Carl Eugene Dixson Jr.
Carl Eugene “Buddy” Dixson Jr., 59, president and co-owner of Brown-Rogers-Dixson Co. Inc. and chairman of the board of Crosley Corp., died unexpectedly April 23. He was born in Salisbury on January 17, 1946, and was raised in Winston-Salem.In 1970, he married Lynn Woodward, his wife of 35 years. An avid golfer and golf enthusiast, he was a member and club champion at both Forsyth Country Club and Roaring Gap Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl E. Dixson Sr. and Phyllis Morgan Dixson.
Surviving are his wife, Lynn; his daughter, Kelly Dixson Furr and husband James E. Furr IV and their son Parker Woodward Furr, all of Raleigh; brothers Robert M. Dixson and wife Beth of Raleigh and Ronny A. Dixson and wife Shelly of Lewisville; nephews Philip M. Dixson and wife Mandy of Lewisville and Matthew W. Dixson and wife Rebecca of Winston-Salem; and niece Amy D. Dalton of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Dr. Tom Randall officiating.
Lena Virginia Hunter
Lena Virginia Hunter of Pfafftown died April 19 at Arbor Acres, The Methodist Retirement Home. She was the daughter of Cicero Gilbert and Ada Doub Hunter, and lived in Forsyth County all her life. She was employed by Motor Sales Co., the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Winston-Salem, for 20 years and by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as a group representative and account executive for 20 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and had been organist, pianist and choir director for 55 years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and had served as president. She was a member of Old Richmond Grange No. 675, and a Seventh Degree member of National Grange Patrons of Husbandry. She was recognized as “Granger of the Year” in 1979 and in 1988 by the N.C. State Grange. She received her 60-year membership pin in 1990. She was lecturer and program chairman of Old Richmond Grange for 20 years or more, and was the Master for 28 years. She was pianist and organist of Old Richmond Grange, Forsyth County Grange and N.C. State Grange, and was twice organist for the National Grange. At one time she had the privilege of being organist for all the degrees the same year - local, county, state and national. She organized and carried out the Community Service Program and Projects for Old Richmond Grange in 1955, and prepared the book that won the top National Award of $10,000 in 1955. Many other state prizes have come to the Grange through her efforts during the past 50 years. She was program director of the Senior Citizens Club for many years, and took care of all her pets. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Holt Hunter and Arnold Spencer Hunter; and two sisters, Floy Gracette Hunter and Pauline Hunter Duncan.
Surviving are her cousins and special friends, Bob and Janie Howell and Albert and Thresh Brinn.
Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Patzfahal and Rev. Dwight Cartner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Gertrude Thelma Strebel
Gertrude Thelma Strebel, 87, of Clemmons died June 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1917, in Amsterdam, Ohio, daughter of the late Henry McAbier and Luella Wallace McAbier.
Surviving are her sister, Dorothy Wheaton of Amsterdam; daughters Diane Jirles and husband Jim of Cambridge, Ohio, Dorothy Cutright of Dover, Pa., and Mary Smith and husband Harold, Betty Patterson and Wilma Adams, all of Elyria, Ohio; her sons, William “Bill” Strebel and wife Gayl of Manning, S.C., Richard “Dan” Strebel of Lorain, Ohio, and Perry Strebel of Clemmons; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria.
Hollis Junior Fine
Hollis Junior “June” Fine, 77, of Lewisville died June 13 at his home. He was born April 16, 1928, a son of the late H.V. Fine and the late Pearl Burton Fine. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a self-employed plumber. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Howard Fine, in 2000.
Surviving are his son, Michael P. Fine and wife Peggy of Advance; stepdaughter Jeannie Howard of Clemmons; brothers Keith Fine and wife Ruth of Wallburg, Bob Fine and wife Peggy of Winston-Salem and Richard Fine of Walkertown; sister Lois Golding and husband Curtis of Walkertown; and grandson Todd Hartman of California.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Joe Woodward and Col. A.G. Parker officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.
Bozena Tyczynski, 85, of Pfafftown died June 9 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born December 23, 1919, in the Czech Republic, the daughter of Jorge and Maria Kostrunek.
Surviving are her children, Maria E. Garcia of Pfafftown, Elisa Strazzeri and husband Roberto of Port St. Lucy, Fla., Angela Ledesma and husband Juan of Argentina, Ernesto Tyczynski and wife Graciela of Patterson, N.J., and Marta Galanti and husband Cesar of Argentina; a brother, Jaroslav Kostrunek of the Czech Republic; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel in Winston-Salem.
Marven Lee Poindexter
Marven Lee Poindexter, 51, of Rock Hill, S.C. died June 13. He was born March 31, 1954, in Forsyth County, the son of Bobby Lee and Marie May Poindexter. He owned and operated Marven L. Poindexter Inc. of Charlotte. He was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church, very active with the Boy Scouts of America and was chief of the Wahassi Lodge in 1971.
Surviving are his parents of Clemmons; son Matthew Lee Poindexter of Charlotte; daughter Michelle Lee Poindexter of Asheville; sister Martha Clopton and husband Earl of Lewisville; brother Gary Dean Poindexter and wife Candy of Winston-Salem; maternal grandmother Martha May of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Ray Burke, Dr. Henry May and Mark Jones officiating.
Sarah Elizabeth Cumbo Smith
Sarah “Libby” Elizabeth Cumbo Smith, 59, of Winston-Salem died June 11 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born October 8, 1945, in Forsyth County to Joseph Frank Cumbo and Jeanette Fortson. She was employed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father.
Surviving are her mother, Jeanette Fortson Ennis of Winston-Salem; Ronald Elton Smith, the father of son Michael Smith of Winston-Salem; daughters Lisa Everhart and husband David of Lexington, Rhonda Reid and husband Daniel of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Brittany and Brad Everhart of Lexington and Adam Reid of Winston-Salem; and brother Bruce Cumbo and wife Mary Ellen of Clemmons.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton and Rev. Sandra Bovender officiating.
Osborne “Ozzie” Strickland
Osborne “Ozzie” Strickland, 64, of Arcadia died June 12 at his residence, He was born April 25, 1940, in Wayne County to William and Annie Conway Strickland. He was of the Baptist faith. He retired from R.J. Reynolds with over 30 years of employment. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie and Joe Strickland; two sisters, Mildred Colbert and Geraldine Strickland; and a grandson, Austin Brown.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Sharon Strickland, of the home; a daughter, Deidra “Dee” Diachenko of Clemmons; a son, Eddie Strickland and wife Jacque of Wallburg; three grandchildren, Ashley Brown and Allison Diachenko, both of Clemmons, and Samantha Arnold of Wallburg; a sister, Evelyn Webb of Goldsboro; three brothers, Billy Strickland of Smithville and Earl and Tim Strickland, both of Goldsboro; mother and father-in-law Richard and Ruth Hutchins of Winston-Salem; sister-in-law Jean Foust and husband Don of Pinnacle; brother-in-law Roger Edwards and wife Barbara of Arcadia; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Mausoleum Chapel with Preacher James Orange officiating.
Willard Rupert Southerland
Willard Rupert “Smokey” Southerland, 75, of Winston-Salem died June 9 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1930, in Clayton to Willard Albert Southerland and Barbara Williams Southerland. He was a member of Pfafftown Baptist Church and was a retired salesman for Sears. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Surviving are his wife, Beulah Vandetta Hampton “Boots” Southerland; two daughters, Deloris “Dee” S. Wood and husband Larry of Clemmons and Elizabeth “Betty” S. Williams and husband Darrell of Winston-Salem; a son, Larry Keith Southerland and wife Elaine of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Robert C. Hudspeth, David Hudspeth, Dean Williams and Susan Williams; two great-grandchildren, Emma Hudspeth and Jackson Hudspeth; five sisters, Lorena Blinson, Anna Jean Moore, Becky Harden, Evelyn Parrish and Treasure Carter; and a brother, W.A. Southerland.
Funeral services were held at Pfafftown Baptist Church with Dr. Craig Bowman and Rev. Bill Yates officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Robert Clyde Moose
Robert Clyde Moose, 80, of Statesville died June 9 at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born May 30, 1925, in Statesville and was the son of the late David Foster Moose and Susie Bennet Moose. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church and also was a truck driver and warehouse manager for Perdue Farms for many years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara “Polly” Bass; and three brothers, Flake, John and David Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Poteat Moose; two daughters, Brenda M. Robertson and husband Carter of Mocksville and Shelia M. Baucom and husband Aaron of Polkton; two grandchildren, Kevin Carter Robertson and wife Lori of Clemmons and Anna Robertson Bumgarner and husband Todd of Mocksville; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Bumgarner and Joshua “J.T.” Todd Bumgarner, both of Mocksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Western Avenue Baptist Church, with Dr. James D. Cartin and Rev. Ed Yarbrough officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery with military rights by VFW Post 2031, American Legion Post 217, American Legion Post 65 and DAV Littlefield Chapter 68.
