Franklin Daniel Patrick
Franklin Daniel Patrick, 60, retired award-winning newspaper reporter, died at his Pfafftown home on March 19 after an eight-month battle with cancer. He was born September 15, 1943, in Onslow County, the second of five children born to the late Benjamin Franklin and Ruth Elizabeth Shaw Patrick, well known Guilford County educators. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967, honorably discharged as a spec. 5. He traveled the United States for about a year and a half and then began working as a newspaper reporter and editor in Texas. His career included stints at the Greenville Herald-Banner, Denton Record-Chronicle, Texarkana Gazette, Fort Worth Press, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and San Antonio Express-News. He and his wife, Pat, worked together at several of those newspapers. He was a longtime member of the Episcopalian Church. He was preceded in death by a two and a half-year-old son, Douglas Franklin Patrick.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Pat Sorrels Patrick of Pfafftown; his son, David Sorrels Patrick of Huntington, W.Va.; three brothers, Dave Patrick of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Graham Patrick of Tallahassee, Fla., and Fordham Patrick of Sterling Heights, Mich.; and a sister, Meredith Patrick Tysor of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Cemetery.
Velmon Brantley Norris
Velmon Brantley Norris, 86, of Clemmons died May 24.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
Nancy Ann Messick
Nancy Ann Messick, 63, died in her sleep June 1 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. She was born April 1, 1941, to David Furches and Josephine Moser Messick. She was a lifelong member of the South Fork Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John David Messick.
Surviving are three sisters, four brothers and their spouses, Betty and Ed Matthews of Lewisville, Janice and Robert Palmer of Lewisville, Julia and Edd Hauser of Raleigh, Bob and Patsy Messick of Lewisville, Harold and Jayne Messick of Greensboro, Joseph and Janice Messick of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Tom and Elizabeth Messick of Lewisville; 19 nieces and nephews; and 39 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at Voglers Chapel in Clemmons with Charles Belch and Claud Pharr officiating, and burial followed at Warners Chapel Church of Christ in Clemmons.
Edward Eugene Myers
Edward Eugene Myers, 61, of Winston-Salem died June 2 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1943, in Forsyth County to the late Charles Edward and Pauline Miller Myers. He was a retired employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a member of Wisdom Fellowship Church. He was loved by everyone and never met a stranger.
Surviving are his wife, Rose Ella Myers of the home; a daughter, April M. Campbell and husband Doug of Gaffney S.C.; two sons, John E. Myers and wife Amy of Mocksville and Franklin E. Myers of Marion; five grandsons, Corey, Matthew, Jonathan, Joseph and Alex; three sisters, Elva Meadows and husband Cletus, Linda Enscore and husband Roger and Donna Whitt, all of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Billy Myers and wife Becky of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Avery Dunn officiating.
David Lee Wilson Jr.
David Lee Wilson Jr., 82, of Winston-Salem died May 20 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born June 9, 1921, in Littleton to Margaret Ione Wilson and David Lee Wilson Sr. He worked at Arlington Hall in Richmond, Va., for a number of years and then moved to Fort Meade, Md., where he worked for the National Security Agency. After 40 years of service, he retired and moved to Winston-Salem. He became a member of College Park Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and usher and was a member of the College Parkers and men’s Sunday school class. He earned two Bronze Stars in World War II and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps for five years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia Gardner Wilson; a brother; and a sister.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Blalock Wilson of the home; three daughters, Lu Ann Walker and husband Steve of Mannheim, Germany, Mary Kay Carpenter and husband Mike of Clemmons and Ginny Hunsberger and husband Joel of Holly Springs; a stepson, Jim Blalock and wife Janet of Pickens, S.C.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, J. Paul Wilson and wife Vivian of Winston-Salem and Samuel Wilson and wife Mildred of Richmond, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at College Park Baptist Church with Rev. Ramon Smith and Dr. Charles Edwards officiating. A military graveside service was held at Greenwood Memorial Park in Richmond, Va.
James T. Burke Jr.
James T. Burke Jr., 59, of Lewisville died June 1 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born January 11, 1945, in Forsyth County to James and Louise Burke Sr. His father died when Jimmy was 12 years old, making him a young caregiver. He was employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He was first married to Portia Padgett Burke, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Vogler Burke; his mother, Louise Burke; his children, Aaron David Burke, Victoria Transou and Billie McInturff and husband Kevin; three grandchildren, Hannah, Haley and Samantha McInturff; a sister, Lynn Jernigan and husband John; a brother, Johnny Burke and wife Virginia; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at Sunrise United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Leonard officiating.
