Dorothy Jean Church Hunter
Dorothy Jean Church Hunter, 71, of North Wilkesboro died July 3 at her home. She was born December 23, 1931, in Wilkes County to James Carl and Ihling Fletcher Church. She was retired from Cato Corp. after more than 20 years of service and was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Tommy Hunter of the home; four daughters, Laura Brown of Lewisville, Debra Hanke of Ahoskie, Lynn Anderson of Wilkesboro and Becky Minton of North Wilkesboro; a sister, Carlee Eddy of North Wilkesboro; a brother, Jim Church of Claremont; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Edgewood Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Shumate, Rev. Ken Minton and Rev. Jimmy Church officiating. Burial followed at Mountlawn Memorial Park.
Jean Hughes Hartman
Jean Hughes Hartman, 53, of Clemmons died September 10 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1949, in Avery County to Guy B. and Barbara Goins Hughes. She was employed with Wachovia Bank for 32 years.
Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Larry F. Hartman; a daughter, Julie and husband James Shumate Jr. of Clemmons; her mother of Clemmons; three sisters, Judy Gail Pittman and husband Dean of Spruce Pine, Joyce Shaw of Clemmons and Joanne Carter and husband Sterling of Winston-Salem; a brother, Lonnie Hughes and wife Denese of Clemmons; a number of nieces and nephews; and another special daughter, Lucky.
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.
Donald Maloney, 63, of Clemmons died September 10 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1939, in Malden, Mo. He was a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and a Vietnam veteran. After retiring from the U.S. Naval Service, he became a groundskeeper for Tanglewood Golf Course. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Lux and Gary Maloney.
Surviving are his mother, Hazel Cardwell; a sister, Karen Lux; his fiancee, Beverly Arnold; and a beautiful family of friends.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Bill Teague officiating.
Marvin Everett Draughn Sr.
Marvin “Buddy” Everett Draughn Sr., 77, of Winston-Salem died September 5 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on March 13, 1926, in Guilford County to Fred Thomas and Nellie Crutchfield Draughn. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and was retired from Hoots Concrete.
Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Mary H. Draughn of the home; a daughter, Sharon Valdez and husband Andres of Clemmons; a son, Marvin E. Draughn Jr. and wife Charly of Brown Summitt; two grandchildren, Joshua and Eric; a great-grandchild, Hunter; two sisters, Ruby Wildt and husband Harold of Denver, Colo., and Wanda Oliver of Winston-Salem; a special nephew, Rodger Tilley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Bill Teague officiating.
Dr. Sandra Lynn Hack Bodenhamer
Dr. Sandra Lynn Hack Bodenhamer, 39, of Pfafftown died September 5 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, comforted by her devoted husband and adoring brother. During the past year, she was an inspiration to many who knew her as she courageously battled ovarian cancer. Her smile and love for the Lord shone brightly as she faced her illness with dignity and grace. She was born February 18, 1964, in Burien, Wash., to H.R. and Beverly Hack. She grew up in Des Moines, Wash. She served the patients of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for the past 10 years as the pharmacy clinical coordinator for the Food and Nutrition Service. She was a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist and an adjunct assistant professor at Campbell University School of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill. She was an active member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, a journal reviewer for Pharmacotherapy and a recipient of the N.C. Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist Continuing Excellence Award. Her publications included, yet were not limited to, “Nutrition Support: Can We Prove It’s Necessary - President’s Address,” summation for the 19th Clinical Congress, 1995. She was an active member of Old Town Baptist Church and a Big Sister of United Way of Forsyth County.
Surviving are her loving and dedicated husband, David E. Bodenhamer of the home; her parents, H.R. and Beverly Hack of Puyallup, Wash.; a brother, Dar Hack and wife Robin of Winston-Salem; a special nephew, David Elliot; and a special niece, Julie Elliott of Winston-Salem. She is also survived by her loyal Jack Russell terrier, Toby, of the home.
A celebration of life service was held at Old Town Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Speas officiating.
Johnny Wayne Alley
Johnny “Red” Wayne Alley, 36, of Clemmons died September 6.
A graveside service was held at Piedmont Memorial Gardens.
James Oliver Whitt
James Oliver Whitt, 79, of Winston-Salem, died at his home September 4. He was born in South Tunnel, Tenn., on December 18, 1923, to Raymond F. and Buelah Nichols Whitt. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and also in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines with 43 years of service and was a past president of the Virginia Bus Association. He was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and his first wife, Bettye Young Whitt.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Pruett Whitt of the home; three daughters, Olivia W. Foster and husband Grady of Clemmons, Sue Perkins and husband Jack of Winston-Salem and Cathey Marion and husband Don of Pfafftown; a son, Jeff Whitt and wife Shelley of Fredricksburg, Va.; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Merrell and husbandCarter of Louisville, Ky.
A memorial service was held at Vogler Clemmons Chapel with Chaplain Randy Hillman and Rev. Russ Reaves officiating.
Sharon McMillan Billings
Sharon McMillan Billings, 58, of Longwood, Fla., died August 27. She was born September 10, 1944, in Winston-Salem, a daughter of Gorrell W. McMillan Sr. and Barbara Fry McMillan. She lived in Winston-Salem until 15 years ago when she transferred to Orlando, Fla., with AT&T, her employer. She was preceded in death by her mother; and a brother, G.W. McMillan Jr.
Surviving are her husband, Stephen M. Billings Sr. of Longwood, Fla.; two sons, Scott Billings and wife Chris of Yadkinville and Stephen M. Billings II of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Melanie B.Parrish and husband Brad of Deltona, Fla.; six grandchildren; her father of Lewisville; and a sister, Melissa Stanley of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A memorial service was held at the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Salisibury with Rev. Dr. Neil Routh and Randy Vogler officiating.
Stella Elizabeth Mounce
Stella Elizabeth Mounce, 86, of Kernersville died September 8 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born in Stokes County on June 10, 1917, the daughter of James and Sallie Norman East. She was retired from Burlington Industries and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sallie Norman East.
Surviving are her husband, Reuben Mounce of the home; two daughters, Sandra Kay Hauser and husband Ed of Lewisville, and Regina Kennedy and husband Tim of Troy; two sons, Jerry Mounce and wife Carol of Kernersville, and Milford Mounce and wife Connie of New Bern; three brothers, Royce East of Kernersville, George Graham East and wife Dorothy of Belews Creek, and Frank East and wife Marlene of Kernersville; a sister, Joann Williard and husband John of Oak Ridge; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Pierce Chapel, and burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Ray Kenneth Jones Sr.
Ray Kenneth Jones Sr., 84, of Lewisville died September 13 at Meadowbrook Manor of Davie. He was born October 28, 1918, in Davidson County to the late Phillip Sylvester and Mittie Cornish Jones. He was a member of Muddy Creek Church of Christ and retired from Forsyth Medical Center. He was a member of the Clemmons VFW Post 910. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was decorated with the following medals and ribbons: American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with two stars. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Lee and Howard Jones; two sisters, Bernice Scott and Pernie Pickle; and a grandson, Ray Payton Jones.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Pegram Jones of the home; a son, Ray Jones Jr. and wife Carol of Mocksville; a daughter, Alice Tysinger and husband Larry of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Jeff Jones, Jennifer Jones Whitley, Kevin Tysinger and Terri Tysinger; a brother, Phillip Jones Jr. of Clemmons; and eight great-grandchildren.
A military graveside service was held in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Minister Denton Landon and the VFW Honor Guard officiating.
Sandra Marie Sheets Landreth
Sandra Marie Sheets Landreth, 44, of Winston-Salem died September 3 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1959, in Forsyth County, a daughter of Lee and Edna Pope Sheets of Kernersville. She was preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Landreth, and a sister, Karen Denise Sheets.
Surviving are her parents; a sister, Rita Lewis and husband James of Winston-Salem; five brothers, Larry Sheets and wife Pattie of Lewisville, Todd Sheets and wife Pat of Kernersville, Jerry Sheets and wife Carolyn of Clover, S.C., Bobby Sheets and wife Linda of Kernersville and Michael Sheets and wife Marilyn of Kernersville: and her fiance, Gary Smith of Winston-Salem.
A funeral service was held at Glenn View Baptist Church with Rev. William Coleman officiating, and burial followed in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville.
Darlene Frances Taylor
Darlene Frances Taylor, 65, of Winston-Salem, died September 5 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born September 19, 1937, in Surry County to John Paul and Annie Belle Peacock Taylor. She was of the Baptist faith and had retired from Bayada Nursing Agency as a registered nurse with ten years of service. A brother, Steve Taylor, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her mother, Ann P. Taylor-Martin of Winston-Salem; two sons, Allen Hall of Lewisville and Ben Turner of Jamestown; three daughters, Kathryn Tickle-Whitley of Lewisville, Kelly Ryan and husband John of Charlotte, and Karin Patterson and husband Shane of Pittsboro; eight grandchildren; a sister, Doris M. Wilson; and a brother, John Martin
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Minister B.R. Elledge officiating, and burial followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Mary Katherine Jennings Lazenby
Mary Katherine “Kathy” Jennings Lazenby, 58, of Hamptonville died September 12 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1945, to the late Thomas Wayne and Martha Hamrick Jennings. She was retired from Sara Lee Hosiery and was a member of Union Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Childress; and three brothers, Z.O., Spencer and Dean Jennings.
Surviving are her husband, Charles T. “Bud” Lazenby of the home; two sons, Wade Lazenby and wife Kathy of Lewisville and Rodney Lazenby and wife Ruth of East Bend; three grandchildren, Sonya, Amanda and R.J. Lazenby; two step-grandchildren, David and Amanda Pate; a sister, Sue Slate and husband Roy of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Thomas Jennings of Elkin.
Funeral services were held at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Pardue and Rev. Steve Barber officiating.
Georgia Craver Hedrick
Georgia Craver Hedrick, 73, of the Welcome community in Lexington died September 7 in the Brian Center after a three-month illness. She was born November 30, 1929, in Davidson County to Hoy Craver and Cora Everhart Craver. She was retired from Hanes Hosiery. At Beulah United Church of Christ, she was a member of the Lydia Sunday school school. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reid L. Hedrick, on May 23, 2001; two brothers, Clint Craver and Johnny Craver; and a sister, Nell Craver.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie Kinsey and husband Tommy of Welcome; a grandchild, Jason Michael Kinsey; and a sister, Alyce Craft of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Beulah United Church of Christ with Rev. Chris Burr and Rev. Dale Kennedy officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mary Ellen Foster Anderson
Mary Ellen Foster Anderson, 87, of Winston-Salem died September 8 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born April 30, 1916, in Yadkin County, a daughter of George Kimbrough and Cora Lee Mitchell Foster. She lived her entire life in this area. She was a homemaker and a member of New Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women and all facets of the church as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Velma Foster and Mozelle Hall; and a brother, William Foster. Her beloved husband and partner, Glenn Edgar Anderson, also preceded her in death on December 26, 1979.
Surviving are three daughters, Doris Bean and husband,Herman of Hillsville, Va., Bonnie Fishel and husband Gray of Clemmons, and Peggy Hankins and husband David of Pleasant Garden; five sons, Eddie Anderson and wife Wanda, Tommy Anderson and wife Rhetta and Dr. Wayne Anderson and wife Barbara, all of Winston-Salem, and Ronnie Anderson and wife Brenda of Wagram and Lonnie Anderson and wife Barbara of High Point; a sister, Ethel Taylor Green and husband Jim of Winston-Salem; two brothers, G.K. Foster and wife Margaret of Clemmons, and Leo of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Pauline Lovern of Winston-Salem; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at New Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with Pastor Lanny Lancaster officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
William Ray Lowder
William Ray “Bill” Lowder, 62, of Clemmons died unexpectedly January 19 at his residence. He was born September 12, 1941, in Salisbury to Helen Lowder Smith and the late Ralph Lowder. He began his career with Western Electric in 1962. He spent the first five years working overseas. He retired from AT&T (Lucent Technologies) in 1996 after 34 years of service He was an avid jogger and tennis player. He loved music and had an extensive CD collection. He was an excellent handyman who could fix anything. In addition, he was an active soccer coach with the Optimist League and adored each of his soccer angels. He spent many years as the certified pool operator of Jonestown Swim Club and in recent years at Asbury Place pool. His main love and interest focused around his family, his wife and his two sons. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lester Smith.
Surviving are his wife, Lori Lowder of the home; two sons, Chris Lowder and wife Patty of Winston-Salem and Craig Lowder and wife Irene of Charlotte; his mother of Spencer; three grandchildren, Amber, Taylor and Paul Lowder; and a sister, Joyce Corwin and husband Doyle of Forest City.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Richard A. Gross officiating. A second service was held at Oakdale Baptist Church in Spencer, and burial followed in the church cemetery.
Shirley Ann Sams Fulk
Shirley Ann Sams Fulk, 57, of King died January 23 at her home. She was born October 17, 1946, in Stokes County to John Wesley and Lillian Irene Sheppard Sams. She was retired from R.J. Reynolds and a member of Brims Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lesia Crayton of Winston-Salem; a son, Christopher Reid Fulk of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Brittni Lauren Crayton, Wesley Reid Fulk, Halston Reid Crayton and Jenna Anne Fulk; two sisters, Virginia Lyons of Clemmons and Estelle Gordon of Pilot Mountain; and five brothers, Franklin Sams of Westfield, Carlos Sams of Pilot Mountain, Lloyd Sams of Westfield, Alvin Sams of King and Glenn Sams of Pilot Mountain.
A graveside service was held at Brims Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robbie Stephens officiating.
Jesse Burke Shutt
Jesse Burke Shutt, 84, of Winston-Salem died at Forsyth Medical Center on January 5. He was born in Forsyth County on October 11, 1919, to the late John S. Shutt and Dora Burke Shutt. He had been in declining health since 1988. He was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, joining Co. T, 686th Ordnance Ammunition Co., which was composed of men from Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. He was in the invasion of Africa, landing in Casablanca and also Italy, landing in Versailles. He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 9010 of Clemmons. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Vogler Shutt; a sister, Frankie L. Shutt of Winston-Salem; and six brothers, Fred H. Shutt, Gaither E. Shutt, Theo J. Shutt, Milland D. Shutt, Allie W. Shutt and Odell W. Shutt, all of Winston-Salem.
Surviving are two sisters, Opie Lillian Shutt and Velvin Mary Shutt; a brother, Leslie B. Shutt and wife Mildred of Laurel Fork, Va.; a nephew; four nieces; and a number of great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and ne-phews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with Dr. Worth N. Green Jr. and Rev. Ray Troutman officiating, and burial followed in New Philadelphia Moravian Graveyard.
Sue Hutchens Mickey
Sue Hutchens Mickey, 77, of Kernersville died January 20 at her home. She was born in Patrick County, Va., a daughter of the late L.R. and Pearl Nelson Hutchens. She was an active member of the Kernersville First Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was a member of the Morning Glory Garden Club and a volunteer at High Point Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; two nephews, Terry Hutchens and James Max Hutchens Jr.; a sister-in-law, Golda Flowers; and a brother-in-law, Grayson Mickey.
Surviving are her husband, Richard A. Mickey of the home; a daughter, Tammie Spear and husband Bruce of Kernersville; a son, Randy Mickey and his friend Donna Richel of Rockingham; four grandchildren, Cha, Candice and R.C. Mickey of Rockingham and Sarah Spear of Kernersville; a sister, Trilba Strader and her husband, Lane of Greensboro; two brothers, C.L. Hutchens and wife Ann of Lewisville and Max Hutchens of Kernerville; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Turner of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sylvia Richardson of Tampa, Fla.; six nieces; and five nephews.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Steven Martin and Charles Stevens officiating. A committal service was held in the Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Theodore Wesley Hunter
Theodore Wesley Hunter, 90, formerly of Pfafftown, died January 24 at the Brian Center. He was born June 11, 1913, in Forsyth County, the son of Claude and Beulah Holder Hunter. He was a member of Bethania Moravian Church, played in the Moravian Band as long as his health permitted and he was a 32nd-degree mason. He retired from National Cash Register Co. after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Hunter.
Surviving are his wife Edith Hartgrove Hunter of the hone; a son, Ted Hunter Jr. and wife Myra of Pfafftown; a daughter, Barbara Hunter Cashion and husband Bill of Humble, Texas; a brother, Carrol Hunter and wife Agnes of Dubach, La.; two stepsons and a stepdaughter, David E. Hartgrove of Cumming, Ga., William R. Hartgrove and wife Ellen of Archdale and Ann Hartgrove Cone of Charlotte; a special family friend, Thomas A. Christold of Cumming, Ga; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at the Bethania Moravian Church Graveyard with Rev. Wayne Byerly officiating.