Annie Louise Dowell Young
Annie Louise Dowell Young, 90, of Winston-Salem died June 19 at The Fitzgerald Health Care Center, Arbor Acres. She was born in Rowan County to John R. and Elizabeth Penninger Dowell. She was a longtime member of Hanes United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Bobby Gray; her husband, George F. Young; and a daughter, Gail Y. Huneycutt.
Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Blizard and husband Jimmie of Winston-Salem and Sybil Horner and husband Jody of Greensboro; five grandsons, Terry Rudolph and Robert Rudolph of Kernersville, Clark Huneycutt of Clemmons, Mark Blizard and wife Pam of Lynchburg, Va., and Michael Blizard and wife Kellie of Clemmons; four great-grandchildren, Zachary Blizard, Laura Blizard, Justin Blizard and Marissa Blizard; and a brother, Lawrence G. Dowell of Salisbury.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Jake Weems, 72, of Lewisville died June 19 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born September 17, 1932, in Wilkes County to Edward and Fannie Cheatwood Weems. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Fairview Moravian Church, a member of the Weber Memorial Class and served on the board of elders.
Surviving are his wife, Cleo Willard-Weems of the home; two daughters, Donna Faulkner and husband Barry of Liberty and Debbie Vestal and husband Ronnie of Yadkinville; a son, Tim Weems and wife Angel of Greensboro; two stepsons, Keith Willard of Danbury and Randy Willard and wife Jennifer of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, John Weems and wife Ethelene of Greensboro; and a sister, Hazel Amon and husband Raymon of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held at Fairview Moravian Church with Rev. Riddick Weber officiating. Burial followed in God’s Acre at Salem Moravian Graveyard.
Carroll Luper Beroth
Carroll Luper Beroth, 77, of Clemmons died June 19 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1927, in Forsyth County to Elcer Ray and Maggie McKinney Luper.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Bracken of Clemmons and Gail Gentry and husband David of High Point; a son, Roger Beroth, and wife Amy of Dobson; five grandchildren, Stacey Gentry-Lemmings, Kevin Gentry, Allison Kiger, Alicia Senter and Ashley Smitherman; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Haney, Shelby Kiger, Nicolette Lemmings, Lacie Kiger and Alaina Senter; a sister, Dorotha Rae Masencup; a brother, Ferrell M. Luper; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Phillip Brande officiating. Burial followed in Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery.
Stella Sizemore Handy
Stella Sizemore Handy, 91, of Winston-Salem died June 16 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born to Joe and Meley Weaver Sizemore on November 30, 1913, in Stokes County.
Surviving are a son, Richard Sizemore and wife Evelyn of Clemmons; a daughter, Sandra Miller of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Rick Sizemore and wife Sharon of Yadkinville and Patrick W. Sizemore and wife Debra of Clemmons; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Kayla Sizemore.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Bill Teague officiating.
Donald James Cooskton
Donald James Cookston, 63, of Lewisville died August 22 in Midwest City, Okla., after a battle with cancer. He was born in Billings, Mont., on August 10, 1942, to Ralph and Jessie (Daniels) Cookston. He joined and served proudly in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of Harrah First Baptist Church in Harrah, Okla. He was a pipeline welder for Okeemah Pipeline, Okeemah, Okla., until his health failed him. He laid pipelines in South America and Alaska and several other states. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Winn of Oklahoma; father, Ralph Cookston of Mampa, Ind.; stepmother, Beulah Cookston; brother, Don Maggard of Parma, Ind.; and all four grandparents.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Mary (Biz) Cookston; daughters, Donna Cookston of Trinity and Wendy Hanaway and husband Mark of Jones, Okla.; sons, Calvin Cookston of Cushing, Okla., Tommy Cookston of Durant, Okla., and John (Jay) Cookston of Stringtown, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler Funeral Home Clemmons with Rev. Zack King officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Janice Shelton Critz
Janice Shelton Critz, 75, of Hamptonville died August 23 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County on October 31, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Grady C. Shelton and Verna Ferguson Shelton. She was a retired cost accountant with Western Electric before coming to Iredell County, and thereafter a substitute teacher in the Iredell County schools. She was a member of Hunting Creek Meeting, where she was treasurer from 1982 to present, an elder, Program Chairperson for the Women’s Missionary Society, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the VFW and the North Carolina Retired Employees Association, and she was a Girl Scout leader and coordinator. She was an avid bowler and bridge player and enjoyed corresponding with school friends and studying family history. On April 19, 1957, she married Billy Critz, who died May 23, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Shelton.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol C. Bell and husband Ron of Hamptonville and Vicki Bailey of Winston-Salem; a brother, Grady Shelton Jr. of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Jean Norman of Clemmons and Jo Edwards of St. Simons, Ga.; grandchildren, Molly Rogers, Angie Hughes and Scott Bailey; four great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Anna Critz of Statesville.
