Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
2002

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Thelma W. Mullis
Thelma W. Mullis, 91, of Clemmons died January 29 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born June 27, 1911, in Iredell County to William Cyrus and Attrie York Wooten. She was retired from P.H. Hanes Knitting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Webster Mullis, in 1978.
Surviving are two daughters, Josephine Gibbons of East Bend and Betty Binkley of Clemmons; three sons, James Mullis and wife Melba of Yadkinville, Gilbert Mullis and wife Anita of Advance and Bobby Garner and wife Daphne of Germanton; a sister, Effie Sheets of Clemmons; a brother, Kenneth Wooten of Statesville; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Joe Myers officiating, and burial followed at Winthrop Friends Cemetery in Harmony.

Harold Gene Tesh
Harold Gene Tesh, 70, of Clemmons died January 29 at his home.
A graveside service was held at Bethlehem Reformed United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Julian Carl Meeks
Julian Carl Meeks, 99, of Winston-Salem died January 31 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 23, 1903, in Rockingham County to Jessie and Sallie Tullock Meeks. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie McDaniel; and two brothers, Crawford and Claude Meeks.
Surviving are a son, Bill M. Summey and wife Vicki of Lewisville.
A graveside service was held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Dr. Harold Fletcher officiating.

Woodrow Roy Eidson
Woodrow Roy Eidson, 89, died January 27 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. He was born March 4, 1913, in Iredell County to John V. and Hester Ladd Eidson. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Opal Parnell Eidson, in December of last year and a brother, Clyde T. Eidson.
Surviving are a son, Roy W. Eidson and wife Bobbie; a granddaughter, Kim Dawn Eidson; a brother, John V. Eidson and wife Lillian; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Eidson of New Orleans.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with James Percival officiating.

Lois Reavis Tutterow
Lois Reavis Tutterow, 77, of Mocksville died January 19 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. Born in Davie County on March 28, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Lee “Bean” and Irma Betts Reavis. She was a homemaker, a member of Center United Methodist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Cooleemee. Her husband, Jeff Tutterow, preceded her in death in 1987.
Surviving are a son, Lloyd Tutterow and wife Joyce of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Lori Setzer and husband John of Lewisville; a grandson, Cody; and two brothers, Clifford Reavis and wife Ruth Ann of Winston-Salem and Curtis Lee Reavis of Mocksville. 
Funeral services were held at Davie Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Scott Lyerly officiating, and burial followed at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Lois Tedder Wooters
Lois Tedder Wooters, 75, of Clemmons died January 29 at her home. She was born October 12, 1927, in Stokes County to William Ralph and Pauline Johnson Tedder. She was a charter member of Unity Moravian Church. Her husband, H.C. “Hank” Wooters, preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Cindi Barber of Clemmons, Meena Evans of Advance and Lisa Levens of Clemmons; a son, Mark Wooters of Winston-Salem; a sister, Brenda Parrish of Clemmons; four brothers, Richard Tedder of Welcome, Harrelle Tedder of Clemmons, Gayle Tedder of Kernersville and Barry Tedder of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, J. Mitch Sweat, Neil Wagstaff, Carl Wagstaff, Eric Levens and Lindy Levens; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Williams and Madison Sweat; and a lifelong friend, Betty Warner of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Unity Moravian Church with Rev. William McElveen officiating, and burial followed in the church graveyard. 

Kathleen Shore Yates
Kathleen Shore Yates, 88, of Lewisville died January 27. She was born January 20, 1915, in Forsyth County to Jasper Levi and Ella Huffman Shore. She was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Lewisville. She was retired from Western Electric (AT&T). She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Yates; a grandson, Martin Craver; and a son-in-law, Norman Craver.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Craver of Clemmons and Connie Bodsford and husband W.G. of Denver, N.C.; four grandchildren, Keith Bodsford and wife Jane, Dana Cummings and husband Jeff, Steve Craver and Jill Craver; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Shiloh Lutheran Church with Rev. James White officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Wilma Roberta Bowles
Wilma Roberta Bowles, 71, of Clemmons, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., died January 26 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born January 31, 1931, in Davie County to Amos Lee and Jessie Lee Johnston Bowles, and was a lifelong employee of Seaboard Coastline Railroad. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin L. Bowles and John C. Bowles Sr.
Surviving are three sisters, Alice B. Dolman, Vera B. Scobey and husband Ed of Clemmons and Elnora B. Luper of Mocksville; and a brother, Worth M. Bowles and wife Dottie of Olympia, Wash.
A memorial service was held at Jericho Church of Christ with Tom Torpy and Harding Lowry officiating. Inurnment followed in the church cemetery.

