Audrey Dampier Hilliard
Audrey Dampier Hilliard, 97, of Winston-Salem, died March 2 at her home. She was born February 26, 1906, in Wake County to the late Tally F. and Blanche Pollard Dampier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Hilliard; and two sisters, Mozelle Adams and Virginia Blanton.
Surviving are a sister, Hallie Crowell of Winston-Salem; a brother, Ralph C. Dampier and wife Mary of Lewisville; two nieces, Tina Dampier of Winston-Salem and Patrice Caudle of Lewisville; two nephews, Douglas Dampier and wife Teresa of Pfafftown and Leslie Jenkins of Ross, Ind.; and a brother-in-law, J. Wycliffe Blanton of Winston-Salem.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Garden with Rev. June Foss officiating.
Melvin Kenneth Tedder
Melvin Kenneth Tedder, 83, of Clemmons died March 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1919, to William Ernest and Beulah Posey Tedder. He was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and was a member of the Clemmons VFW. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna C. Tedder; a brother, William E. Tedder Jr.; and a sister, Pansy Wilkins.
Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Burke and husband Cliff of Clemmons; three sisters, Betty Jo Wallace-Wolfe, Elizabeth Calloway of Winston-Salem and Ann Marie Casey of Lexington; two brothers, Robert E. Tedder of Kernersville and Agnew Tedder of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kenneth McClearen and wife Lynn of Mocksville and Lori Hendricks and husband Tony of Lewisville; two very special great-granddaughters, Danielle and Sarah McClearen.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert L. Phillips and Rev. R. Claxton Hall officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.
Theodore Price Sr.
Theodore “Cootie” Price Sr., 67, of Walnut Cove died March 6. He was a native of Stokes County and a retired employee of Roadway Trucking Co.
Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Price of the home; four daughters, Deborah Campbell of Clemmons, Tamra Eccles of Walkertown, Faye Price of Greensboro and Carolyn Price of Fayetteville; two sons, Theodore Price Jr. of Youngsville and Jerry Price of the home; two brothers, Rev. George Price Sr. of Walkertown and Charlie Wayne Price of Madison; three sisters, Barbara G. Watkins and Molene Wallington, both of Madison and Betty Watson of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Pine Hall Baptist Church in Pine Hall, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pamela Crater Threatt
Pamela Crater Threatt, 49, of Winston-Salem died March 5 at her home. She was born October 6, 1953, in Forsyth County to Gene and Dorothy Moser Crater. Gene Crater, her father, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis, of the home; her mother, Dorothy Crater of Winston-Salem; a sister, Vicki Allison of Lewisville; a sister, Tommye Mitchell and husband John of Fleetwood; her father and mother-in-law, Sam and Minna Threatt of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Theresa Vickers and husband Mark of Winston-Salem; and with four nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were held at Robinhood Road Baptist Church, with Rev. Levy Goodrich officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Odessa Clingman Perry
Odessa Clingman Perry of Winston-Salem died March 3 at her home. In 1935, she and the late Everett L. Perry were joined in marriage and became the parents of two children. She was a 37-year employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Surviving are her daughter, Ellen Killens and husband Richard of Goldsboro; her son, Arthur Perry of Winston-Salem; a stepson, Charles Corts of Winston-Salem; a sister, Vivian Clingman Evans of Clemmons; a sister-in-law, Ona P. Taylor of Charlotte; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; goddaughters; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at Carver Road Church of Christ with Brother Harvey Drummer Jr. officiating.
Madeline Cathrine Macko
Madeline “Sally” Cathrine Macko, 80, of Lewisville died May 15 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 15, 1922, in East Pittsburgh, Pa., to Viola Horner and Pasquale Scolet, sister to Joseph and Michael Scolet. She retired to North Carolina from the private-nursing profession in 1993. Her interests included being a nanny, gardening, reading and cooking.
Surviving are her son, Michael D. Macko of Lewisville; daughters Judith Macko Pavelka of Lewisville, Mary Cathrine Belavic of Pfafftown and Jorge Ann Tooker of Wilsonville, Ore.; grandchildren Michelle Pavelka, Michael Soles, Jonette Kondratenko, Kori Lester, Michael D. Macko Jr., Bob Tooker Jr., Robin Hecht, Rick Hanna, Jeffrey Hanna and Kelly Leake; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Mass was celebrated at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with Father Larry Lomonaco officiating.
Dr. David Stone Jackson Sr.
Dr. David Stone Jackson Sr., 80, of Nashville, N.C. died May 12 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born in Sampson County April 3, 1923, to the late Carlisle and Bertha Stone Jackson. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of Action. He practiced dentistry in Nashville from 1956 until medical retirement in 1976. He was an active member of Nashville Baptist Church and a charter member of Birchwood Country Club. He was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine J. McCullen, and brothers Charles E. Jackson, Carlisle Jackson Jr. and Franklin N. Jackson.
Surviving are his wife, Violet “Sparky” Jackson; a son, Dr. David S. Jackson Jr. and wife Susie of Clemmons; a daughter, Donna J. Gordon of Greensboro; grandchildren Dr. Julia Lynn Jackson-Newsom and husband Glenn of Greensboro, Jonathan Stone Jackson of Chapel Hill and Brett Alexander Gordon and Reed Sidney Gordon, both of Greensboro; a great-grandson, Luke David Newsom of Greensboro; three sisters, Emily Lou Hudson of Wilmington, Janie J. Carter of Jacksonville and Dorothy J. Massey of Eureka; and a sister-in-law, Jean C. Jackson of Gastonia.
Funeral services were held at Nashville Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Byrd officiating, and burial followed at Forest Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
John Briggs, 54, of Cheraw, S.C. died May 13. Born in Radford, Va., he was a son of Edwin Albert and Myrtle Britt Briggs. He served as a member and then chairman of the advisory council for the Chesterfield County School District Career and Technology Education Program. He was past chairman of the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce (1996) and on the board of directors of the chamber. He had served on the Northeastern Technical College board of trustees since April 1999, as chairman of the personnel committee and was a member of a sub-committee of the State Technical College System. He was a member of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board and a member of the board of directors for the Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw. He was the human-resource manager of Takata/Highland Industries of Cheraw.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Sue Strickland Briggs of Cheraw; three daughters, Melissa Jane Briggs and Melanie Anne Briggs, both of Columbia, S.C., and Marjorie Anne Briggs of Charlotte; his parents, Edwin Albert and Myrtle Britt Briggs of Lewisville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Briggs and Becky of Advance and Ed Briggs Jr. and Gini of Horseshoe; a sister, Carole Fedchock of Staunton, Va.; and nieces and nephews Christine F. Kelley and Chuck of Staunton, Va., Bob Fedchock and Kim of Gainesville, Ga., Lee Briggs of New York, N.Y., and Nicholas Fedchock of Gainesville, Ga.
A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw.
John Wesley Gordon Jr.
John “Jay” Wesley Gordon Jr., 58, of Clemmons died May 12 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1944, in Alamance County to John and Daisy Summey Gordon. He had a career in retail management having worked in several local drug stores. He was preceded in death by his parents, with his mother passing away August 10, 2002.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, “B” Gordon, and two sons, Jody Lee Gordon and wife Machella Lee of Winston-Salem, and Cory Eugene Gordon and fiancee Kimberley Jo Cosimano of Winston-Salem.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Ron Moss officiating.
Katherine Mock Davis
Katherine Mock Davis, 82, a resident of Salemtowne, died May 17. She was born in Winston-Salem on August 12, 1920, the daughter of Jesse and Virginia Jones Mock. She was a lifetime member of Calvary Moravian Church. She was formerly employed as an administrative assistant at Triad Postal Credit Union and was a homemaker. She volunteered at Forsyth Memorial Medical Center and was an avid bridge player with the Thursday Morning Bridge Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Lee “Buddy” Davis; and a sister, Mary Louise Howard.
Surviving are two sons, John Carroll Davis and wife Sandra of Pfafftown and Richard Lee Davis and wife Wesley of Lewisville; a granddaughter, Amy Nicole Davis of Big Bend, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Moravian Church with Bishop Lane Sapp officiating, and burial followed in God’s Acre.
Lula Tucker Baldwin
Lula Tucker Baldwin, 82, of Winston-Salem died May 13 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born February 5, 1921, in Yadkin County to Richard and Ida Willard Tucker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Robert S. Baldwin of the home; a son, Stephen F. Baldwin and wife Teresa of Clemmons; two daughters, Virginia B. Martin and husband Bob and Linda B. Hooker, all of Kernersville; four grandchildren, Tony Martin, Sandy Francis, Scott Martin and April Baldwin; and two great-grandchildren, Stacy Francis and Ashley Martin.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Francis Smith officiating, and burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Ronald Elwood Brewer
Ronald Elwood Brewer, 48, of Winston-Salem died May 9 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1954 in Forsyth County, a son of Roy and Olene Smith Brewer. He was a member of First Christian Church and former owner of Brewer Painting Co. Riding his Harley was his passion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Cordell Brewer, and a brother, David Lee Brewer.
Surviving in addition to his parents of Winston-Salem are two sisters, Jo Ann Arrington and husband David of Lewisville and Jan Able of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a very special friend Carole Martin; four nieces Sherry McGuire and husband David, Crystal Spicer and husband Paul, Kristina Able and Amanda Able; a very special grand-nephew, Matt-Matt, and special grand-niece Alli (Baby Libby), and a world of wonderful friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel in Kernersville with Dr. Ray Hamilton officiating, and burial followed in Woodland Cemetery.
David Wilson Dixon Jr.
David Wilson Dixon Jr., 55, of Winston-Salem died May 8 at his home. He was born August 23, 1947, in Forsyth County to David Wilson Dixon Sr. and Elizabeth Roberson Dixon. He was a member of Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church on Germanton Road. He was a lifelong musician, playing in numerous bands, the last being The Dixon Brothers. He enjoyed crafts and especially loved his faithful companion, Teddy.
Surviving are his wife, Deborah “Debbie” Grubbs Dixon, of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Heather Nicole Dixon; a son, Christopher “Chris” Dixon; his mother, Elizabeth Dozier, all of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Leigh Blount and husband Doug of Clemmons, Denise Dixon of Chapel Hill and Candice Dixon of Winston-Salem; six brothers, Michael Dixon and wife Phoebe of Lewisville, John Dozier and wife Glenda of Raleigh, Mark Dozier of Emerald Isle, Chuck Dozier and wife Kathy of Charlotte, David Dozier of Charlotte and Sonny Chandler of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Aldridge officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
W.R. Hunter, 90, of Mocksville died May 9 at Forsyth Medical Center following a period of declining health. He was a native of Conner, Ga., but lived most of his life in Davie County where he worked and retired from Mocksville Elementary School as a custodian.
Surviving are five daughters, Linda Riggs of Lewisville, Annie Benson and husband LeRoy and Phyllis Studevent, both of Mocksville, Hazel Dillard of the home, and Janice Summers of Graham; five sons, Thomas Hunter and Kenneth Hunter, both of Mocksville, James Hunter and wife Carol of Winston-Salem, Michael Keith Hunter of Sunrise, Fla. and Ben Parker of North Wilkesboro; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Mainville AME Zion Church with Rev. Robert Bailey officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
William Lawrence Ward Sr.
William Lawrence Ward Sr., 84, of Madison died May 14 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. He was born January 4, 1919, in Stokes County to the late Ellis M. Ward and the late Alice Martin Ward. He was a retired brick mason and a longtime member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife in March of 2002, Mabel Elizabeth Hazelwood Ward.
Surviving are his son, W.L. Ward Jr. and wife Brenda of Madison; two grandchildren, Christy Knight and husband George of Madison and Tricia Thomerson and husband Kevin of Clemmons; and three great-grandchildren, George Knight, Emma Thomerson and Zachery Knight.
Funeral services were held at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Madison with Rev. Beth Glass officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Bobby Ray Durham
Bobby Ray Durham, 68, of Germanton died May 10 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 27, 1934, in Stokes County to the late James Graham Durham Sr. and Marie Pyrtle Durham Chilton. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and had retired as a chief mechanic at Sara Lee Hosiery, with 41 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, James Graham Durham Jr.; and his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Cook Durham, on April 28 this year.
Surviving are his mother, Marie Pyrtle Durham Chilton of Pilot Mountain; two daughters, Jody Lawrence and husband Don of Clemmons, and Brenda Yokeley and husband Mac of Wallburg; three grandchildren, Amanda Lawrence of Clemmons, Craig Yokeley and wife Chastity of Georgia and Jason Yokeley and wife Pam of Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Cheyenne Yokeley; two sisters, Betty Gwyn and husband Floyd of Mount Airy, and Dolly Spigner and husband Stuart of South Carolina; and a brother, Donald Durham Sr. and wife Wilna of Pilot Mountain.
Funeral services were held at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Pastors David Harmon and Michael Gates officiating, and burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall.
Edna Leona Vogler Binkley
Edna Leona Vogler Binkley, 88, of Clemmons died November 17 in Amarillo, Texas. She was born March 19, 1915, in Forsyth County, the oldest of five children of Esker Ernest and Della Blanch Ketner Vogler. She married William Thomas Binkley on April 8, 1939. For several years she worked at P.H. Hanes Knitting Co. and retired from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school cafeterias after 27 years of service. She was a member of Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Ruth Gabard; and a brother, Frank Vogler.
Surviving are a son, Thomas “Tom” E. Binkley and wife Linda of Cogan Station, Pa.; two daughters, Lydia B. Wright and husband David of Clemmons, and Leona B. Carruth and husband David of Amarillo, Texas; two sisters, Esther Treadway of Winston-Salem and Elsie Petticord of Kernersville; eight grandchildren, Laura Jackson and Ed of Clemmons, Tom Binkley and Jaime and Bob Binkley and Jodi, all of Williamsport, Pa., Lisa Binkley, Ben Binkley and Aimee Binkley of Cogan Station, Pa., Melanie Carruth and Chad of Dallas, Texas and Stefanie Carruth of Amarillo, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Eddie Jackson, Alisha Binkley, Bryce Binkley, Abby Harvey and Caden Wright; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many church and community friends.
Funeral services were held at Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Harding Chalmer Dyer
Harding Chalmer Dyer, 83, of North Wilkesboro, the widower of Thelma Brookshire Dyer, died November 17 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1920, in Wilkes County to Chester A. and Annie McNeil Dyer. He was retired from Gaddy Motor Co. He was a member and deacon at Welcome Home Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher and was church clerk for 20 years. He was treasurer of the Brushy Mountain Baptist Association for more than 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Wisconsin and the USS Iowa. He was aboard the USS Wisconsin in Tokyo Bay when President Truman signed the official Japanese surrender.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Frances Stahl and husband John of Clemmons; two brothers, Arvel Dyer of Illinois and James Dyer of Moravian Falls; and a grandson, Andrew Stahl and wife Megan of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Funeral services were held at Welcome Home Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Collins, Rev. Carl Elledge and Dr. Dean Simpson officiating, and burial followed in Mountlawn Memorial Park.
Hazel Vetra Church Brock
Hazel Vetra Church Brock, 83, of Moravian Falls, widow of Quentin M. Brock, died November 18 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1920, in Ashe County to Enoch and Lula Blackburn Church. She retired from Key City Furniture and Kmart and was a member of Bethel Branch Church of Christ since 1942.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Johnson and husband Jerry of North Wilkesboro; a son, James “Buddy” Brock and wife Penny of Moravian Falls; four grandchildren, Sharon and Mike Montecalvo of Lewisville, Jeff and April Johnson and Joe Brock, all of North Wilkesboro, and Jessica Brock of Moravian Falls; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Johnson and Peyton Johnson, both of North Wilkesboro.
Funeral services were held at Bethel Branch Church of Christ with Brother Rick Whitley and Brother Lawrence Warden officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Walter Clark Butner
Walter Clark Butner, 69, of Clemmons, formerly of Hickory, died November 17 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 9, 1933, in Forsyth County to Ralph Glenn and Ethel Utt Butner Sr. A member of Clemmons Moravian Church, he owned Southern Wood Products in Hickory and later was a self-employed furniture representative until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Butner; and two brothers, Ralph G. Butner Jr. and J. Curt Butner Sr.
Surviving are his wife, Betsy Heath Butner; two daughters, Paula Brittian and sons Luke and Clark, all of Winston-Salem, and Dawn Pruitt and husband Garland of Stokesdale; and a son, Matthew Gumhold and fiancee Falon Moore of Greensboro; three sisters, Mary Lib Lindley II and husband Doug of Atlantic Beach, Betty Ann Kimel and husband Mike of Advance and Kim Tillman of Lexington; and four brothers, William Eugene Butner and wife Teresa of Hickory, Donald O. Butner and wife Marylin of Beaverton, Ore., Douglas E. Butner and wife Geep of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Steve Butner and wife Carolyn of Lexington.
A memorial service was held at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Q. Ray Burke officiating.