces and nephews, Rex, Steve, Susan and Wesley Woody and Judy Ingram; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Bud Owen and Dr. Freddie Young officiating, and burial followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Nancy Longworth Harper
Nancy Longworth Harper, 89, of Winston-Salem died March 24 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 20, 1913, in Forsyth County to Andrew W. and Betty Mitchell Longworth. She began a career in nursing at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after the death of her husband, Paul W. Harper, in 1962. She was named Alumnae of the Year at Forsyth Technical Community College in May 2000, where she received her nursing training. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Surviving are a sister, Mary Longworth Cantor, of Winston-Salem; six children, Peggy H. Harris and husband Elvin, Patricia H. Davis and Steven P. Harper and wife Bobbie, all of Clemmons, Linda K. Harper of Lexington, Thomas W. Harper and wife Kathy of Kernersville and Michael B. Harper and wife Beverly of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; as well as eight grandchildren, Kelli Newman Savey of Lexington, Jill Davis Doby and Nichole Eaton Murphy of Winston-Salem, Jan Davis Rich of Clemmons, Lori Anne Harper of Leavenworth, Kan., Andrew Harper of Kernersville and Liz Harper and Rosa Harper of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Jenna and Justin Ferrell of Clemmons, Hannah Savey of Lexington, Elisha Murphy and Katie, Janie and Will Doby of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Wallace Elliot and Rev. Neil Routh officiating.
John E. Huffman
John E. Huffman, 53, of Clemmons died March 23 at Meadowbrook Manor. He was born April 27, 1949, in Forsyth County to Joseph Burton and Lewana Hemmings Huffman. He was employed as a landscape architect in Atlanta where he lived for a number of years.
Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Joseph Huffman Jr., Ronald Huffman and wife Regina and David Huffman and wife Diane; and a niece and nephew, Jennifer and Jason.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with Bill Teague officiating.
Mary Brock Ridings Doub
Mary Brock Ridings Doub, 84, of Pfafftown died March 27 at Yadkin Nursing Center. She was born June 27, 1918, to Walter Alexander and Nora Blouse Griffin Ridings. She lived all of her life in Forsyth County and was a member of Doub’s United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janice Doub Rumford; and her husband, Walter Austin Doub Sr.
Surviving are her children, Grady E. Doub and wife Helen and Walter A. Doub Jr. and wife Bertha, all of Pfafftown; Dianne Doub and Betty Jane Doub of East Bend; and Kimberly D. Schweit and husband Dan of Mocksville; two sisters, Louise Motsinger and Kathleen Frye of Lewisville; a brother, Troy Ridings of Lewisville; a half-brother, Jack Ridings of Lewisville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.
Funeral services were held at Doub’s United Methodist Church in Pfafftown with Rev. Charles Sparks officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Richard Clay Sink
Richard Clay Sink, 60, of the Arcadia Community died March 26 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born September 20, 1942, in Forsyth County to Joyce Dobson and Robah Samuel Sink. He was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Byerly Sink of the home; two sons, Marshall Samuel Sink of Clemmons and Herman Clay and wife Cindy of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Angel Sink Stone and husband George Robert of Mocksville; three grandchildren, Samantha Alise, Emily Katherine and Samuel “Jake” Jacob; his mother-in-law, Ruby B. Byerly; and four brothers, Johnny Sink, Roger Sink, Joseph Sink and Dwight Sink.
Funeral services were held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Egbert Craven officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Annie Pearl Vestal Edwards
Annie Pearl Vestal Edwards, 69, of Yadkinville died March 28 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born September 17, 1933, in Yadkin County to the late Glancy “Bud” and Epsie Cook Vestal. She worked as a daycare operator for 14 years before operating the Youth Sports Center clothing store. She also worked for several years at Yadkin Dairy Freeze, was co-owner of the Main St. Cafe in Boonville, and was a member of Yadkinville United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Mack Edwards Sr.; three sisters, Myrtle Reynolds, Gladys Vestal and Bertha Streeter; and three brothers, Dock Vestal, Carl Vestal and James F. “Red” Vestal.
Surviving are her two daughters, Amy Hobson and husband Chuck of East Bend and Shirley Holbrook and husband Michael of Clemmons; a son, Lonnie Mack Edwards Jr. and wife Lisa of Yadkinville; two sisters, Edith Winters and Margaret Winters; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Daniel R. Salmons and Rev. J.P. Sizemore officiating, and burial followed in the Zion Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Sparta.
Oscar Andrew Oregar
Oscar Andrew Oregar, 83, of Lewisville died March 27. He was born August 25, 1919, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Toots N. Oregar and Marcella B. Oregar. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard for six years. He was a lifetime member of the Mason Providence Lodge No. 711. He moved to Miami, Fla., in 1951 and retired from Eastern Airlines with 33 years of service. After retiring, he moved with his wife, Ruth, to the Lewisville area. He was a member of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Lewisville.
Surviving are his loving wife, Ruth Hemric Oregar; two devoted daughters, Sharon Pritchett and Nancy Klos of King; an adored granddaughter, Jennifer Wakefield and husband Christopher Wakefield of Tobaccoville; and a precious great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Paige Wakefield.
A memorial service was held at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Lewisville with Rev. Lucy E. Turner officiating.
Mary Frances Rowe
Mary Frances Rowe, 60, of Lexington died March 30 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Carolina House Assisted Living in Lexington, formerly of Midway. She was born February 28, 1943, in Greenville, S.C., to the late Jason F. and Edith Leonard Rowe. She worked for 31 years in patient care at Lexington Memorial Hospital, and volunteered there for several years after retirement. Additionally, she volunteered for many years with the Midway Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic. She was a lifelong member of Hopewell Moravian Church.
Surviving are her brothers, David F. Rowe of Clemmons and Roy L. Rowe of Winston-Salem and her sister, Phyllis R. Mecham of Mocksville.
A graveside service was held at Linwood United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. R. Jeff Carter of Hopewell Moravian Church officiating.
Joseph Gray Smith
Joseph Gray “Smitty” Smith, 70, of Winston-Salem died March 24 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County June 17, 1932, to Joseph and Cathaline Reid Smith. He was employed at Fogle Furniture Co. for over 40 years and had been working for Rourk Upholstery Inc. He was a member of Union Ridge United Methodist Church and attended Canaan United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking and he will be remembered for his sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Miller Smith.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Patsy T. Smith; two daughters, Myra Thompson and husband Steve of Clemmons and Cindy Morgan and husband Rick of High Point; grandchildren Brian Thompson of Clemmons and Chris Morgan and Thomas Morgan, both of High Point; and two sisters, Mildred Yokely and Virginia Miller.
A graveside service was held at Canaan United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Childers officiating.
Faye Pendry-Brown Clement
Faye Pendry Brown-Clement, 90, of East Bend died March 30 at Yadkin Nursing Center. Born February 19, 1913, in Yadkin County, she was the daughter of the late William Silas Pendry and Mary Jane Marion Pendry. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Melvin Dallas Brown, who died July 24, 1985; her second husband, Carlie R. Clement, who died Aug. 21, 1998; four sisters, Myrtle Horn, Ina Collins, Emma Hardy, May Crissman; and a brother, Roscoe Pendry.
Surviving are a son, Tony Brown and wife Ilene of Kernersville; a daughter, Peggy Brown Snow of East Bend; three grandchildren, Darla Coito and husband Louie of Kernersville, Dawn Tucker and husband Michael of Walkertown and Andy Snow of East Bend; and five great-grandchildren, Savannah Snow of Clemmons, Krista Coito and Quenton Coito of Kernersville, and Lauren Tucker and Dustin Tucker of Walkertown.
Funeral services were held at Huff Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent Hogan officiating, and burial followed at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Vivian Sidden Phelps Sloan
Vivian Sidden Phelps Sloan, 88, died August 17. She was a resident of Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons, formerly of Winston-Salem. She was born March 20, 1915, in Davie County, to Burt and Lucy Hudson Sidden. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and loved to crochet and do needle work. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas A. “Jack” Phelps Sr.; second husband, Lester H. Sloan; two daughters, Ruby Phelps and Roberta Brown Moore; three sisters; and a brother.
Surviving are a son, T.A. Phelps Jr. and wife Shirley of Lewisville; three stepsons and their wives, James and Shelby Sloan of Mocksville, Jack and Glenda Sloan of Ramseur, and Ray and Dianne Sloan of Winston-Salem; two step-daughters and their husbands, Sarah and Jim Doby of Winston-Salem, and Mary Ann and Tommy Watkins of Clemmons; five grandchildren Phyllis Hundley and husband Steve, Thomas A. Phelps III and wife Michelle, Donna Spurlock and husband Scott, Jackie Tetreault and husband Don, and John “M.G.” Brown IV and wife Shannon; 10 step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Danny Hauser officiating.
Richard Lee McDonough
Richard Lee McDonough, 67, of Yadkinville died August 11 at Forsyth Medical Center, after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Lois; and a son, Richard Lee McDonough Jr.
Surviving are his ex-wife, Barbara McDonough of Clemmons; three sons, Tony Sechler of Salisbury, Scott Sechler of Yadkinville and Andrew Dugar of Indiana; daughters Sandra McDonough Scott of East Bend, Sherhonda McDonough Thomas of Yadkinville, and Jon Swift and Deanna McDonough, both of Indiana; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Jordan Gibson.
A memorial service was held at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Paul Fletcher Martin
Paul Fletcher Martin, 79, of Winston-Salem died August 15 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1924, in Forsyth County to James Levi and Phoebe Jones Martin. He was a lifelong member of Union Ridge United Methodist Church. He was the founder and president of Martin Motor Lines for 51 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Darren Martin; and four brothers, Clifford, Grady, Phillip and Wilburn Martin.
Surviving are his wife, Irene M. Martin of the home; two sons, Gary Martin and wife Kathy of Lewisville and Jerry Martin and wife Judy of Wallburg; three daughters, Kathy Holloman and husband Larry of Clemmons, Barbara Ketchie and husband Sterling of East Bend, Paula Kelley and husband Tom of Winston-Salem; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin and wife Bronwen, Jeremy Martin, Dustin Martin and wife Melissa, Kelli Martin, Travis and Matthew Holloman, Kyle and Paige Ketchie, Michael and Jacob Kelley; and a great-granddaughter, Rhiannon Martin.
Funeral services were held at Union Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Cathy Davis officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
John Smith Banner Jr.
John Smith Banner Jr., 54, of Clemmons died August 14 at his residence, following a period of illness. He was born and raised in Clemmons and was a star basketball player at North Davidson Senior High School. He continued to play basketball for three years at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer. In 1972, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country for over 20 years. He traveled all over the world during his service and retired with the rank of First Sergeant.
Surviving are his parents, John and Gladys Banner Sr., and a loving sister, Brenda V. Banner, all of Clemmons; a devoted nephew, Lane Smith Banner of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Florida; a loving and devoted partner, Eleanor Vanessa Dooley and daughters Kuna and Kina Dooley of the home; four uncles, Eli Phelps, Frank, George and James Banner; three aunts, Mary Reinhardt, Martha Bowman and Dora Anthony; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held in the Hooper Funeral Home Chapel, followed by full military rites.
Ruth Margaret Artist Tate
Ruth Margaret Artist Tate of Winston-Salem died August 16 at Forsyth Medical Center, following a long and brave battle with cancer. She was born November 6, 1925, in Amhurst, W.Va., to John Robert and Mossie Mae Waters Artist. She retired from Carswell Distributing Co. June 30, 1988. She was a member of Old Town Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Gorrell L. Tate of the home; a son, Steve Tate and wife Debbie of Pfafftown; two daughters, Tina T. Royals and husband Mark of Raleigh, and Mickie T. Mizelle; and two grandsons, Tate and Chris Mizelle of Rocky Mount.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Keith Fortenberry officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Claude Vernon Ring
Claude Vernon “Pappy” Ring, 94, of Pfafftown died August 17 at Alterra Clare Bridge of Winston-Salem. He was born in Yadkin County on February 4, 1909, to Henry Evan and Florentine Sabina Baker Ring. He resided in the Dozier community for 66 years and was affiliated with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was well known for his banjo playing and his love of music. He was a craftsman with wood. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Myrtle Long Ring; a granddaughter, Sherry S. Tuttle and her son, Rusty Tuttle; a grandson, Mark Ring; four sisters, Treva Hutchens, Ruth Sheffield, Blanche Beane and Edith Ring, and a brother, Clyde Ring.
Surviving are four daughters, Hilda R.Scott and husband Ray of Winston-Salem, Dorothy R. Yates and husband Gordon, Jane R. Eudy and husband Melvin, and Sylvia R. Patterson, all of Pfafftown; a son, Lonnie V. Ring and wife Shirley of Tobaccoville; two sisters, Judy Davenport of Dallas, Texas, and Hazell Hartman of Clemmons; two brothers, Earle Ring of King and Royce Ring of Yadkinville; eight grandchildren, Brenda Plunkett and husband Ricky, Dr. Gary Scott and wife Susan, Kent Tuttle, Bonitia Cleary and husband Jamie, Jeanna Lauffenburger and husband Gregg, Ginger Owens and husband Greg, Douglas Eudy and Ellen Middleton and husband Brad; several great-grandchildren, Trisha, Nathan and Gretchen Tuttle, Scott Plunkett, Jessica and Ashlyn Scott, Jayson and Morgan Cleary, Mark, Christa, and John Lauffenburger and Zachary and Tori Owens; and a stepgreat-grandson, Joseph Middleton.
Funeral services were held at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel in East Bend with Rev. Judy Davis and Rev. Alvin Latham officiating, and burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mary Sue Bollinger Lenow Smith Munford
Mary Sue Bollinger Lenow Smith Munford, 81, of Winston-Salem died August 11 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1922, at Fort Benning, Ga., to Colonel C.B. Lenow and Mary Sue Lenow. In years past, she served as an active volunteer with the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and as a costumer with the Little Theater. She was an avid reader all her life, worked a mean crossword puzzle, had enjoyed cooking and needlework, and as a young woman in Hawaii learned to play the ukulele and to hula. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Captain Robert H. Smith Sr., and her second husband, George Munford Sr.
Surviving are her sister, Jane Dietsche and family; her children, JoAnne Smith, Robert Smith Jr., Susan Smith, Patricia Easter and Susan Collie; her grandchildren, Kimberly Easter Smith, Eric Easter and Don and David Smith; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Lewisville.
Lille Mae Myers Burton
Lille Mae Myers Burton, 64, of Advance died August 13 at her residence. Born in Davie County June 11, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Lindsay and Alberta Spry Myers. She was a member of Elbaville United Methodist Church and for 28 years was employed at the Hanes Mill/Sara Lee Corp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Bell Myers Cope.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Johnny W. Burton Jr.; the couple’s precious little dog, “Squeaky;” a sister, Dorothy Myers Reeves and husband Wyatt of Clemmons; a brother-in-law, Thomas J. Cope of Mocksville; four nieces; a nephew; and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at Elbaville United Methodist Church with Rev. Neville Storey and Rev. Will Pryor officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Marie Cox Sutphin
Marie Cox Sutphin, 88, of Mount Airy the wife of the late Carl Sutphin, died August 17 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Surry County on January 15, 1915, the daughter of the late Jim and Sallie Greenwood Cox. She was a homemaker and had been a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church for 76 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Sams and husband Joe of Pfafftown; a grandson, Jimmy Sams and wife Carol of Charlotte; several nieces and nephews; and a special sister-in-law, Casteen Cox of Mount Airy.
Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with Rev. Julie Roberts, Pastor Jonathan Rogers and Rev. Cecil Hill officiating, and burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.
Jack Eugene Shore
Jack Eugene Shore, 63, of Clemmons died October 25 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was born February 3, 1940, in Forsyth County to John Henry and Nora Bovender Shore. He was an avid member of the Masonic Lodge, as well as Shriners. He served as worthy grand patron of the Eastern Star. He was employed for 36 years as an agent for State Farm Insurance Co. He was a dedicated and proud husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Jones Shore; a daughter, Amanda Shore Wilkins; two sons, John Evan Shore and wife Erika and Jack Eugene Shore Jr. and wife Jane; three grandchildren, Hannah L. Marie Freeman, Sarah Elizabeth Wilkins and Errette Lee Shore; a brother, William A. Shore; and two sisters, Gladys Grubbs and Juanita Dahmer.
A memorial service was held at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons.