Julia Walker Snyder
Julia Walker Snyder, 80, of North Wilkesboro, widow of “Pete” Snyder, died October 12 at the Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care. She was born November 8, 1922, in Wilkes County to Sylvester Eugene and Nancy Holloway Walker. Before retiring, she was a controller of Woodward Specialty and was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan and Warren and husband Mac of North Wilkesboro; a son, Cecil Barnes and wife Shelia of Wilkesboro; two sisters, Cora Lee Wiles of North Wilkesboro and Shelby Jean Lineberry of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Steve Walker of Lewisville, Halley Walker of Hays and Bill Walker of North Wilkesboro; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Rev. Craven Ford officiating, and entombment followed in the mausoleum.
Richard Edward Corum Sr.
Richard Edward Corum Sr., 75, of Cape Carteret, formerly of Kernersville, died October 12 at his home, after a brief illness with cancer. He was born February 8, 1928, in Boonville, to J.J. and Lora Hobson Corum. He served in the U. S. Army. He worked the majority of his career as an insurance salesman for Metropolitan and Transport Insurance Companies. He retired in 1990 after moving to the coast. In Carolina Beach he was a member of the Island of Lights and The Lions Club, and he volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph and Fred Corum; and three sisters, Frances Jones, Arlis Jones and Vera Jessup.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Brown Corum of the home; a son, Richard Edward Corum Jr. and wife Pam of Clemmons, and their two daughters, Olivia and Emily; two daughters, Belinda Surratt and husband Greg of Lexington, and their two sons, Joel and Chris, and Beth Corum of Cape Carteret and her son Dylan; two sisters, Irene McLean of Raleigh, and Dot Mathis and husband Paul of Boonville; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Tate of Reidsville and Mary Dennis of Fayetteville; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Ray Burke officiating, and burial followed in the Clemmons Moravian Graveyard.
Inez Wilson Marshall
Inez Wilson Marshall, 85, of Clemmons died October 6 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born February 27, 1918, in Surry County to the late Ceborn Joseph and Alice Nunn Wilson. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tanglewood Ward. She was a dietitian in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school cafeterias for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gurney Winfred Marshall.
Surviving are two sons, Patrick B. Marshall of Winston-Salem and Michael G. Marshall of Greensboro; two daughters, Tonya M. Spach of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sonya M. Conley of Lady Lake, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, C.J. Wilson of Mount Airy, Ted Wilson of Colfax and Blain Wilson of Kernersville; five sisters, Virginia W. Mosley of Mount Airy, Ruby W. Gilbert of Winston-Salem, Eloise W. Stroud of Florida, Peggy W. Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and Betty W. Reece of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Colfax, with Bishop John Marsh and Wayne Bills officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pearlie Ayers Walker
Pearlie Ayers Walker, 88, died October 11 at Rose Terra Plantation in King. She was born November 7, 1914, in Carroll County, Va., to the late James Franklin and Merdie Gwyn Ayers. She was of the Baptist faith, loved to work in her flower gardens and loved to sew. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Raymer McPherson Walker, in March of this year; a granddaughter, Anissa Chambers Spann; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Holly Southern; a brother, Emmett Ayers, and a sister, Ila Walker.
Surviving are five daughters, Kathy Hudson and husband Danny of Pfafftown, Shirley Noah and husband James of Winston-Salem, Bonnie Southern and husband Jimmy of Walkertown, Brenda Walker and husband Jimmy of King, and Barbara Chambers and husband John of King; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ilene Bradley of Winston-Salem and Virginia Long of Yadkinville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall with Pastor Roger Baker and Rev. Lester G. Brown officiating. A graveside service was held at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Thelma Reich Sugg
Thelma “Tee” Reich Sugg, 79, of Winston-Salem died October 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1924, in Forsyth County to Pleasant A. and Cora Johnson Reich. She was a member of Ardmore Moravian Church, where she was active in the Senior Friends. She was a former employee of Belk’s at Hanes Mall. She had resided at Southfork Assisted Living for the past two years. In 1966, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merit Davis Sugg.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Sugg Davis of Clemmons; a son, Merit D. Sugg Jr. and wife Sheila of Rural Hall; five grandchildren, Michael A. Sugg of Winston-Salem, Chad S. Davis of Clemmons, Phillip Loyd of Pilot Mountain, Denise W. Shreve of Iberia, Mo., and Susan S. Burcham of Fort Campbell, Ky.; four great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; a sister, Marguerite Bowles of Winston-Salem; and a very special former daughter-in-law, Noel Harris of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Main St. Chapel with Rev. Kevin Frack officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
John Thomas Maynard
John “Johnny” Thomas Maynard, 78, of Pfafftown died October 10 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born October 16, 1924, in Yadkin County to Tyre Glen “T.G.” and Rebecca Hutchens Maynard. He was an active member of Pfafftown Baptist Church and retired from Hanes Hosiery with 41 1/2 years of service. He was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in World War II, where he drove a tank for General Patton and earned four battle stars, among other medals. After the war he served with a constabulary unit in Germany and played baseball on the regimental baseball team. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Ruth Wooten Maynard; five sisters, Mary Watson, Maude Boggs, Mable Johnson, Mildred Wooten and Pauline Matthews; and a brother, Forest Maynard.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley; a son, Teddy R. Maynard and wife Arlene of Cary; a daughter, Pamela Cooper and husband Brian of Charlotte; three granddaughters, Amy Cooper of Greenville, S.C., Traci Maynard and Carly Maynard, both of Cary; a grandson, Ross Maynard of Cary; two sisters, Nancy Baity and husband T.B. and Donnie Vestal and husband Blaine; two stepsons, Curtis Myers and wife Kerry of Rogers, Ark., and Tony Myers and wife Cheryl of Charleston, S.C.; a stepgranddaughter, April Myers of Rogers, Ark.; and a stepgrandson, Matthew Myers of Little Rock, Ark.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. Craig Bowman and Rev. Paul Dean officiating. A military graveside service followed at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.
James Guy McCann
James Guy McCann, 80, of Dobson, died unexpectedly October 12 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Alleghany County on November 5, 1922, to the late James Coy McCann and the late Jensie Thompson McCann. He was a retired teacher and taught at North Surry High School and was the head of the math department at Surry Community College. In addition to his parents, a brother, Burton McCann, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Nancy R. McCann of the home; a son, Mike McCann and wife Sheena of Clemmons; a daughter, Ellen Dagenhart and husband John of Durham; a granddaughter, Emily McCann; a sister, Ethel Folger of Dobson; a nephew; and six nieces.
A memorial service was held at Dobson United Methodist Church with Rev. Benny Hahn and Rev. Jack Yarborough officiating.
Reece McNeil Dillon Sr.
Reece McNeil Dillon Sr., 75, of Winston-Salem died October 12 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born September 19, 1928, in McDowell County, W.Va., a son of the late Clayton Curtis and Maude Brooks Dillon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Beatrice Woolridge.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Hockaday Dillon of the home; a son, Reece M. Dillon Jr. and wife Ruth of Clemmons; and a sister, Peggy Ann Winfree of Walkertown.
A graveside service was held at Mount Gur Cemetery with Rev. David Walker officiating.
Eugene Winfred Craver
Eugene Winfred Craver, 85, of Clemmons died November 30 at Forsyth Medical Center after a short period of serious illness. He was born in Forsyth County on December 21, 1917, to Albert Lee and Hattie Jones Craver. He retired from the Briggs-Shaffner Co. He was formerly a member of Ebert Street Church of Christ and most recently Arcadia Church of Christ. He enjoyed singing hymns and served as song leader at the Ebert Street Church of Christ for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Fleta “Pete” Hire Craver; and a sister, Ruth Alberta Craver Hire.
Surviving are a daughter, Hilda Hines and husband Walter of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Marie Hines of Winston-Salem and Brian Hines of Monroe; two nieces, Ann Carr of Morganton and Emily Speaks of Richmond, Va.; and two nephews, David Hire of Sydney, Australia, and Jim Hire of Lexington.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Bobby Leonard officiating.
Frances Marie Shields Marlowe
Frances Marie Shields Marlowe, 98, of Pfafftown died November 26.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lorene Bishop Doub
Lorene Bishop Doub, 74, of Winston-Salem died November 26. She was born February 17, 1929, in Forsyth County to Oscar Lee Bishop Sr. and Merle Wood Bishop. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and was retired from Dewey’s Bakery with 16 years service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orren Edward Doub Jr., and a son, Keith Doub.
Surviving are a son, Orren Edward Doub lll of East Bend; three daughters, Susan Rappoport and Brenda Ann Mayo, both of Winston-Salem and Cynthia Cenedella of Lewisville; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Peggy Perez and Sharon Jones, both of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Joe Woodward and Rev. Doug Rights officiating, and burial followed at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Susan DeMaio Houslet
Susan DeMaio Houslet, 54, of Oxford, Wisc., died November 23 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born July 9, 1949, in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in Oak Lawn. She married Albert DeMaio in 1969 and they spent many happy years together in Racine, Wisc., until he passed away in 1997. She was always dedicated to education and she spent many years in Kenosha County and Marquette County teaching children with special needs. Most recently, she worked as the birth-to-three teacher for Marquette County and as a tutor for at-risk high-school students. She moved to Oxford after meeting Timothy Houslet and they were married on June 23, 1999. Her passion for helping others led her to become an EMT, a CPR instructor and a part-time EMS instructor for Madison Area Technical College. She enjoyed working in her wildflower gardens at Glacier Lake and experiencing all of nature’s gifts that surrounded her home. She was an avid photographer and enjoyed creating elaborate scrapbooks for family and friends.
Surviving are her husband, Tim Houslet; her father, Billy Schenck of Clemmons; her three sons, Jerry DeMaio and wife Amy Sobota of Washington, D.C., Brian DeMaio of Racine and Kevin DeMaio of Racine; her granddaughter, Talia DeMaio; her brothers, Lee Schenck and wife Christie of Lexington, and Patrick Schenck and wife Judy of St. Charles, Ill.; her stepdaughters, Heather Field and husband Doug and Ashley Houslet; her stepson, K.C. Houslet; other relatives and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Schenck.
Funeral services were held at the Picha Funeral Home in Oxford, followed by burial.
Theodore Nelson Templeton
Theodore “Ted” Nelson Templeton, 62, of Winston-Salem died November 30 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1941, in Forsyth County. He was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and was self-employed as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph T. Templeton.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Brenda Tysinger Templeton; two sons, Bobby Templeton of Winston-Salem and Mike Templeton and wife Shannon of Clemmons; his mother, Emma Myers Templeton; six grandchildren, Robbie, Ronnie, Bradley, Bryan, Kimberlee and Kaitlyn; and a brother, Alvino Templeton of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Mark Reed officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Annis Clark Thompson
Annis Clark Thompson, 53, of Lewisville died November 26 at her home following an illness of four years. She was born June 2, 1950, in Smyth County, Va., to Francis Howard Clark and Edna Pearl Chapman Clark. She was a very faithful member of Temple Baptist Church and participated in many church activities, such as the Heart Sisters and the church choir, as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack Dean Clark; and an infant son, Robert Henry Thompson.
Surviving are her husband, John Henry Thompson Jr.; two daughters, Bridgette T. Zrinski and husband Steve and Mary Ann T. Reitzel and husband Joey; a son, Joseph Wayne Thompson; five grandchildren, James and Matthew Conrad, who lived with her, Megan Reitzel, Christopher Cagle and Jacob Thompson, 11; two sisters, Zella “Tina” Phillips and Virginia “Gin” Franklin and husband Ray; two brothers, Al Clark and wife Kathy of Sebring, Fla., and James Clark and wife Mary of Randleman; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Bud Owen officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Ethel Virginia King Cook
Ethel Virginia King Cook, 92, of Pfafftown died November 24.
Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy.
Ollie Mae Melton Cornatzer
Ollie Mae Melton Cornatzer, 88, of Cooleemee died November 29 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virdie Oliver Cornatzer, in 1984.
Surviving are five children, Peggy Clawson and husband Marshall of Clemmons, Eugene Cornatzer and wife Norma of Mocksville, Glenn Cornatzer and wife Kimmy, Donald Cornatzer and wife Jean, both of Cooleemee and Jackie Cornatzer of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Foster and husband Spurgeon of Mocksville and Iralee Merritt of Statesville; a brother, Bill Melton and wife Nina of Harmony; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Perry Bradshaw officiating, and burial followed in the Cornatzer United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Alta Trankler Schambach
Alta Trankler Schambach, 79, of Winston-Salem died November 27 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born January 31, 1924, in Butler, Ky., to Ralph Edward and Stella Maude Moore Trankler. She attended Highland Presbyterian Church and recently became a member of Macedonia Moravian Church. She was a Past Worthy Matron, Dora Chapter 2 Order of Eastern Star, Dayton, Ky. She volunteered for 30 years with Meals on Wheels, was for many years a member of the Winston-Salem Newcomer’s Bridge Club and was director and assistant secretary of Bimco Corporation. She was a prayer partner and faithful supporter of Moravian World Missions and Compassionate Heart International, established by her daughter, Rev. Sonna Schambach, and Alta’s dear friend, Rev. Linda Faber. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Allen and Freddie Trankler.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Howard R. Schambach, of the home; three devoted children, Marla Sparks and husband Bill of Lewisville,; Gary Schambach and wife Susan of Advance; and Rev. Sonna Schambach of Mocksville; six grandchildren, Tara Sparks Pitts and husband Bradley; Melisse Sparks Dunham and husband Mac; Garrett Sparks and David, Thomas and Nicholas Schambach; and by many dear cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Macedonia Moravian Church in Advance with Rev. Hampton Morgan and Rev. Greg Little officiating, and burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
Lloyd Cameron Caudle
Lloyd Cameron Caudle, 73, of Charlotte, died November 24 at his home. He was born November 16, 1930, in Davie County to the late T.E. “George” Caudle and Lacie Caudle Pegram. He grew up in Lewisville, graduating from Lewisville High School, where he participated in numerous sports, including six-man football. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship, lettered in track and was an outstanding running back. After graduating in 1953, he continued to play football during his first year at Duke Law School. During his senior year while playing half-back, he was selected Most Valuable Player of the Oyster Bowl, scored three touchdowns against North Carolina, was selected to play in the annual senior Blue-Gray Game, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and honored at “Lloyd Caudle Day” in Lewisville. He was later elected to the Forsyth County Sports Hall of Fame. In 1956 he obtained his law degree and moved to Charlotte with his wife, where he practiced law for 47 years, including the last 19 years with Caudle and Spears, P.A. He coached Pop Warner football, YMCA basketball and Little League Baseball from 1964 to 1978. He devoted 19 years of service to Myers Park Trinity Little League in numerous capacities including head groundskeeper, coach, director and president from 1976 to 1984. The Sportsman’s Club of Charlotte named him Sportsman of the Year in 1982-83 in recognition of his many years of contribution to Charlotte youth athletics. He was a member of the Luther Snyder Sunday School Class at Myers Park United Methodist Church. He served as president of the 26th Judicial District Bar Association from 1973 to 1974, president of Myers Park Country Club in 1976, on the Metro YMCA board of directors from 1983 to 1988, and with numerous other organizations in the greater Charlotte area. He was elected to the Duke University board of trustees in 1983 and served as a trustee for 12 years and continued to serve as trustee emeritus. He served as president of the Duke University Alumni Association in 1976, on the board of visitors at Duke Law School and on the Duke Athletic Council and other volunteer roles at Duke. He was a member of the Iron Dukes his entire adult life.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Dotty; three sons, Grainger Caudle and wife Grace Campbell of Mars Hill, Cameron Caudle and wife Cindy of Charlotte and Gordon Caudle and wife Jenny Wainwright-Caudle of Durham; five grandchildren, Hunter and Whitney Caudle of Charlotte and Emma, Holly and Gwendolyn Caudle of Durham; a sister, Sarah Pegram and husband Hester of Clemmons and their children, Anne Mertland and husband Mike, Judy Jarvis and husband Danny, Fred Pegram and wife Kathy, and Ted Pegram and wife, Penny; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service was held at Myers Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. James Howell and Rev. William Roth officiating.
Martha Jane Edgar Briggs
Martha Jane Edgar Briggs, 72, of Clemmons died February 22 at her home. She was born in Nassau County, N.Y., on September 13, 1931, to David Stewart Edgar Jr. and Martha Julia Brush Edgar. She was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. While she was a great achiever herself, she always helped others achieve their best first. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Zeh Briggs Jr., in 1990.
Surviving are three sons, Steven Briggs and wife Deborah of Florida, Edgar Zeh Briggs III and wife Linda of Lexington and Douglas Briggs and wife Kimberly of Pfafftown; two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Campo and husband Paul of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sandi Kukulski and husband Jim of Boca Raton, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Craig W. Bowman officiating.
Elizabeth Gilbert Overby
Elizabeth Gilbert Overby of Winston-Salem died February 18. She worked for Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center before retiring at age 72. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Elbert Overby.
Surviving are seven children, Jimmy Overby and wife Ann of Florida, Pat Blakley and husband Jerry of Lewisville, Danny Overby of Winston-Salem, Steve Overby and wife Patty of Winston-Salem, Jerry Overby and wife Angie of East Bend, Brenda Yeager and husband Ed of Lake Norman and Bonnie Pflum and husband Charlie of Charlotte; a sister, Mary, in Florida; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Rennie Adcock officiating.
John Joseph Schramm Sr.
John Joseph Schramm Sr., 88, of Charlotte died February 16. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 20, 1915, to the late John Charles and Mae Grimpel Schramm. During World War II he served in India as a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For over 30 years he was an accountant with J.P. Stevens, Inc., until his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Schramm; and his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, John Joseph Jr. and Susan Llewellyn Schramm of Clemmons, Nicole Schramm Sapyta of Nashville, Christopher Schramm of Raleigh, Richard R. and Sharon Ericson Schramm and Elizabeth and Stephen of Carrboro, Thomas and Patricia Schramm and Jennifer, Daniel and Samantha of Miami, Fla., and Philip and Yasna Schramm of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are his brothers, George of Wayne, N.J., and Gerard of Atlanta, Ga.; his sisters, Anna Schramm House of Hanover, N.H., and Mary Schramm Reynolds of Largo, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church.