Gena Howell Hix Elias
Gena Howell Hix Elias, 78, of Winston-Salem died January 31 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Born on July 1, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Hix and Cassandra (Carrie) Thomas Hix of Moravian Falls. She married her husband, Lewis Weimar Elias Jr., in 1942 at College Station, Texas. In 1956 they moved their family to Winston-Salem. In 1967 she became one of the first teacher aides employed by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. She worked at both Parkland and North Forsyth senior high schools as well as private schools, including Forsyth Country Day School and Emmanuel Christian School. In 1975 she became a guide at Historic Bethabara Park, where she thoroughly enjoyed telling visitors “The Story of the Moravians” for over 22 years. Beginning in 1995, she taught classes for several years on the history of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the art of calligraphy for the Forsyth Technical Community College Continuing Education department. She was a member of the Old North State chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Rockford Preservation Society and a lifetime member of the Bethania Historical Society. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem for over 40 years and a member of St. Catherine’s Circle. For several years she hand-inscribed church records and information in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memory Book.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Lewis Weimar Elias Jr. of the home; a son, Lewis Weimar Elias III and wife Renee Elias of Clemmons; three daughters, Elizabeth Tim Elias Gish and husband Dr. Larry Morgan Gish of Salisbury, Cassandra Hix Elias Callison and husband Michael Callison of Winston-Salem and Frances Carter Elias Binder and husband Dr. Steve Binder of Cornelius; a brother, William Thomas Hix and wife Martha Blackwelder Hix of Winston-Salem; a sister, Lana Jon Hix Reavis and husband James Clinton Reavis of Morganton; five grandchildren, Teresa Anne Gish Perry and husband Charles Kent Perry of San Carlos, Calif., Ellen Elizabeth Gish Dutton and husband David Glenn Dutton of Pleasant Hill, Calif., James Brian Hawley of Greenville, Liane Elizabeth Elias of Winston-Salem and Adam Carter Elias of Pilot Mountain; four great-grandchildren, Madeline Elise Perry and Benjamin Morgan Perry of San Carlos, Calif., and Emily Grace Dutton and Elizabeth Morgan Dutton of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and a niece, Martha Jon Hix Siceloff and husband Dr. T. Eric Siceloff of Winston-Salem.
A private interment in Dalton Memorial Gardens was followed by a memorial service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Grayce M. O’Neill and Rev. Donald P. Goodheart officiating.

Estelle Anderson Smith
Estelle Anderson Smith, 80, of Clemmons died February 27 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1921, in Surry County to Crawley P. and Carrie Ayers Anderson. She was an active member of Clemmons First Baptist Church and retired from R. J. Reynolds after 38 years of service. She was an avid garden enthusiast and a basket weaver. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathrine Bailey; and two brothers, Johnnie Anderson and Charlie Henry Anderson.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William H. Smith; a son, Tony Smith and wife Joann of Raleigh; two daughters, Debbie Baity and husband I.H. of Mocksville, and Becky Hoyos of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Sabrina Davis, Barrett Smith and Milo Hoyos; a great-grandson, Logan; and two brothers, Grover Anderson and Grady Anderson.
A funeral service was held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Dr. Robert L. Phillips, Dr. Robert Cantwell and the Rev. Claxton Hall officiating, and burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.

Edna Powell Barnhill
Edna Powell Barnhill, 78, of Winston-Salem, the wife of the late James D. Barnhill, died March 3 at her home. She was born October 20, 1923, in Johnston County to Adin Ashley and Mary Moore Powell. She worked in Oak Ridge, Tenn., as a member of The Manhattan Project and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Ardmore United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her son, James A. Barnhill and wife Cheryl of Clemmons; her daughter, Carol B. Carr and husband Bob of Rose Hill; four grandchildren, Dana Barnhill, Lauren Barnhill, Elizabeth Carr and Ashley Carr; and her brother, Adin Ashley Powell Jr.
Funeral services were held at Ardmore United Methodist Church with Dr. Frank Grice officiating. A graveside service was held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Smithfield.

Kathlene Bryant Essic
Kathlene Bryant Essic, 95, of Brookridge Retirement Community died March 4. She was born in Transylvania County December 28, 1906, to Mason and Carrie Owen Bryant. She was a charter member of Konnoak Baptist Church and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 45 years of service. She was a member of Chapter 60 Eastern Star and was a volunteer at Forsyth Memorial Hospital for 22 years.
Surviving are two sons, Charles A. Essic Jr. and wife Barbara of Lewisville and Thomas Lee Essic and wife Lee of Advance; five grandchildren, Charles Michael Essic, Jeffery G. Essic, Thomas Kirk Essic, Sonya L. Bennett and Patricia A. Gough; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Reeves and Gertrude Fulk, both of Winston-Salem; and several loving nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Ray Hamilton and Dr. Gary McCollough officiating, and burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Dorothea Pauline Hamlin Conrad
Doreatha Pauline Hamlin Conrad, 77, of Winston-Salem died February 21 after a period of declining health. She was born in Yadkin County to the late Rush and Sarah Richmond Hamlin. She was a member of Capernaum Church of Christ in Clemmons for 58 years and was retired from the Children's Center for the physically handicapped. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Sarah Louise Conrad; a sister, Mildred Hawkins; a granddaughter, Parrish Conrad, and a grandson, Larry Conrad.
Surviving are her husband, John Alex Conrad; four sons, John Conrad Jr., Samuel Conrad, Michael Conrad and wife Inell and William Conrad; three daughters, Barbara Miles and husband Walter, Roberta Blue and husband Lonnie Jr., and Doris Fleming and husband Johnny; 34 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Warners Chapel Church of Christ in Clemmons, and burial followed in the Capernaum Church of Christ Cemetery, Clemmons.

Clifton Edward Nicholson
Clifton Edward Nicholson, 84, of Lewisville died March 4 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born October 8, 1917, in Forsyth County to Gideon Gabriel and Rosetta Gordy Nicholson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Mabel Bowers Nicholson of the home; three daughters, Rosa Lee Harper and husband Gary of Lexington, Ella Bee "Ellie" Smith and husband Bob of Lewisville and Lois Allen and husband Tim of Yadkinville; six grandchildren, John Harper and wife Beverly of Lexington, Gina Cartrette of Yadkinville, Lisa Harper and fiancé Gray of Lewisville, Lori Simons and husband Mark of Lexington, Tenn., John Allen Jr. and wife Mary Anne of Yadkinville and Jason Allen of Raleigh; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Warner's Chapel Church of Christ with Mark Simons, minister, and Denton Landon, minister, officating, and burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Reuben Hughes
Reuben Hughes, 76, of Winston-Salem died March 2 at The Oaks at Forsyth. He was born December 13, 1925, in Forsyth County to James Reuben and Dora Hayes Hughes. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired employee of AT&T. He was a lifelong member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church, where he served as an elder and a trustee.
Surviving are his wife, Sue Binkley Hughes of the home; a daughter, Martha H. Zimmerman and husband Stuart of Winston-Salem; two sons, Rodney A. Hughes and wife Dianne of Clemmons, and John R. Hughes and wife Janie of Bethlehem Pa.; a sister, Ruth Trogdon and husband Francis of Winston-Salem; a brother, The Right Rev. James C. Hughes and wife Rita of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, Ashley and John Hughes of Clemmons, Erin and Garrett Zimmerman of Winston-Salem, Michael, Taylor, and Kyle Hughes of Bethlehem Pa.
Funeral services were held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church with Dr. Worth Green and Rev. Christopher C. Thore, and burial followed in the church graveyard.

Irene Joyce Goslen
Irene Joyce Goslen, 85, of Lewisville died February 19 in Clemmons. She was born January 22, 1917, in Stokes County to Frank Joyce and Emma Lee Lawson Joyce. She was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Hanes Knitting after working as a winder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy B. Goslen; three children; and a stepdaughter.
Surviving are a son, Robert Church and wife Martha of Lewisville; two daughters, Peggy Ellis and husband Gene of Clemmons and Joyce Scott and husband Conrad of Walkertown; a stepson, David Church and wife Sue of Winston-Salem; 12 grandchildren, Robert Ellis, Pamela Aslanis, Peggy Ellis, Portia Byerly, Deborah Hobson, Michael Coe, Rhonda Coe, Christie Eads, Dydra Hester, Greg Scott, Ray Scott and Patty Snyder; four stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Polly Owen of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Bud Owen officiating, and burial followed at Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clemmons.

Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard Kooy
Rev. Dr. Vernon Howard Kooy, 85, of Winston-Salem died February 22. He was born June 9, 1916, in Maynard, Ind., to Sam and Grace Kooy. As a minister, he served three churches, the Clover Hill Reformed Church, Clover Hill, N.J., the Far Rockaway Reformed Church, Far Rock Away, N.Y., and the Lodi Reformed Church, Lodi, N.J. In 1953 he was called to the professorship of New Testament Exegesis at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, N.J., a seminary of the Reformed Church in America. He held this position until he retired in 1986. Numerous times during these 33 years he served as interim and circuit pastor to churches in N.J., Pa., N.Y. In 1993 he and his wife, Margot, moved to Winston-Salem. He was a member of the Clemmons Moravian Church. 
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Margot, and his children, Vernon Eugene and wife Betty of Hastings, Neb., Craig Arthur, Daryl Glenn of Winston-Salem, Gwyn Ellen Kooy-Smith and husband David of Clemmons, and Brian Keith of Carrollton, Ga. In addition he is survived by his sister Mae Anker of Lansing, Ill, and seven grandchildren, Heidi Marie Kooy, Jan Frederick Kooy, Elizabeth Anne Kooy Codel, Whitney Annelises Smith, Pieter Coventry Smith, Camden Jakob Smith and Micah Christian Smith.
Funeral services were held at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Ray Burke officiating.

Grover Monroe Mitchell
Grover Monroe Mitchell, 74, of Winston-Salem died February 23 at Walnut Cove Care Center. He was born on February 17, 1928, in Surry County to Wilson and Rosella Draughn Mitchell. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy N. Mitchell of Clemmons; two daughters, Debbie Cutrell and husband Norris of Winston-Salem and Teresa Rad and husband Mehran of Durham; a son, Glenn Mitchell and wife Melissa of Walnut Cove; five grandchildren, Amber Mitchell, Jordan Mitchell, Cyrus Rad, Kaveh Rad and Jahon Rad; and a brother, Jim Mitchell and wife Velna of Dobson. 
A graveside service was held at Westlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ron Groce officiating.

Doris Brown Powell Tuttle
Doris Brown Powell Tuttle, 81, of Brian Center in Winston-Salem died February 17. She had been in declining health for the past three years. She was born in Lewisville June 19, 1920, to Maggie Crews Brown Jestes and Alpheus Newton Brown. She lived all her life in Winston-Salem and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Archie J. Powell; her second husband, Russell W. Tuttle; and most recently by her youngest son, Johnny Ray Powell on Feb. 4, 2002.
Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Funk, Sylvia Powell and Billie Sue Martin, all of Winston-Salem; and her sons, Ronald Powell and wife Jill of Kernersville and Stephen Powell of Shoreline, Wash.; grandchildren Robin Powell Baker, Renee Minor, Angie French, Lori Martin, Ricky Powell, Scott Powell, Mitchell Powell, John Moser and Corey McGee, as well as a host of great-grandchildren; her sister, Irene Hartman; and nieces Louise, Judy and Kim.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Ed Sears officiating.

