Clyde Lee Callaway
Clyde Lee Callaway, 93, of Winston-Salem died October 20. He was born August 1, 1910, to Robert Byrd and Almedia Nations Callaway in Surry County. He spent his early life and was educated in Surry County. He was employed in the research department of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 48 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church and formerly a member of South Side Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent and teacher. he taught small engine repair in the Forsyth County prison department. He was the oldest member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lora; a son, Clyde Callaway Jr.; four sisters, Viola (Robert) Phillips, Myrtle (Joe) Mays, Minnie (Howard) Hodges and Rena (Elwood) Nixon; and five brothers, Edgar (Cora) (Rita Morris) Callaway, Walter (Cecil) Callaway, Claude (Loma) Callaway, Daniel (Clara) Callaway and Elvin (Ethel) Callaway.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Hafford Callaway; a stepson, David Hafford and wife Maria of Lewisville; a grandson, Daniel Hafford, of Lynchburg, Va.; a granddaughter, Andrea Fairchild and husband Jeremy of Burlington; and 47 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at College Park Baptist Church with Rev. Ramon Smith officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Betty Martin Tippett
Betty Martin Tippett, 86, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Rolling Green Village, died October 19 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 3, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Richard Burnhart and Bessie Scherpf Martin. She was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church. She was formerly of Dunbar, W.Va., where she was past president of the Dunbar Women’s Club. She was an avid sewer and reader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil D. Tippett.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Donald Dwight Tippett and wife Sally of Tullahoma, Tenn.; two daughters, Deborah Ann Young and husband Harold of Kernersville and Cheryl Lynn Howle and husband Michael of Plano, Texas; and two grandchildren, Lt. Timothy Tippett and wife Michelle and Heather Lee Wheeler and husband Nathan.
Funeral services were held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Ray Burke officiating.
Grace Bishop Tucker
Grace Bishop Tucker, 92, of Rock Hill, S.C. died October 23.
Surviving locally is a son, Douglas Tucker of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Rock Hill.
Marvin Green Daniels
Marvin Green Daniels, 80, of Clemmons died October 19 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1923, in Davidson County to Joseph Green and Addie Byerly Daniels. He retired from Gravely Tractor and was a lifelong resident of Clemmons. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
Surviving are his two daughters, Wanda Cole and husband Alvin of Chester, Va., and Donna McDaniel of King; his grandchildren, Mark McDaniel and wife Cynthia of Lexington, Keith McDaniel of Raleigh and Jonathan Cole of Chester, Va.; his sister, Frances Hege and husband John of Clemmons; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clemmons with Rev. Randy Lucas officiating.
Carl Clinton Sears
Carl “Snook” Clinton Sears, 77, of Kernersville died October 22 at his residence. He was born in Yadkin County on October 25, 1925, a son of the late Early Gray and Etta Davis Sears. he was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Navada. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Oscar Joyner VFW Post 5352. He was a farmer and also worked for Jack Shields Grading Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Thurman, Billy, Davis, Elwood and Roy Sears.
Surviving are his wife, Inez Wilson Sears of the home; five daughters, Wanda Sears of Greensboro, Ann Stroud of Kernersville, Debbie and Jim Bowen of Kannapolis, Nesie and Eddie Lankford and Lisa and Mark Spoon, all of Kernersville; three grandchildren, Nikki and husband Andy Boggs, Raegen Stroud and Jordan Spoon; three sisters, Bonnie Wilkins of Walnut Cove, Nina Mae Bryant of Pawley’s Island and Mary Emily Cranfill of Winston-Salem; and three brothers, Dalton Sears of Clemmons and Jimmie Sears and E.V. Sears and wife Honey, both of Kernersville.
Funeral services were held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Fleming and Rev. Jim Bowen officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
William Harvey Joyner Jr.
William Harvey Joyner Jr., 52, of Ronda died October 21. He was born in Winston-Salem on January 12, 1951, to William H. Joyner Sr. and Peggy Adams Joyner. He was a building contractor, a school-bus driver and an avid reader. He was a mentor to his nephew, Josh Carpenter. He was a member of the Forsyth Builders Association and a member of Blaise Baptist Church, but attended Faith Temple in Ronda. His favorite pastimes were reading, fishing and singing country and gospel music.
Surviving in addition to his parents of Mocksville, are his wife of 33 years, Frances Ann Sherman Joyner; three sisters, Brenda Legg of Lewisville, Deborah Hendrix and husband Boyd of Clemmons and Martha McCraw and husband Tim of Advance; three brothers, Bob Joyner and wife Merrilyn of Mooresville, and Michael Joyner and Jeff Joyner, both of Mocksville; 13 nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruben and Betty Brady Sherman of Lexington; four sisters-in-law; and a brother-in-law.