Brenda Cromer Johnson
Brenda Cromer Johnson, 62, of Clemmons died June 5 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1942, in Stokes County. She was a member of Pinedale Christian Church and was retired from Duke Power Co., Broad Street office. She was preceded in death by her father, James Otis Cromer; a brother, Stephen Cromer; and her husband, Jerry Johnson.
Surviving are her special loved one, Donald Spaugh; her mother, Martha Barr Meadows of Winston-Salem; her two brothers, Les and Ron Meadows of King; her sister, Dottie Motley and husband Bernie of Lexington; three nephews, Grant, Bryan and Robbie Meadows; and her special daughter, Ane’Kvaal of Norway.
A memorial service was held at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Bob McCaskill and Rev. Terry Ashe officiating.
Eliza Hege Boger
Eliza Hege Boger of Vienna Village in Pfafftown died at the Brian Center on June 2. She was born March 10, 1918, in Forsyth County to Charlie Marvin Hege and Dora Boose Hege. She had resided at Vienna Village since 1998 and was a loyal member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church for more than 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard G. Boger, who died June 15, 1998.
Surviving are two sisters, Pauline Jones and husband Beufort and Ruth Shaw and husband Arthur, all of Winston-Salem; a special niece, Lana Furr and husband Richard; a great-niece, Jena Rhyne; and a great-nephew, Brad Dodson.
Funeral services were held at Vogler Reynolda Road Chapel in Winston-Salem with Dr. Earle Wilson officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Larry Boyce Moose Jr.
Larry Boyce Moose Jr., 50, of Hamptonville died June 2 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He was born April 18, 1954, in Iredell County to Larry B. and Vurlia Moore Moose. He was formerly employed with the Austin Co. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife, Deborah Harrison Moose of the home; his mother of Hamptonville; two sisters, Sherry Phillips of Clemmons and Carol Royall of King; a brother, Darrell Moose of Winston-Salem; his mother-in-law, Sudie Harrison of Hamptonville; his sister-in-law, Janice Hartman of Winston-Salem; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie Harrison of Winston-Salem and Larry Harrison of Hamptonville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Gentry Family Chapel in Yadkinville with Rev. Brent Meadows and Rev. Larry Lefler officiating, and burial followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Gladys Marlene Reavis Stimpson
Gladys Marlene Reavis Stimpson, 51, of Yadkinville died June 5 at her home. She was born January 16, 1953, in Yadkin County to Jack Donald and Gladys Lucille Dudley Reavis. She was a homemaker and home schoolteacher for her daughter. She was dedicated to her family, loved her Lord and was devoted to living in His will. She was a member of Courtney Baptist Church, as well as the Davie and N.C. Home School associations. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Donald Reavis.
Surviving are her husband, Mitchell Todd Stimpson of the home; her children, Lauren Michelle Stimpson of the home, Justin Ian Reavis and fiancee Sallie Garner of Yadkinville and Deanna Chandler Barker and husband Todd of Clemmons; her grandchildren, Emily Grace Barker and Max Barker; her mother and stepfather, Gladys Lucille Dudley Reavis Hall and Clarence Hall of Yadkinville; her father and mother-in-law, Clay and Linda Stimpson; her brother, James Donald Reavis and wife Lisa of Yadkinville; and a nephew, Jesse Reavis.
A memorial service was held at Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. John Brown officiating.
Mildred Southern Boles
Mildred Southern Boles, 86, died June 3 at the Springwood Care Center. She was born June 1, 1918, in Forsyth County to James Oscar and Fannie Ridings Southern. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Boles Jr., and a daughter, Becky Sasser.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Boles White of Winston-Salem; a son, David Boles and wife Dianna of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Clay and Jason Higgins and Lonnie and Brian Sasser; two great-grandchildren, Josh Sasser and Jonathan Higgins; a brother, James Southern of Lewisville; and a son-in-law, Robert Sasser.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Zeno Groce and Rev. Tim Gammons officiating, and burial followed at Parklawn Memorial Park.
Sherman M. Hester
Sherman M. Hester, 84, of Rural Hall died June 4 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a courageous battle due to injuries from an auto accident. He was born June 29, 1919, in Forsyth County to Zeb R. and Lula McGee Hester. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 31 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Vandiver Hester; and a daughter, Shirley Anne Wall.