James Carter Cook 
James Carter Cook, of Clemmons, the husband of Joan Raymond Cook, died February 17. 
Funeral arrangements were unavailable at press time. 

Mildred Johnson Murphy 
Mildred Johnson Murphy, 76, of Winston-Salem died February 14 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born July 27, 1925, in Wilkes County to Robert Louis and Easter Mathis Johnson. She was a charter member of Grace Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by a sister; two brothers; and her husband, Raymond E. Murphy. 
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Jarvis and husband Charlie of Winston-Salem; a son, Larry Raymond Murphy of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Michelle Jarvis and David Jarvis; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Alya Jarvis; three brothers, Robert E. Lee Johnson, Ruben Johnson and Tommy Johnson, all of Winston-Salem; and four sisters, Pauline Bowman of Winston-Salem, Parkie Fulk of Sandy Ridge, Sue Oakley and Rachael Hager, both of Kannapolis.
Funeral services were held at Grace Baptist Temple with Rev. Ed Sears and Rev. Ron Hawkins officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Florence Ellen Frye Humphries
Florence Ellen Frye Humphries, 80, of Winston-Salem, died February 19 at Forsyth Medical Center following a period of declining health. She was born in East Bend August 28, 1921, to Anderson Frye and Hattie Hancock Frye. She worked at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. until 1959 and had been a homemaker since then. She was formerly a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church at the time of her death. Preceding her in death were her husband, C.G. Humphries in 1974; and two sisters, Thelma Benbow and Alice Quinn.
Surviving are her daughter, Nancy D. Humphries of the home; a brother, Frank W. Frye of Clemmons; and nine nephews and six nieces. 
A graveside service was held at East Bend Friends Cemetery with Rev. J. Marion Rector officiating.

Gertrude Tuttle Ray
Gertrude Tuttle Ray, 81, died January 26 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in Surry County to Roy and Pearl Gillespie Tuttle on October 9, 1920. She was retired from Hanes Knitting and Lucia Apparel and worked for K&W Cafeterias, Inc. after her retirement. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Tuttle, and was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Smith.
Surviving are her husband, Garnett Ray of the home; two sons, Kenneth W. Smith and wife Connie of Clemmons and Robert Sapp and wife Ruby of Winston-Salem; her mother, Pearl Tuttle of Winston Salem; a brother, Jack Tuttle of Pinnacle; four grandchildren, Pam, Tammy, Kyle, and Michelle; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Adam.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Richard Wallace officiating, and burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Carroll Gray Hendren
Carroll Gray Hendren, 65, of Moravian Falls died January 26 at his home. He was born in Surry County, July 29, 1936, to Ed B. and Zenna Beshears Hendren. He was a deacon at Bethany Baptist Churchand was on the board of directors at First Citizens Bank & Trust. He was a member of the Ruritan Club, N.C. Apple Growers Association, and Teacher of Prophecy.
Surviving his wife, Betty L. Hendren of the home; a daughter, Misty Hall of Clemmons; three sons, Gregg Hendren and Chad Hendren, both of Moravian Falls, and Justin Hendren of Pisgah Forest; his mother, Zenna Beshears Hendren of North Wilkesboro, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Bethany Baptist Church in the Brushy Mountain Community with Rev. Don Blevins and Dr. Dean Simpson officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Robert James Crawford
Robert "Bob" James Crawford, 80, of Clemmons died February14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1921, in Richland County, Ohio, to Hugh D. Crawford and Flossie L. Crawford and raised in Melco, Ohio. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Ideal Electric Co. with 35 years of service as an electrical engineer, was a 32nd-degree Mason and Grand Chef de Gar of the 40&8. His community service included election and service to the Miflin school board and numerous civic and social organizations in and around his home in Mansfield. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen B. Crawford; two sons, Robert Dean Crawford and wife Elaine of Plymouth, Wis., and James Hugh Crawford and wife Roberta of Lexington; three granddaughters, Lisa C. Jury, Laura Crawford and Kristin H. Crawford; and a grandson, Logan James Crawford. Also surviving are his brother, Richard Crawford; a niece, Ann D. Bosko and husband Alex; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A private service was held at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel, with Rev. Clay J. Morgan officiating. Burial followed at Parklawn Gardens.

James Norman Walker
James Norman Walker, 78, of Winston-Salem died February 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1924, in Forsyth County to John Wesley and Martha Boles Walker. He retired from Goodwill Industries and attended New Eden Moravian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annie Evelyn Lambeth Walker; a daughter, Martha Harmon; and a brother, Sanford Walker.
Surviving are his son, Norman W. Walker of Clemmons; his daughter, Arlene Stalter of Dunn; seven grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and his sister, Evelyn Burton of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at New Eden Moravian Church with Rev. Bob Peek and Rev. Ollis Baggett officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park.

Marjorie Huddleston Hudnall
Marjorie Huddleston Hudnall, 78, of Winston-Salem died February 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1923, in Mingo County, W.Va. to Charles Lawrence Huddleston Sr. and Ethel Clark Huddleston. She was a member of Peace Haven Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Charles Lawrence Jr.; and two daughters, Molly Jane and Kay Ellen.
Surviving are her husband, Lloyd C. Hudnall of the home; a daughter, Sara Hudnall Jones and husband Lonnie of Clemmons; two sons, Charles William Hudnall and wife Doris of Edenton and Lawrence Martin Hudnall "Lars" and wife Vickie of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; a grandson, Martin Clark Hudnall; three granddaughters, Chelsea Glenn Jones, McKenzie Kathleen Jones and Madeline Reese Jones; and her mother of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Mike Jamison officiating, and entombment followed in Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Thomas Edwin Robinson
Thomas Edwin Robinson of Lewisville died February 13 at his home. He was born in Yadkin County July 9, 1923, to Leon and Effie Lee Harding Robinson. He retired from US Airways after many years of service and was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Lewisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn McBride Robinson, and his parents. 
Surviving are a brother, Frank Robinson of Huntsville; and nieces and nephews Joby and wife Janet Robinson, James H. Robinson, Jane Mueller and husband Greg, Betty Robinson, Carolyn McBride, Eddie McBride, Hugh McBride, Alex McBride and Sharon Latham. 
Funeral services were held at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Albert and Rev. Edwin Needham officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Brian Edward Hartlage
Brian Edward Hartlage, 34, of Clemmons died February 15 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1967, in Lynchburg, Va. 
Surviving are his father, A. Fred Hartlage Jr., of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Harmony Rae, of Ridgeland, S.C.; and a number of aunts and uncles.
A memorial funeral mass was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.

Frank Padovani
Frank Padovani, 57, of Clemmons died February 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was raised in Basset, Va. and was a financial planner. 
Surviving are his wife, Jacquelyn Moore Padovani; a son, Frank L. Smith; and several nieces and nephews. 
A private family service was held at Forest Hills Memorial Park with Dr. Ray Howell officiating.

Doris Fowlkes Bostic
Doris Fowlkes Bostic, the wife of James Bee Bostic, her husband of 49 years, died February 12 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Providence to the late Robert Samuel and Betty Moss Fowlkes. She had retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System after spending more than 44 years of teaching middle-school students her favorite subject, math. She was a well-respected and true teaching professional who brought genuine credibility and creative learning experiences to her students. Teaching was her joy!
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Rob" Bostic and Karen Satterfield Bostic; and two grandchildren, Lindsay and Matthew, all of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church.

Almena Tolbet French
Almena Tolbert French, 87, of East Bend died February 12 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born July 10, 1914, in Greenwood County, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert T. French Sr. 
Surviving are three sons, Hubert T. French Jr. and wife Florence of Winston-Salem, Robert E. French and wife Dorothy of Mocksville and D. Allen French and wife Barbara of East Bend; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
A graveside service was held in Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Walker Armstrong officiating. 