Funeral services were held at Faith Temple in Ronda with Pastor Russell Gibson officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Donald Maloney, 63, of Clemmons died September 10 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1939, in Malden, Mo. He was a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and a Vietnam veteran. After retiring from the U.S. Naval Service, he became a groundskeeper for Tanglewood Golf Course. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Lux and Gary Maloney.
Surviving are his mother, Hazel Cardwell; a son, Don Maloney Jr. and wife Jodi of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, Michael and Brandon of Houston, Texas; a sister, Karen Lux; his fiancee, Beverly Arnold; and a beautiful family of friends.
A graveside service was held at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury with a military ceremony and honor guard.
Harry Hughes Hicks
Harry Hughes Hicks, 80, of Winston-Salem, died at his home October 23 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rome, Ga., to the late Earl O. and Essie Hughes Hicks. He retired from the Bahnson Co. after a 30-year career as a registered engineer. He served three years in the U.S. Navy on the destroyer USS Ellyson, which was the first American warship to enter Tokyo Bay at the end of World War II, escorting the battleship USS Missouri into the bay for the signing of the peace treaty. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during the war. In October 1950 he was one of the naval officers from Winston-Salem to be recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict. He served two years aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Wright during the Korean War. He retired from the Naval Reserve at the rank of lieutenant commander. He was an active adult Boy Scouter and served as chairman of the then White Oak District for three years. He was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and was presented the Silver Beaver Award in 1975. He was an active member of the Ardmore Community Club for many years and served as president of the club in 1972. The Ardmore Community Club of Winston-Salem recognized him as “Outstanding Ardmore Citizen” for meritorious service to the community in 1997. He was an active member of Ardmore United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the board of trustees and as chairman of the staff parish committee.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Merita “Rita” Hartman Hicks of the home; a son, Harry H. Hicks Jr. of Lexington; three daughters, Nancy H. Benson and Shirley H. Kincer, both of Clemmons, and Patsy H. Ballard of Monroe; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Webb of Norcross, Ga.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Donald Funderburk and Dr. Frank Grice officiating, and burial followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Russell Thomas March
Russell Thomas March, 81, of Winston-Salem died October 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 27, 1921, in Forsyth County to Willie Odester March and Leland Brown. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 15034. He was a machine operator with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. where he retired after 35.7 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed volunteering for the Samaritan Soup Kitchen before his health started to decline. He gave generously to various charities and Bible colleges. His former wife, Pauline, preceded him in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Cheryl March of the home, Williette March of the city and Dr. Roslyn March Amegadzie and husband Bernard of Phoenixville, Penn.; a son, Buddell Rucker and wife Evon of the city; a sister, Aurelia McFadden of Clemmons; a sister-in-law, Brenda Ingram of the city; a brother-in-law, Reginald Chatman of the city; eight grandchildren, Tijuan March Sr., Markowitz March Sr., Quante Rucker, Nikki Rucker, Tonyetta Ruff, Antonio Ruff, Angelic Ruff and Delanyo Amegadzie; seven great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hooper Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel J. Cornelius officiating, and burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Lilly Sue Trent Hanson
Lilly Sue Trent Hanson, the wife of William F. Hanson and the daughter of the late Woodrow and Alta Mae Browning Trent, who resided at Hampden, W.Va., died October 23after a lengthy illness. She was born in Mingo County, W.Va., on September 25, 1936. She retired from LabCorp of America after 27 years of service. Her passions included quilting, embroidery, crocheting and sewing. Shewas preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Winfred and Joe Trent, both of Hampden, W.Va.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Hanson of Winston-Salem; her daughter, Diana Bess and husband Keith of Lewisville; her son, Randy Hanson and wife Cindy of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Kelly Bess and Alex Hanson; two sisters, Martha Kerns and husband Doug of North Springs, W.Va., and Melissa Simpson and husband Jeff of Trinity; two brothers, Jim Trent and wife Donna of Avondale, Ariz., and Woody Trent and wife Krystal of St. Albans, W.Va.; her stepmother, Norma Trent of Hampden, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Messiah Moravian Church, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Ruth Claudette Haisten Crandall
Ruth Claudette Haisten Crandall, 69, of Clemmons, formerly of Birmingham, Ala., died December 10 at her home. She was born October 9, 1934, in Griffin, Ga., to John Guye and Elizabeth Bell Haisten. She was the retired owner of Custom Pac and Shipping Inc. and a member of Reynolda Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Crandall Lyle and husband Sherman of Winston-Salem; two sons, David Colvin Crandall and wife Carol of Birmingham, Ala., and Bryan Haisten Crandall of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Christopher Lyle and Christina Crandall; and a sister, Angeline Hayes of Atlanta, Ga.
A memorial service was held at Reynolda Presbyterian Church with Rev. Allen Wright officiating.
Mildred Barnes Crews Carroll
Mildred Barnes Crews Carroll, 78, of Winston-Salem died December 12. She was born August 30, 1925, in Forsyth County to the late Charlie and Gurtha Robertson Barnes. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church and was an active member of the choir. She was a selfless and compassionate person who was a caregiver to numerous family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Crews; four brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Carroll; two daughters, Peggy Holmes and husband Stephen of Winston-Salem and Cindy Loftin and husband Warren of Lewisville; and five sons, David Crews and wife Vickie of Advance, Danny Crews and wife Lillie of Virginia Beach, Va., Mark Crews and wife Kathy of Port Orange, Fla., Robert Crews and wife Debbie of Melbourne, Fla., and Derek Crews and wife Trish of Pottsboro; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Mark Corts officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.
James Donald Felton
James Donald “Don” Felton, 74, of Winston-Salem died December 10 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born July 24, 1929, in Edgecombe County to Shade and Lula Irene Flye Felton. He was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church, where he was a past Sunday school teacher and past member of the Board of Trustees. He was a schoolteacher for many years, a master craftsman and owner/operator of Don Felton Cabinet Makers Shoppe. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was a very generous, caring and compassionate person to all. His delight was his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Marvin, Jake, Arthur, Vernon and Gordon Felton; and a sister, Eunice Fowden.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Annie Kate “Katie” Hauser Felton of the home; two sons, David M. Felton and wife Debbie of Pfafftown and Timothy S. Felton and wife Kim of Lewisville; a daughter, Amy F. Collins and husband Barry of Winston-Salem; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Clifton Felton and Horace Felton, both of Rocky Mount.
Funeral services were held at Ardmore United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Frank Grice and Rev. Bill Curry officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Loretta Lou Clay
Loretta Lou “Jetty” Clay of Clemmons, formerly of Montgomery, W.Va., died December 10 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem following a short illness. Born in Mammoth, Kanawha County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Sylvia Pauley Lanham. She was a member of the North Point Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and a retired pharmacy technician for Eckerd Drug Co. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Raynes; and a brother, Skip Lanham.
Surviving are her husband, Donald G. Clay; her children, Susan Hannah of Page, Terry Raynes and Steven Raynes, both of Robson and Rebecca Cline of Wharncliffe, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her sisters and a brother, Dorothy Richmond, Jean Bess, Janet Conley, Bonnie Balser, Harry Lanham and Susie Burnett.
Funeral services were held at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, W.Va., with Rev. Nahum Balser officiating.
Pamela Elaine Kegresse-Edwards
Pamela Elaine Kegresse-Edwards, 38, of Englewood, Colo. died at her home November 23. She was born June 29, 1965, in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Nancy Kegresse. She was president of University Center Board, co-chair of the 1986 Homecoming Committee, an ATO Little Sister and a member of Who’s Who in American Universities, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alcohol Task Force, Hospitality Corps., Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Student Senate and Senior Class Committee. In 1986, she received the Richard’s Treat Leadership Award for Outstanding Service. She worked for Stouffer Hotels in Winston-Salem; Cleveland, Ohio; and Denver. She was staffing co-ordinator for POPI in Winston-Salem, and MegaForce Temp Services in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; corporate recruiter for Teletech, which took her to England to set up a European call center; and human-resources specialist for Allied Insurance in Denver. She married Donald Edwards on August 28, 1998, in North Myrtle Beach. S.C.
Surviving are her husband, along with her son, Darren; her parents of Clemmons; a sister, Melissa Flintom and husband Clif of Durham; and a niece, Lauren Flintom of Durham.
A memorial service was held at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem with guest minister Dr. Albert Winn officiating, and burial followed in Mount Sylvan United Methodist Cemetery in Durham.
Penelope Makas Ballas
Penelope Makas Ballas, 91, of Winston-Salem died December 9 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born February 23, 1912, in Krente Evrytanias, Greece to the late Odissefs and Maria Gianopoulos Makas. She was a member of The Greek Orthodox Church and the Daughters of Evrytanian and Pheloptohos Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom George Ballas.