Surviving are two sons, Ronnie G. Hester of Winston-Salem and Sherman M. Hester Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; a granddaughter, Lisa Wall Foster of Pfafftown; two sisters, Mary Sawyer of Winston-Salem and Juanita Beroth of Clemmons; two brothers, Colin Hester of Clemmons and Aaron Hester of Greensboro; a devoted sister-in-law, Bennie Lee Bowman; a son-in-law, David S. Wall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Mildred Ruth Mackie
Mildred Ruth Mackie, 87, died May 21 at Willowbrook Health Care in Yadkinville. She was born March 29, 1917, in Yadkin County to Claude Philander and Maude Jeanette Shermer Mackie of the Forbush community. Her 42-year teaching career began in Dobson, followed by several years at Camp Lejeune. She returned home to teach for 26 years in the Yadkin County schools and help care for her ailing parents. She retired from teaching in the Forsyth County school system. Following her teaching career, she enjoyed tutoring and traveling. She also spent time working at Cutter’s Store, the family business on Speer Bridge Road, which was started by her father and Jasper W. Shermer in 1925. She was an active member of Forbush Baptist Church for as long as her health allowed. She was a faithful Sunday school teacher, deacon, librarian and member of other committees. For several years, she was an active member of the Yadkin County Historical Society. She served on the committee that in 1981 published the first Heritage of Yadkin County and contributed in many ways to the success of this book. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, C.P. Mackie Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Ray Hutchins.
Surviving are her sister, Mozelle Mackie Hutchins of Yadkinville; five nieces, Ruth Hutchins and Gerry H. Welborn of Yadkinville, Dr. Helen H. Bryngelson of Martinez, Ga., Maclyn H. Powell of Cary and Dr. Claudia Mackie-O’Quinn of Fort Sam Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law, Frances Cole Mackie of Winston-Salem; two nephews, Rex Mackie of Clemmons and Keith Mackie of Winston-Salem; and great-nieces and great-nephews and other family members and friends.
A memorial service was held at Forbush Baptist Church in Yadkinville.
Lucille Kelley Fenn
Lucille Kelley Fenn, 79, of Smith Mountain, Va., died May 31 at High Point Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 7, 1925, in Boonville, Mo., a daughter of Oscar F. and Adele Williams Kelley. She was a physical education teacher in Kansas City High School prior to her marriage to O. William Fenn on December 27, 1950. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity, was an avid golfer and traveled extensively. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Janet Cooke Hogan.
Surviving are her husband of the home; two daughters, Andrea L. Fenn of Clemmons and Kelley Fenn Moore of High Point; two sons, Miles L. Fenn of Clearwater, Fla., and Michael T. Fenn of Moneta, Va.; four grandchildren, William Dudley Moore III, Elizabeth Kelley Moore, Christopher Dry Eagle Jr. and Winston Hayes Eagle; and a sister, Allene Williams of San Diego, Calif.
A memorial service was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with Dr. Glenn Busch officiating, and inurnment followed in the columbarium garden at the church.
Michael Dean Van Buskirk
Michael Dean Van Buskirk, 54, of Lewisville, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, died suddenly September 23 in Winston-Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond “Van” and Pauline Van Buskirk of Reseda, CA.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Lynn Taylor Van Buskirk; children Cheyenne Nicole and Alexander Caleb; and brothers Robert Kent Van Buskirk of San Francisco, CA, and Capt. Scott Van Buskirk, serving in the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, VA.
A memorial service was held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem.
Anna Walker Cox
Anna Walker Cox, 86, of Winston-Salem died September 25 at her home. She was born March 4, 1918, in Wilkes County to the late William F. and Alice Welborn Walker. She was a member of Pine Chapel Moravian Church, where she served in the choir for a number of years. She retired from Sara Lee Corp. after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Cox Sr.; five brothers, William, Onlah, Manus, Comie and Warren Walker; and five sisters, Blissie Walker, Irene Reinhardt, Ola Walker, Thelma Royal and Elmaree Walker.
Surviving are a son, Joseph F. Cox Jr. and wife Dale of Clemmons; two daughters, Ann C. Rice and husband Tom of Winston-Salem and Janie C. Roland and husband John of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, Karen C. Myers, Angela C. Conrad and husband Jack, Amy M. Cox, R. Darron Walsh, David K. Walsh and wife Heather, John Roland and Anna L. Roland; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Conrad, Robyn Conrad and Joseph Roland.
Funeral services were held at Pine Chapel Moravian Church with Rev. Tim Sapp and Rev. Matthew Allen officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Richard Badger Chappell Sr.
