Miscellaneous Forsyth County, North Carolina Obituaries
2001

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Charles Edwin Clarke Jr.
Charles "Charlie" Edwin Clarke Jr., formerly of Lewisville, died May 8 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after a brief illness. He was born April 29, 1920, in Kenly to the late Fedora Haxall and the Rev. Charles Clarke. In his early years, being in a Presbyterian minister's family, he lived several places and was known as "Ed." He served in the Army Air Force in transportation stateside and in the Philippines, and held the rank of lieutenant. He was a civil engineer in road construction with state, city and private employment. He was most notable at L.A. Reynolds Co. in Winston-Salem and retired from the city of Winston-Salem. He held several leadership roles in Lewisville United Methodist Church and was an avid and competitive bridge player. Although dedicated to his profession, he enjoyed fishing and RV camping. After retirement from construction, he enjoyed developing a love of steam locomotives. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles "Joe" E. Clarke III, in 1965.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Juanita Stainback Clarke of the home; his daughter, Marsha Quinton and husband Billy of Angier; grandchildren Steve Quinton and Mindy Quinton of Raleigh; his brother, L.H. "Hax" Clarke and wife Nancy of Pine Level; and nephew and family, Bill and Susie Clarke (children Matthew, Elizabeth and Michael).
Funeral services were held at Lewisville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Routh officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

M. Diane Rousseau
M. Diane Rousseau, 65, of Clemmons died May 6 at home from lung cancer. She was born January 7, 1937, in Washington, D.C., to Timoxena and N. Archibald Rousseau of Wilkesboro. She spent 20 years as a performing artist and actress in New York City and 15 years in telecomunications locally. She started a third career as a prize-winning sculptor and ceramicist. At the time of her death, she was studying at The Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts in Winston-Salem. Her performing career included on- and off-Broadway stage, film, radio and commercials. She remains familiar to daytime drama audiences for her 12-year starring role on CBS in Love of Life.
Surviving are a son, Christopher Jud Barbee; a grandson, Sage, of Winston-Salem; and a sister, Cynthia Rousseau of Wilkesboro.
A graveside service was held at Mount Lawn Cemetery in North Wilkesboro.

Ellen May Sidney
Ellen May Sidney, 84, of Winston-Salem died May 8 at The Oaks at Forsyth. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sidney.
Surviving are her children, Richard Sidney and wife Joann of New Jersey, Douglass Sidney and wife Brenda of Clemmons, and Carol Pillion and husband John of Florida; grandchildren, Deborah and Kathleen Sidney, Jennifer Evanski, Lisa May and Lori Pillion, all of New Jersey, and Kevin Sidney and Pamela Krpejs of Winston-Salem; and a great-grandson, Maximillien Krpejs of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held in New Jersey.

Gertrude Starbuck Berrier
Gertrude Starbuck Berrier, 84, of Winston-Salem died May 11 at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. She was born August 28, 1917, in High Point to Floyd and Bessie Starbuck. In her earlier years, she worked at a hosiery mill in High Point, but will be remembered most as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loyal and active member of Canaan United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, G.A. Berrier.
Surviving are two sons, Morris "Mo" Berrier and wife Judy of Midway and Mitchell Berrier and wife Frances of Randleman; two daughters, Joan Roggenkamp and husband David of Winston-Salem and Lou Anne Pardue of Advance; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ruby Leonard of Midway, Pearl Mason of High Point and Willie Stutts and husband Marvin of High Point.
Funeral services were held at Canaan United Methodist Church with Rev. Wade Childers officiating, followed by graveside services at the church cemetery.

Lewey Turner Motsinger
Lewey Turner Motsinger, 72, of Lewisville died May 9 at his home. He was born February 8, 1930, to Marvin Turner Motsinger and Lela Dull Motsinger in Forsyth County. He was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church and was retired from Lucent Technology after 42 years' service. He was a five-gallon blood donor and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He helped to develop the Beep-ball for blind children.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Jones Motsinger of the home; a daughter, Sherrie Motsinger Benson and husband Ron; a son, James Timothy Motsinger; two grandchildren, Kyle Turner and Luke Timothy Benson; and a niece, Andrea Jones of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held at Lewisville Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Priest and Rev. Ralph Stanley officiating.

Donald Gray Smith Sr.
Donald Gray Smith Sr., 65, of Advance died May 7 at Forsyth Medical Center. Born December 27, 1936, in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Alfred Douglas and Maude Billings Smith. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Donald G. Smith Jr. of Advance and Marty W. Smith of Fork; two daughters, Sherry L. Smith of Hamptonville and Shelia K. Smith of Winston-Salem; five brothers, Johnny Smith of Clemmons, Bobby Smith of Pontiac, Mich., and Henry Smith, Edgar Smith and Larry Smith, all of Winston-Salem; five sisters, Faye Liddell, Sylvia Lindley, Susie Smith and Elsie Myers, all of Winston-Salem, and Betty Jackson of Clemmons; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held at Rose Cemetery, Mocksville, with Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating.

Clyde Joseph Tise
Clyde Joseph Tise, 79, of Lewisville died January 14 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 15, 1922, in Forsyth County to Paul E. and Lillie Mae Doty Tise. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Vulcan Materials Co. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Connie Davis Tise, of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Kyles and husband Jimmi of Pfafftown; three sons, Ricky Tise and wife Nancy of Pinnacle, Garry Tise and wife Nita of Booneville and Jerry Tise and wife Helen of Colfax; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two foster sons, Steve March of Clemmons and Bolt Fryar of the home; two sisters, Pauline Newman of California and Elizabeth Renigar of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Paul E. Tise of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. John Winfrey officiating, and burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory, with military rites by District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.

Pauline Jones Kenny
Pauline Jones Kenny, 84, of Woodlawn, Va. died January 13.
Surviving are a daughter, Laura Jean Leath of Clemmons, and her children, Clay, Sherry and Allen and Ginger and her husband Jason Moore; and a great-grandson, Troy Moore.
Funeral services were held at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Thelma Gray Ward McMillan
Thelma Gray Ward McMillan, 98, died January 20 at Arbor Acres. She was born December 5, 1903, in Stokes County to the late Walter W. Ward and Lily Flynn Ward. She was a lifetime member of Burkhead United Methodist Church and was a member for many years of the Suzanne Wesley Methodist Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bryan McMillan. She retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 43 years of service. Thelma was devoted to all of her family, especially her nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Peggy Ward Miller and husband, William B. Miller of Pfafftown, Col. Larry N. Ward, U.S.M.C. retired, and wife Nina D. Ward of Charleston, S.C., Robert W. Ward and wife Alyce W. Ward of Moore, S.C., Carolyn Ward Sheviak of Clemmons, Frances Ellison Anglin and husband Ivan of Gainsville, Ga., Gene Ellison of Utah; a special sister-in-law, Doris V. Ward; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel, and burial followed at Salem Cemetery.

Michael V. Burke
Michael V. Burke, 23, of Clemmons died January 12 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services were held in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Emless Whitley
Emless Whitley, 87, formerly of Walkertown, died January 19, at Meadowbrook Manor in Clemmons. He was born February 6, 1914, in Wilkes County to Treeley York and Effie Higgins Whitley. He attended Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Walkertown and was retired from Fogle Furniture Company.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie Oakley Whitley of the home; a son, Barry W. Whitley and wife Myrna of Mocksville; two granddaughters, Brooke Cashion and husband Jake of Walkertown, and Andrea Whitley of Mocksville; and a great-granddaughter, Madeline Cashion of Walkertown.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Main Street Chapel with Rev. James Lawton and Rev. Wes Austin officiating, and, burial followed in Gardens of Memory.

Richard Marion Johnson Sr.
Richard Marion Johnson Sr., 77, of Pfafftown died January 16 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1924, in Roanoke, Va., to William Benjamin Johnson Sr. and Mae Lou Wainwright Johnson. He retired from the Olivette Corp. in 1975 and from the K&W Cafeteria home office in 1986. He served in the Army Air Forces in the South Pacific during World War II, earning eight battle stars. Awards received were the Purple Heart, Air Medals and the Good Conduct Award. He was the president of the Sertoma Club in Roanoke, Va.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Coffey Johnson of the home; two daughters, Kathie J. Connor of Atlanta, Karen J. Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; and a son, Richard M. Johnson Jr. of Mebane; a grandson, David Connor of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Carly Johnson of Charleston, S.C; and a sister, Margaret J. Wilson of Roanoke, Va.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel with Dr. Ray Hamilton and Dr. Carl Minor officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Frances Hewett Burnette
Frances Hewett Burnette, 76, of Winston-Salem died January 15 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Columbus County October 7, 1925, to Charlie A. and Addie Simmons Hewett. She was retired from Hanes Knitting and Kings Department Store and was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Eldred Burnette of the home; three daughters, Kathy Harrell and husband David of Lewisville, Brenda Laxton and husband Marvin of Statesville, and Janet Ridings and husband Michael of Pfafftown; two sons, Jerry Burnette and wife Patricia of Winston-Salem and Mitchael Burnette and wife Pat of Yorktown, Va.; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Gary Norris and Rev. Curtis Whaley officiating, and burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Lois Story Bledsoe
Lois Story Bledsoe, of Spring Lake, formerly of Winston-Salem died January 15 at her home. She worked at the old City Memorial Hospital and travelled with her husband Jack to various locations with the U.S. Air Force. She was retired from the U.S. Air Force Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division, where she was in charge of accounts receivable for many years prior to her retirement. She received many awards and accolades from the U.S. Air Force for her service at Pope Air Force base.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence H. "Jack" Bledsoe of Spring Lake; two daughters, Dawn Langevin of Clemmons and Sena Marcella Ware of Spring Lake; sons David C. Bledsoe of Naples, Fla. and Lawrence W. Bledsoe of Surf Side, S.C.; a sister, Juanita Cude of Winston-Salem; a brother, Tommy Story of Lexington; and six grandchildren.

Norma Jean Dykes Dull
Norma Jean Dykes Dull, 72, of Lewisville died January 25 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Spencer County, Ind. on October 16, 1929, to Vance and Ruth Warren Dykes. She was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church and was retired from Owens-Illinois.
Surviving are her husband, Jack, of the home; a son, Gary Jones and wife Debbie of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Janet Lynn Gough and husband Steve of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Katrina Gough and Brett Gough; a brother, William Dykes of DeRidder, La.; three sisters, Edith Benfield of Lewisville, Ann Colvert of Winston-Salem and Marie Floyd of Boonville, Ind.; and special sisters-in-law.
A graveside service was held at Lewisville Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Priest and Rev. Ralph Stanley Sr. officiating.

Gaynell Lovette Atwood Hamby
Gaynell Lovette Atwood Hamby, 80, of Wilkesboro died January 26 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1921, in Wilkes County to Richard T. and Connie Bishop Lovette. She was a member of Gordon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Grandon C. Atwood, and her second husband, James Colonel Hamby.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Craft of Lewisville and Connie Blankenship of Wilkesboro; four sons, Rick Atwood of Wilkesboro, Clyde Atwood of Wendell, Frank Atwood of Mechanicsville, Va., and Mac Atwood of North Wilkesboro; three sisters, Sallie Hayes of Purlear, Bettie Stewart of Lewisville and Madeline Eller of Winston-Salem; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Gordon Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Adams and Rev. James Weaver officiating, and burial followed in Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Harold Allen Gray
Harold Allen Gray, 45, of Hamptonville died January 23 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born August 17, 1956, in Forsyth County to Harold Lee and Mary Allen Gray. He was employed by Carl Rose & Sons and was a member of Swan Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are a son, Marty Allen Gray of the home; his father and stepmother, Harold Lee and Dina Gray of Clemmons; and two sisters, Terry Lee Snow of Carolina Beach and Kim Gray Grubb of Greenville.
Funeral services were held at Swan Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Cook officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Miriam Lynn Hardin Stewart
Miriam Lynn Hardin Stewart, 56, of Pfafftown died January 27 at her home. She was born February 27, 1945, in Union, Miss., to Clifford Jewel and Olita Boler Hardin. She had lived in Winston-Salem for the past 15 years and was a homemaker and employed by the postal service.
Surviving are her husband, William James Stewart Jr. of the home; three sons, William James Stewart III and wife Nienke of Winston-Salem, Jason Allen Stewart of Winston-Salem and Bruce Eric Stewart of Athens, Ga.; a sister, Patricia Ann Mounce of Clinton, Miss.; two brothers, Mark Allen Hardin of Pearl, Miss. and Charles Kenneth Hardin of Jackson, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Sophia Stewart and Mari Lynn Stewart.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel with Rev. Linda Lewis officiating.

Frances Leatherwood Adams
Frances Leatherwood Adams, 72, of Winston-Salem died at her residence January 24. She was born in Haywood County on September 16, 1929, to William and Mayme Liner Leatherwood. She was an active member of First Christian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, served on the board and was a member of the women's fellowship. She was also a volunteer at the Samaritan Soup Kitchen.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, James of the home; three sons, Tim Adams and wife Kay of Clemmons, Keith Adams and wife Monica of Winston-Salem, and Neal Adams and wife Lynn of Apex; six grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Vickery, Nancy Duckett, Patsy Cook and Lynda Leonard; and a brother, Charles Leatherwood, all of Waynesville.
A memorial service was held at First Christian Church with Rev. James Cobb and Rev. Willie Davis officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Robert F. Layton
Robert F. Layton, 72, a native and lifelong resident of Raleigh, died January 23 at Sunrise of Raleigh. Born December 19, 1929, to Henry Owen and Emma S. Layton, he was one of four sons. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea for three years and was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. His brother Marvin B. Layton of Florence, S.C., preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ellen S. Layton of the home; two sons, Richard F. Layton and wife Beth of Lewisville and Timothy C. Layton and wife Jalenn of Raleigh; two of his three brothers, Leon E. Layton and J. Gilbert Layton, both of Raleigh; and four grandchildren, Adam Layton, Anna Layton and Daniel Layton of Lewisville, and Madalyn Layton of Raleigh.
Funeral services were held at North Raleigh Funeral Home, and burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Dorothy M. Eubanks
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Eubanks, 71, of Winston-Salem died January 24 at her home. She was born February 14, 1930, in Forsyth County to Reuben Dewey and Violet Mae Mabe East. She and her husband were the owners of Dottie's Diner, 904 Stratford Road from May, 1990.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Joseph Eubanks of the home; her mother, Violet Mabe Walker of Kernersville; her children, Scott Frazier of Lewisville and Melissa and Burt Flowers of Lewisville, Chris and Cindy Frazier of Indian Trail, Mark Frazier of Winston-Salem, Tony and Jeanette Frazier of Kannapolis and Mike Frazier of Winston-Salem; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shelvy Jean Young and Donna Kay Van Dyk; and a brother, Bobby Ray East.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Chapel with Pastor Brian Taylor officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

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 with Rev. Don Blevins and Dr. Dean Simpson officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

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.

Annie Evelyn Lambeth Walker
Annie Evelyn Lambeth "Pee Wee" Walker, 75, of Winston-Salem, died January 24 at her home. She was born January 30, 1926, in Forsyth County to the late Albert David and Annie May Woosley Lambeth. She was a member of New Eden Moravian Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Harmon.
Surviving are her husband, James Norman Walker of the home; a son, Norman W. Walker of Clemmons; a daughter, Arlene Stalter of Dunn; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal Boyd of Clemmons; and a brother, David Lambeth of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services werw held at New Eden Moravian Church with Rev. Robert M. "Bob" Peek Sr. officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Leza Bullard Davis
Leza Bullard Davis, 101, formerly of Clemmons died February 1 at Meadowbrook Terrace of Winston-Salem. She was born August 24, 1900, in Forsyth County to Enoch Armenius and Minnie Jones Bullard. She was a lifetime member and also the oldest member of Clemmons First Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Gilbert T. Davis Sr. and wife Melba of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Gilbert T. Davis Jr. and wife Brenda of Advance; three granddaughters, Mona Jones and husband Jack of Winston-Salem, Donna Keylon of Raleigh and Rebecca Norman of Winston-Salem; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grand-children.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Rev. Robert Phillips officiating, and a private entombment followed at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.

Olive Bowles King
Olive Bowles King, 76, of Pfafftown died at her home February 1 following a period of declining health. A native of Watauga County, she was born October 11, 1925, to Jones Robert and Bettie Caroline Triplett. She was preceded in death by her father in 1968; her mother in 2001; her first husband, Junior C. Bowles, in 1981; and a granddaughter, Samantha Parkes in 1999. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Pat Reece and husband Rodney of High Point, Gerry King and husband Jack of Pfafftown and Barbara Bowles of Rural Hall; four grandchildren, Joey Reece, Lavonda Duncan and husband Robert, all of High Point, Darrell Reed of Rural Hall and Daniel Parkes of Low Gap; six great-grandchildren, Joel Reece, Amanda and Melia Duncan, Dusty Parkes, Brandon Perrell and Kaly Parkes; two sisters, Georgia Hampton and Marilyn Rush, both of Boone; two brothers, Claude Triplett of Boone and Larry Triplett of Lenoir; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Don Jones officiating, and burial followed in the cemetery.

Alma Kathryn Woosley Murphy
Alma Kathryn Woosley Murphy, 74, of Clemmons died January 29 at her home after an illness of 10 years. She was born April 27, 1927, in Davidson County to Orville Woosley and Lesty Sleter Lambeth Woosley. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.
Surviving are her husband, Lee Murphy of the home; a son, Randall "Pete" and wife Sylvia Baugus of Welcome; and brothers Webb Woosley of Winston-Salem and Fred Woosley and Diorphy Woosley, both of Lexington, and Franklin Woosley of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with Chaplain A.G. Parker officiating.

Virgil Lee Swaim
Virgil Lee "Buzz" Swaim, 72, of Pfafftown died January 20 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 13, 1929, in Yadkin County to D.T. and Dovey Swaim. He served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from AT&T.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen B. Swaim; four sons, Victor Swaim, Michael Swaim and wife Becky, Richard Swaim and wife Sandra and Keith Swaim and wife Debbie; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hazel Pruitt Trivette
Hazel Pruitt Trivette, 66, of Conover died January 28 at her residence. She was born July 7, 1935, in Forsyth County to the late Rev. James Garfield Pruitt and Lola Carter Pruitt. She retired from Centel Telephone Co. and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Taylorsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Travis, and a granddaughter, Brittney Faye Trivette.
Surviving are five sons, Lanny Mathis and wife Debbie of Lewisville, James Mathis and wife Judy of Tobaccoville, Johnny Mathis and wife Tammy of Winston-Salem, Carl Trivette and wife Terri of Vale and Albert Trivette and wife Sharon of Hickory; four daughters, Shirley Hall and husband Rev. James Hall of Thurmond, Jeannie Parker and husband Tracy of Catawba, Alice Miller and husband Gary of Conover and Frankie Reese and husband Rev. Keith Reese of Taylorsville; two sisters, Jean Whitaker of High Point and Betty Miller of Taylorsville; four brothers, Rev. Jimmy Pruitt of Elkin, Wade Pruitt of High Point and Frank Pruitt and Joe Pruitt, both of Grayson, Ga.; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Smyrna Baptist Church in Taylorsville with Rev. Michael Barber and Rev. Jimmy Pruitt officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery.

Fay Hamby Colbert
Fay Hamby Colbert, 89, died at Britthaven of Kernersville January 29. She was born in Wilkes County September 22, 1912, to Jasper and Dona Andrews Hamby. She was a very active member of Robin Hood Road Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school. She was retired from Western Electric Co. with 27 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William A. Colbert; a daughter, Gloria Jean Taylor; a stepdaughter, Frances Goldsmith; three brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are two sons, William Gregory Colbert and wife Ann of Lewisville and Miles E. Colbert and wife Elaine of Winston-Salem; two stepdaughters, Juanita Lamay and husband Jack of Sterling, Va. and Delores Eberly and husband Dutch of Annapolis, Md.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Miles and husband Bruce of Ferguson and Madeline Tesh of Clemmons.
Funeral services were held at Robin Hood Road Baptist Church with Rev. Levy Goodrich and Rev. David Wooten officiating, and burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park.

Rosa Crews Rogers
Rosa Crews Rogers, 95, died February 2 at Meadowbrook Manor of Clemmons. She was born October 3, 1906, in Forsyth County to Henry and Ella Pegg Crews. She was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church, and she and husband Alvin were owner and operator of Alvin G. Rogers Jewelry on Main Street for a number of years. Preceding her in death was her husband, Alvin G. Rogers; four sisters, Laura C. Watts, Lydia C. Thomas, Neva C. King, Minnie Crews; and three brothers, Roy Crews, Thomas Crews, O.L. "Tip" Crews.
Surviving are two special nieces, Peggy Gimmon of Winston-Salem and Mary Butler of Kernersville and a number of other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Floyd Boles officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Gail Gough Jarvis
Gail Gough Jarvis, 63, of Winston-Salem died January 29. She was born to the late Jack and Dorothy Jeffries Gough September 29, 1938, in Forsyth County. She was a graduate of Mineral Springs High School. She married William Roy Jarvis December 9, 1972, in Winston-Salem. She was a lifelong member of Marvin United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a former banquet manager of the Ramada Inn in Clemmons. She was a loving wife, mother and nana. Along with her parents, a brother, Jack Alan Gough; and a grandson, Christopher Neill Collins, preceded her in death.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Jarvis of the home; three daughters, Mandy Mitchell Dozier and husband Glenn of Pfafftown, Marcie Mitchell Regenthal and husband Alan of Lewisville and Page Noble Collins and husband Eddie of King; eight grandchildren, Brian, Jill and Stephen Dozier, David and Lyndsey Regenthal and Sarah and Daniel Collins; and a special friend, Gail Cunningham. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Marvin United Methodist Church and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Samuel Lee Howard
Samuel Lee Howard, 85, of Clemmons died December 31 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1916, in Davie County. He was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church and was retired from Hanes Hosiery Co. He played baseball for the Hanes Hosiery baseball team. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bessent Howard; and his parents, Joseph Henry and Martha Allen Howard.
Surviving are two daughters, Eugenia Howard of Clemmons and Bonnie Howard Faulk of Laurinburg; two granddaughters, Karla Leigh Faulk of Holly Springs and Amanda Brooks Faulk of Laurinburg; a brother, Johnny Howard of Mocksville; and two sisters, Edna Allen of Yadkinville and Nina Barnes of Advance.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel with Rev. Ray Burke officiating, and burial followed at Clemmons Moravian Church.

Daniel M. Bowers
Daniel M. Bowers, 69, of Lewisville died December 31. He was born May 4, 1932, in Forsyth County to the late Orlinda M. and Amanda Doby Bowers. He was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 30 years of service and was a member of Huntsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Jane M. Bowers of the home; a daughter, Shelia Lawson and husband Michael of Huntsville; a son, Danny Bowers and wife Cindy of Midway; grandchildren Amanda Suzanne Jones, Miranda Bowers and Monica Bowers; sisters Mildred Pollard and husband James and Doris Anders and husband Leonard; and a brother, Moody Bowers and wife Virginia.
Funeral services were held at the Gentry Family Chapel with Rev. Warren Kerr and Brother James Smith officiating, and burial followed in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamptonville.

Donald Clifton Johnson
Donald Clifton Johnson, 77, of Clemmons died January 1. He was born February 25, 1924, in Forsyth County to Robert Lee and Mary Sheppard Johnson. He was a member of Friedberg Moravian Church and retired from the Bahnson Co. He also served in the U.S Army during World War II. His parents; a daughter, Debra Johnson Martin; and a brother-in-law, John Collett, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Sink Johnson; two daughters, Peggy J. Anderson and husband Donald and Lisa J. Blake and husband Ron; a son-in-law, Charles M. Martin; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Johnson and wife Mary Sybil and David Johnson and wife Edith; and two sisters, Frances Ryan and husband R.C. and Margaret Collett.
A graveside service was held at Friedberg Moravian Church Graveyard with Rev. G. Thomas Shelton officiating.

Victoria Katherine Davis
Infant Victoria Katherine Davis of Lewisville died December 31 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born December 9, 2001, in Mecklenburg County.
Surviving are her parents, Jamie and Kitty Davis of Lewisville; a brother, Trip; and grandparents Nancy and Benny Davis of King and Gaye Brewer of Winston-Salem.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Tim Gammons officiating.

Bessie Williams Sprinkle
Bessie Williams Sprinkle, 94, died January 6 at Cambridge Hills in Clemmons. She was born in Yadkin County on October 21, 1907, to Robert Ellis Williams and Flora Lee Choplin Williams. She had worked at Hanes Hosiery and at Chatham Manufacturing many years ago and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, David Brandon Sprinkle Sr. and a son, David Brandon Sprinkle Jr.
Surviving are her son, John Wesley Sprinkle Sr. and wife Clarine of King; four grandchildren, David Sprinkle, Denise Sprinkle, John W. Sprinkle Jr., and Keith Bryan Sprinkle;five great-grandchildren; a sister, Turnie Davis of Yadkinville; and a special niece, Diana Fearrington and a special nephew, Tony Fearrington.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. Zeno Groce officiating.

Mildred Billings O’Brien
Mildred Billings O'Brien, 74, died January 1 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1927, in Yadkin County to Hobart and Beulah Groce Billings. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Carl Lee and Gary Wayne Billings.
Surviving are her husband, Philip O'Brien of the residence; a daughter, Vickie Brophy and husband Jim of Winston-Salem; a son, Mike E. O'Brien and wife Vicki of Clemmons; three grandchildren, Sarah Brophy and Katie O'Brien of Wilmington and David O'Brien of Raleigh; two sisters, Helen Boger and husband Lawrence and Carolyn Bennett and husband Wade of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Celia Billings of Gastonia; her stepmother, Lee Vonda Billings of The Oaks at Forsyth; and a stepbrother, Steve Billings of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services were held at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Guy Hipp, Dr. C. Mark Corts and Dr. Gary Chapman officiating, and burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Samuel Moore Gilbert
Samuel Moore Gilbert, 80, of Pfafftown died January 2 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1921, in Forsyth County to William Oscar and Maude Everidge Gilbert. He served in the Army Air Corps stationed in Iceland during World War II. After returning from service, he worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. until establishing Gilbert and Martin Transfer Co. in 1948, which later became Gilbert Transfer Co. He retired in 1988. He served as a Scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 946 for more than 20 years. Among the honors he received were Scouter's Key, Silver Beaver Award and induction into the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of Doub's and Pleasant Hill United Methodist churches and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8593, Pfafftown chapter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Martin Gilbert; a son, Samuel Gilbert Jr.; and a grandson, Nicholas B. Loris.
Surviving are a sister, Marion Hayworth of Pfafftown; a brother-in-law, G.A. Martin of Pfafftown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Linda Gilbert of Asheville and David and Linda Gilbert of Winston-Salem; three daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline and Bud Hall of Elkin, Betsy and Rick Watkins of Clemmons and Sarah and Thad Lee of Radford, Va.; 11 grand-children and spouses, Melissa and Randy McDaniel, Scott and Michelle Gilbert, Eric Hall, Heath and Brooke Hall, Keith and Marie Pierce, Renee and Jeremy Cecil, Alex Loris, Michael, Justin and LeeAnna Watkins and Samuel Lee; and six great-grandchildren, Travis, Lauren and Courtney McDaniel, Daniel Gilbert, Lindsay and David Cecil and three due in the spring. From 1994 to 2000, he was married to Frances A. Gilbert and doted on by Frances and her daughter, Dorothy Shuford.
Funeral services were held at Doub's United Methodist Church with Rev. Dwight Cartner officiating, and burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites given by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard.


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