Surviving are three sons, Jim Ballas and wife Dimitra of Clemmons and George Ballas and wife Loula, and Gus Ballas and wife Soula, all of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Maria B. Nicopoulos and husband Jimmy of High Point; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vasilios Makas and Kostas Makas; and a sister, Antegoni Lambrou, all of Greece.
Funeral services were held at the Greek Orthodox Church with Father Demetri Kangelaris, Father Dennis Canavos and Father George Kiricoples officiating.
Ray Evan Cornelius
Ray Evan Cornelius, 87, of Winston-Salem died December 10 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Hewas born in Yadkin County on September 18, 1916, the son of Leon T. and Sophronia Lakey Cornelius. He served in World War II and was a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church. He retired from Atlantic Greyhound Bus Co. after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Doub Cornelius, in December 2002.
Surviving are a daughter, Wanda C. Hemrick of Tobaccoville; a son, Danny R. Cornelius of East Bend; two grandchildren, Sarah C. Hahne and Kurt Hemrick; two great-grandchildren, Brandy and Lee; and two sisters, Kate Wooten of Walkertown and Ella Long of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Maple Springs United Methodist Church with Dr. Randolph Waugh officiating.
Jack Hunter Clemmons Jr.
Jack Hunter Clemmons Jr., 52, of Greensboro died December 10 at Wesley Long Hospital. Hunter was a creative and innovative floral designer with his family’s business, Clemmons Florist, for 36 years. He was an avid golfer and a talented artist. Even in his illness he maintained a positive and joyful attitude and was an inspiration with his trademark smile. He was a devoted father and family man to his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Kaysie C. Triplett of Greensboro; three sons, Jack H. Clemmons III, James A. Clemmons and William A. Hunt, all of Greensboro; his father, Jack H. Clemmons Sr. of Winston-Salem; his mother, Mell A. Clemmons of Greensboro; a sister, Melcena Gary Clemmons of Arlington, Va.; and two grandchildren, Riley Tucker Triplett and Ruby Melcena Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel with Rev. David Terriaco officiating, and burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
William Henry Waddell
William Henry Waddell, 68, of Clemmons died December 12 at Forsyth Medical Center after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born July 6, 1935, in Forsyth County to Harley Rex and Lillie Holland Waddell. He was a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was retired from US Airways and was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ratledge Waddell, in 1988.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Robbins Waddell of the home; a son, M. Keith Waddell and wife Cindy of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Cynthia L. Waddell of Winston-Salem; two stepdaughters, Kathy Pitts and husband Ray of Kenley and Michelle Ingram and husband Glen of Raleigh; a stepson, Michael Robbins and wife Jennifer of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Matthew Waddell and wife Sophia, Alexander Waddell, Rachel Waddell and Spencer Waddell, all of California; five stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Raymond, Wayne and Frank Waddell; and two sisters, Elizabeth York and Kay Reniger, all of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Kaser-Odor officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Rita Bowman McGuire
Rita Bowman McGuire, 46, of Winston-Salem died December 12. She was born December 11, 1957, in Lake County, Ind., to Norman Burdette Bowman and Laona “Honey” Ogborn Bowman. She was a volunteer for many years at Guardian Ad Litem and she owned her own interior decorating business. She was a member of Family Tabernacle in Lewisville. She loved people and being “Mimi.”
Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Ronald Lee McGuire of the home; three daughters, Kristina Brandon, Jaclyn McGuire and Ashley McGuire, all of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Karsen and Gavin Brandon; her mother, Laona Allie and husband Herman of Lowell, Ind.; her father, Norman Bowman and wife Pat of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Candy Riddick of Mountain View, Ark., Lori Woodard of Mountain View, Ark., and Melody Holt of Jacksonville, Fla.
A memorial service was held at Family Tabernacle with Pastor Matt Anzivino officiating.
Glenn Monroe Ketner
Glenn Monroe Ketner, 73, of Clemmons died December 11 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 27, 1930, in Forsyth County to Nathaniel Ketner and Delia Brandon Ketner. He was the retired co-owner of Ketner and Hartman Painting and his faith was in the Church of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and he loved to work in the garden.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Edith Hartman Ketner; a son, Dennis Ketner and wife Rose of Clemmons; a daughter, Kathy Salyer and husband Cary of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters, Frances Swaim of Kernersville and Verna Reed of Clemmons; and four grandchildren, Amy Salyer, Jodi Salyer, Cory Ketner and Darin Ketner.
Funeral services were held at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel with Pastor Ed Sears and Bobby Ketner officiating, and burial followed at Arcadia United Methodist Church Cemetery.