Richard “Dick” Badger Chappell Sr., 72, of Winston-Salem died September 25. He was born September 1, 1932, in Baltimore, Md., to John George Chappell and Millie Ozella Badger Chappell. He served his country proudly from 1953 to 1955 and was honorably discharged from the 82nd Airborne at the rank of staff sergeant. With his father’s blessing, he started his long career in the automotive industry, with his first business being Eastover Esso in southeast Washington, D.C., from 1955 through 1967. During his years in the Esso service station, he also operated a towing and wrecker service. He then established Guardian Auto Body and his first pre-owned automobile sales location. He served proudly as president of the Washington Highlands Lions Club. In the late 1960s, he moved to Fayetteville to open the first of many franchised automobile dealerships, Royal Dodge. In the early 1970s, he moved to Winston-Salem to found Colony Dodge and later Volvo of Winston-Salem. Most recently, while rekindling an old passion for two wheels, he was named president of the All New Honda of Winston-Salem. He was a member of Poplar Springs Church of Christ in King.
Surviving are a brother, John G. Chappell of Alexandria, Va.; and his children and grandchildren, daughter Lynne Chappell Willson and husband Richard and their daughter, Laura Lynne, all of Silver Spring, Md., daughter Cynthia Chappell Moyer and her sons, Brian and Robert Moyer and Brandon Carter, all of Clemmons, son Richard Badger Chappell Jr. and wife Susan Rogers Chappell and their children, Tara Brooke Chappell, Taylor Ann Chappell and Mark Alan Chappell, all of Clemmons, and son Craig Alan Chappell and wife Stephanie Hudson Chappell and their son Blake Alan, all of Kernersville.
Funeral services were held in Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Burial followed in Poplar Springs Church of Christ Cemetery in King.
M.W. Green Jr.
M.W. Green Jr., 82, of Wilkesboro died September 20 at Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care. He was born in Clarksville, Tenn., on December 1, 1921, to Millard Watson and Eva Owen Green. He was affiliated with the local Dodge automobile dealership for 36 years. He also served as Wilkes County coroner and as a magistrate. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Wilkesboro Baptist Church. His wife, Allie Lou Green, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Fred Green of Wilkesboro and Richard Green of Clemmons; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A graveside service was held at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Alfred E. Andrews Jr. officiating.
C.J. “June” Brendle, 75, died September 21 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1929, in Forsyth County to Gas David and Minnie Thomas Brendle. He was a self-employed builder for most of his adult life. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Woodard Brendle; his parents; a brother, Clarence Brendle; and a grandson, Elliott Brendle.
Surviving are his wife, Joann Styron-Brendle of Clemmons; three daughters, Wanda Moss of Winston-Salem, Donna Parrish of Clemmons and Rhonda Plemmons and husband Ronnie of Clemmons; a son, David Brendle and wife Karen of Greensboro; two stepdaughters, Janice Hunter and husband Keith of Advance and Patricia Hutchins and husband Gray of Lexington; a stepson, Jerry Styron and wife Susan, also of Lexington; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Clyde Waller and husband Bill of Winston-Salem; and a host of extended family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Neal Eller officiating.
Margaret Jackson Horton
Margaret Jackson Horton, 83, died September 24 at the Elms at Tanglewood. She was born September 14, 1921, in Rutherford County to the late William Edley and Selma Rollins Jackson. She was a member at South Fork Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Horton Jr.; a sister, Lillie Dolin; and a brother, Roy Jackson.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia H. Brown and husband Bill of Winston-Salem, Joan H. Fulp of Clemmons and Rebecca H. Shutt and husband Rickie of Lewisville; a son, Roger W. Horton and wife Kathy of Clemmons; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ocie Brooks of Williston, S.C.; a brother, Robert Jackson of Ellenboro; and three special friends, Joyce Brown, Nancy Warner and Connie Cass.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. David A. Marcus Jr. officiating. A private graveside service followed.
Spencer O. Boles Jr.
Spencer O. Boles Jr., 64, of Winston-Salem died September 22 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Spencer O. Boles Sr. and Nellie Boyer Boles. He retired in 1986 from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was the No. 12 factory manager of the midnight shift. He was a member of Peace Haven Baptist Church in Yadkinville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Billy” Boles.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Tesh Boles of the home; two sons, Spencer “Butch” Boles III and wife Mary of Yadkinville and Tony Boles and wife Shannon of King; two sisters, Jane Stimson and husband Dorsey of Lewisville and Janet Miller and husband Bob of Durham; a brother, Richard Boles and wife Glenda of Pfafftown; four grandchildren, Lindsay Boles, Hayden Boles, Meredith Boles and Sarah Boles; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Kenny Gooden officiating, and burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory.