Eugene Albert Butner Jr.
Eugene Albert Butner Jr., 90, of Winston-Salem died June 2 after declining health. He was born to E.A. Butner and Nannie J. Ashburn Butner in Elkin on October 5, 1915. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He belonged to the Masons (Forsyth Lodge No. 707), where he served as treasurer for a number of years, and he was a past president of Winston-Salem Twin City Lions Club, V.C.T. He was a lifelong member of Burkhead United Methodist Church. He was married to the late Cord Virginia Newton Butner and the late Ruth M. Ninfong Butner. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Fred, Howard, Paul and James; and two sisters, Stella and Nina.
Surviving are a sister, Maude Anna Vanhoy of Clemmons; two sons, Thomas M. Butner and wife Chris of Wilmington and George E. Butner and wife Marty of Lewisville; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a stepson; three stepgrandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Chapel. Private burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Betty Neal Bodenhamer
Betty Neal Bodenhamer, 66, of Lewisville died June 4 at her home. She was born January 26, 1940, in Guilford County to the late Vincent and Allie Taylor Neal. She was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. She was past president of the National Social Workers Association and enjoyed knitting and entertaining.
Surviving are her husband, D. Jack Bodenhamer of Lewisville; three stepchildren, Angela Nifong and husband Greg of Midway, Jackie Raynor of Virginia and Gregory Bodenhamer and wife Angie of Midway; a stepgrandson, Landon Grant; and her brother, Jack Neal of New York, N.Y.
Funeral services were held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church with Dr. Worth Green officiating. Burial followed at the church graveyard
Christina Pauline Damigos Badger
Christina Pauline Damigos Badger, 21, of Clemmons died June 2. She was born May 28, 1985, in Johnson City, N.Y. She was the daughter of Chris G. Damigos and Caterina V. Badger. She was a graduate of West Forsyth High School and was studying to be a dental assistant. She had a love for music, painting and the arts in general. She was preceded in death by her father, Chris G. Damigos; and a sister, Nicki.
Surviving are her parents, Randy and Caterina Badger, and a sister, Jennah Badger, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Katherine Badger of New York; her maternal grandparents, Petros and Nicki Vahaviolos of Greece; her boyfriend, Jake Groce of Jonesville; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and her cat, Meko.
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel.
Clara Miller Moser
Clara Miller Moser, 83, of Lewisville died January 10. She was born in High Point to Robert V. Miller and Myrtle A. Miller on June 16, 1923. She retired from R.J. Renolds Tobacco Co., when her daughter Terri was born and was a housewife for her remaining years. A devoted Atlanta Braves fan, she and her husband, Dick, along with many different family and friends, traveled the East Coast to see baseball games from the 1950s on, including World Series and spring-training games. In later years, she loved watching her grandsons’ sports games. Her family of brothers and sisters were very special to her, and she visited with them most Wednesdays and Sundays. She was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church and, in her early years, attended at Union Ridge United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Moser; daughter Joanie Leigh Moser; and sister Amelia M. Smith.
Surviving are her daughter Terri M. Vogler and husband Clay of Huntsville; grandsons David C. Vogler and wife Megan of Lewisville, R. Daniel Vogler and wife Diane of Huntsville; sisters Irene Martin and Candy Newsome of Winston-Salem, Linda Ketner of Hubert and Donna Phillips of Midway; and brothers R.V. Miller Jr. and Roland “Red” Miller of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Lewisville United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Turner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 305, Lewisville, NC 27023, or Union Ridge United Methodist Church, 3620 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
Frances Louise Eccles
Frances Louise Eccles, 89, of Winston-Salem died January 4 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 15, 1917, in Clemmons to Alexander and Eliza Wharton Eccles. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are five brothers, George E. Eccles and wife Viola of Norfolk, Va., Frank L. Eccles of Luxembourg, Willie S. Eccles and wife Mae Belle of Winston-Salem, Dallas C. Eccles and wife Ruth of Clemmons, and David L. Eccles and wife Francine of Columbia, Md.; a sister, Bobed E. Murray of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Capernaum Church of Christ in Clemmons with Brother Cloys Cecil Sr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Lucille Perry Stanley
Lucille Perry Stanley, 80, formerly of Clemmons Village, and most recently of Brighton Gardens, died January 8 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born January 19, 1926, in Surry County to the late Marvin and Pearl Snow Perry. She was employed as an accountant with the State of North Carolina. for 15 years and then with the City of Winston-Salem for 10 years before retirement. She was married to the late Artis M. Stanley on June 17, 1944. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage, traveling with friends and family. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are two sisters, Ann Perry Nichols of Jonesville and Lorine Perry Vestal of Dobson; a special sister-in-law, Katie Stanley, who was her caregiver for the past six years, as well as other sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Howard Wilburn and Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Homer Edgar Shelton
Homer Edgar Shelton, age 69, of Winston-Salem died January 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1937, in Rockingham County to Hardie E. and Rosie Etta McNeil Shelton. He was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and a retired captain with the Winston-Salem Fire Department with 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gene and Joe Shelton.
Surviving are his wife, Frances S. Shelton of the home; a daughter, Jennifer S. Hirl and husband Joe; a son, Jonathan A. Shelton of Mountain City, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Adam Shelton, Caroline Hirl and Jay Hirl; a brother, Bill Shelton and wife Jan of Lewisville; two sisters, Mary Peterson and husband Jack of Atlanta, Ga., and Pam Shelton of Tempe, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Rosemont Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Reed officiating. Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park.
Lottie Virginia Chitty
Lottie Virginia Chitty, 85, of Winston-Salem died January 10. She was born in Forsyth County on July 5, 1921, to Carl N. Chitty and Pearl Lenora Rothrock. She lived in Forsyth County for all of her life. She attended Christ Moravian Church and retired from the Forsyth County Clerk of Court’s office in January 1987. She was a former member of the Winston-Salem Credit Women’s Breakfast Club and the Winston-Salem Chapter of the National Secretary Association International. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Chitty and Marie Chitty Bennett.
Surviving are two nieces, Kay Butner and husband Steve of Clemmons and Susie Coram of Winston-Salem; two nephews, John Bennett of Exton, Pa. and Carl Bennett and wife Karen of Winston-Salem; two great-nieces; nine great-nephews and four great-great-nephews.
A memorial service was held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel.
Willie Watt Gabard
Willie Watt Gabard, 86, of Clemmons died January 13 at The Elms at Tanglewood. He was born August 31, 1920, in Davie County to John H. and Charlotte Kesler Gabard. He was a member of Clemmons Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Duplan Corp. and retired from Auto Supply Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Ward Gabard, and grandson, Brian Bridges; and two brothers, Wade and Henry Gabard.
Surviving are two daughters, Billie G. Bridges and husband Barton of Tampa, Fla., and Bonnie G. Pope and husband Randy of Clemmons; two grandsons, Brad Bridges and wife Juli and Matthew Bridges and wife Meghan, all of Tampa, Fla.; three great-granddaughters, Abby, Ava and Madeline Bridges of Tampa, Fla.; and a brother, Clarence Gabard and wife Clara of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Westlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. John D. Rights officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Linda F. White
Linda F. White, 74, of Clemmons died January 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August 27, 1932, in Forsyth County to the late Henry and Virginia Foster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John (Ike) White; three brothers, Robert, Alvin and Wilbur Foster; and a sister, Margaret Gobble.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Gregory and husband Ed and Lisa Bowers and husband Craig; and three grandchildren, Nicole Durham, Courtney and Kelsey Gregory.
Funeral services were held at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Clyde Chester Chatman
Clyde Chester Chatman of Winston-Salem died January 14. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are four children, Marilyn Wilson and husband Jeff of South Carolina, Miriam Sturtz and husband Brett of Ohio, Daniel Chatman of King and James Chatman and wife Gail of Clemmons; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and Vada Chatman.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Brenda Holt Southern
Brenda Holt Southern, 53, of Walnut Cove died January 13 at N.C. Baptist Hospital. She was born in Tallahassee, Fla., on February 14, 1953, to the late Leo Forester, Sr. and the late Betty Bowman Forester. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was a loving, caring Christian who loved animals.
Surviving are her husband, Phillip Southern of Walnut Cove; daughters April Clark of Germanton and Angie Tucker of Low Gap; sisters, Tina Wilkins and husband Wayne Aaron of Winston-Salem and Shelia Ellison of Walkertown; brother Frank Forester Jr. of Wilmington; stepmother Carolyn Forrester of Winston-Salem; stepsister Helen Lynn Wilson of King; mother-in-law Nancy Southern of Clemmons; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces; and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Coye Still officiating.
Glenn Ray Phelps
Glenn Ray Phelps, 69, of Clemmons died January 15 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1937, in Davie County to Samuel Allen and Katherine Laura White Phelps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of Clemmons Moravian Church, and was assistant Scout leader to troop 736. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Strader Phelps; a brother, Reid Phelps; a sister, Nancy Dezern, and a niece, Marie Marrs.
Surviving are a son, Samuel Glenn Phelps and wife Polly; a grandson, Kaleb Shoaf Phelps; a sister, Ann White and husband Grady; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Ray Burke officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard.
Allen Marvin Phillips
Allen Marvin Phillips, 55, of Midway died January 6 at his home. He was born February 10, 1951, in Forsyth County to Marvin Edgar Phillips and Cloic Wishon Phillips. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force. He was the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the .45-Caliber Expert Pistol Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Surviving are his wife, Tonya Rowell Phillips of Lexington; a brother, Timothy Lee Phillips of Clemmons; and two sisters, Melonie Phillips Holcomb of Clemmons and Lori Phillips Sprinkle of King.
A memorial service was held at Southside Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Inurnment will be at the National Cemetery in Salisbury at a later date.
Daphane Wall Buie
Daphane Wall Buie, 63, of Clemmons died February 25 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 28, 1943, in Forsyth County to Jerry Moses and Evia Lineberry Wall. She retired from First Union National Bank in 2001 and was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, George D. Buie Jr. of the home; two daughters, Michelle Washam and husband Gary of Pfafftown and Diana Young and husband Eddie of Clemmons; a son, Mitch Buie and wife Kim of Mocksville; six grandchildren, Matthew Harding, Daneal Washam, Ben and Chad Young, Hannah and Sarah Buie; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Washam; a sister, Roxann Yount and husband Danny of Walnut Cove; a brother, Rocky Wall and wife Luann of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Sylvia Wilhelm officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to a charity of donor’s choice.
Diane L. Fournia Gress
Diane L. Fournia Gress, 48, of Clemmons died suddenly February 24. She was born September 19, 1958, in Buffalo, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her father, Al Fournia.
Surviving are her husband John of the home; her mother, Margaret Fournia, her sister, Sandra Coombe and husband Paul, and two brothers, Alan and Jim, all of Ontario, Canada; two stepdaughters, Tracy Beebe and husband John and Terri Stock and husband Scott; and three grandchildren, J.C. Beebe and Grace and Noah Stock.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance.
Ann Marie Boroff
Ann Marie Boroff, 91, of Clemmons died February 24. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Boroff, and a son, David Boroff.
Surviving are two daughters, Jo Lynn Johnson and Nancy Radkin and husband Terry; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mary Watson Alexander
Mary Watson “Betty Jo” Alexander, 70, of Winston-Salem died February 26 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on October 25, 1936, in Surry County to the late Dixie and Mary Jarvis Watson. She was retired from Holyfield Photography. She was a loyal member of Clemmons United Methodist Church. She was active in a bridge club, community service and was a volunteer at the food pantry. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior, Ray and Dixie Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Pete Thore.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, William “Ed” Alexander; a son, Mark Edward Alexander and fiancee Angel Smith; a daughter, Sherrie Billings and husband Tim; and a granddaughter, Joanna Billings, all of Clemmons; two brothers, Bobby Watson and Guy Watson and wife Loretta, both of Mount Airy; three sisters, Faye Thore of Charlotte, Peggy Atkins and husband Carl of Mount Airy and Edith Vernon and husband Alfred of Mount Airy; a special friend, Ruth Watson; lots of nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Betty Flowe and husband Sonny and their kids, Mike and Scott, his wife Jennifer and their two children, Reid and Nikki.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons United Methodist Church with Rev. Marcus Portis and Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Clemmons United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Edwin Stewart Dasher
Edwin Stewart Dasher, 65, of Lewisville died February 26. He was born January 14, 1942, in Coral Gables, Fla., and raised in Georgia.
Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Dasher; his son, Scott; his daughter, Melonie; stepdaughter, Carolyn VomBaur; grandchildren, Nick, Justin, Olivia and Carissa; sisters, Elinore Walker and Sarah Touchton; brother, Fred Johnson; and many other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held at River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons.
Loy A. Abernethy
Loy A. Abernethy, 84, formerly of Conover, died March 2 at the Elms at Tanglewood in Clemmons. Born August 24, 1922, in Catawba, he was the son of the late Olin O. Abernethy and Nannie Caldwell Abernethy. He retired after 30-plus years with Catawba Realty and Insurance. He was a charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Kate Pitman Abernethy; his parents; a sister, Marie Stallings; and two brothers, Daniel and George Abernethy.
Surviving are a daughter, Trudy K. Abernethy of Duluth, Ga.; a son, Rodney A. Abernathy of Clemmons; grandson, Chris R. Abernathy of Clemmons; sisters, Ruby A. Sigmon of Conover, Mildred A. Beal of Lincolnton and Shirley A. Hinson of Newton; and brothers, Alvin R. Abernethy of Maiden, Harry N. Abernethy of Maiden and Fred D Abernethy of Newton.
Funeral services were held at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Bortz officiating. Burial followed at Catawba Memorial Park.
Norma White Fulk
Norma White Fulk died February 25 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in King to Loyd and Claire Allen White. She was a homemaker all of her life. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Methodist Church in King. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and son, Dannis.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Ward of Lewisville and Janice Huggins of Winston-Salem; five granddaughters, Paige Baranyai and husband Steve, Kimberly Tippett and husband Wayne, Ashley Huggins, Amy Huggins and Meredith Huggins; two great-grandchildren, Brendan Baranyai and Cayleigh Mason Huggins; a brother, Donald White and wife Marie; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Reynolda Road, with Rev. Dan Wilkers officiating. Burial will be at a later date in South Carolina.