Dorothy Gray Skinner
Dorothy Gray Skinner, 81, of Winston-Salem died February 17 at Springwood Care. She was born August 30, 1920, in Fulton County, Ga., to Walter Lea and Madeline Humphries Gray. She was a longtime member of Knollwood Baptist Church and the Mary Martha Sunday school class. Preceding her in death was her husband, Louis I. Skinner. 
Surviving are three daughters, Sherry Harris and husband David of Lewisville, Madeline Lyon and husband David of Charlotte, and Jan Vernon and husband Bill of Walnut Cove; six grandchildren, Cameron and Alston Harris of Lewisville, Kristin Sellers and Erin Butler of Charlotte, and Leigh and John Vernon of Walnut Cove; also four great-grandchildren, Nicole and Jordan Sellers, Jacob and Luke Butler. 
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. 

William Joseph Taylor
William Joseph Taylor, 39, of Clemmons died February 2 at Hospice of Winston-Salem. 
Surviving are three sisters and two brothers, Sandra T. Wheeler of Alexandria, Va., Patricia T. Greene of Winston-Salem, Susan T. Ellingson of Woodstock, Va., Donald T. Taylor Jr. of Clemmons, and Kirk P. Taylor of Winston-Salem; a maternal aunt, Elizabeth W. Johnson of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
A family Rosary and Mass were held at Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Ola Doub Matthews Pilcher
Ola Doub Matthews Pilcher, 79, died at Yadkin Nursing Care Center February 5 after a period of declining health. A native of Yadkin County, she was born July 5, 1922, to Leopold Evan and Leona Hutchens Doub. She was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church in Lewisville. She was a member of Sharon Homemakers Club and Forsyth County Homemakers Association, where she received a leadership achievement award. For almost 25 years, she taught basket-weaving and chair-caning through Forsyth Community College. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Franklin Matthews, in 1970; her brother, Howard Doub; and her sister, Irene Doub Long. 
Surviving are her husband, Wilson Pilcher; a daughter, Nancy M. Long and husband Larry; a son, James L. Matthews; a grandson, W. Matthew Long and wife Alissa; two stepgrandchildren, Courtney and Jeffrey; two sisters, Ruth D. Shermer and Nell D. Matthews; and numerous other nieces and nephews, Billie Jo Carter and husband Lloyd and June Walker and husband Ronnie. 
Funeral services were held at Huff Funeral Home Chapel in East Bend with Rev. David Cook officiating, and burial followed in Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Virginia Augusta Sprinkle
Virginia Augusta Sprinkle, 86, of Pfafftown, died at her home February 4. She was born October 16, 1915, in Forsyth County to Clinton E. and Mary Virginia Mock Sprinkle. She lived in Forsyth County most of her life. She taught for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System throughout her teaching career, retiring from Jefferson Middle School in 1978. She was a lifetime member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she attended as long as health permitted. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, C. Elwood Sprinkle; and a sister, Grace S. Waugh. 
Surviving are a brother, H. Vance Sprinkle and wife Mickey of Pfafftown; three sisters, Martha S. Conrad and husband Gray of Pfafftown, Alma Rose Voss-Sink of Kernersville and Allene S. Hutchinson and husband Jim of Greensboro; a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Tuttle Sprinkle of Winston-Salem; and seven nieces and five nephews. 
A graveside service was held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. J. Dwight Cartner officiating. 

Giovanni Fontana
Giovanni Fontana, 87, of Clemmons died February 4 at his home. 
Surviving are his wife, Caterina Pupatello. 
Funeral services were held in Erie, Pa. 

Grace LeNoir Nifong Kimel
Grace LeNoir Nifong Kimel, 87, died February 3 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1914, in Winston-Salem to Albert E. and Naomi Deal Nifong. She was a charter member of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, a member of the Emma Spaugh Bible Class and the Women's Fellowship. She served as a Sunday school teacher in the primary department for several years as well as serving in many other capacities as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Kimel, in 1987; two sisters, Kathryn Nifong Kestler and Louise Nifong Jones; two brothers, Reece Nifong and Phillip Nifong. 
Surviving are her son, Edward C. Kimel and wife Josette of New Orleans, La.; her daughter, Mary Kathryn Bell and husband Billy of Lewisville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews; her sister-in-law, Charlotte Nifong; and her brother-in-law, Ira Jones. 
Funeral services were held at Konnoak Hills Moravian Church with Rev. John Rights officiating, and burial followed in the Moravian Graveyard. 

H.C. Moon
H.C. "Charlie" Moon, 68, of Winston-Salem died February 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 26, 1933, in Toronto, Kan. to Matt Eugene and Mary Belle Lucas Moon. He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and he had retired from AT&T as an engineer. 
Surviving are his wife, Joyce of the home; four children, Sharyn Beadle and her husband, Todd, and their sons, Nicholas and Jacob, of Clemmons, Michael W. Moon and his wife, Carol, and their son, Matthew, of Aurora, Ill., David L. Moon and Peter D. Moon, both of Winston-Salem; sisters-in-law Helen Moon, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Diane Bliss of Wichita, Kan. 
A funeral mass was held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with Father Tice officiating. 

Urana Chamberlain DeGraw
Urana "Rainy" Chamberlain DeGraw, 82, of Winston-Salem died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville on February 2. She was a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and was married to William R. DeGraw Sr. for 59 years. He preceded her in death in September 2001. She had lived in the Wilmington, Del., area for a number of years, as well as in Fayetteville. She later retired to Winston-Salem, where she was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and Old Town Club. 
Surviving are two sons, William R. DeGraw Jr., Esq. of Lewisville and Martin C. DeGraw, M.D. of New Bern; a daughter, Joyce D. Forrest of Mount Rainier, Md.; three grandchildren, Jennifer S. DeGraw, Lauren A. DeGraw and William Dylan DeGraw; a nephew, William Chamberlain; and a niece, Susan C. Miller. 
A memorial service was held at Centenary United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Roland Barnhardt officiating. 

Hattie Meador Sink
Hattie Meador Sink, 94, of Winston-Salem, died January 20 at the Springwood Care Center of Forsyth. She was born November 18, 1907, in Franklin County, Va. to William G. and Hattie Calfey Sink. She was a member of the Red Valley Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Whorley Willard Sink. 
Surviving are a son, Willard G. Sink of Clemmons; a daughter, Edwana Long and husband Ron of Reidsville; eight grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers. 
A graveside service was held at the Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Roanoke, Va. 

Lorenna Love Falls Upchurch
Lorenna Love Falls Upchurch, 85, of Raeford died February 10 in the Carolina House of Pinehurst. She was born in Gastonia to the late William Howard and Iva Pursley Falls. She married the late Clyde Emmett Upchurch Jr. on June 21, 1941. A member of the Raeford United Methodist Church, she was a counselor with the youth fellowship from 1942 to 1952, WSCS president from 1963 to 1965, Sunday school teacher and Bible leader. She was president of the Raeford Women's Club from 1954 to 1956 and a Red Cross volunteer with the blood drive in Hoke County. 
Surviving are a daughter, Diane Guthrie of Clemmons; two sons, Clyde E. Upchurch III of Islamoroda, Fla., and David Upchurch of Pinehurst; a brother, David Falls of Clover, S.C.; a sister, Nancy Falls Collin of Plattsburg, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at the Raeford United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Vaughan officiating, and burial followed in the Raeford Cemetery. 

Carroll Gray Hendren
Carroll Gray Hendren, 65, of Moravian Falls died January 26 at his home. He was born in Surry County, July 29, 1936, to Ed B. and Zenna Beshears Hendren. He was a deacon at Bethany Baptist Churchand was on the board of directors at First Citizens Bank & Trust. He was a member of the Ruritan Club, N.C. Apple Growers Association, and Teacher of Prophecy. 
Surviving his wife, Betty L. Hendren of the home; a daughter, Misty Hall of Clemmons; three sons, Gregg Hendren and Chad Hendren, both of Moravian Falls, and Justin Hendren of Pisgah Forest; his mother, Zenna Beshears Hendren of North Wilkesboro, and five grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at Bethany Baptist Church in the Brushy Mountain Community with Rev. Don Blevins and Dr. Dean Simpson officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.


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