Funeral services were held at Hunting Creek Friends Meeting with Rev. Milton Jordan and Rev. Bob Blake officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mildred Hicks Dillworth
Mildred Hicks Dillworth, 89, died August 27. She was born in Forsyth County to Thomas Henry and Cora George Hicks. She had been retired for many years but had worked as a model for a large cosmetic company, Helena Rubenstein. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lillian H. Stephens and Cora Ellen H. Loafman; three brothers, Coleman J., Ward B. and Cyrus N. Hicks.
Surviving are a son of the home, Keith P. Dillworth of Pfafftown; a sister, Sarah V. Hicks of Pfafftown; two nieces, Janet E. Flowers and husband Eddie of Hillsborough and Kelly Hicks of Winston-Salem; two nephews, Jerry W. Loafman and wife Katherine of Winston-Salem and Steve Hicks of Oldtown; two great nephews, Robert Loafman and wife Jamie and their son Jacob of Lewisville and Thomas Flowers and wife Jennifer and their son Brenden of Morrisville; two half-sisters-in-law, Virginia and Juanita Hicks, both of Winston-Salem; and an ex-husband, James S. Dillworth of Winston-Salem.
A graveside service was held in Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery with Rev. Doug Rights officiating.
Jerrold Samuel Miller Jr.
Jerrold “Jerry” Samuel Miller Jr., 38, of Lexington died August 21. He was born October 6, 1966, in Forsyth County to Jerrold Samuel Miller Sr. and Judy Gail Bodenheimer Miller. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem.
Surviving are his sons, Timothy Jarvis of Camp Lejeune and Jerrold Samuel Miller III of King; a daughter, Melony Christine Miller of the home; a grandmother, Annie Lee White Miller of Midway; sisters, Cathy Sweat and Jennifer Sue Miller of Clemmons, Rhonda Gail Jennings of Winston-Salem and Teresa Lynn Greiner of Wilmington; and his fiancee, Lavora Lynn Whitner of Welcome.
A graveside service was held at Victory Baptist Church Cemetery in Clemmons with Dr. Mike Duffield officiating.
Jerry Lee Littlejohn
Jerry Lee Littlejohn, 35, of Pfafftown died August 20 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on June 21, 1970 in Winston-Salem. He was a member of Judah Praise and Worship Center, served as trustee and usher and had been recently named a deacon. He was an employee of Ramey Construction Co.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy S. Littlejohn, and his son, Jalen, both of the home; his mother, Sylvia Littlejohn of Winston-Salem; his father, Jerry Sharp and wife Cynthia of Winston-Salem; his brothers, Brent Littlejohn of Winston-Salem and Jermaine Sharp and wife Andrea of Winston-Salem; his sister, Deshawna Sharp; two nieces and two nephews, all of Winston-Salem; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance Inc. with Rev. Aldine Pouncey officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Jean McCall Butcher
Jean McCall Butcher, 72, of Lewisville died October 17 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. The second youngest of 11 brothers and sisters, she was born to J. Ray McCall and Letha Winkler McCall on September 4, 1933, in Caldwell County. She married Marvin E. Butcher Sr. at Clemmons Baptist Church on October 18, 1952. She was a homemaker as well as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Marvin E. Butcher Sr.; her twin sons, Marvin Butcher Jr. and wife Linda of Illinois and Michael Butcher and wife Connie of Florida; her five grandchildren, Christy Putnam and husband Michael, Jennifer Butcher, Marvin Butcher III and wife Chrissy, and John Butcher, all of Florida, and Tiffany Butcher of Texas; her three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Caleb Putnam and Adam Butcher; her sister, Ginger Watson and husband E.N. of Morganton; and her brother, Jennings McCall of Lenoir.
A memorial service was held at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Rennie Adcock officiating.