Ray Author Westmoreland
Ray Author “Babe” Westmoreland, 73, of Clemmons died October 14 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born September 30, 1930, in Forsyth County to Ray Author Westmoreland Sr. and Thelma Pitts Westmoreland. He retired from the Winston-Salem Police Department with over 31 years of service and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Jo Westmoreland of the home; a son, Gregory Ray Westmoreland and wife Jo Ellen of Raleigh; a daughter, Tamara W. Piedmonte and husband John of Davidson; three grandchildren, Isabella, Johnny and David Piedmonte; and three brothers, Jim Westmoreland and wife Elizabeth of Kernersville, Rick Westmoreland and wife Barbara of Mountain City, Tenn., and Kip Westmoreland and wife Kathy of Harmony.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Dr. Robert L. Phillips officiating, and entombment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.
Sharon Renee Harris
Sharon Renee Harris, 38, of Pfafftown died October 15 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 31, 1965, to Roy Wayne and Mary Sue Hill Harris. She was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Michelle Clayton, in 2001.
Surviving are her daughter, Alexis “Lexy” Tadlock of the home; her mother, Mary Sue Watson of Tobaccoville; her father, Roy Wayne Harris of Statesville; a sister, Debbie Harris Smith of Winston-Salem; her devoted companion, Jerry Dale Ashley of Pfafftown; a niece, Carley McCollum; two nephews, Brandon and Seth Clayton; as well as several other relatives.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Rural Hall, and burial followed in Gardens of Memory.
Elizabeth Katherine Nelson
Elizabeth Katherine Nelson, 21, of Pfafftown died October 11. She was born October 5, 1982, in Forsyth County, the daughter of James W. and Phyllis Hollar Nelson. She graduated in 2001 from North Forsyth High School, attended Forsyth Technical Community College and was a member of Robinhood Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Peggy Ann Fletcher, whom she loved very much.
Surviving are her parents of the home; her brother, James Joshua of the home; her grandparents, Spencer and Helen Nelson of Pilot Mountain and Fred and Ruth Hollar of Kernersville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Christian Church with Dr. Tom Everton and Rev. Levy Goodrich officiating.
James Hershel Wooten
James Hershel Wooten, 75, of Winston-Salem died October 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1927, in Forsyth County to Grover C. and Flora Stewart Wooten. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was a member of Trinity Friends Church, but for some time had attended Konnoak Hills Moravian Church. He was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge and was the original bass singer for the Harvesters Quartette.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Pope Wooten of the home; a son, Roger Dale Wooten; a daughter, Bronda Joyce Lee; two granddaughters, Patchus Dee Booth and Crystal Dyan Lee; a grandson, Casey Douglas Wooten; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Booth and Tanner James Booth, all of Winston-Salem; four sisters, Cynthia Winfrey and Doris Mae Tedder, both of Lewisville, Glenola Huff of Beaufort and Ossie Jennings of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Herman E. Wooten of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church with Rev. John D. Rights and Rev. Jake Penley officiating, and burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with a Masonic rites ceremony.
Evelean Lineberry Starling
Evelean Lineberry Starling, 79, of East Bend died October 16 at SemperCare Hospital in Winston-Salem. She was born August 24, 1924, in Yadkin County to Early and Addie Crews Lineberry. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elward Starling; and four brothers, Monroe Lineberry, Raymond Lineberry, Fred Lineberry and Delmar Lineberry.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie Wilkins and husband Gerald of Boonville; a grandson, Michael Wilkins of Boonville; two great-granddaughters, DeAnna Wilkins and Carmen Wilkins, both of Boonville; a sister, Goldie Starling of Clemmons; two sisters-in-law, Edith Lineberry and Elsie Lineberry, both of East Bend; an aunt, Thelma Crews of Winston-Salem; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral services were held at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Hogan and Rev. Bud Owen officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Clyde Joseph Reavis Sr.
Clyde Joseph Reavis Sr., 85, of Pfafftown, died October 18 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born November 8, 1917 in Yadkin County to Albert L. and Maggie Chamberlain Reavis. He lived most of his life in Forsyth County and had attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He had retired from Western Electric Co. after 31 years of service, served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a radar operator and information center operator. He was preceded by his parents; a brother, Allen Reavis; a half sister, Mae Jarvis; and his wife, Pearl Melton Reavis.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Reavis Absher of Elkin; a son, Clyde Joseph Reavis Jr. and wife Diana of Winston Salem; four grandchildren, Larry Absher Jr. and wife Nickki, Brian Absher and wife Charity, Monte Absher and Sarah Reavis; a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter, Luke Absher and Rhianna; and a very special friend, Mary Bodenhamer.
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery.
William Allie White
William Allie “Bob” White, 63, of Walkertown died October 10 at his residence. He was born March 2, 1940, in Guilford County to James K. and Bessie Vernon. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and worked for Hanes Dye and Finishing for a number of years. He was a ham radio operator and enjoyed restoring old tube radios and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. His father preceded him in death.
Surviving are his mother of the home; two sisters, Betty White Tesh and husband John of Salisbury and Anne White Clawson of Advance; two brothers, James Kenneth White Jr. of Lewisville and Charles Franklin White and wife Beverly of Woodleaf; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial graveside service washeld at Forsyth Memorial Park with Dr. Ben Gerardy officiating.
Ruth Hayes Carpenter Dunn
Ruth Hayes Carpenter Dunn, 88, of Clemmons died at her home on December 2. She was born in Caldwell County on December 20, 1914, to Stanley and Lela Griffin Hayes. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Huitt R. Carpenter. She assisted her husband in his ministry and taught drama and was a public speaker. She was active in the Women’s Fellowship. She was married to James Dunn for six years, and brought two great families together. She will be remembered as a very graceful person and a gracious mother, wife and grandmother. She was also an outstanding athlete, and rode horses until age 86.
Surviving her are her husband, James W. “Pappy” Dunn of the home; daughter, Rosemary Morse and husband Don of Houston, Texas, and their children, Jennifer Louise Donaghy and husband Scott and their child Devin, Lela Ann Buvens and husband Johnny and their children Anna Claire and Jack; daughter, Amie Hampton and husband Worth of King and their children Jonathan David and fiancee Angie Welch, Mark Winfield Hampton and wife Lara and their children, Oscar and Wyn and Katy McDonald; additional children, Peggy D. Chappell and her children, Rodney, Jonathan and Peter Chappell; James Michael Dunn and wife Dale and their children, James Michael Jr. and Leslie Amanda Reed; Steven Wilson Dunn and his child, Matthew Wilson; Angela Dunn Gould and husband James L. of Durham, Maine, and their children, Sarah Rebecca and Mary Ella Hanson; Ella Dee Edwards and husband John of Clemmons and their child Leah; a special friend, Bowman Bowers; and a brother, Ray Hayes of Riverbank, Calif.
A memorial service washeld at Fraternity Church of the Brethren with Rev. Dave Kindy and Rev. Larry Bolick officiating.
Bertie Foster Baity
Bertie Foster Baity, 92, of Yadkinville died December 1 at the home of her daughter in Advance. She was born March 1, 1911, in Davie County to the late Coleman and Sallie Spry Foster. She was a homemaker who loved her family and was devoted to all of them. She was the oldest member of Courtney Baptist Church, joining the church in 1929. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence Baity; a daughter, Sue Baity Glaves; four brothers, Rad Foster, Lester Foster, Raymond Foster and Herman Foster; and two sisters, Lucille Redmond and Lib Mazzolini.
Surviving are her daughter, Marie Hartman and husband Rick of Advance; her grandchildren, Marty Ashburn and wife Kay of Advance, Deana Browder and husband Tom of Advance, Ken Tedder and wife Sally of Clemmons, Kevin Tatum of Chicago, Ill., and Phillip Tatum of Olin; her great-grandchildren, Mandy Pittman and husband Jeremy of Uganda, Africa, Jackie Tedder of Clemmons and Sydney Browden, Hart Browden and Nicky Ashburn, all of Advance; a great-great-grandchild, Micah Pittman; a sister, Juanita Hauser of Yadkinville; two brothers, Glenn Foster of Yadkinville and Robert Foster of Austin, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Baity and Violet Baity, both of Yadkinville and Bessie Foster of Winston-Salem; and a special thank-you to her caregivers, Mary Anna Gardner and Kelly Sullivan.
Funeral services were held at Courtney Baptist Church with Rev. John Brown officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Clare Catherine Michael Griffin
Clare Catherine Michael Griffin, 89, of Clemmons, formerly of Winston-Salem, died December 5 at Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born February 1, 1914, to Charles Edward and Nettie Catherine Sheets Michael in Thomasville. She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church and the Senior Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired lieutenant of the U.S. Navy, Jewel Erlis Griffin, and by her brothers and sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Sondra Griffin Wainer; two grandchildren, David Michael Wainer and Stephanie Wainer Russell and husband Chris; a devoted nephew, Bruce Michael; other special family members; and her former son-in-law and his wife, Ted and Betty Wainer.
Funeral services were held at Northwest Baptist Church, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Randy McKinney officiating.
James Ernest Rhodes Sr.
James Ernest Rhodes Sr., 73, of Clemmons died December 2 at his home. He was born October 22, 1930, in Lexington to Charles and Leita Myers Rhodes. He was the retired owner of Jim Rhodes Realty Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Sebastian Rhodes; and a sister, Patsy Beaudry.
Surviving are a son, James E. Rhodes Jr. of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Charles Rhodes of West Palm Beach, Fla., Frank Rhodes of Boca Raton, Fla., and John Rhodes of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Earl Beaudry of Rocky Mount; a special friend, Eleanor Pardue of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Dr. David Hughes officiating. A private burial service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.
Audrey Elizabeth Love Hauser
Audrey Elizabeth Love Hauser, 75, of Westfield died December 6 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 12, 1928, in Surry County to Johnny Blaine and Ida Frances Hall Love. She was retired from Proctor Silex in Mount Airy and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Odell McKinley Hutchens; a son, Ronald Hutchens; a sister, Clara Hutchens; three brothers, Eugene Love, Otis Love and Junior Love; and a brother-in-law, Herbert Taylor.
Surviving are a daughter, Lynn Hutchens Edwards and husband Bill of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Tabitha Lewis and husband Brian of Clemmons and Bucky Edwards of Shelby; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Keaton of Tobaccoville and Michael Lafferty and Madison Lewis, both of Clemmons; a sister, Thelma Taylor of Westfield; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Love of Pilot Mountain.
Fineral services were held at Cox-Needham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Riddle, Elder Roy Wilson and Elder Jimmy Joyce officiating, and burial followed in Indian Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Linda Diane Petree
Linda Diane Petree, 55, of Clemmons died November 30 at her home. She was born June 23, 1948, in Winston-Salem, the daughter of Carl E. and Doris Benbow Petree. She was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church and was a very generous sweet “girl” with lots of love to share. She had worked at K&W Cafeteria for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Steven Petree.
Surviving are her brother, Ron Petree of Charlotte, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held at Lewisville United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Turner officiating.
Worth Gray Dorse
Worth Gray Dorse, 78, of Mocksville died December 2 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1925, in Forsyth County to William Henry and Susie Tuttle Dorse and was retired from National Linen Service. He enjoyed gardening, studying wildlife and traveling. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Lewisville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Dorse; and three sisters, Katherine Dorse, Cecile Ketner and Elizabeth Barker.
Surviving are his wife, Iva Nell McDaniel Dorse of the home, whom he married on July 14, 1974; a stepdaughter, Ginger Robertson Yokley and husband Roger of Advance; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Dawn Yokley and Eric Thompson Yokley; a great-grandchild, Austin Trey Yokley; and a brother, Bahnson Dorse and wife Katherine of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Dulin United Methodist Church with Rev. David Smith and Rev. Ray O’Ferrell officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Margaret Mae Weaver McGee
Margaret Mae Weaver McGee, 84, of Winston-Salem died December 3 at her home. She was born April 8, 1919, in Davidson County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emry Gustus Weaver. At age nine, she moved to Winston-Salem following the death of her father. She was reared at the Methodist Children’s Home on Reynolda Road. During her years at the home she helped lead the girls’ basketball team to the Women’s South Piedmont Conference Championship in 1936 and 1937. She was named to the All South Piedmont Conference basketball team in 1936 as one of the leading scorers. In addition to her accomplishments in sports at the Children’s Home, she also became a Master Craftsman seamstress. She joined the Waves and served in the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C. After the war she returned to Winston-Salem and met her husband, Norman William McGee, at choir practice at Centenary United Methodist Church. During their engagement, they built their home, which they moved into 10 days after their wedding in 1951. They lived happily there until his death in 1975. She was a lifetime member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was present at the first service ever held in the main sanctuary. She served the church on the Administrative Board, the Properties Committee and the Archives Room. She was a past president of the United Methodist Women and was a faithful member of the Clay-Chandler Sunday School Class. In addition to her church work, she continued to work throughout her life with the Children’s Home Alumna Association. She was a member and sponsor of the Lewisville Area Arts Council, where she volunteered countless hours over the last 13 years. She was actively engaged in sports, bowling in a weekly league and participating annually in the Senior Olympics. She continued her love of gardening and won many awards at Dixie Classic Fair flower shows.
Surviving are Marilyn W. McGee Ingram, Marguerite W. McGee Stubbs and husband Lawrence W. Stubbs, Landon O. Ingram, Megan McGee Ingram, Wade F. Ingram, Nicole W. Stubbs, Margaret and Walter Cole, Judy and Joe Hutcherson, Ronnie L. Jones, David Jones, Sheri J. Reece, Timothy Jones, Margie S. Weaver and J.W. McGee Jr.
Funeral services were held at Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. Roland Barnhardt officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Virginia Reynolds Buchanan
Virginia Reynolds Buchanan, 86, of Clemmons died December 4 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1917 to L.O. and Sallie Twitty Reynolds. She taught kindergarten at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal School in Raleigh and managed Finders Keeprs antiques store in Banner Elk. She was a member of Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church in Clemmons and was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Felix G. Buchanan, U.S. Army, retired.
Surviving are a daughter, Sally L. Bridges and husband Charles Richard of Clemons; three grandsons, John, Michael and Zachary Bridges; and two step-granddaughters, Kelly and One Buchanan.
A memorial service was held at Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church.
Rebecca Guy Gilyard
Rebecca Guy Gilyard, 60, of Rural Hall died December 7 in Winchester, Va. She was born January 26, 1943, in Jonesville to John Raymond and Etha Gentry Guy. She was a nurse at Salemtowne, the Moravian Retirement Community, where she touched the lives of many residents and staff members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thomas Gilyard; and her mother.
Surviving are a daughter, Leslie Dozier of Frederick, Md.; two sons, Marty Dozier and wife Misti of Lewisville and Pete Gilyard, DVM and wife Amber of Lexington; five grandchildren, Kasey, Andrew and Matthew Dozier and Taylor and Austin Gilyard; her father of Winston-Salem; her first husband, Ken Dozier and children, Earl, Wayne, Sarah, Rosemary, Cheryl, Kathy and Melody; a sister, Joan Edwards and husband Randy of Winston-Salem; and three brothers, John Guy and wife Pam of Tobaccoville, Thomas Guy of King and James Guy of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Main St. Chapel, with Kelvin Naef and Mike Wahlbrink officiating. A private family burial service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Ruby Ramey Jones
Ruby Ramey Jones, 84, of Clemmons died February 24 at Meadowbrook Terrace of Davie. She was born February 9, 1920, in Wayne County, W.Va. She was a member of Adamsville Baptist Church in Wildwood, Fla., where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Checker Stanley and Clyde Jones; a daughter, Sherry Boger, in 1997; a brother, Jim Ramey; a sister, Cuba Elliott; and a half brother, Willie Ramey.
Surviving are a son, Stanley Jones of Advance; a stepson, J.C. Jones of Leesburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brian T. Jones of Upatoi, Ga., Lori J. Tucker of Fuquay-Varina and Ashley, Cindi and Keith Jones of Fla.; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Ramey and wife Marta of Glendale, Ariz.; a half-brother, Silford Ramey and wife Mabel; a son-in-law, Sam Boger and wife Pat of Advance; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Rev. Will Toburen officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Eleanor Ward Gabard
Eleanor Ward Gabard, 79, of Clemmons died February 27 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born February 12, 1925, in Davie County to James Levin and Nan Smith Ward. She was a graduate of Greensboro College and was employed by Davie County as a home extension agent. She later retired, with 28 years service, teaching at Smith Grove, Farmington and Pinebrook Schools and the North Davie Junior High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leonard and Clinton “Ted” Ward; and a grandson, Brian Bridges.
Surviving are her husband, Willie W. Gabard of the home; two daughters, Billie Bridges and husband Barton of Tampa, Fla., and Bonnie Pope and husband Randy of Clemmons; and two grandsons, Brad Bridges and wife Juli of San Antonio, Texas, and Matthew Bridges of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services were held in the Mausoleum Chapel at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Rev. John D. Rights officiating.
Lawrence V. Landreth
Lawrence V. Landreth, “Larry,” 84, of Winston-Salem died February 26 after a brief illness. He was born November 2, 1919, in Winston-Salem to Charles W. Landreth and Della Roberts Landreth. He was a retired construction worker with Suburban Realty Co. and was a woodworker by trade. He was a member of Calvary Moravian Church for over 50 years, where he was a member of the Men’s Fellowship. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herman, C.W. and Roy; and a sister, Marie Shutt.
Surviving are his wife, Annie T. Landreth of the home; a sister, Margaret L. Hege of Clemmons; a number of nieces and nephews; and aspecial friend, Everette Y. Martin of Walkertown.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Moravian Church with the Rt. Rev. Lane A. Sapp officiating, and burial followed in the Moravian Graveyard.
Frank J. Crahen
Frank J. Crahen, 82, of Lewisville died February 24.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.