Thomas Marion McHone
Thomas Marion McHone, 77, of Thurmond died December 28 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born October 18, 1928, in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late Roba S. McHone Sr. and Minnie Hodge McHone. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Frank McHone.
Surviving are his former wife, Callie Dimmette of Winston-Salem; two sons, James Franklin “Frank” McHone Sr. and wife Debbie of King and Bobby Lee McHone of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Amy McHone Phillips and husband Tim of Winston-Salem, James Franklin “Jamy” McHone Jr. and wife Olivia of Wilmington, Del., and Richard Thomas “Richy” McHone of Clemmons; a great-granddaughter, Ariel Dawn McHone of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mildred M. Mitchell and husband Joe Mitchell of Taylorsville and Mary McGlamery and husband John of North Wilkesboro; and a brother, Roba McHone Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska.
A memorial service was held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy with Rev. Bill Truitt officiating.
Agnes McHugh, 97, of Clemmons died December 20. A native of Little Neck, Long Island, N.Y., she was a resident of the Elms at Tanglewood assisted living home in Clemmons and previously lived at Heritage Woods in Winston-Salem.
Surviving are her sister, Catherine Webster of Bermuda Village; her brother, Frank McHugh of the Elms; her niece, Mary Webster; and her nephew, Dennis Webster.
A memorial service was held at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Jean Thomas, 87, of Pilot Mountain died December 30 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Paris, France, on December 21, 1918, to Mary Sistrunk Thomas and John Andrew Thomas. He came to America in 1927 at the age of 9 1/2 speaking no English. He joined the Navy in 1942, serving in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1981, he retired from Western Electric Co. as a senior planning engineer, with two design patents and 35 years of service. He was a founding member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, where he served Boy Scout Troop 700 for more than 20 years and Explorer Post 700 for more than 10 years. After moving to Pilot Mountain, he attended First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia Shoemaker Thomas.
Surviving are his wife, Mona Griffin Thomas; two sons, Wayne Thomas and wife Paula of Clemmons and their children, Sarah and Alex, and Glenn Thomas and wife Gay of Chesapeake, Va., and their children Hunter and Fischer; a sister-in-law, Jean Shoemaker Grogan of Winston-Salem; and stepsons Lee Griffin of Raleigh and Tommy Griffin and wife Moira of Cary and their children, Sarah and Logan.
Memorial services were held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, and burial followed in the Columbarium.
Stephen Maynard Hale Sr.
Stephen Maynard Hale Sr., 62, of Clemmons died January 1 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 18, 1943, in Davidson County to the late Norman Walter Hale Sr. and Ethel Southern Hale. He was a member of Believers Baptist Church. He had 25 years of service for Leonard Oil Co. and then 16 years of service with the Winston-Salem Journal. He was formerly self-employed for his own furnace repair shop.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Gloria Jean Hale of the home; three sons, Steve Hale Jr. and wife Judy of Welcome, Darren Hale and wife Susan of Winston-Salem and Daniel Hale and wife Emily of Lexington; a daughter, Denise Inman and husband James of Clemmons; 10 grandchildren; Steve, Eric, Travis, Tabitha, Brittany, Destiny, Jessica, Elizabeth, Hannah and Hailey; a sister, Norma Swift and husband Herman of Kernersville; and two brothers, Walter Hale and wife Vicky of Kernersville and Eddie Hale and wife Shirley of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Believers Baptist Church with Pastor Randy B. Robbins and Rev Frank Shumate officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
John Simmeon Huff
John Simmeon Huff, 90, of Winston-Salem died December 28 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1915, in Forsyth County to the late Jonathan E. and Louan Martin Huff. He was of the Moravian faith, and he retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on May 31, 1977, with 43 1/2 years of service. He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Hazel Tesh Huff of the home; a daughter, Patricia Pickard and husband James of Winston-Salem; a son, Donald Huff and wife Jane of Mocksville; three grandsons, Keith Pickard and wife Mary Jane of Lewisville, Michael Pickard and wife Shelly of Winston-Salem and Kevin Huff and wife Cindy of Dacula, Ga.; two granddaughters, Donna Mickey and husband David of Mocksville and Sherri Brown and husband Jamie of Wilmington; a brother, D.E. Huff of Lewisville; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Dr. Henry E. May Jr. officiating.
Mark Hall Jr.
Mark Hall Jr., 59, of Clemmons died March 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1946, in Reidsville to Mark Winter Allen and Ellen Louise Priddy Hall Sr. He was a member of West Bend Baptist Church in Lewisville. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and currently worked at Renegade Tobacco Co. He served in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Phelps Hall of the home; four children, Dana Rudzitas, Jason Hall, Tanya Young and Larry Sapp; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Beth Smith; and a brother, John Hall.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel. Burial followed in Parklawn Memorial Park with military honors by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.
Coleen A. Cook vanAlmen
Coleen A. Cook vanAlmen, 53, of Lewisville died March 8 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a brief illness. She was born September 22, 1952, in Nashua, N.H., a daughter of David and Eileen Clancy Cook. She spent most of her childhood and attended school in Kalamazoo, Mich. On October 13, 1978, she married John W. vanAlmen in Sturgis. She was preceded her in death by her parents.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Jessica E. vanAlmen; a son, Jason P. vanAlmen, both of the home; four sisters, Ellen Aubrey and husband Roland of Lowell, Mass., Patricia Partee and husband John of Galesburg, Mich., Moreen Darling and husband Greg of Delton, Mich., and Marie Slater and husband Ken of Richland, Mich.; two brothers, Michael Cook of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dennis Cook of Vicksburg, Mich.; a stepmother, Catherine Cook; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews.
A memorial requiem Mass was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sturgis, Mich. with Rev. Canon Meredith Hunt officiating. A graveside committal of the ashes followed at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
Irene Haynes Dobbins
Irene Haynes Dobbins, 78, of Elkin, widow of Ralph Sanders Dobbins, died March 14. She was born April 7, 1927, in Surry County to the late John Sidney and Lelia Frances Dinkins Haynes. She was a farmer’s wife and a homemaker. She attended Fairview Baptist Church all of her life, was a member for more than 50 years, a member of the choir for more than 50 years, and an honorary church clerk for nearly 50 years. She was involved in all aspects of the church life and was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). She served for a number of years as a tutor at Mountain Park Elementary School and also as a HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) volunteer at Central Middle School. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her sister, Mary Frances Haynes.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie Lynne Dobbins Cameron and husband Rev. Dennis “Bud” Cameron of Mount Airy; a son, Rickey Sanders Dobbins and wife Donna Fulk Dobbins of Dobson; two granddaughters, Mary Irene Cameron Haines and husband Zebulon Robert Haines of Durham and McKay Addie-Ruth Cameron of Mount Airy; two brothers, John Henry Haynes and wife Louise Simmons Haynes of Elkin and Davis Monroe Haynes and wife Peggy Terrell Haynes of Dobson; a sister, Ila Mae Haynes Phillips of Clemmons; a number of nieces and nephews; her church family; and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Atkins, Rev. Dan Merritt and Rev. Bud Cameron officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Meredith Diane Turck
Meredith Diane Turck, wife of David Turck, died suddenly March 11 in Clemmons. A former Canadian, she was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church, where she was active in the Bell Choir and women’s fellowship. She also served as a volunteer at the Samaritan Inn several Thursdays each month, and with her Sunday school class prepared and served an evening meal once a month. She was active in the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild, where she donated many quilts for preemies. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian (Crawford) Smith; and father W. Kenneth V. Smith of London, Ontario.
Surviving are her husband of the home; a son, Jeffrey Turck of Brighton, Colo.; a daughter, Amy Leyshon of Wilmington; and a brother, Gregory Smith of Port Dover, Ontario.
A service of remembrance was held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church.
Maxine Evers Lindsay
Maxine Evers Lindsay, 75, of Elizabethtown died March 13 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, where she had resided during her illness. She had lived and worked in Martinsville, Va., for 30 years before returning to Center Road Community when she and her husband retired. She had been a paralegal for 20 years. She was a member of Center Road Baptist Church and taught a Sunday school class for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James L. Lindsay Sr.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna L. McBride of Elizabethtown; two sons, James L. Lindsay Jr. of Clemmons and Thomas W. Lindsay of Bladenboro; a brother, David M. Evers of Bladenboro; a half-brother, McCrae Evers of McColl, S.C.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Center Road Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Britt officiating. Burial followed in New Pait Cemetery.
Michael Bruce Longworth
Michael “Mikie” Bruce Longworth, 54, of Advance died March 12 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1951, in Forsyth County. He was formerly employed with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was currently employed for years as a heavy machine operator. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, P.E. and Grace Longworth.
Surviving are his parents, Hubert and Norma Jean Dunn of Advance; two sons, Brian C. Longworth and wife Allison of Yadkinville and Craig M. Longworth and wife Amanda of Clemmons; a granddaughter, Sumer Longworth of Yadkinville; fiancee Jane Foster of Mocksville; a sister, Jeana Garraghty and husband Stan of Clemmons; three brothers, Tim Dunn of Mocksville, Greg Dunn and wife Danette of Advance and Stephen Dunn of Advance; special uncles Elmer, Donnie and Richard Longworth; a niece; and four nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Tim Dunn and Rev. Joel K. Boyles officiating. Burial followed in Yadkin Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Raymond Junior Burton
Raymond Junior “R.J.” Burton, 72, of Pfafftown died 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. Born in Hamptonville on May 17, 1933, he was the son of the late William Raymond and Carrie Livengood Burton. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Robinhood Baptist Church. He retired as vice president of sales from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Winston-Salem. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Patsy McKinney Burton of the home; a son, Bobby Burton Sr. and wife Diane; three daughters, Debbie B. Haynes and husband John, Donna B. Sims and husband Charles and Linda B. Shore and husband Waverly; six grandchildren, John and Jason Haynes, Bobby Jr. and Benjamin Burton and Cayla and Courtney Sims; two great-grandsons, Jordan and Gabriel Haynes; adopted daughter Carroll Brock numerous friends; and loving poodle Sami.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Leon Wishon officiating.
Dewitt “Dee” Masencup, 84, of Pfafftown died March 13 at Vienna Village. He was born April 12, 1921, in Rockingham County to Robah and Ada Hicks Masencup. He spent his life living in Florida and the Pfafftown community. He was a contractor specializing in carpentry. He was a loyal and dedicated member of Community United Church of Christ and VFW Post 8593, Pfafftown, and was one of the original members of the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Poppell Masencup; a sister, Vernell McKnight; and three brothers, Howard, William and Worth Masencup.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicky Funk and husband Carl of Franklin; a brother, Joe Masencup of Pfafftown; a stepson, Willard “Buck” Poppell and wife Mary of Louisiana; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his extended family, Terry and Gaye Duggins and Fred and Karen Scott, whom he referred to as his second daughter.
Funeral services were held at Community United Church of Christ with Rev. Steve Monroe officiating. A military graveside service conducted by VFW Memorial Honor Guard followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Eula Ellen Payne Sebastian
Eula Ellen Payne Sebastian, 96, a former resident of The Oaks of Thomasville, died March 15 at Britthaven of Davidson. Born in Chatham, Va., on November 16, 1909, to Forrest and Lilly Cocke Payne, she had made this area her home since 1929 coming from Chatham. She was a retired employee of Fleming Upholstery and was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church as long as her health allowed. She enjoyed her hobby of gardening where she excelled at growing flowers. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Sebastian, in 1997; and by her brothers, Coleman Payne and Samuel Payne.
Surviving are her grandchildren, Karen S. Seward and husband Bill and Kimberly Sebastian, all of Thomasville, and Russell Sebastian and wife Judy of Clemmons; and four great-grandchildren, Jeanne Sebastian, David Sebastian, Lizzie Seward and Will Seward.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Ben K. Shepherd officiating. Burial followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marvin Timothy Lovelace
Marvin Timothy “Tim” Lovelace, 37, of Boiling Springs, S.C., and Clemmons died March 17 in Boiling Springs. He was born June 14, 1968, in Forsyth County to parents William Ronald “Ron” Lovelace, Sr. and Judy Hunt Lovelace. He was employed as a Design Engineer at Hayssen Inc., in Duncan, S.C. During his youth he was involved in numerous sporting organizations including Clemmons Cowboys Football, Southwest Forsyth Little League, the football and baseball teams of West Forsyth High School. His favorite past times include playing golf, boating, riding motorcycles with his brother Ron, and fishing with his father and brother Mike. He was a devoted father to daughter Camryn, doting uncle to his nieces and nephews and a loving husband. He was also an aspiring master craftsman, able to build or repair most anything. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marvin and Mary Lovelace, and his maternal grandparents, James Ronald Hunt Sr. and Margaret Ransome.
Surviving are his wife, Penny Hoskins Lovelace; his daughter, Camryn Carlisle Lovelace; his parents, Ron and Judy Lovelace Sr. of Clemmons; two brothers, William Ronald Lovelace Jr. of Lewisville and Jonathan Michael Lovelace and wife Penny of Advance; his sister-in-law, Janet Lovelace of Clemmons; his father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Brenda Hoskins; nephews Chase, Easton and Dylan Lovelace, Randall and Anthony Scearce, Christopher and Morgan Hoskins and Tyler and Jacob Lunsford; nieces Morgan, Madi and Lexi Lovelace and Kelly Scearce; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Wayne Wallace officiating. Entombment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Gregory Dale Fetty
Gregory Dale Fetty, 49, of Stanleyville died March 15 at his home. He was born in Cabell County, W.Va., the son of B. Kenneth Fetty and the late Eunice Neal Fields. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem. He was vice president of Family Sweets Candy Co. for many years. He then worked for Rhodes Furniture and was currently employed by Nissan. He enjoyed photography and traveling with his family, especially the time spent with his daughter.
Surviving are his wife, Vicki Garland Fetty of Stanleyville; a daughter, Chasity Fetty and fiancee Philip Macy, and Chasity’s mother, Teresa Carteret, of Clemmons; his father, B. Kenneth Fetty and wife Marlene of Huntington, W.Va.; his stepfather, Eugene Fields and wife Shirley of Rural Hall; his brother, Darrell Fetty and wife Joyce, and their sons, Derek and Tyler of Studio City, Calif.; his brother, Stephen Fetty and wife Lora Beth and their children, Stephanie and Luke of Huntington, W.Va.; stepsiblings Robert and Jane Fields of St. Albans, W.Va.; Debra and Lonnie Reed of Winfield, W.Va.; Nona Fields of Hurricane, W.Va.; Stephen Fields of Princeton, W.Va.; Rudy and Sarah Richardson of Advance, Don and Dawn Edworthy of East Bend and Tray and Stephanie Coble of Hampstead, Md.; their children, Kaitlyn, Jared, Savannah and Grayson; and Ed Garland of South Carolina; as well as numerous uncles and aunts, other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Rural Hall with Rev. Carl L. Miller and Rev. Tray Coble officiating. Burial followws in Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall.
Eulalah Shore Swaim
Eulalah Shore Swaim, 71, of Lewisville died March 18 at Willowbrook Healthcare Center in Yadkinville. She was born March 7, 1935, in Yadkin County to the late Alfred and Ella Mae Pinnix Shore. She was a loving and devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was also a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fletcher Shore and Granville Shore.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Paul W. Swaim of the home; a daughter, Larissa Mathis and husband Stacey of Yadkinville; two grandchildren, Molly and Noah Mathis; three sisters, Hazel Gregory and husband Garvey of Hamptonville, Magdlene Wall and husband Sam of Yadkinville and Mary Johnson and husband Hurley of Hamptonville; a brother, Garvey Shore and wife Gaye of Hamptonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Perry Link and Rev. Phillip Brande officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
Edward Clarence McKinney
Edward Clarence McKinney, 96, of Pfafftown and Fayetteville, Ark., died March 9 in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born October 27, 1909, in Caswell County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John William McKinney. He was a charter member of College Park Baptist Church; a registered professional engineer in North Carolina; a graduate of North Carolina State University in 1932 with a major in electrical engineering; a member of Salem Lodge of the Scottish Rite; and a member of several community service organizations such as Winston-Salem Civitan Club and Chamber of Commerce. He began his career in 1933 with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as an engineer in the Engineering Department. Upon his retirement in 1974, he was superintendent of the Utilities Division within the Reynolds Engineering Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Davis McKinney; and two sisters, Mattie Lee Churchill and Hattie Susan Ledbetter.
Surviving are his children, Edward C. McKinney Jr. of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Mary M. Warnock of Elkins, Ark.; two grandchildren, Keith Edward Warnock and Jacquelyn Ruth Warnock; and a niece, Evelyn L. Davis of Graham.
Funeral services were held at Voglers Reynolda Road Chapel with Rev. Ramon Smith officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery.
Raymond Henry McPherson
Raymond Henry McPherson, 47, of Clemmons died May 21 at his home. He was born March 20, 1959, in Elgin, Ill., to John Henry and Sammie Nash McPherson. He was currently president of Piedmont News Co., Inc. and was general manager of K&S News Co.
Surviving are his wife, Leigh Jordan McPherson of the home; a son, Benjamin Jordan McPherson of the home; a daughter, Jenna Leigh McPherson of the home; his parents of Winston-Salem; and three brothers, Ted McPherson of Clemmons, John Henry McPherson Jr. and wife Katherine of Lewisville and Scott McPherson and wife Catherine of Santa Monica, Calif.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Dale Harlan officiating. Entombment followed at Parklawn Memorial Park.
Ralph “Scott” White, 31, of Walkertown died May 22 at his home. He was born in Mecklenburg County December 24, 1974, to Danny Leroy Sr. and Ellen Lee Thomas White.
Surviving are his wife, Yvonne White of the home; a daughter, Crystle White, and a stepdaughter, Carmen Fowler, both of the home; his father, Danny White Sr. and wife Becky of Winston-Salem; his mother, Ellen Hicks and husband Joe of Lewisville; a brother, Danny White Jr. and wife Jennifer of Lewisville; a sister, Melissa Cowick of Westfield; his maternal grandmother, Virginia Thomas of Salisbury; paternal grandparents George and Norma White of Blacksburg, S.C.; three aunts; an uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall.