Mary Leona Doub Samuels
Mary Leona Doub Samuels, 85, of Pfafftown died June 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1921, in Forsyth County to the late Alma Tate and John Fletcher Doub. She loved cooking, gardening and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Samuels; a son, Terence C. Samuels; and two sisters, Nell Moore and Ruth Goins.
Surviving are four sons, Edward Samuels and wife Nancy, Rex Samuels and wife Shirley, Allan Samuels and wife Terry and Keene Samuels and wife Johnna; four brothers, Jack, Frank, Toby and Jerry Doub; three sisters, Pat, Johnnie and Jessie; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Elm Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Patzfahl officiating.
Thomas Harden Smoot Jr.
Thomas Harden Smoot Jr., 73, of Winston-Salem died June 17 at his residence after a 14-year battle with cancer. Born April 24, 1933, in Wilkes County, he was the son of the late Ada Abernathy and Thomas Harden Smoot Sr. He was a life-long member of Arcadia Church of Christ. He was active in Boy Scouts with his four sons. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a member of the VFW. He retired from Western Electric.
Surviving are his wife of 52 1/2 years, Mildred Myers Smoot of the home; four sons, Keith Smoot and wife Wanda of Kernersville, Craig Smoot and wife Denise of Bradenton, Fla., Christ Smoot and wife Sue of McCleansville and Kenan Smoot and wife Nancy of Clemmons; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Sykes of Winston-Salem and Helen Sapp of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Bill Smoot of Mobile, Ala., and John Smoot of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Arcadia Church of Christ on Enterprise Road in Davidson County with Bobby Leonard and Buddy Cole officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Edward Leslie Baxter
Edward Leslie Baxter, 75, of Mount Airy died June 13 at his home. He was born in Providence, R.I., on February 23, 1931, to Ernest Leslie and Gladys Waterman Baxter. He was retired from Lucient Technologies and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Fonda M. Baxter of the home; three daughters, Tia Smith and husband Steven of Mount Airy, Leslie Baxter Cave of Winston-Salem and Cathy Baxter Manson of Mocksville; two sons, Edward L. Baxter Jr. and wife Monica of Greensboro and Frederick Baxter and wife Lynn of Lewisville; eight grandchildren, Matthew Cave of Winston-Salem, Collin Baxter and Christopher Baxter, both of Lewisville, Abryanna Smith, Hayleigh Smith and Stephanie Smith, all of Mount Airy, Ryan Manson of Mocksville and Roberta Freeman of Winston-Salem; three great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara B. Anderson and husband Robert of Warwick, R.I.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sadie H. Winters Speer
Sadie H. Winters Speer, 94, of Yadkinville died June 16 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born February 26, 1912, in Yadkin County to the late Ruffin and Saphronia Groce Haynes. She enjoyed canning, cooking and breaking and stringing green beans for all of them. She worked for several years with Flowerland Florist and Town & Country Florist of Yadkinville. She was also a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Clyde Winters; two sisters, Gladys Wagoner and Connie Carlton; two brothers, Tom Haynes and Jack Haynes; and by her husbands, Fred H. Winters and Rev. Fred Speer.
Surviving are her children, Annette Winters Holcomb and husband Thad and Roselyn Winters Hodge and husband Monroe, all of Yadkinville; a stepdaughter, Naomi Shore and husband Fred of Boonville; four grandchildren, Karasann Winters, Chris Matthews and husband John, Michael Hodge, all of Yadkinville and Teresa Geiger and husband Jim of Clemmons; four great-grandchildren, Michael Winters, Heather Hemric, Ephram Hodge and Laken Geiger; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Wooten of Jonesville and Myrtle Shore of Yadkinville; and a brother, Amburn Haynes of Yadkinville.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville with Rev. Andy Lambert officiating. Burial followed at Center Memorial Cemetery.
Marvin Edward Harris
Marvin Edward Harris, 78, of Clemmons died August 4 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on March 16, 1928, to Lewis Cling and Hellen Angel Harris. He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved fishing and supporting the Carolina Panthers and UNC teams. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a sister, Louise Holcomb.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia Sealey of Thomasville; and special friends Dean Wall, Bill Reece, Barbara Lemmons and Martha Farmer.
Funeral services were held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Clemmons with Rev. L.C. Taylor and Dr. Brooks Hunt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Phyllis Ann Gregory Long
Phyllis Ann Gregory Long, 69, of King died July 30 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born in Wilkes County on October 17, 1936, to the late R.F. and Drussia Mahaffey Gregory. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Hamptonville. Her mission in life was caring for others. She was a private caregiver for many years. She loved and cared for everything in her life and always enjoyed working with her plants. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, O.C. and Billy Joe Gregory.
Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Jennings and husband Roy Jennings Jr. of Winston-Salem; two sons, Tim Johnson and wife Keela of Clemmons and Tony Johnson and wife Susan of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, Kelley, Dustin, Miles, Brooke, Tanner, Grant and Alexandra; a great-grandchild, Ryan; three sisters, Emma Lea Lunsford of Union Grove, Pheloy Childress of Boonville and Doris Spillman of Hamptonville; and two brothers, R.F. “Bud” Gregory Jr. of Harmony and George Gregory of Statesville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall with Dr. Ray Hamilton officiating. A committal service was held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mary Helen Dull Dull
Mary Helen Dull Dull, 86, a lifelong resident of Lewisville, died August 1 at Springwood Care. She was born February 9, 1920, in Forsyth County to Jacob Elisha and Gertie Yates Dull. She lived all of her life in Lewisville and was a lifelong member of Shiloh Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther Blaine Dull; two half-brothers Malon Yates and Henry Dull; five half-sisters, Artie Fearrington, Flossie Clodfelter, Flora Spainhour, Nina Yow and Emma Bowles; and a sister, Dovie Beroth.
Surviving are four sons, Larry Dull and wife Susan of Jackson Springs, Calvin Dull, Anthony “Tony” Dull and wife Gail and Gaylan Charles Dull and wife Cathy; and a brother, Mayo Dull, all of Lewisville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Shiloh Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lewisville with Rev. Amy Crump officiating.
Estelle Koontz Lakey
Estelle Koontz Lakey of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Lewisville, died August 3 after an extended illness. She was born in Davidson County on March 8, 1916, to Michael and Lillie Sledge Koontz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin Lakey; and a son, Darrell.
Surviving are her daughter, Melissa G. Arnold of Portsmouth.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
James Luther Zimmerman
James Luther Zimmerman, 93, of Winston-Salem died August 2 at his home. He was born October 17, 1912, in Forsyth County to James Eubanus Zimmerman and Lula Felts Zimmerman. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Salem Baptist Church. He was retired from Air Conditioning Corp. with more than 25 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed delivering flowers for Rae’s Flower Shop for many years. He was preceded in death by brothers Paul, Edward, Alton and Kenneth.
Surviving are his wife, Katie, whom he married on December 19, 1936; a son, Larry Zimmerman and wife Judy of Winston-Salem; a son, Mike Zimmerman and wife Cindy of Clemmons; two granddaughters, Karen Scott and husband Bobby of Winston-Salem and Lauren Zimmerman of Clemmons; two great-grandsons, Dalton and Wyatt Scott; a brother, Carlton Zimmerman and wife Lola of Raleigh; sisters-in-law, Betty Zimmerman of Winston-Salem and Evelyn Zimmerman of Raleigh; along with several nieces and nephews; and special friends Evelyn Pope, his caregiver, and Linda Royal.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. David Pattisall officiating.
Roy Willis Davis
Roy Willis Davis, 82, of Pfafftown died August 2 at his home. He was born October 15, 1923, in Forsyth County to Henry Hezekia and Ida Belle Speas Davis. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His favorite hobby was rabbit hunting and caring for his hunting dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Minnie Vestal Davis.
A graveside service with full military honors was held at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Craig Bowman officiating.
Helen Louise Campbell Lawson
Helen Louise Campbell Lawson, 77, of Lewisville died July 31 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1929, in Forsyth County to Isaac Lafayette and Lucy Belle Ketner Campbell. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Ketner’s in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dennis Lawson; and a son-in-law, Danny Teague.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Robert Harding Lawson; six children, Robert Lawson Jr. and wife Iris, Keith Lawson and wife Donna, Faye Bumgardner and husband Jerry, Kay Teague, Denise Lawson and Scott Lawson and wife Caroline; six grandchildren, Danny Teague Jr., David Teague, Tripp Lawson, Kaylan Lawson, Nolan Lawson and Seth Lawson; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Teague, Deanna Teague and Haleigh Lawson; four sisters; a brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Church of Christ at Ketner’s with Minister Don Sloan officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery
Edward Randall Holder
Edward Randall “Randy” Holder of Winston-Salem died suddenly August 2 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on August 1, 1960, to Sylvia Wilson Holder and the late Frank Thomas Holder Sr. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church where he was very active. He was the assistant golf pro of Hillcrest Golf Club for 27 years.
Surviving are his mother, Jean Holder of Clemmons; a daughter; Laura Renee Holder of Winston-Salem; two sons, Keith Randall Holder and John Ryan Holder of Winston-Salem; a sister, Frances Jean Cowen and husband Chris of Kernersville; three brothers, David Wayne Holder and wife Jeannie of King, Frank Thomas Holder Jr. of Clemmons and Jeffery Hauser Holder Sr. of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Fallon, Julian and Alexander Holder; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Funeral services were held at Union Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Alfred Lee Cox
Alfred Lee “Jim” Cox, 82, of Winston-Salem died August 2 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Rowan County to the late Ralph Leroy and Anna Horah Cox. He was a World War II Veteran and an engineer with Southern Railway for 40 years. After retirement, he spent his time gardening. He was affectionately known as the “Tomato Man.” He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mable Haigwood Cox; three brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are five daughters, Jean Pope of Winston-Salem, Beverly Cothren of Winston-Salem, Carol Lynch of Winston-Salem, Terri James and husband Luke of Lewisville and Bobbi Low and husband Joe of Winston-Salem; 10 grandchildren, Michele Hinkle, Christy Walker, Chris Pope, Angie Taddeucci, Eric Myers, Meredith Redding, Paul James, Bridget James, Adam Low and Matthew Low; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Cox and Bob Cox and wife Judy; and two sisters, Betty Tedder and husband James and Juanita Newberry and husband Jim.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Dr. Cecil Cave officiating.
Mildred Byerly Essick
Mildred Byerly Essick, 83, of Clemmons died November 22 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born June 24, 1923, in Davidson County to Arthur Byerly and Minnie Sink Byerly. She retired from Midway Cold Storage and was a member of the United Methodist Women at her church, Arcadia United Methodist. She was very involved with her family and served as a caretaker for many people. She was well known for her baking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Essick Jr., and a sister, Elsie Whitaker.
Surviving are her son, Randall Essick and wife Theresa of Raleigh; her daughter, Linda Mitchell and husband Bob of Clemmons; her grandchildren, Jim Mitchell and wife Ceretha, Jeff Mitchell and wife Pam, Kristi Wall and husband Jerry, Heather Prather and husband Rick and Chad Essick and wife Melissa; her great-grandchildren, Chase Mitchell, Justis Mitchell, Jordan Mitchell, Madison Wall, Ayden Wall, Mackenzie Prather and Kayleigh Prather; and her sister, Joan Spaugh of Arcadia.
Funeral services were held at Arcadia United Methodist Church with Rev. Patrick Marion and Rev. Alvin Pope officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Arcadia United Methodist Church, 117 Boulevard Drive, Clemmons NC 27012.
Robert Adam Poindexter Sr.
Robert Adam Poindexter Sr., 27, of Winston-Salem died unexpectedly November 23 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County to Candy and Gary Poindexter of Winston-Salem. He attended Reynolds High School and was employed by MLP Inc. for 15 years before becoming owner of A&J Plumbing. He was an avid University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill fan. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Clessie Hodges; two uncles, Marven L. Poindexter and Earl W. Clopton Sr.; and a father-in-law, Jerry D. Houck.
Surviving are his wife Melissa of the home; a son, Adam Poindexter Jr. of the home; his parents, Candy and Gary Poindexter of Winston-Salem; a sister, Lisa Marie Poindexter; nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Josh, Jayla and Charlie; maternal grandparents James and Mozelle Campbell of Midway; paternal grandparents Bob and Marie Poindexter of Clemmons; mother-in-law Sarah R. Houck of Winston-Salem; a brother-in-law, Robert Rothrock of Winston-Salem; two uncles; three aunts; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Charlie Whitaker and Rev. Henry E. May officiating. Burial followed at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church. Memorials be made to a fund established for Adam Jr. at Wachovia Bank, Clemmons branch.
Rollin Admire Muncus
Rollin Admire Muncus, 85, of Jonesville died November 20 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was born in Surry County on January 16, 1921 to the late Andy T. Muncus and Ester Williamson Muncus. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, attended Island Ford Baptist Church of Jonesville and was self-employed as a brick mason and in produce sales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tony Dean Muncus; three sisters, Treve Muncus Welborn, Dorothy Muncus Gillespie and Martha Muncus; and four brothers, Wendell, Leonard, Allen and Noah Muncus.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Nellie Pardue Muncus of the home; two daughters, Brenda Hall and fiance Al Broche of Brooksville, Fla. and Louise Muncus of Jonseville; two brothers, Nathaniel Muncus and wife Hazel and Romey Muncus of Jonesville; a sister-in-law, Alyce Muncus of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Jonathan Hall, Marty Muncus, Randy Muncus and Sandy Mabry; great-grandchildren, Taylor Hall, Gracie Muncus and Demi Mabry; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Island Ford Baptist Church in Jonesville with Pastor Conrad Hatfield and Rev. Spencer King officiating. Burial followed at Salem Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Dobson.
Forrest Rudolph Bray
Forrest Rudolph Bray, 93, of Lumberton died November 22 at Wesley Pines Retirement Center. F.R. He was born in Robeson County on October 12, 1913, the son of Arthur Tildon Bray and Mattie Jackson Bray. He was the owner and president of F.R. Bray Construction in Lumberton for 28 years. He also was a member of Woodmen of the World and the Rotary Club. He served the local Rotary Club in multiple capacities and was the recipient of the Paul H. Harris Award. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lumberton for 60 years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Training Union director, deacon, chairman of deacons, Finance Committee member and on the Building Committee. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Barney Jack and Larry Bray; and his wife, Elsie Taylor Bray.
Surviving are his sister, Dr. Julia Fiorentino of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Reehl and husband Tom of Virginia Beach, Va., and Martha Lennon and husband Dennis of Lewisville; his grandchildren, Donna Straugh and husband Ronald of California, Debra Derr and husband Oscar of Virginia Beach, Holly Lennon of Nashville, Tenn. and Alan Lennon and wife Stephenie of Hertford; two great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Katherine Williams.
Funeral services were held at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton with Dr. Kevin Head and Dr. Russell Cherry officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Faith.
Edbert Windel Lewis
Edbert Windel Lewis, 79, of Pfafftown died November 21 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1927, in Frost, Texas, to the late Edgar and Edna Lewis. He was an active member of his church and community. He passed away on his 57th wedding anniversary to his sweetheart, Frieda Lewis. He was a proud veteran of World War II, and he was a loving family man. He held a special place in his heart for all animals, especially his horses and one little dachshund, Millie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Pete, Chester, Bill and Larry Lewis; and five sisters, Marcine Janes, Maxine Moore, Clodine Henthorn, Ella Mae Tanner and Jean Stotts.
Surviving are his wife, Frieda Lewis; daughter Donna Ryan and husband Charles; grandchildren Nicole Ryan and husband Michael Thunnel, Jamie Tomlinson and husband Scottie, Katie Ryan and husband Gary Forsyth, Stephen Ryan, Chas Ryan, Abby Ryan and Hannah Ryan; great-grandchildren Christopher, Kira and Amir; sister Louise Lee of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park with military rites by VFW Honor Guard.
Daniel A. Frazier
Attorney Daniel A. Frazier, 57, of Pfafftown died November 20. Born on April 2, 1949, in Winston-Salem to Thelma Alice Watkins and James Andrew Frazier Sr. He was a member of the N.C. State Bar since 1973; Northwest Baptist Church; the Lions Club; Clan Fraser (associated with the Scottish Highland Games); and a previous member of Pfafftown Baptist Church. He was also the owner of Northside Legal Services. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife, Freida Marcelle Ricketts Frazier of Pfafftown; his mother, Thelma Alice Watkins Frazier of Winston-Salem; daughters Ashley F. Lyons of East Bend, Caralee A. Williams of Winston-Salem and Katherine A. Wyatt of Winston-Salem; brother James Andrew Frazier Jr. of Advance; and grandchildren Cameron Frasier Lyons of East Bend and Kaley Elizabeth Williams of Winston-Salem.
A memorial service was held at Northwest Baptist Church with Rev. William V. Campbell officiating and Rev. Ellen S. Strickland assisting. Memorials be made payable to Freida M. Frazier, FBO Frazier grandchildren, and mailed to 202 Northgate Park Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Walter C. Childers Jr.
Walter C. Childers Jr., 83, of Taylorsville died November 21 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
Surviving are a son, Jerry Childers and wife Patti; his grandson, Philip Childers; and a special friend, Brittney Burkett, all of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at at Reformation Hall with Rev. Lewis Murdock and Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial followed in Taylorsville City Cemetery.
Herbert David Gilbert Jr.
Herbert David Gilbert Jr, 51, of Winston-Salem died November 21 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1955, in Guilford County to the late Herbert David and Ann Collson Gilbert. He was known for his kindness and selfless generosity. He was also an avid collector of antique tools and various treasures.
Surviving are a son, Herbert Ranger Gilbert; a sister, Myra Gilbert Gnadt and husband Steve of Maryland; a nephew and niece, Matt and Meghan Gnadt; an aunt and uncle, Charlotte and Herman Pickett of Greensboro; two cousins, Ruth Pickett of Greensboro and Skip Pickett and family of Winston-Salem; David’s son’s mother, Kim Athan; half-brother Wesley Athan; and grandmother Shirley Athan, all of Clemmons.
A graveside service was held at Guilford Memorial Park with Rev. Douglas Rights officiating.