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Ms. Karla L. Payne

September 22, 2018

Miss Karla Lynette Payne was born in Forsyth County, NC on June 17, 1961 to the late Martha Hart Payne and Charlie L. Payne. Karla attended the local schools and was a graduate of East Forsyth Senior High School. She continued her education by attending NC A&T State University.  Karla was employed by Access Staffing Service until her health declined.

Karla attended Center Grove AME Zion Church in Tobaccoville, NC with her parents until her illness in November, 2015.

Karla passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Meridian Center in High Point, NC. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha H. Payne.

Karla is survived by he rather, Charlie L. Payne; sister, Janice Payne; two nieces, Nihya (Clark) Russell and Taylor Payne; a great nephew, Cameron Payne of Norfolk, Va; an aunt, Mary Frances Payne of Tobaccoville; cousins who were more like siblings: Bobby Lee Perry, Jr. and Cheryl Perry-Jones; special friend who was also her nurse at the Meridian Center, Carolyn McKinney; other cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Center Grove AME Zion Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in church cemetery.

Miss Mary Frances Caldwell

September 18, 2018

Miss Mary Frances Caldwell, affectionately known as “Sang” was born on July 2, 1917 to the late Ervin R. Caldwell and Janie Eighner Caldwell in Newberry, SC. She passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018 at the age of 101.

Ms. Caldwell was a 1935 graduate of Atkins High School. She spent over 40 years employed by the Eleanor and Egbert Davis family, retiring in October, 1994.

Ms. Caldwell enjoyed reading, cooking, eating candy and drinking Pepsi. She loved being fashionable and clothes but most of all she loved being with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters: Mabel Caldwell and Gwendolyn Wolfe; brothers: Robert L. Caldwell, James T. Caldwell, Ervin R. Caldwell, Jr., John W. Caldwell and Thedore Caldwell; sisters-in-law: Pauline Rice Caldwell, Janie Thacker Caldwell and Eva Caldwell; brother-in-law, Eugene Wolfe, Sr.; niece, Daphne Caldwell and nephews: John L. Caldwell and Johnnie Green.

She is survived by her sister: Sarah L. (Charlie) Brown; nieces: Melissa (James “Bernie”) Adams, Beverly Brown, Pamela Brown (Kerry, Sr.) Campbell, Deborah Caldwell and Patricia Caldwell; nephews: Thomas Michael (Tremenna) Caldwell, Terence Caldwell, Eugene E. (Sandy) Wolfe, Jr., John W. Caldwell, Jr.; Darryl R. (Gail) Brown, Ronald Dubose, Kevin Adams, James Adams, Jr., Kerry Campbell, Jr. and Corey Campbell; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mr. Willie P. Martin

September 17, 2018

On Monday morning September 17, 2018, our Lord called Willie Pearce Martin to his eternal home. Mr. Martin was born on October 7, 1938, in Livingston, Alabama  to the late Abner Pearce Martin and Annie Bibbs Martin.

Mr. Martin was raised in Bessemer, Alabama and received his high school diploma from the local school. He received an honorable discharge from the US Army. He later moved to Buffalo, NY and met his lovely wife of 57 years, Patty Lash Martin.

Mr. Martin loved to drive big vehicles, therefore he loaded up the truck and moved his family to his wife’s home in North Carolina. After the move, Mr. Martin was hired as a Bus driver for Greyhound. Willie later retired and continued driving big trucks and buses for various local companies until his health declined.

Willie was a devoted member of Bethania A.M.E Zion Church.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife Patty Martin, four daughters: Karen Pratchett, Janet Martin (Juan) Cason, Amanda Martin, and Evangelist Toni Lowe; thirteen grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a sister, Mattie Pearl Marshall; two sisters-in- law; four aunts six uncles; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives. Mr. Martin loved his family, his church, his community, and his extended family at Hardee’s in Rural Hall.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Bethania AME Zion Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in the church cemetery.


Mrs. Juanita Harris Dover

September 10, 2018

Mrs. Juanita Harris Dover, 90, was born on April 16, 1928 in Winston-Salem to the late John Harris and Mattie Bell Harris. She passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at The Danby House. She attended the local schools and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dover loved spending time with her family and they loved her fabulous meals. In addition to caring for her family, Mrs. Dover spent many years cooking for the children at First Baptist Church Day Care on Highland Avenue.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dover was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Adam Dover, Sr.; her daughter, Barbara Dover; son, Dr. Ernest A. Dover, Jr.; her twin sister, Cuanita Harris and sister, Margaret Keaton; and brother, John Harris, Jr.

She is survived by her children: Michelle (Melvin) Richardson, Mary Elizabeth (Curtis) Pelter, Shirley (Samuel) Smith of Williamstown, NJ and Kirk Dover; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Willie Mae Thomas of Cleveland, OH; daughter-in-law, Linda Dover of Texas; special friend, Sandra Clark; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at New Bethel Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Mr. Charlie L. Clemons, Sr.

September 8, 2018

Charlie Lee Clemons, Sr. was born June 6, 1942 in Harlem, New York. He was the oldest of none children born to the late Gonzia Lee Green, Sr. and Lillie Mae Butler. Charlie was granted his angel wings on September 8, 2018. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving wife, children, family and a host of friends.

Charlie was a graduate of Anderson High School. He retired in 1993 from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 31 years of service. Charlie or “Big Charlie”, as he was fondly known, enjoyed reading his bible and watching his Dallas Cowboys. “Try Jesus” were the words outlined on his cars and T’shirts. He plastered the same words all throughout Winston-Salem, the city he loved so dearly. Charlie volunteered in various ministries and started every conversation with a bible verse and ended it with a prayer. He strongly believed in sharing the gospel by shouting the word on every street corner, local radio station and through his prison ministry. He jokingly said to anyone who would listen, “old Charlie was different from new Charlie” and then reminisce for a bit, stop mid-sentence with a smile, point directly at you while looking in your eyes and say, “Try Jesus.”

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Gonzia Lee Green, Sr. and Lillie Mae Butler; his brothers: Vernon Butler, Randy Butler and Michael Green.

Big Charlie is survived by his wife, Renay Clemons; daughters: Cynthia Frasier of Las Vegas, NV, Charlene Clemons, Yvette (Daryl) Pugh, both of Winston-Salem, and Charletta Vance of Kernersville; son, Charlie Lee (Evette) Clemons, Jr. of Kernersville; two step daughters: Kautiva Love and Brittney Reese of Winston-Salem; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers: Bernard Clemons, Sr. (Priscilla Mathis) of District Heights, MD, Rushie Clemons of Bronx, NY, Larry Butler and Calvin Butler both of Winston-Salem, and Gonzia Lee (Signe) Green, Jr. of Rossbille, MD; two sisters-in-law: Marcia (Mike) Bowens of Winston-Salem and Gail Love of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three brothers-in-law: Jeffrey Love, Darryl Love and Jimmy Love, all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many longtime friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Stokesdale Church of God. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Ms. Sandra L. Ireland

August 31, 2018

Sandra Lee Ireland, 70, was born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 15, 1947 to the late Robert Jimmy Jones and Hazel Katherine Harrington Jones. She attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Winston Salem State University. Sandra worked at Winston Mutual Life Insurance Company and at Bethlehem Community Center as a kindergarten teacher. The Lord called Sandra home on August 31, 2018. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She leaves cherished memories with her beloved daughter, Tonya Stinson; three sisters: Jean Salter, Brenda “Net” Jones and Rosalind Jones; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and good neighbors.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Family will greet friends beginning at 12:15 PM.

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Ms. Ida Patterson Johnson

August 29, 2018

Ida Elizabeth Patterson-Johnson was born on July 31, 1940 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to the late Ruth Mills Patterson and Edwin Lawrence Patterson, Sr. She was educated in Winston-Salem’s public school systems and graduated from Atkins High School in 1957. In 1961, after earning her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Carolina Central University, Ida moved to Newport News,Virginia and began teaching high school. Following marriage and relocation to Maryland, Ida pursued a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and began a long career as a librarian.

In 1993, she returned to her childhood home of Winston-Salem, NC. This move allowed her to spend more time with her family, including her beloved father prior to his passing in 1994. She accepted a position as Library Director at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Subsequently, she was recruited by the legendary writer Dr. Maya Angelou to run a community-based library at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. During this time, Ida also took a part-time job at the Shaw University’s Divinity School, in High Point, NC. Due to a serious illness, Ida moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2016 to be closer to family during her recovery.

Ida was a member of Lloyd Presbyterian Church, where she was raised. She became a devoted member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and remained active there until her illness. She was a member of the National Association of University Women, the American Library Association and was a Life Member of the NAACP. She was also a very proud Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
 

Ida Patterson-Johnson passed away on August 29, 2018 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth and Edwin Patterson. She is survived by her daughter Patrice Wiggins (Cedric), her daughter Denise Johnson-White (William), granddaughters Jessica Catherine Wiggins, Shirai Monique Wiggins and Devyn Ruth White, grandsons Cedric Earl Wiggins, Jr. and Jason Edwin Wiggins, great grand-daughter Skylah Wiggins, brother Edwin Lawrence Patterson, Jr., many beloved friends and extended family.

Homegoing services will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Omega Omega service will begin at 12:00 p.m. with a public viewing to follow. The funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wendell A. Johnson of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA presiding.

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Mr. Eugene H. Caldwell

August 24, 2018

Mr. Eugene Henry Caldwell, 94, passed away August 24, 2018. Eugene was born on October 17, 1923 to the late George and Pearl Caldwell. He graduated from Atkins High School. He retired from McLean Trucking Company after 46 years as one of the oldest African American workers on the loading dock. Mr. Caldwell was a devoted member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for 66 years. He was also a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army.

He is survived by his two daughters, Linda Caldwell Peters and Cathy Caldwell; one son, Eugene D. Caldwell; sister, Minnie L. Caldwell and niece, Cassandra Greene-Walker.

His homegoing service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Family visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Rev. Dennis Leach, eulogist. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Ms. Judith Carol Sabbagh

August 24, 2018

Judith Carol Sabbagh born July 30, 1939 entered into rest on August 24, 2018.  She is survived by her three daughters, Carol, Elizabeth and Michelle and seven grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at College Park Baptist Church on Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 pm with visitation immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Senior Services Meals on Wheels Program.

Mr. James A. Griffin, Jr.

August 21, 2018

James Alan Griffin,Jr. departed this life on August 21, 2018. James was born December 29, 1952, to the late James Griffin, Sr. and Mildred Roseboro Griffin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents; his first wife, Verna Jean Griffin brother, Michael Earl Griffin and sister Thailia Griffin Mercer.

James was a product of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. He graduated in the last graduation class of Atkins High School, Class of 1971. He received his BS Degree in Education from Winston-Salem State University. He retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County  School system after 35 years of teaching.

James was a die hard referee and umpire official for over 35 years. He was a member of the Northwest Softball Umpires Association, Northstate Football Officials Association (Winston-Salem Clinic), Northwest Basketball Officials Association and Northwest Officials Association. He received many awards for his outstanding performance in refereeing and umpiring.

James was a member of Friendship Baptist Church for 65 years. He was a member of the Sunday School, Co-Chairman of the Deacon Board, Mens’ Council, Baptist Training Union and many more auxiliaries. He was the former President of Forsyth County Baptist Training Union for nearly ten years.

James was a God sent child that used life and wisdom in taking everything with good humor and a grain of salt. He was a kind hearted and humble man, who loved the Lord, his family and his church family.   

James is survived by his wife, Hazel Hale Griffin, mother Mildred R. Griffin; children: James Griifin, III and Wayne (LaShonda) Griffin; four grandchildren:  Makayla and Alayna Griffin, RGhib Caleb Griffin, Kanijah Edwards; step daughters: Izetta Hale and Christina Hale; three step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; sister; Charlene Roseboro; brothers: Fernandez, Mark and Derrick chael Griffin; aunts: Azalee Vinson, Bertha Parks, Robbie Allen and Stella Imes; uncles: William Griffin, Willie (Ernestine) Griffin, Eugene (Viola) Roseboro, Ardeal (Dianne) Roseboro, Curtis “Breadman” Roseboro and Sammy Roseboro; mothers-in-law, Addie Lee Hale and Elsie Miller; nieces: Jamita Griffin, India Reeves, Chaya Mercer, Marquisia and Alexis Griffin; nephews: Darren, Marcus, Jordan, and Michael Anthony Griffin; many additional relatives and many, many friends.

Home going service will held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church, visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Lester Boyd presiding. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mrs. Geraldine P. Hauser

August 22, 2018

Mrs. Geraldine P. Hauser, 84, was born May 1, 1934 in Winston-Salem, NC. She transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday August 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold L. Hauser; her parents, Vaudra and Annie Pennington; her sister, Jacqueline and her brothers, Freddie and Bobby.

Mrs. Hauser attended Atkins High School and Winston-Salem State University where she received her degree in education. She taught in the Detroit public school system.

Waiting to see her again are her daughters: Karen, Sonya and Tanya; her granddaughters McKenzie, Evan and Zoe, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Hauser's funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at St. Phillips Moravian Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mr. Gregory D. Cuthrell

August 12, 2018

Mr. Gregory Dwayne Cuthrell was born on October 9, 1964 to the late Lloyd M. Cuthrell, Sr. and Virginia Bailey Cuthrell in Winston-Salem, NC. He passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Gregory attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and was a 1982 graduate of Parkland High School. He furthered his education by receiving certification in Automotive Systems Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College.

His professional career was spent as a technician at Corning and TRW. His most recent employment was as Extrusion Operator at Bekaert Deslee.

Gregory enjoyed football, motorcycles and drag racing.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Cuthrell, Jr. He is survived by his son, Cory Cuthrell; his mother, Virginia Cuthrell; brother, Ken (Shelby) Cuthrell; two nieces: Karmen and Kaila Cuthrell; two nephews: DeAndre and Kameron Cuthrell; aunt, Aurelia Bailey Stribling; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Goodwill Baptist Church cemetery

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Mrs. Arnstine R. Crawford

August 6, 2018

Arnstine L. Rice Crawford made her transition to glory on August 6, 2018 at her residence after an extended illness. Arnistine, the youngest child of the late Edgar Oliver Rice and Thelma Elizabeth Sherard was born on March 24, 1943.

She attended public schools in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from Columbia Heights Senior High School on June 5, 1962. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and attended Morning Star Baptist Church with her mother, who was the musician at the church. Arnstine later joined Mars Hill Baptist Church where she served with many auxiliaries.

In 1963, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Lewis R. Crawford Sr. Four children were born from this union. As a mother and mentor, she was always diligent and committed. She worked for R.J. Reynolds in various administrative roles and later retired.
She supported her husband in his ministry and served as the choir director and musician at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, and New Unity Baptist Church. She was known in the community for always showing love and support for others.
She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. L. R. Crawford Sr., their son, Lewis R. Crawford Jr., and her brothers Herman Rice and Thaddeus Rice.

Left to cherish her memory and share her legacy are her daughters; Nerrissa M. Dudley, Felicia A. Cuthrell, Cynthia L. Crawford, Wyvetra C. Crawford; four grandchildren, Michael (Shameia) Crawford, D’Andre Cuthrell, Brittany Coleman, Nerrissa Crawford; two great grandchildren, Skylar Crawford and Siana Crawford; a brother, Charles Rice; a sister, Alice James; aunts, Doris Sherard Morrison and Moniece Sherard Vandiver; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Goodwill Baptist Church, Clemmons, NC. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Ms. Debra J. Robinson

August 4, 2018

Ms. Debra Joanne Robinson was born on September 29, 1958 to George Ladell Robinson and Carolyn Lash Robinson in Winston-Salem, NC. She was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools attending North Forsyth High School. She spent many years employed in the textile industry until she became a full-time mother and homemaker following the birth of her daughter.


Ms. Robinson was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where she was baptized.

Debra had a loving and giving spirit. She never met a stranger and that was exhibited by her many friends whom she enjoyed laughing and talking. She loved Rhythm & Blues and Gospel music, watching movies and visiting museums and historical sites. Debra was known for preparing “some of the best soul food you ever tasted!” She kept things neat and clean, especially her children. Debra loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and family but was known for being at least 2 hours late to family gatherings, even if she planned the event!

Debra was preceded in death this year by her nephew, Ajmal D. Rehman and great aunt, Melinda Lash.

She is survived by her children: Barry A. Robinson and Denea M. Starks; five grandchildren: Iman Alford, Rahim Robinson, and Ta'Ciana Robinson (with whom she spent a great deal of time), Dy’Quan Robinson and Nassir Hassan; a great grandson, Jy'Sen Wright; her parents: Carolyn Robinson and George (Shirley) Robinson; siblings: Brenda Robinson-Rehman, George L. Robinson, Terry D. Robinson, and Inga Robinson-Riley (Jerry); aunts: Frances Lash Cloud and Nellie Conrad-Jacobs; uncle, Jessie Conrad; nieces and nephews: Nakisha L. Robinson, Artanda A. Robinson, Tiffany Robinson, Tameka Pate-Pickett, Tiana Robinson, Brandi Stephenson, George "Lil Butch" Robinson, and Tim Robinson, and a host of loving great nieces, great nephews and cousins; a very special friend, Juanita McCormick.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment in Bethania AME Zion Church cemetery.

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Mr. Clyde W. Haywood

July 24, 2018

Mr. Clyde Willis Haywood, after a period of illness, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

 

Clyde was the last born of five children on September 4th, 1948, in Winston Salem, North Carolina to the late Jervy and Katherine Haywood. Clyde was a lover of sports, especially Nascar Racing, enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and spending time hanging out with friends and family.

 

Clyde was preceded in death by three brothers: Jerry, Berkley,  and Oscar, also four sisters: Betty, Agnes, Emma and Frances.

 

Clyde is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, two sisters in law, and other family members.

 

 A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, July 28, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Frances L. Thompson

July 15, 2018

Mrs. Frances Lewis Thompson, 90,  died Sunday, July 15, 2018. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12pm at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty prior to the service at the church.

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Mrs. Louise G. Crosby

July 15, 2018

Mrs. Louise Galloway Gray Crosby was born in Winston-Salem on January 19, 1940 to the late Mildred Galloway. She was a graduate of Reynolds High School. Louise spent her life as a full-time wife and mother. Mrs. Crosby was a member of Exodus Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and was a mother of the church.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Crosby was preceded in death by both of her husbands, James Burwin Gray and George Crosby; her grandfather, Russell Galloway and uncles: Slim, Bud and Jarvis Galloway.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon Sheff and Doris Dargan; sons: James (Catherine) Galloway, Kennard Galloway and Raymond Galloway; twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; aunt, Reba Galloway; uncle, Reuben Galloway; other relatives and friends.

A service in her memory will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

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Mr. Donald W. Settle, Sr.

July 15, 2018

Donald Wayne Settle, Sr., 59, was born November 10, 1958 to the late Theodore Settle, Sr. and Luerenda Thorns Settle. He transitioned home on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Donald was a graduate of Parkland Sr. High School. He spent his professional career as a long distance truck driver.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Tina Oliver Settle and their three children: Donald (Meghan) Settle, Jr., Tamara and Tameka Settle; three grandchildren: Naomi Settle, Zoraya Williams and Zara Williams; four siblings: Danny (Jackie) Settle, Loretta Mitchell, Shirley Spease and Barbara (Carl) Rice; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will greet friends at 11:30 AM on Friday, July 20 at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center with homegoing service beginning at 12:00 PM. Interment in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Aaron A. Oliver

July 3, 2018

Mr. Aaron A. Oliver, 60 was born on December 24, 1957 to the late Barbara Heath Oliver and Cecil T. Oliver, Sr. in Winston-Salem, NC. Aaron was a graduate of Parkland High School and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Aaron used his artistic abilities to build furniture, create oil, wood and pastel art. He extended his artistic abilities to lawn service which he enjoyed until his health declined.

He is survived by his loving wife Doris Charlene Oliver; son, Joshua (Cristi) Oliver; daughter/niece, Monica Taylor; five grandchildren; his father, Cecil T. Oliver, Sr.; five siblings: Cecil (Ardeicha) Oliver, Jr., Jerome Oliver, Natalie Warren, Tina (Donald) Settle, Sherry Hoy and Cathy Oliver; aunt, Elizabeth Oliver; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Greater Galilee Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior tot he service. Interment in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Theressa P. Holder

June 30, 2018

Mrs. Theressa Penn Holder was born October 18, 1918 to the late Robert C. and Amanda K. Penn in Patrick County, VA. She departed this life at her home on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

She attended the public schools in Winston-Salem and studied cosmetology at LaMae Beauty School under the instruction of Mrs. Ola Mae Forte. She owned and operated Kimberly Park Beauty Salon and was employed at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Her employment at Brown’s Funeral Home lasted more than 50 years. Theressa was married to the late Joe H. Holder and from this union three children were born: Marvin, Melba and Sandra.

Theressa was a member of Cleveland Avenue Christian Church where she served on the usher board for many years. Declining health dictated that she worship closer to home. She then joined her community church Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Holder had been a lifelong resident of the community and was a neighbor and friend to many members of the congregation.

She enjoyed cooking and watching sports on television. She closely followed Michael Jordan and Chris Paul. She especially followed Chris Paul, because of the many days she spent working and talking with his great grandmother, Roma Jones at Cleveland Avenue Christian Church. She also enjoyed watching Tiger Woods play golf. She was watching Tiger on Saturday when Melba said Tiger made a birdie for her just prior to her passing.

Theressa had many conversations about trains with Clark Brown, Sr. which cultivated a love for trains and traveling by train. She often traveled by train to visit family in Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by her son, Marvin Holder; nephew, Allen Coleman (who was like a son to her); sisters: Lillie Mae Penn, Beatrice Barclay and Pearl Thomas; brothers: Robert Lee Penn and Henry Penn; and Beatrice Rorie, who was like a dear daughter to her.

She is survived by her daughters: Melba E. Holder and Sandra Holder; four grandchildren: Natalie Young, Damon Holder, Kenneth Holder and Wesley Holder; great grandson, Burrell Young, III; many other relatives and dear friends, Sadie Beal, Doris Hartsfield and Denise Hartsfield.

Family visitation will be Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch Street, from 11:00 AM until 11:30 AM. Funeral service immediately following. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ms. Antonia Tillman

June 27, 2018

Ms. Antonia Tillman was born in Winston-Salem, NC to Brenda Tillman Ervin and the late Robert Ervin on December 15, 1964. She passed away on June 27, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Antonia was a 1984 graduate of North Forsyth High School, where she received perfect attendance for all school grades. She was an employee of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and Novant Health, where she received perfect attendance awards until illness prevented her from working.

Antonia was a life-time member of Central Triad Church. She was dedicated to the church plays, collecting tickets and occasionally ushering. She was loved by all for her quiet, selfless and giving nature. Antonia always wore a smile. She loved all people, especially children. Antonia loved traveling with her mother and friends. She visited all states in the United States, except Alaska. She visited Canada for several years. While in Canada, she visited the Olympic Swimming Pool, House of Parliament and Ottawa.

Antonia is survived by her mother: Brenda Tillman Ervin; sister Lisa Ervin (Alvin) Parker; niece, Lisa M. Parker; god-daughter, Sanora; close cousins: Deborah Tillman, Faye Wright, Sean (Susan) Myers of Texas, Barbara Steele, Ed Steele; other cousins and close friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on July 7, 2018 at Central Triad Church, visitation at 1:30 PM. Interment in the New Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Carl D. Lewis

June 27, 2018

Mr. Carl Daniel Lewis, 65, passed away while resting and transitioned into heaven on June 27, 2018. Carl was born on July 19, 1952 to the late Oscar Lewis and Catherine (Adams) Lewis in Winston-Salem.

Carl was a graduate of Atkins High School and furthered his education at Winston-Salem State University as a Psychology major receiving a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in 1998. In the Air Force he was a procurement specialist. After leaving the military to raise his son, Carl worked for a variety of companies including RJ Reynolds, Roses and Forsyth Hospital.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his siblings, Doretha (Adams) Ennels and Barbara (Lewis) Mitchell; close niece, Le'Isha Adams. He is survived by his son Demonique L. Lewis "Nick" (Yolanda); siblings, Oscar Lewis Jr. (Edna), Robert L. Lewis (Janice), Donald R. Lewis (Yvonne), James M. Lewis and Eleanor Gibson; four grandchildren, Andrew, Kezia, Stephen and Jadon; devoted nieces, Jacqueline Lipscomb (Ernest Hill), Sonetta Davis (Turner); close nephew, Eddie Cruz (Tasha); and many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Family will greet friends one half hour prior to the service. Burial will be a private service at Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Ms. Judy C. Glenn

June 26, 2018

Judy “Big Carol” Glenn was born to Ethel Crocket and William Gaddy. Carol was a lover of life and family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ethel Crocket, and she leaves behind to cherish: Mr. William Gaddy: two daughters: Lakeisha Glenn and Jasmine Glenn: One brother; James (Trina) Glenn: 3 grandchildren; Juano Glenn, Linda Glenn, and Jakyri Glenn: 5 great grand children and a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles.

 

Memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

Ms. Ruth E. Sherard

June 20, 2018

Ms. Ruth Elizabeth Sherard, 72, passed away peacefully and transitioned into heaven on June 20, 2018. Ruth was born on March 14, 1946 to the late Thaddeus L. Sherard and Veritas Grier Jones in Winston-Salem. Her step-father was the late Ollie T. Jones.

She is survived by her devoted son, Keith O. Sherard, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Keely A. Sherard; grandson, Keith O. Sherard, Jr. “KJ”;  aunt, Rudine Grier; uncle, Robert Grier; other relatives, god children and many friends.

A family visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm tonight at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Serenus T. Churn, officiating. Family visitation will be one half hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Ms. Albertha Little

June 17, 2018

Albertha Little, 102, also lovingly known as “Nana” and “Aunt Bert” passed away June 17, 2018 at her residence.  She was born April 21, 1916 to Albert and Isabella Spencer Little in Chesterfield, SC.  She lived in Charlotte, NC, Stamford, Ct and ultimately reunited with her sister, Eva L. Hillian in Winston-Salem, NC.
 
She received her education from the Chesterfield County schools and was employed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, NC and Paper Novelty Manufacturing in Stamford, CT.
 
Albertha loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church in Stamford, Ct and Union Chapel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC.  until her health declined.
 
She is survived by two daughters: Doris Jones and Mary McEachern Mallory; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 41 great, great grandchildren; 39 great, great, great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Clyde H. Howell, Sr.

June 15, 2018

Mr. Clyde H. Howell, 93, passed away on June 15, 2018, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. The son of the late Noah and Eva Howell, he was born April 19, 1925, in Davie County, NC.

He was a former member of Chinquapin Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Mocksville, Reynolda Prayer Band, Winston-Salem and the New Philadelphia Church of God, Yadkinville. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Howell retired from Western Electric after many years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Annie Hill of Heflin, AL, son Boyd Howell and two daughters, Bernice and Bonnie Howell.

Surviving are his loving and deeply committed wife of 71 years, Mrs. Callie Pledger Howell, two daughters, Jerry Lynn Smith of Jacksonville, FL, Donna Marie Feaster of the home, son Clyde H. Howell, Jr. of Winston-Salem, one son-in-law, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends at noon, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Bethlehem A.M.E. Zion Church, 6475 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, NC prior to the 12:30 pm service with the Reverend Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Mr. Benjamin J. Brown

June 14, 2018

Benjamin Jeffrey Brown was born January 12, 1961 in Ellerbe, North Carolina to Prince and Gwendolyn Brown.

 

Benjamin was preceded in death by his father, sister and a brother.

 

He passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 following a period of illness.

 

Benjamin leaves to cherish precious memories to his wife, Anita L. Brown, mother Gwendolyn Brown, a brother Randy (Sharon) Brown, special niece Felicia, aunts, uncles, brother-n-laws, sister-n-laws, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Bernard R. Moore

June 12, 2018

Bernard Moore, known to his family and friends as “Love” passed away on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Bernard was born January 26th, 1966 to the late Yvonne Moore and the late Fred Glenn of Winston-Salem NC. He was a 1984 graduate of West Forsyth High School. Upon graduation, Bernard entered the U.S. Army on May 15, 1984, served and was honorably discharged on May 12, 1987. In 1991 Bernard began working at Thomasville Furniture factory. He later moved to Durham NC where he was employed by the VA Hospital. Bernard went on to graduate from the Ultimate Medical Academy with an associate degree in Medical Billing & Coding.

 

Bernard deeply loved his family and friends. He was truly a man of God and loved growing closer to, and serving the Lord with his brothers and sisters at Victorus Life Fellowship Church family including Bishop Darion White and First Lady Sylvia White.

 

Bernard had a great affection for the Duke University Blue Devils. He especially enjoyed the times when Duke beat Carolina. He would eagerly ask “Where are all those ‘Terd-heel’ fans?” He was also an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan.

 

Bernard is preceded in death by his mother Ms. Yvonne Moore, father Mr. Fred Glenn, brother Mr. Derict Moore, and Grandmother Ms. Eula Matthews. He leaves to cherish his memory his sisters: Debbie (Bryant) Thomas, Valjean Moore – (George) Cheek; devoted nephew, Lamar Moore and nephew Levon Moore, two beloved nieces: Tanisha Moore and Chloe Thomas, two step-sons: Jerry Ray McClure and Jeremy O’Brien McClure. He also leaves his uncle, Colonel Bobby (Gerri) Moore of Stone Mountain GA., two aunts: Mrs. Loleane Williams and Ms. Shirley Blackburn; a devoted cousin, Tricia Moore, close friends: Ronald Gary, Kenny Wilson, Michael Byrd, and Adrienne Miller. He also leaves behind a devoted caretaker Mrs. Audrey Jardis, and his roommates: Mary Hundley and Kywan Sheppard. He was especially close to his church family, along with a host of other family members, cousins, and close friends.

 

A service in his memory will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Isaiah Lurry

June 12, 2018

Isaiah Lurry was born on May 25, 1923, in Danville, VA to the late Theo Lurry and Ethel Brown Lurry. He was raised an only child in Greensboro, NC and later moved back to Danville where he met his future wife - Ophelia Strader.  He was drafted in the Army in April,1943 and served in World War II with a tour of duty in Europe. When he returned from war, he married his love, Ophelia, in September, 1945, and received an honorable discharge from the Army in November, 1945.  He and Ophelia became parents of five children: twin boys, who transitioned at two days old, Eloise “Pinky” Lee, Isaiah “Bubbles” Lurry Jr., and Theresa Ann Lurry.  In addition to his parents and twin sons, Isaiah was preceded in death by his daughter, Eloise and son, Isaiah, Jr.

The Lurry family settled in Washington D.C in1951. Isaiah worked at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital as a practical nurse and later obtained a career at Andrews Airforce base as a mechanic. At the age of 35, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and became focused on scriptures and helping others. He loved golf and frequented the golf course. He also enjoyed cooking, working around the house, reading books, teaching Sunday School, and watching westerns, sports, jeopardy, and sermons on The Gospel Channel. He loved his family and worked hard to provide for their needs and bless them with their wants. He stressed the importance of a good education, loving God, and living a life pleasing to God.

Mr. Lurry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Homestead Hills Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, NC. Where he relocated to be with his grandchildren: Angel, Jamerson and Tanya.

Deacon Isaiah Lurry is survived by wife, Pastor Ophelia Lurry, daughter Theresa Ann Lurry, grandsons: Aaran Ronnell (Agnes) Lurry and Jamerson Samuel (Tanya) Lee; granddaughter Angel Furmarita Lee, great granddaughter Emma Elizabeth Lurry, brother-in-law George (Mary) Strader; son-in-law Furman Lee; nieces: Angela, Sylvia (Maurice), Patsy, and Mary; nephews: Keith (Terry), Michael, Steve, Donnell, and Kevin, his devoted church family, and many friends.

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Mrs. Shirley G. Matthews

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Shirley Jean Glenn Matthews was born November 19, 1936 to the late Wilson Lee Glenn, Sr. and Flora Evada Porter Glenn in Winston-Salem, NC. She was educated in the Yadkin County public schools and was a graduate of Yadkin High School.

Shirley married James Thomas Matthews on August 31, 1957. They were blessed with four children: Beverly, Alicia, James “Donnie” and Janeia.

Mrs. Matthews was employed at Bassick Sack for several years before retiring to become a full-time homemaker.

Mrs. Matthews was a member of Winston-Salem First for over 25 years.

She passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Matthews; children: Beverly (Melvin) Anthony, Alicia Wall, James “Donnie” (Susan) Matthews, and Janeia (Jonathan) Knox; six grandchildren; twin great grandsons; sisters: Peggy Littlejohn and Brenda (Mack) Steadman; brother, Clyde (Emma) Glenn; sister-in-law, Jean Glenn; a special niece and caregiver, Brenda Glenn; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Winston-Salem First, with Pastor Elwood Rakes officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

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Mr. Ralph J. Mitchell

May 29, 2018

Ralph John Mitchell mounted a motorcycle and began his next journey on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

As a boy, he grew up in Walkertown, NC with his parents, Adolphus and Lucy Elvira Coletrane Mitchell and paternal grandparents John and Fannie Watkins Mitchell farming tobacco.

He was the eldest son with four siblings. Ralph John married Gertrude Spann on May 29, 1946. Ralph and Gertrude were blessed with seven children-Michael (deceased), Gwendolyn, Linda (deceased), Barbara (deceased), Anthony, Beverly (deceased), and Milton (deceased), seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a host of nieces and nephews; sister in law, Bernetta McRae Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a retired private chauffeur and a WWII Army Veteran. He loved NASCAR, motorcycling, and fishing.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Mr. Charlie M. Oliver, Jr.

May 28, 2018

Mr. Charlie M. Oliver, Jr. was born on December 24, 1939 in Clemmons, NC to the late Charlie and Delia Oliver. He was a 1958 graduate of Carver High School. He passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018.

He leaves to cherish their memories, three daughters: Lartisa Williams, Millicent Smith and Monica Oliver; One son, Anthony (Roxie) Oliver; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters: Faye Williams and Juanita Wilson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Hickory Grove AME Zion Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Building Fund of Hickory Grove AME Zion Church, Clemmons, NC in memory of Charlie M. Oliver, Jr. 

Mr. Harvey L. White

May 28, 2018

Harvey Lee White, 78, passed away on May 28, 2018 at Trinity Glen. He was born in Davidson, NC to the late John Henry White and the late Hattie Conner Drake on July 20, 1939. He was a graduate of Atkins High School, class of 1958 and employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Harvey White, Jr.

Harvey is survived by three children: Stacy Toney, Patrick White and Cary Speas; two sisters: Lottie Conner Bailey and Nolie (Richard) Miller; a brother, Thomas (Sophia) Drake, Jr.; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

The family visitation will be Saturday at 11:30 AM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Glen, 849 Waterworks Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

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Mr. Robert T. Craig

May 28, 2018

Mr. Robert T. Craig was born in Martinsville, VA to the late Governor T. Craig and Beatrice Craig Simmons. He was a graduate of George Washington Carver High School. Mr. Craig retired from Wake Forest University.

Mr. Craig passed away on May 28, 2018 at Heartlands Living and Rehab Center. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ramon Mease. He is survived by his mother; his siblings: Linda B. Jalloh, Katherine (Billy) Alford, Kathleen (Ron) Dawkins, Laura Craig Dendy, Cheri (Christopher) Lineberger, Reginald Craig, William (Teresa) Craig and James Daniel Simmons, Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Craig’s family will celebrate his life privately.

Mr. John H. Pope

May 4, 2018

John Henry Pope was born to the late Georgia Kemp Pope on April 11, 1939 in Orrville, Alabama. He was educated in the  Jefferson County schools and obtained an Associates degree in Communication in 1970 from Los Angeles Trade Technical School.

Mr. Pope served in the US Army from 1960-1963. He was honorably discharged in San Francisco, CA and later moved to Los Angeles, CA. While in the Army, Mr. Pope developed a love for bowling. Following discharge, he developed and perfected his skills gaining the attention of the Professional Bowlers Association.

Mr. Pope had a 12 year tenure with the Ford Motor Company. During his employment with Ford, he created the rear windshield wiper which was rejected by marketing and instituted 5 years later. Mr. Pope was never given recognition for this accomplishment and was a source of great disappointment. Mr. Pope retired from Matson Navigation (which later became Stevedore Terminals) following 22 years of perfect attendance. He was the first African American to hold the position of Senior Superintendent with the company.

Mr. Pope married the former Lillian F. Perkins in 1965 and from that union was born a son, Darrell J. Pope. Following his retirement in 2001, Mr. Pope relocated to North Carolina to live with his son, Darrell and granddaughter, Halle.

John confessed Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at an early age and did his best to lead a Christian life. He was a devoted father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was a man of honor and character through the grace of Christ. He left this life to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on May 4, 2018 following a period of illness.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Pope was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian F. Pope; brothers: Daniel Rayford and Charles Pope; stepsons: Donald Ray Cooper and Frederick Douglas Cooper and sister-in-law, Della Rayford.

John Henry Pope will forever be missed by his son: Darrell J. Pope; granddaughters: Britney S. Jackson and Halle M. Williams, her husband, Henry H. Williams, Jr.; grandson, Anthony J. Jackson and his fiance’ Shakira Faison; great granddaughter, Hensley Grace Williams; great grandson, Isaiah Jackson; four sisters: Lizzie Mae Rayford, Anna Richardson-Weeks, Georgia Joyce Hall and her husband, Sylvester, and Mary Thomas; three brothers: Melvin Rayford, James Dixon an this wife Shirley, and Jimmy Dan Dixon; his former wife, Barbara Johnson; and sister-in-law, Ethel Rayford; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in the chapel of Clark  S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

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Mrs. Clydie S. Chaplin

May 14, 2018

Mrs. Clydie Bell Sturdivant Chaplin was born on March 15, 1946 to the late Reverend James and Mamie Sturdivant in Peachland, NC. The family moved to Winston-Salem where Clydie attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and graduated from Carver School (now Carver High School).

Mrs. Chaplin retired in 2005 from Hanes Hosiery/Sara Lee after 34 years of service after 34 years of service to the company. She also held employment with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system and The Lutheran Home (Trinity Glen).

Mrs. Chaplin was a faithful member of White Rock Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board, JS Mickens Choir and Missionary Board.

Clydie passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Chaplin, Sr.; sisters: Annette Sturdivant, Bessie Woods and Lessie Pinkney; brothers: James Sturdivant, Lee Sturdivant, T. Willie Sturdivant, and Robert Sturdivant; and grandson, James Alexander Chaplin.

Clydie is survived by her children: Tammy (Stephen) Atwater, Willie (Denise) Chaplin, Jr., and Jessica (Gene) Morgan; grandchildren: Shanae’ Chaplin, Elena Chaplin, Jakia Chaplin, Tevin Atwater, Willie C. Chaplin, Geno Morgan and Jaylen Morgan; great grandchildren, Chloe and Bella, who she lovingly called her sweet-sweets; Sisters: Mary Dobson, Pauline (Carnell) Leak, Henrietta Timmons and Nancy Braboy; brother, Johnnie (Yolanda) Sturdivant; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at White Rock Baptist Church with Pastor V. Cedric Crawford, officiating. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Mr. Moncure Williams, Sr.

May 10, 2018

Mr. Moncure Williams, Sr. was born on August 2, 1934 in Chester, SC to the late Sidney Williams and Mary Caldwell Williams. He attended the Chester County schools and was a graduate of Finley High School. Mr. Williams retired after 32 years of service to AMTRAK Railways. He enjoyed music, keeping his car clean and taking pictures.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his daughter, Monchell Hanes; sister, Icelean Williams; brothers: John Sidney Williams, Robert Finley and Douglas “Butch” Williams; step-mother, Louise Stokes Williams. He passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Bernadette Honore Williams; children: Georgia Rambert, Gloria (Arthur) Hunder, Moncure (Margaret) Williams, Jr., Mary Williams, Angela Kitchings, Cassandra (Lonnie) Irby, Tracey Mason, Renee (Ernest) Scovens, James (Raquel) Williams, Pamela (Craig) Jackson, Lamont (Robynee) Williams, Ernest Morris, Eric and Aaron Sims; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Family visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family would like to express appreciation for the exceptional care given Mr. Williams by the 8th Floor Palliative Care Unit at Forsyth Medical Center and of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home staff.

Mrs. Ann T. Joins

May 5, 2018

Mrs. Ann Johnson Thomas Joins was born August 6, 1944 min Winston-Salem to the late Edward Johnson and Alice Mackey Johnson. Ann attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools (Atkins High School). She spent her professional career as a machine operator at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Ann retired after 30 years of service. Ann loved to read and was a great cook.

She passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 following a period of illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Bobby Joins, son, Rufus “Ricky” Thomas; her sister, Hazel Johnson; brothers: Edward Johnson, Jr., Joseph Johnson and Robert Johnson.

She leaves to cherish their memories: her daughters: Janet Thomas, Priscilla Thomas and Chasity (Keith) Staley; grandchildren: Clarence McMillian, Sedric (Lonnie) McMillian, Brandon Thomas, Chonte (Curtis) Murphy, Alyssa Benston and Jessica (Ralph) Thomas; six step-grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sister, Bessie Gray; brother, Narvell (Plush) Johnson; sister-in-law, Carolyn Johnson; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be private.

Ms. Freida R. Thompson

April 25, 2016


Freida R Thompson, born January 10, 1961 in Winston-Salem, NC, was the last child of the late James Fred and Virginia Hines Thompson. She attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools until ninth grade when she received a scholarship to attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH where she graduated in 1979. Freida then earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1983) from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, where she was a charter member of the Xi Lambda (1982) chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.

Freida returned to Winston-Salem where she held several positions at Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan (Downtown). She moved on to be Night Auditor for the Comfort Inn Courtyard (University Parkway), and then was the Account Manager for Camel Pawn Shop & Fine Jewelry for thirty years.
Freida accepted Christ at an early age and joined First Waughtown Baptist Church where she served on the Junior Usher Board, Sunday School, Baptist Training Union (BTU), Junior Missionaries and Adult Usher Board.

Freida was passionate about family. She leaves to enjoy her funny antics and precious memories, her god-daughter, Ellesha (Miranda) Waters-Wellman; siblings, Earline (Dale, Sr) Martin, Fannetta (Clarence, Sr) Gore, Carl B Hines, Jeanette Kelly, and Dr. Constance Burke; two nieces raised as sisters, Alease T Reid and Faye C Evans; and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews that she poured her life into and made feel so special.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at First Waughtown Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Bishop officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment in Clifton Grove Baptist Church.

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Mr. Tyrone M. Boyd

April 26, 2018

Mr. Tyrone M. Boyd, 71, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 following a period of illness. He was born on February 25, 1947 in Winston-Salem to the late John Boyd and Lillie Moses Boyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Airman James M. Boyd.

Mr. Boyd attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and was a graduate of Atkins High School. He loved good food and listening to music.

Mr. Boyd is survived by his loving sister, Peggy Boyd Johnson; nieces: Angela Boyd, Dr. PaDonda Boyd-Webb (Richard), Kaiah Webb, Kamryn Campbell, Shaudia Boyd, Ranesha Boyd, and Jasmine Hughes; nephews: Rodney (Kesiah) Boyd, Malcolm Boyd, Rodney Kenyare, Tyreel, DeAndre, Rashad and Keishawn Boyd; cousins: Magnolia Perkins, Earshlen Edwards of Dinwiddie, VA, Shirley Dawley of Petersburg, VA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Linda W. Marshall

April 22, 2018

Linda Diane Washington Marshall was born on July 22, 1955 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late James Marvin Washington and Levolia Booker Washington. She attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and was a graduate of North Forsyth High School. Linda furthered her education at Forsyth Technical Community College and spent many years as a Pharmacy Technician at Baptist Hospital and later in customer service management for several retail stores.

Linda received her early Christian education at Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a devoted member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Linda loved spending time with her friends and family, playing spades and shopping. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and taking pictures which was evident on her Facebook page. Linda LOVED the fair, attending downtown festivals especially when her favorite bands were performing where she could show off her favorite dance moves. Life is a party and Linda believed she should have one every chance she could.

Linda passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Ayanna Al-Malik and her sister, Brenda Turner.

Memories of Linda will be forever cherished by her devoted husband, Richard Marshall; children: LaQuondra (Rahjan) Al-Malik and Richard Marshall, Jr.; her devoted mother, Levolia Washington; loving sister, Beverly A. Smith; three loving grandsons: Shaheem Al-Malik, Hassan Al-Malik, and Rajon Kinzer; a loving granddaughter, Tamir Brown; sisters-in-law: Teresa Marshall and Tammy Marshall; eight nieces;  four nephews; a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with Pastor Donald Jenkins, officiating. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior tot he service. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

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Mr. Donald P. Christian

April 12, 2018

Donald Preston Christian, 69, transitioned into eternity on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Christian was born April 27, 1948 in Forsyth County, North Carolina to the late Joseph and Jeanette Eggleston Christian. He was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system. Mr. Christian graduated from Atkins High School. Donald retired after 39 years of successful and faithful service with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Donald was an avid outdoorsman who loved to work in his yard. He took pride in the condition of his lawn. He enjoyed fishing with friends, traveling, and investing. Donald was also proud of being a member of the Ionic Lodge #172 and Sethos Temple. Donald loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Donald is survived by his loving, devoted, and caring daughter, DeShawna M. Christian of Kannapolis, N.C.; loving grandsons: Donnard P. Christian of Charlotte, N.C. and Dyson M. Abrams of Kannapolis, N.C.; a brother, Benjamin Christian; a devoted friend, caretaker, and former spouse, Doris H. Christian; a God daughter, Sherri Sullivan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will cherish his memory.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Christian was preceded in death by a wonderful and loving daughter, Donna Christian Thomas, a lovely granddaughter, Demikeya Thomas.

The Homegoing Service for Mr. Christian will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at 630 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C. The visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Christian will be interred at the Woodland Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. George C. Banks, Pastor, will serve as the Officiant and Eulogist.

Mr. Willis C. Morrison

March 24, 2018

Mr. Willis Clevell Morrison, 68, was called home to Glory on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 26, 1949 in Winston-Salem, NC, to the late Rudolph and Rubystene Morrison, Sr.  

Mr. Morrison graduated from Central High School in Winston-Salem.  He retired from W.R. Vernon Produce Company, Inc. where he worked as a dock loader.  

Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Howard Alton and by a devoted sister, Juanita Harris Robinson.

Surviving to cherish his loving memory are: five daughters, Carla Allen, Sharina Snipes, Willette Crockett (Paul), Monica Carter, and Tina Crawford, all of Winston-Salem, NC; and two sons: Willis Crockett and Abias Oglesby, both of Winston-Salem, NC; three brothers: Rudolph V Morrison, Jr. and Broderick L Morrison (Patty), both of Salisbury, NC, and Lester Howard of Winston-Salem, NC; a sister, Felecia R Morrison of Raleigh, NC; a loving auntie, Doris H. Williams of Winston-Salem, NC; a loving and devoted grandson, Hykeem Crockett of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A service in his memory will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Mrs. Ida Glenn Lash

March 21, 2018

Ida Glenn Lash was born September 1, 1930 to the late Willie Vance and Rosa Joyce Glenn in Forsyth County. She died on March 21, 2018 in Chester, PA.

Ida retired from Croger Medical Center in Chester after 30 years of service.

In addition to her parents, Ida was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. She leaves to cherish their memories: her daughter, Sandra Bronson and son, William Alexander Lash, both of Chester, PA; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters: Violet Glenn Madison of the Old Town Community in Winston-Salem and Patty Frances Glenn Hankerson of Washington, DC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Chester, PA at St. Paul CME Church. There will be a family visitation from 11:00 Am until 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Graveside rites and entombment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Mr. Maurice L. Harris, Sr.

March 15, 2018

Mr. Maurice Lavonzo Harris, Sr. was born on December 18, 1962 to the late Charles Harris, Sr. and Betty Ziglar Harris in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from Parkland High School and was a freelance artist. Mr. Harris was an artist who could paint a portrait just as well as he could paint a house. He loved spending time with his sons, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harris was baptized and received early Christian Education at St. Stephens Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his brothers, Ferlanderus Alexander Harris and Charles Ervin Harris, Jr.

He leaves to cherish their memories his two sons: Maurice Harris, Jr. and Shamar Harris; one granddaughter, Chloe Harris; one sister Doris Charlene Harris (Aaron) Oliver; devoted friend, Angela Boyd; aunt, Margie Ruth Reaves; two nephews Chante (Verena) Taylor and Chante Taylor, Jr.; great nephew, Michael Kollie; nieces: Monica Taylor and Ferlonda Christine Taylor; and a host of other relatives and close friends.


Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Greater Galilee Baptist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Carl L. Perry, Sr.

March 19, 2018

. Mr. Carl L. Perry, Sr. was born on July 16, 1942 in Winston-Salem, NC He was one of seven children born to the late George Norman and Pauline Weaver Perry. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his son, Reginald Perry; siblings: Arneta Perry, Bobby Perry and Capers Perry; aunts, Claretta Hauser and Sarah Weaver.

He passed away on March 19, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center at the age of 75.

Carl was a graduate of Atkins High School and furthered his education at Forsyth Technical Community College. He was a retiree of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and honorably served in the US Army. Following retirement, he continued to work as a WS/FC school bus driver and driver for Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.

Carl spent his early years in 50 years of membership at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee, Sunday school teacher, church bus driver, chapel choir and building fund chairperson. He later joined First Baptist Church where he sang on the Chancel Choir and Men’s Chorus. He also shared his love for singing as a member of the Twin City Choristers. He loved to cook and garden, was an avid runner and exercise enthusiast.

Those family members left to cherish their memories of him are: his wife, Lamar Stanford-Perry; daughter, Carla Perry; sons: Kevin (Tiffany) Perry and Carl Perry, Jr. (Sigrid Hall); step-son, Torey Bush; ten grandchildren: Kristina Perry, Reginald Perry, Jr., Karmen Perry, Carl Perry, III, Ayden Hall-Pittsley, Syan Hall-Pittsley, Ty’Asia Bush, Taleah Bush, Trinity Bush, and Torey Bush, Jr.; two great grandchildren Kaiden and Khloe Perry; two sisters: Gila Hamilton and Janice (George) McLendon; one brother, Norman Perry, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Perry; brother-in-law, Jose Hamilton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Mr. Melvin E. Oliver

March 18, 2018

Mr. Melvin E. Oliver, 69, departed this life on March 18, 2018 at Hospice of High Point, N.C. He was born November 29, 1949 in Winston-Salem, N.C. to the late James T. Oliver, Sr. and the late Margaret Chester Oliver of Clemmons, N.C.

 

Melvin was educated in the Forsyth County Public Schools and graduated from Carver High School in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict earning many accomplishments including sharp shooter and a purple heart.

 

Melvin worked as a Winston-Salem Transit Authority Bus Driver for many years. He was a driver for several trucking firms until retiring.

 

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Eugene Oliver, Jr. and  brother, Alvin Bernard Oliver.

 

Melvin Oliver is survived by three sons: Marvin Oliver of Nashville, Tennessee, Kelvin D Oliver (Tiffany) of Greensboro and Brian T. Oliver; three grandchildren all of Greensboro:Khalil Oliver, Alexis Oliver, and Kelvin Oliver, Jr. God-daughter, Cherie Smith and God-son Donnie Nunnally, Jr.; three brothers: James T. (Barbara) Oliverof Charlotte, NC, Larry Oliver and Michael Oliver of Clemmons, NC; two uncles: Tommie (Laverne) Davis of Baltimore, MD and Ronald (Shirley) Davis; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 23, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Mr. Carl P. McLaurin, Jr.

March 4, 2018

Mr. Carl P. McLaurin, Jr. was born January 27, 1947 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Carl and Hattie McLaurin. He transitioned from earthly life to his heavenly home on March 4, 2018.

Carl attended Carver High School, Forsyth Tech and Winston-Salem State University. He served 10 years in both the US Army and the National Guard. Carl was a retired employee of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, where he worked for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda McLaurin; son, Broderick (Melissa) McLaurin; daughters: Memoree Wilson and Melissa McLaurin; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; uncles, Preston Webb and Alphonzo (Elizabeth) Webb; aunt, Marion (Pharmon) Jones; cousins, Barbara Dula and Betty Fowler; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 6, 2018 at Phillips Chapel Baptist Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Eva B. Hairston

March 1, 2018

Mrs. Eva Brown Hairston, 98, departed this earthly life from Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and Palliative Care Center in Winston-Salem on March 1, 2018, following a period of illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Alexander Hairston; three daughters, Jacqueline Hairston, Mary H. Eldridge and Linda Hairston; three sisters, Beulah Imes, Flora Miller and Lena Brown; four brothers, Charlie, Sam, Joe and Clifton Brown; a devoted son-in-law, Edward C. Pate; and a grandson, Paul C. Pate.
 
She was born to the late Saint Brown and Pearl Sprinkle Brown in Clemmons, North Carolina on April 13, 1919. She was educated in the schools of Davie County She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church for 70 years. She was a charter member of the Senior Usher Board and gave 50 years of dedicated service to that ministry. Mrs. Hairston was an inspector for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 46 years prior to her retirement.
 
Survivors who will forever cherish loving memories of her include three daughters, Clara Pate of Chicago, IL, her devoted caregiver, Debra Holmes and Pamela King, both of the city; five grandchildren, Quentin Holmes, Jr., Paula Pate, Terrence Glenn, Trivon Glenn and Danielle Glenn; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a devoted friend, Edward Donnell Oliver, Sr.; many extended family members and friends.
 
A funeral service will take place at Piney Grove Baptist Church at 1pm, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church, at 12:30pm.

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Mrs. Emma S. Banks

February 27, 2018

Emma S. Banks, 70, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Kate B Hospice Home and Palliative Care Center in Winston-Salem. She was born on July 22, 1947 to the late Walter and Phoebe Staten in Forsyth County and spent her childhood years with the late William and Beulah Staten McFadden, who reared her into adulthood. She attended Paisley High School and retired from Bellsouth. Known affectionately as “Miss Emma”, she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Iamissky Lee Banks, Sr., brother Otis Cleveland Staten and sister Shirley Ann Moore. Surviving are two daughters Angela Hillian and Carlotta Banks; two sons Iamissky Banks Jr. and Derek Banks all of Winston-Salem; brother Charles (Gail) Bohannon of Winston-Salem, five grandchildren: Brenden Hillian, Troy Hillian, Justin Lipscomb, Monica Ferguson and Korey Banks, all of Winston-Salem. Mrs. Banks also leaves behind a host of cherished family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at Clark Brown and Sons Funeral Home located at 727 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Burial services will be immediately following at Salisbury National Cemetery, located at 202 Government Rd, Salisbury NC 28144.


Ms. Sharon Williams

February 26, 2018

Mrs. Verna C. Williams

February 24, 2018

Mrs. Verna Coleman Williams was born to the late Boss Coleman and Geraldine Kearse Coleman in Forsyth County, North Carolina on November 21, 1936.

She was educated in the public schools of Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County and graduated from Atkins High School in 1954.

Mrs. Williams briefly worked with the dietary staff of Salem Academy. And for several years, she worked as a circuit board operator at Western Electric Company, until declining health pre-vented her from continuing to work.

She was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. At one time, she was a pianist and organist for several churches, including Zion Memorial Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Verna Coleman Williams passed away at her home in Winston- Salem on Saturday, February 24, 2018. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Williams; a son, Ricky Coleman; and her sister Ella Coleman.

Loving memories of her will forever be cherished by her sons, Anthony Coleman, Keith Williams and Brian (Camille) Williams; nine grandchildren, Theresa Thomas Higgins, Kimora Williams, Kairo Williams, Breanna Conrad, Brian L. Williams, Jr., Miles Williams, Tonia (Jamal) Williams, Anthony Leon (Marquita) Cole-man, II and Alecia (James) Rodgers; eight great grandchildren, Kamden Higgins, Kylynn Higgins, Amira Scott, Zaria Williams, Imani Williams, Malakhi Williams, Bryson Coleman and MiKay-lah Rodgers; and several extended family members and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 2, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park.

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Miss Helen Y. McLendon

February 23, 2018

Miss Helen Yvette McLendon, 88, passed away at Grace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Friday, February 23, 2018, following a period of illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and a niece.
 
She was born to the late Will McLendon and Sallie Lindsey McLendon in Stanly County, North Carolina on June 15, 1929. She attended the Stanly County Schools and graduated from Norwood High School in 1948.
 
Miss McLendon worked as a housekeeper in many private homes for several years prior to retiring from her housekeeping career. She was a member of Saint Andrews United Methodist Church where she served as a Communion Steward for fifteen years. Prior to joining Saint Andrews, Miss McLendon had been a member of Saints Home United Methodist Church for over twenty years. She was also a vocalist with The Granville Drive Singers for many years.
 
Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Daisy Perkins; her sister, Mary Wade; a brother, Sherman (Hattie) McLendon; a nephew, Charles McLendon; and 16 great nieces and nephews.
 
A funeral service in her memory will take place at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel at 2pm, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

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Mrs. Earlene D. Lunn

February 21, 2018

Earlene D. Lunn was born June 28, 1938 to late Samuel Davis and Flora Robinson Davis in Florence, SC. She departed this life on February 21, 2018.

Mrs. Lunn was a career Custodian who was always a hard, dedicated, and loyal worker performing each and every job of her profession with prestige excellence.
Throughout her life time she held many jobs working two full-time jobs at one time, most of her life, until she retired. With an Entrepreneurial mindset, she always held a full-time side job during the day working her own business, by cleaning new houses after new construction or cleaning apartments at large apartment complexes. She worked at Hanes Hosiery for a short period of time and she was employed by General Electric for over 20 years until she was laid off. However, her laid off status from GE was short lived, soon she started working at RJR for a custodian company, cleaning offices during the night for over 5 years. She eventually retired from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as a custodian, after nearly 10 years. After retirement, she decided to work at Costco part-time as a Food Sampler, to stay active for nearly 8 years, until she could no longer work. She was so meticulous and took so much pride in every job she performed.

Throughout her lifespan, she played an significant role in the Foster Care system; fostering many children over the years where she eventually, adopted one as her son.

She was a life time faithful and a devoted member at Temple Holiness Apostolic Church, where she served as a Deaconess, for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Early Lunn; her daughters, Ethel Scott and Avalena Artis, along with raising Cheryl Bethea, and Patricia Thompson. Her siblings, Sam Davis, Flora Wells, Robert Davis, Pearl Bynum, Lucille Timmons, Dan Davis, Willie Davis, and Leroy Davis with 3 additional siblings dying at a very young age.

She leaves behind to cherish her fond memories,  a son; Clifton Lunn, a daughter she raised; Cassandra B. Shine (Ricky), grandchildren; Daniel Artis, John Moore, Jazmine Moore, Tomalex Hairston, all of W-S, NC. Leona Wells, of Ga; Brenda Wells, and Calvin Wells, both of SC. Her siblings, Elsie Redden, of SC and Jeremiah Davis, of W-S, NC. Sons-in-law; Ernest Scott and Frank Artis, both of W-S, NC. 2 Sisters-in-law. A host of nieces and nephews with two special nieces, as her caregivers, Diann D. Hairston and Edith Chance. Several great grand children.  A host of cousins, extended family members and many friends, with two special friends, Cynthia Adams and Ruby Moore of W-S, NC.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Temple Holiness Church. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. the family will greet friends 30 minutes before the service.

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Mrs. Victoria G. Slade

February 20, 2018


Mrs. Victoria Gentry Slade, affectionately called “Vickie,” passed away peacefully at WFU Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry L. Gentry, Sr.; husband, David T. Slade; sister, Betty Gentry; and brother, Harry L. Gentry, Jr.

She was born to Hattie R. Gentry and the late Harry L. Gentry in Forsyth County, NC on January 8, 1951. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1968  and completed her commercial education at Rutledge Business College. Her most recent employment was at Forsyth Technical Community College (Mazie S. Woodruff Center).

Survivors include her daughters, April D. Slade and Angela S. Joyner; two grandsons; her mother, Hattie R. Spillman; 3 sisters and a brother; several extended family members and many friends.


A Celebration of Life will take place at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the chapel.

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Ms. Melinda L. Lash

February 10, 2018

Ms. Melinda Louise Lash passed away at WFU Baptist Medical Center on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  She was born to the late Howard Z. and Marie Miller Lash in Winston-Salem, NC on December 29, 1930.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by seven siblings.
 
She graduated from Carver Consolidated School in 1948 and then completed her commercial education at Russell Business School. She later completed course work at Strayer University.
 
Ms. Lash worked at the United States Treasury Department (IRS) in the Chief Counsel Division as a paralegal for 21 years prior to her retirement from the division.
 
She was a life-long and dedicated member of Bethania AME Zion Church. She faithfully served as Church Secretary, Class Leader, a member of the Parent Body, Missionary and Stewardess Boards.
 
Survivors include her sister, Frances Lash Cloud; 9 nieces, including the devoted, Susan Epperson; 4 nephews; several great nieces and nephews; many extended family members and friends.
 
A funeral service will take place at 1pm, Friday, February 16, 2018 at Bethania AME Zion Church with Reverend Dr. Karen Roberts-Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church, at 12 noon.

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Mrs. Catherine D. McMillian

February 8, 2018

Mrs. Catherine Davis McMillian, 86, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center following a period of illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie McMillian; daughter, Deborah McMillian; sister, Ruthie Mae; and two grandsons.

She was born to the late John and Helen Reynolds Davis in Forsyth County, NC on April 23, 1931. Mrs. McMillian worked as textile inspector for  Highland Industries in Kernersville, NC. And she was the first African-American to retire from the company.

She was a faithful member of Goler Memorial AME Zion Church where she was active as a charter member of the Ideal Club and Parent Body, past superintendant of Sunday School, a missionary and a member of the Gospel Choir, until declining health prevailed.

Survivors include her daughters, Shanata (Robert) McMillian-Shepard and Barbara (Prentiss) McMillian-Taylor; grandchildren, Larry (Val) McMillian, Sharon McMillian-Stephens and Eddie McMillian, II; 8 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; bother-in-law, Eugene McMillian; a loving and devoted niece, Willette McMillian; several extended family members and many friends.

A funeral service take place at 2pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church with Reverend Dr. George C. Banks officiating. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friend one hour prior to the service at the church, at 1pm.

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Mrs. Patricia Gwyn Carter

January 27, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Gwyn Carter, 70, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness.

She was born in Forsyth County, NC to the late Leonard Howie and the late Mae Frances Gwyn on December 1, 1947. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Otis Gwyn.

Mrs. Carter was a 1966 graduate of Paisley High School and attended Forsyth Technical Community College. Her work history included positions with Taylor Brothers Tobacco Company, Sears and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

She was a devoted member of Union Chapel Baptist Church where she faithfully served as president of the Senior Usher Board, until her health declined.

Patricia leaves to cherish loving memories to her: husband, Edison A. Carter; children: David (Bridget) Bethea, III, Kelvin Gwyn, Sr., Cheryl Gwyn and Dwayne Carter; seven grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Louise Scales; brother,John (Tina) Gwyn; three sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Mary E. Crosby

January 17, 2018

Mary Eleanor Mack Crosby passed away on January 17, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mary was born January 6, 1927 in Anderson, SC to the late Will and Alice Mack. She moved to Winston-Salem, NC where she spent most of her adult life.

Mary was a member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Nurses Board. Mary was a homemaker and a very generous and loving person.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Crosby, sons: Willie H. Crosby, Sr. and Bobby R. Crosby, four brothers: Harry, Willie, Henry and James Mack.

She leaves to cherish their memories of her: two daughters: Hattie (Willie) Squire and Julia C. Moore; three sons: Rev. Stoney (Cynthia), Johnny and George (Carolyn) Crosby, all of Winston-Salem; a devoted daughter-in-law, Bonita Crosby; more than twenty-seven grandchildren and over thirty-five great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ann (Jesse) Rice of Anderson, SC; two brothers-in-law: Vernon Crosby of Anderson, SC and Bing (Dorothy) Crosby of Morristown, NJ; a devoted friend, Ms. Annie Mae Squire; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2018 at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor James E. Cook, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Mrs. Betty L. Witherspoon

January 12, 2018

Mrs. Betty Little Witherspoon was born March 5, 1941, in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Paul and Elizabeth Little.  She quietly slipped away to her eternal home on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center in Concord, NC following an extended period of illness.

She graduated from Atkins High School.  She earned a Bachelors Degree from Winston Salem State University and a Masters Degree from NC A&T University, both in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a teacher in various cities before returning to Winston-Salem where she ultimately retired. She eventually moved to Charlotte, NC with her daughter, son in-law, and grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Angela Holt Burgess (Stacy) and Monique P. Holt; three grandchildren, Marquel Holt, Madison Burgess, and Morgan Burgess; one brother, Bobby R. Little; two sisters, Minnie L. Stephens (Tyro) and Pamela L. Winn (Booker); a very special Aunt, Hazel C. Morton; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Golder S. Witherspoon; a sister, Paulette L. Burch, and a brother, Danny R. Little.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mrs. I. Gaynell Cooper

January 11, 2018

Mrs. Ivy Gaynell Cooper, 65, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Palliative Care Home in the presence of her family. She was born July 22, 1952 in Tobaccoville, NC to the late Bill Brown and Mattie Mae Hauser Glenn.

She retired from Wake Forest Baptist Hospital with 7 years of service. She was a member of The Love Church. Gaynell was a loving person who enjoyed being around family and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in by her brother Curtis Glenn, her sister Ethel Crockett and her granddaughter Ena’eise Holoman.

She is survived by her mother, Mattie Mae Glenn; three children: Wyomie (Eric) Watson, Charles (Willette) Cooper, Jr. and Timothy (Angie) Cooper, Sr.; one sister, Yvonne Rhodes; four brothers: William Glenn, Gregg Glenn, Gordon Glenn and Kenneth Glenn; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at The Love Church, Pastor Curtis Friday, officiating. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Dr. E. Michael Sutton

January 3, 2018

Edward Michael Sutton, 57, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He was born to Reverend Colonel W. Sutton and the late Doris Battle Sutton in Kinston, NC on March 3, 1960. Michael was a 1978 graduate of Kinston High School and a 1982 graduate of Winston-Salem State University. He then earned a Master of Science Degree in education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1984) and his Doctor of Philosophy in Education at Iowa State University (1991).
 
Dr. Sutton held varied positions in education administration and instruction at several colleges and universities, including WSSU, Appalachian State University, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of South Carolina, Johnson C. Smith University and Livingston College. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
 
He was a faithful and dedicated member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where he was an integral part of the Board of Deacons, Chancel Choir, Male Chorus, Sunday Church School and the Saint Mark Group of the Laymen’s League until declining health limited his active participation.
 
Survivors include Robin Davenport Sutton, his devoted wife of 17 years; his father, Colonel W. Sutton; brother, Stephen (Joyce) Sutton; sister, Terri L. Sutton; nephews,  Jay W. Lane, Jonathan W. Sutton, Richard Gray III, James Davenport IV and Devon Davenport; nieces, Olivia G. Sutton and Renecia W. Gray; father-in-law, James K. Davenport, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Janis Davenport and Ramona D. Gray; brother-in-law, James (Evette) Davenport III; aunt, Dr. Edwina (Dr. Larry) Vold; and several extended family members and many friends.
 
A Celebration of Christian Victory will take place at 12 noon, Monday, January 8, 2018 at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Serenus T. Churn Sr. as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The Omega Service of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. begins at 11 am and the family will greet friends at 11:30 am at the church.

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Mrs. Blaneh Z. Nyah

December 25, 2017


Blaneh Zoadah Nyah, affectionately known to all that knew and loved her as “OldLady”–  a caring, joyful and cheerful personality was born on June 27th, 1917 in Nimba County, Liberia.  God in his omniscient power called our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother home to rest on December 25th, 2017 in Winston Salem, NC.

OldLady was a beautiful and loving person with a humble spirit.  She was a house wife and a vegetable merchant, known in Liberia as a “Market Woman”.  A true matriarch, she loved her family and especially enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and gardening.  Oldlady was adored by all who knew her and her joyful personality left a lasting impression on everyone she met.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories a daughter, Susannah Nyah-Davies, and a son Molley (Charlesetta) Nyah, both of Winston Salem, NC.  Twelve grandchildren; Octavius (Valerie) Davies, Winston Salem, NC; Tenneh (Marbu) Neal, Grayson, GA; Prince (Brenda) Nyeplu, Charlotte, NC; Jefferson (Merdyln) Nyeplu, Charlotte, NC; Mercy (Princewill) Jeremiah, Monrovia, Liberia; Gmasnoh Nyeplu, Charlotte, NC; Claudia (Mouhamadou) Dime, Winston Salem, NC; Faith Nyah-Davies, Winston Salem, NC; Barclay Nyah, Sue Nyah, Tenneh Nyah, and Cherry Nyah of Monrovia, Liberia;  sixteen great grandchildren: Ahmad Kromah, Octavia Neal, Hannah Davies, Franklin Neal, Breanna Nyeplu, Daisy Nyeplu, Georgian Kailondo, Devine Barclay, Ugochi Jeremish, Princewill Jeremish, Joshua Jeremish, Chukwuemeka Jeremish, and Elijah Dime whom she cherished and loved unconditionally and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends both in the United States and back in Liberia.

Family visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home and at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 PM, with Pastor George Banks, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Perscell Phifer

December 14, 2017

Mr. Perscell Phifer, 60, was born on November 16, 1957 to the late Buford "Speedy" Phifer and Ethel Mae Phifer in Wilson, NC. He was a graduate of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and a long-time employee of Thruway Shopping Center.

Perscell died peacefully on December 14, 2017 after an extended period of illness.

He leaves to cherish their memorable moments: his only child, Steven Samuels (Alecia); sisters, Betty Phifer (Tyrone) of Winston Salem, Antonia Ford of Wilson, NC; brothers: James Earl Ford (Vickie), William Ford, and Buford Phifer Jr. of Winston Salem, Anthony Ford (Yung) of Kentucky, Wayne Ford of Des Moines, IA ; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

A service in his memory will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Mr. Timothy D. Coleman

December 12, 2017

Timothy D. Coleman, 59 departed this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home surrounded by family. He was born on May 23, 1958 to the late Mae Sue Spease and Oscar “Buck” Coleman. He was a graduate of West Forsyth High School and served honorably for 20 years as a US Marine. Timothy was well known for his love for his favorite team, UNC tar Heels.

Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, his surrogate mother, Treva Williams; two sisters: Mildred Watlington and Carrie Coleman Gray; three brothers: Oscar “Sunny” Coleman, James Coleman and Theodore “Bay Bay” Coleman. He leaves to cherish their loving memories: his wife, Devora Coleman; children: Timothy, Jr., Tony (Julie), Terence and Domonica Coleman; step children: Deneille Hairston, Devon Hairston, Denasha (Stephon) Smith, Denika (Terrance) Scriven; nine grandchildren; sisters: Elease Jackson, Mattie (Johnny) Glenn, Gloria (Tommy) Phillips and brother, Fredrick Coleman; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home on Monday.

Mr. Roger L. Tyner

December 5, 2017

Mr. Roger Lee Tyner, 82, passed away at his home in Walkertown, NC on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

He was born to the late James Lewis Tyner, Sr and Letha Peak Tyner in Forsyth County on October 13, 1935. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Tyner and brothers Theodore & Wade Tyner. Mr. Tyner was a 1955 graduate of Carver Consolidated High School and gave honorable service for his country in the US Army. He retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

He was a member of Red Rock Lodge #809, Prince Hall Masons. Roger Tyner was the longest serving tyler in the 30th District.

Survivors include his daughters, Debra Robinson & Sabrina Allen; two grandchildren, Keyshon (Lartisa) Allen, Nakeyta Allen; three great grandchildren, Rashaad, Asharyah, Aiyonna; a sister, Nancy Tyner; brothers, James Tyner, Howard (Juanita) Tyner; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loved ones and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 9th at 12 noon in Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

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Mrs. Cheryl Denise Lambson Floyd

November 25, 2017

Mrs. Cheryl Denise Lambson Floyd, 56, departed this early life at her home in Winston-Salem on Saturday, November 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

 

She was born to Hilda M. Lambson and the late Leland D. Lambson, Sr. in Halifax County, North Carolina on September 12, 1961. She was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and graduated from East Forsyth High School in 1980.  She then attended Forsyth Technical Community College. Cheryl’s work history included positions held at The Burger King, Hanes Brands and APL Logistics.

 

Cheryl became a member and began her early Christian Education at Saint Stephens Missionary Baptist Church. On April 12, 1986, she was united in marriage to Steven A. Floyd at that church. Their union was blessed with twin daughters, Yvonne Cherelle and Yvette Callie.  Max, her beloved dog, joined the family in 2017 on Mother's Day.

 

Cheryl was a big Duke University Basketball fan and was in attendance when they won their National Championships in 2010 and 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was also a big NFL fan, loved to watch television and loved working with flowers in her yard. She was known for being an avid lover of shopping.

 

Cheryl was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and cherished her relationships with many friends. Her infectious smile will long be remembered by all with whom she came in contact. Cheryl was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

 

She is survived by her devoted husband of thirty-one years, Steven A. Floyd; twin daughters, Yvonne Cherelle and Yvette Callie; her loving mother, Hilda M. Lambson; her sister, Angela G. Lambson of Winston-Salem, NC; brother Leland D. Lambson, Jr. (Judy) of Virginia Beach, VA; mother-in-law,  Doris Elliott of Hyattsville, MD; sisters-in-law, Dr. Jannis V. Floyd of Mansfield, PA and Lisa (Donald) Gaw of Clinton, IN; brother-in-law, Daniel Elliott of Silver Spring, MD; her two nieces who were her care-givers during her illness,  Dominica N. Lambson and Briana Watson; and a host of other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

We thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at The Comprehensive Cancer Center at WFBMC. They made us feel like family as we battled this terrible disease for six plus years. The pharmacy techs, valet personnel, CNAs, Unit Secretaries, Cancer Center Support Program and the many volunteers and others who were with us during our struggle. They will always have a special place in our hearts. We also thank the caring staff of The Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Although Cheryl expressed her desire to be brought home upon her release from the hospital, Hospice nurses, nursing assistants and other staff were at our disposal.

 

A Funeral Service of Love and Remembrance will take place at 2pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

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Mrs. S. Christine Thompson

November 23, 2017

Mrs. Sudie Christine Adams Thompson, 94, affectionately called Christine by family and friends, passed away suddenly at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was born  to the late Jessie B. AdamsSr., Susie Redfern Adams in Lumberton, NC on July 15, 1923. She was the last survivor  and youngest of 13 children.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters.

Christine graduated from Redstone Academy in Lumberton on May 27, 1941. She married the late Lenwood Thompson on November 23, 1945. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Winston-Salem and their 54 year union was blessed with the birth of four children. The family joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and became actively involved in several ministries of the church.

Mrs. Thompson’s love of the piano was instrumental in her founding the church’s Junior Choir. She also served with the Deaconess, Senior Choir, Sunday School and Missionary ministries of the church. She loved her church and was a dedicated Bible study student until declining health prevailed. She enjoyed word search puzzles, cooking and above all she loved her family.

Those family members who now mourn her passing include her children, Lenwood Thompson Jr. of  Pfafftown, Brenda Thompson of the city, Curtis M. ( Delores) Thompson Sr of Windsor, CT and  Beverly J. Thompson of Greensboro; six grandchildren, Franklin Eaton, Darren M. (Rita) Tate, Monica (Conway, Sr.) Campbell, Renee Sherman, Curtis M. Thompson, Jr. and Lenwood Thompson III; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ms. Alice Wine of Lumberton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

A Home-Going Service will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mr. Calvin A. Walker

November 19, 2017

Mr. Calvin Allen Walker, 63, also known as "Boot Kid," was born to the late Daisy Lee Walker in Greensboro, NC on October 9, 1954. Calvin was a 1973 graduate of West Forsyth High School.

Calvin served his country honorably in the US Army and furthered his education at Forsyth Tech receiving a degree in Auto Mechanic Training. Calvin was formerly employed by RJ Reynolds and the City of Winston-Salem. He has spent the past 25 years employed with Surteco USA, Plastic Division. Calvin was a member of Morningstar Baptist Church.

He departed this life unexpectedly on November 19, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy L. Walker;great-grandmother, Janie McGriff; and brother, Tyrone Walker. Those family members who will forever cherish loving memories of "Boot Kid" include his sons, Shawn Demond Walker of Atlanta, GA and Corey Allen Walker of Rocky Mount, NC; their mother, Cassandra Greene-Walker; three brothers, Elliot, Willie and Charles (Rhonda) Walker; a host of other relatives and many friends. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Morningstar Baptist Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Mr. Robert L. McCloud

November 18, 2017

Mr. Robert Lee McCloud was born on December 3, 1942 in Forsyth County, NC to the late Thomas McCloud, Sr. and Bertha Charles McCloud. He attended the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

Mr. McCloud was a talented artist and enjoyed reading. He professed his life to Christ and loved the Lord.

Mr. McCloud quietly departed this life on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Silas Creek Rehabilitation Center following a period of illness.

In addition to his parents, Robert Lee was preceded in death by three brothers: J.S., George, and James; and two sisters: Eunice McCloud and Mae Bell Smith.

Mr. McCloud is survived by his brother, Thomas McCloud, Jr. and his wife, Julia; a host of nieces and nephews; many loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

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Ms. LeKeya Nichelle White Mills

November 12, 2017

Ms. LeKeya Nichelle White Mills, affectionately known as Nichelle or Chelle was born February 16, 1976. Nichelle passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 12, 2017. She attended the W-S/FC Schools and worked for many years for Bayada Home Health. She loved her clients.

She was predeceased by her father, Paul Porter and grandson, Antonio Moss, III. She leaves to cherish their memories: six daughters: Aleshia, Briauana and Ciera White, Jasmine, Tomya and Zaria Mills; grandson, Jaiden Johnson; her mother, Brenda (Edward) Eldridge; three sisters: Latrice White Carter, Nicole Perkins and Paula McEachin; four brothers: Albert Spease, Derrick White, Shawn Harvey and Richard Hague; a special friend, Roy “Bookie” Wyche; several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and devoted friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

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Mrs. Wilhelmena B. Lash

November 9, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Wilhelmena Gaynelle Brown Lash was called home by God, while resting comfortably at home surrounded by family.  She was born on October 9, 1921 to the late Thomas Jefferson Brown and Mary Effie Faison Brown.  She was the youngest of four siblings: Thomas Leon Brown, Macie Elizabeth Brown, and Eldridge (Charles) Alphonso Brown.  The importance of a quality education was imprinted on her at an early age.  Both parents graduated Shaw University in Raleigh. Her father taught, was postmaster and actively fundraised for Winston-Salem Teacher’s College (Winston-Salem State University) for nearly 70 years.  So, it’s no surprise that Wilhelmena was born in the college campus infirmary.

After graduating from Atkins High School at age 15 in 1937, she immediately attended Winston-Salem Teacher’s College. She was a member of the school’s first cheerleading squad and was a brilliant student. She completed her studies in 3 years and in 1940 was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Influenced by her aunt Mable Faison Carter, a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, she received her Master’s degree in Library Science from North Carolina Central University in 1947.  Post degree, she began her teaching career at Caswell County Schools in Yanceyville, NC. In addition to her teaching duties, she was a saxophonist in the traveling faculty band.  It was here she met the love of her life, David Lee Lash, Sr.  They married on April 11, 1943 and relocated to Winston-Salem, where she worked as librarian for the next 43 years at Kimberly Park Elementary, Paisley Jr. High, Glenn Jr. High, and Moore Elementary schools.
Wilhelmena became a lifelong member of First Baptist Church at the age of 12 in 1933.  Her parents taught that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ was integral to success and her church family kept her on the path. Through Sunday School teaching, the Senior Choir, Missionary meetings and the Women’s Service Council, she was active for 84 years and was recently honored as the longest serving member of First Baptist Church.

 
Wilhelmena joined the Phi Omega Grad Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1946. She was recognized as a Golden Soror in 1996 and remained active in the sorority until the end.  She never understood what retirement meant. After her teaching career, she remained active in the First Baptist Church community and volunteered at Carver School Road Branch Library and other engagements. Her loving of learning and sport and her wonderful sense of humor were strong threads throughout her life and impacted many people. She was a faithful friend, loving wife, sister, and an active and welcome participant in the lives, decisions and accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, David Lash, Sr. and granddaughter Lisa Clarke and her siblings.  She is survived by children Bonnie Lash Freeman, David Lash, Jr., Allyn Kim Lash (William) Gillespie; by her grandchildren Colsaria (James) Henderson and Benjamin Lash; by her great-grandchildren Caperton, Zion, and Langston Henderson; nephew, Clark Brown, Jr. and four great nieces and nephews Carla Brown Rumph, Maurice Brown, Joya Brown, John Brown Jr.

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Mrs. Margaret M. Poston

November 2, 2017

Mrs. Margaret Delores Miller Poston, affectionately known as “Dee” to her family and close friends, passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2017.  She was born on November 16, 1952 to Paul and Elizabeth Miller in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She graduated from Atkins High School in 1971. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree of education.

Mrs. Poston was employed at Winston-Salem State University in 1977 and worked in the Supplemental Education Program. She joined the Department of Mathematics faculty in 1978. She served as the interim chairperson of the Department of Mathematics from 2000 to 2004. She was Special Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2004 to 2013. At the time of her passing, she served as Associate Director of Quantitative Initiatives for University College and Lifelong Learning.

Margaret was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. By all accounts, Mrs Poston was an excellent teacher, an outstanding administrator whose dedication and commitment left a lasting impression on her students and co-workers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Poston is preceded in death by a brother, Paul L. Miller, Jr. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Clark Poston; two loving sisters, Dorothy M. Tanner and Yolander M. Bailey; two brothers, William Miller and Harold Miller; a devoted brother-in-law, Fred D. Tanner; a special niece, Tia Bailey; four special nephews, Keith Bailey, Russell E. Murphy, Jr., Chris Hall and Dylan Bailey Boyd; two goddaughters, Andrea Caldwell and Dominique Murphy; a godson, Allan Carr; godmother, Martha Riley; three lifelong friends, Linda Carr, Cora Mitchell and Judy Snipes; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends beginning at 12 noon at the church until the funeral hour.

Mr. John H. Easter

November 2, 2017

Mr. John Henry Easter passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was born to the late Wesley and Janie Bishop Easter in Winston-Salem, NC on March 1, 1937.

He graduated from Atkins High School in 1955 and gave honorable service for his country in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1963. John retired from Roadway Trucking Company.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita M. Easter; three daughters, LaTricia E. London, LaTonya E. Sawyer (Donald, Jr.) and LaKisha Easter; five grandsons; two great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care or Mount Zion Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Ms. Cassandra N. McDougal

October 30, 2017

Ms. Cassandra McDougal aka Sandy was born to the late Willie James McDougal and Gwendolyn Johnson McDougal Williams on December 25, 1969 in Winston-Salem, NC. She attended the Guilford County schools and was a graduate of Grimsley Senior High School. She furthered her education at Sanford Technical College in Clinton, NC where she received her cosmetologist certification. She worked for many years as a cosmetologist in both Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen J. McDougal, her maternal and paternal grandparents. She leaves not to mourn but to cherish their memories: her mother, Gwendolyn (Charmer) Williams, of the home; 2 sons: Richard A. Smith and Aaron X. Cullins; 1 daughter, Allexi Cullins; 2 sisters: Angela McDougal of Greensboro and Shelly McDougal; 3 uncles; 3 aunts; 3 devoted friends; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church family.

Home going service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November , 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

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Mrs. Ola Jarrett-reese

October 24, 2017

Mrs. Ola Jarrett-Reese passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, following a period of illness.

She was born in Forsyth County to the late Modenar McDowell Lucas Harrison and Flavorus J. Lucas on September 19, 1931. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Reese, Jr.; three brothers, John, Jessie and James Lucas; and a nephew, Reginald Conrad.

Following graduation from Atkins High School, she completed the required studies to graduate from Winston-Salem Business College. She began her early Christian education at St. Mark Baptist Church and later joined Winston-Salem First Assembly of God.

Mrs. Jarrett-Reese retired from Forsyth-Stokes Mental Health Center after 35 years of dedicated service to the company.

Survivors include her son, Paul Dunlap; three daughters, Diane Jarrett, Andrea Jarrett and Senara Johnson; grandchildren, Apryll Pittman, Robert Jarrett, Paul Chatman and Omar Bitting; three great grandchildren and many other loved ones.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the chapel.

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Mrs. Betty E. Gray

September 26, 2017

Mrs. Betty E. Gray, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 following a brief period of illness. She was born on February 29, 1940 to the late Daniel and Emma Allen Eldridge in Winston-Salem, NC.

Deaconess Gray was a faithful member of Union Chapel Baptist Church where she served as President of Nurses Board, Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, as well as the Nursery Board. Mrs. Gray held various jobs outside the home but her most rewarding job was that of wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gray was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Her survivors include her husband: Deacon Kie A. Gray, Sr.; four children: Pamela Gray-Flood (Nathalia), Kie Gray, Jr. (Karen), Bertrand Gray, Sr. (Katrina), and Tamah Gray-Williams (Juan); seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Helen P. Hall

September 24, 2017

  Mrs. Helen P. Hall passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017,  following a period of illness. She was born to the late Theodore and Annie Murrill Parker in Richlands, NC. Her son, Darvez L. Hall;  a sister, three brothers and a special nephew all preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hall was a 1958 graduate of Georgetown High School in Richlands. She attended Winston-Salem Teachers College (WSSU). She retired from F. W. Woolworth Company  with over 30 years of service. Prior to her illness, she was employed at Today’s Child Forsyth Medical Center. She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Marion E. Hall, Sr.; three children, Theresa C. Bell, Marion E. Hall, Jr. and Ann R. (Trevor) Hall; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; her brother, Jimmy Lloyd Parker; sister-in-law, Priscilla B. Porter;  and a devoted niece, Julie Saunders.

A funeral service will take place at 12 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Mr. Clyde H. Hayes

September 18, 2017

Mr. Clyde Henry Hayes, Sr., 90, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017, following an extended period of illness. He was born to the late John H. Hayes and Juanita Harris Hayes in Winston-Salem, NC on October 28, 1926. His brother, Honorable Judge Roland Hayes, Sr. , sister Jacqueline Hayes Harris,  and son, Clyde Hayes, Jr., preceded him in death.

Mr. Hayes graduated from Atkins High School. He attended Winston-Salem State University and gave honorable service for his country in the US Air Force. He retired after a long career from the City of Winston-Salem. He was a life-long member of The Greater Church, formerly Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evolia Gaither Hayes; sister, Velma Hayes Friende, brother-in-law, Robert Harris, sister-in-law, Barbara S. Hayes, sons: Phillip DeLeon Hayes, Sr. and Gregory W. Hayes; 9 grandchildren,  21 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and several extended family members and loyal friends.

A funeral service will take place at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at The Greater Church Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mrs. Dorothy M. McDaniel

September 16, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Gregg McDaniel, a beloved and nurturing mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, heard the voice of God and answered the call on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, after an extended illness.  Surrounded by family and friends, she transitioned from humane labor to reward, as her legacy lives on in the lives of so many whom she touched and were forever graced by her presence.  Affectionately known to all that knew and loved her as “Dot,” the “preacher’s wife” –  a caring, cheerful and vivacious personality, she could fill a room with happiness and bring smiles and delight even to a distant stranger.  An excellent cook and culinary expert, she enjoyed family gatherings and always supported numerous of special events and family celebrations! 

 

She was born April 01, 1939, in Bishopville, South Carolina, into the union of the late Mr. Murry Gregg and Mrs. Fostwenia Scarborough Gregg.  She was educated in the Lee County Public Schools, where she learned the value of education and cultivated an environment of high expectation for educational attainment and achievement in her children and family.  She was raised in a nurturing and Christian environment and joined the New Zion AME Church in Wisacky, South Carolina at an early age.  

As God would have it, she was later united in marriage to her soul mate, Reverend Joseph L. McDaniel, Sr. who preceded her in death.  A minister’s wife and alongside her husband, she joined and became First Lady at the New Hope Baptist Church in Badin, North Carolina, where she served admirably until the passing of her husband in 1995.  A devout Christian and true believer in Christ, she continued her Christian pilgrimage and joined the Union Baptist Church, founded by her husband’s uncle, the late Dr. Abraham H McDaniel, of Winston Salem.  While there, she served as an active member of the A H McDaniel Choir until her health started to decline. 

A loyal and devoted wife, mother and First Lady, she committed the majority of her life as a caretaker for her children, family and the home.  Before that, she worked diligently as a case manager for the Experience of Self Reliance Agency for many years, and further worked part-time at the Ace Clothing Store as a Sales Representative.  A charming and infectious personality, she was praised and recognized for exemplary and outstanding customer service skills.  A true matriarch, she loved her family and especially enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren.  Along with her husband’s passing, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Gregg; Joseph McDaniel, Jr.; and one son-in-law, Grover Shields.  

She leaves to treasure fond memories, two sons, Curtis Gregg and Thomas (LaToya) McDaniel of the city; three daughters, Marilynne (Frank) McLaurn, Linda McDaniel of the city, Brenda Shields of College Park, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Sydney Jackson of Wedgefield, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. 

The family will greet friends Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Staff Sergeant David L. Coplin

September 8, 2017

Staff Sergeant David L. Coplin, 35, passed away unexpectedly in Tumon-Tamuning, Guam, USA on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 7, 1982, the son of Elise Donald Coplin and Adolphus (Valarie) Coplin, Jr.

David attended the local public schools and graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in 2000. He began his early Christian education at Carver Road Church of Christ where he became a member and maintained his Church of Christ membership though out his life.

Staff Sergeant Coplin completed basic training and joined the United States Air Force in 2009. His last assignment was at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, USA where he was a member of 554th Red Horse Squadron.

He was a loving and devoted husband and father to his wife, DeLora Noble Coplin and  their son, David L. Coplin, Jr., who survive him; his  memory will also be cherished by his mother, Elise Donald Coplin; his father, Adolphus (Valarie) Coplin, Jr.; brother, Michael R. (Harolynn) Coplin, Sr.; sister, Aleah Coplin; stepsister, Christina R. (James) Barksdale; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Noble, III; grandparents, Jessie N. Donald; Adolphus (Mary) Coplin, Sr. and Frances L. Crosby; several extended family members and many friends.

A funeral service with full military honors will take place at 12pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Carver Road Church of Christ. Interment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church, at 11am.

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Mr. Bowman R. Williams, Sr.

September 4, 2017

Mr. Bowman Ray Williams, Sr., 89, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 4, 2017 following an extended period of illness. He was born to the late Ed C. Williams and Dora Bowman Williams in Winston-Salem, NC on August 16, 1928. His brothers, James and Cornelius Williams and sister Marcelette Williams, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Williams graduated from Atkins High School. He attended Bluefield College and gave honorable service for his country in the US Army. He retired from Western Electric (now AT&T) after 30 years. He was a life-long member of The Greater Church, formerly Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Williams; daughters: Vickie (Tony) Sanders and Bernita McCoy; sons: Bowman R. Williams, Jr. and Richard E. Williams; nine grandchildren and several extended family members and loyal friends.

A funeral service will take place at 11:30 AM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Greater Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mrs. Lou Ella Attucks

August 21, 2017

Mrs. Lou Ella Attucks, 87, passed away at Silas Creek Rehabilitation Center on Monday, August 21, 2017 following a period of illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Marshall Staggs and Jessie Attucks; a daughter, Barbara Glenn; and two grandchildren, Karen Ayton and Rodney Staggs.

She was born to the late James Stanfield and Eunice Arnold Standfield in Seneca, SC on October 9, 1929. Mrs. Attucks retired from Forsyth Medical Center and she was a long time member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include he son, Frankie M. (Avis) Staggs; daughter, Doris Shelf; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place at 1pm on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Union Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service.

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Mr. Joe Perkins

August 2, 2017

Mr. Joe Perkins, 80, passed away at Forsyth Medical Center, on August 2, 2017 following a period of illness. He was born to the late Jesse Hudley and Joe Perkins, Sr. in Bennettsville, South Carolina on November 19, 1936. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Henley, Eva Lee and Mary; and a brother, Willie Blair.

Mr. Perkins retired as an Acid Specialist from Douglas Battery Company. He had also worked as a Tile Setter for nearly twelve years.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Perkins; son, Richard Herring; daughters, Eva Herring, Gina Perkins, Josene Perkins, Geraldine Perkins of New York, Denice Rasheed of Florida and Jasmine Miller of the city; grandchildren, Jai Perkins, Jayda Simmons, Angel Guzman, Arianna Price and Tony Williamson; brother, Alexander (Patricia) Blair; special friend, David Reid; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the chapel.

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Mr. Arthur J. Peterson

August 1, 2017

Mr. Arthur James Peterson, son of Mrs. Mamie Peterson, was born on December 23, 1918 in Winston-Salem, NC and departed this life Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Mr. Peterson was a retiree of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. He also served in the US Army during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Mae Ruth Rice and son James Wesley Peterson. Surviving his passing are his son, Curtis (Vernesia) Peterson; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Peterson will be available for public viewing Monday from 12pm-7pm at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service and interment will be private.

Ms. Lurline Moore Jackson

July 31, 2017

Ms. Lurline Moore Jackson, also known as "Tinkerbell" passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. A beautiful, kind and generous soul. She can never be replaced and will be always missed. She was born on August 17th, 1962, to the late Minister Thelma Barksdale Moore and Reverend Walter M. Moore. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Deborah Reader, Ricardo Moore, Carsandra Koger, and Rodney Moore.

Lurline graduated from West Forsyth High School. She attended Forsyth Technical Community College and earned her Nursing Assistant Certification. She worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for the Industries for the Blind and Novant Health for over 20 years.

Ms. Jackson leaves to cherish dear and precious memories, two daughters, Samantha Moore and Erica Jackson of Winston Salem,NC; one son McKenzie Cory Moore of Greensboro, NC; two grandchildren, Vivian Rose Moore and McKenzie Cory Moore Jr; her best friends Bernice Brunson, and Janice Crews; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends beginning at 1:30 PM with service starting at 2:00 PM.

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Ms. Kimberly A. Miller

July 30, 2017

Ms. Kimberly Miller was born to Larry Miller  and the late Margaret Tyson Miller on November 22, 1969 in Washington, DC. She was a graduate of North Forsyth High School and furthered her education at Carolina Beauty School and the Living Art Institute. Ms. Miller’s passions included coaching cheerleading and cooking/baking.

She died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Ms. Miller was the beloved mother of Darrell Turner, Breahna Miller and Adrian Ladson; additional family members who will cherish her memory are her grandchildren: Alahna McCalister, Erik and Lyric Turner; father, Larry Miller; sister, Sharon Autry; cousins who were more like siblings; Nita, Chrisy and Brian Miller; uncle, Michael (Linda) Miller; aunt, Marian Harris; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Chapel. The family will greet friends at 2:30 PM with service at 3:00 PM.

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Ms. Carolyn D. Bennett

July 30, 2017

Carolyn Deborah Bennett was born December 2, 1948 in Filbert, West Virginia to the late Matthew Lewis Bennett and Clotile Geter Roberson. She left to be in the arms of the Lord, July 30, 2017. Carolyn was a graduate from Bluefield College and received her Masters in Psychology and Counseling at Regents University. She was an active member of New Life Community Church in Virginia Beach, VA where she taught elementary school.

Carolyn is survived by her loving mother, Clotile Geter Roberson; two sisters: Jacqueline Bennett and Cecelia Roberson (Alfred) Ridgell of Clemmons, NC; four brothers: Andrew Bennett of Salisbury, NC, Marcus (Carolyn) Bennett, Marvin (Adrianne) Bennett, both of Detroit, MI and Donald Bennett of Torrance, CA; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends at 3:30 PM, service will begin at 4:00 PM.

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Mr. Bernard E. McCaully

July 29, 2017

Bernard Edward McCaully, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Bernie was born on September 3, 1930, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Cornelius and Madeline (Zetwo) McCaully.  He served his country at the Marine Corp Air Station in Cherry Point, NC, during the Korean War.  After the war, he returned to his job at Bell of Pennsylvania, retiring in 1985 as a Service Center Manager with more than 35 years of service.  In retirement, Bernie enjoyed travel, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

 

Bern is survived by his wife and life partner of sixty-seven years, Kathryn, daughter Eileen Marshall (Jim) of Pittsburgh, PA, and two sons – Dan McCaully of Dayton, TX and Tom McCaully (Kate) of Winston-Salem, NC.  He is also survived by a brother, John McCaully (Trudy) of Pittsburgh, PA, seven grandchildren – Patrick McCaully (Rachael), Lynn Pickering (Steve), Madelyn McCaully (Bryan McCance), Chris Vayda (Jeff), Neil McCaully (Linda), Catherine and Mary Ann McCaully, and four great-grandchildren.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm.  Interment private.

 

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Maira, Evelyn and Kristie, and the entire staff of the Salemtowne Retirement Community for their kindness and support during Dad’s final months.  In lieu of flowers, please offer memorials to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Mr. Harold Pauling

July 25, 2017

Mr. Harold Olander Pauling, affectionately called “Candy Man,” passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was born to the late Alonzo B. and Nellie Hairston Pauling in Forsyth County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother and six siblings.

Mr. Pauling was educated in the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. He was sole proprietor of JR’s Distributing Company. And he gave honorable service for his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his son, Taij Johnson; the love of his life, Bonnie Nash; adopted daughter, ShKema Nash; sister, Constance Pauling of Roxbury, MA; brothers, Cleotus (Mary) Pauling, Veotus Pauling and Jake Pauling; two sisters-in-law: Jacqueline and Rosetta Pauling; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will take place at 11 am, Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

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Mr. Maurice A. Cuthbertson

July 25, 2017

Mr. Maurice Cuthbertson, 31, known to family and friends as "Fella" was born on November 4, 1985 and unexpectedly departed this life Tuesday July 25, 2017. Maurice was a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he graduated from North Forsyth High School, and earned his Business Administration Degree, from Guilford Technical Community College in May of 2017.

Mr. Cuthbertson was very soft-spoken, fun, and family orientated. He was a dedicated father, loving son and loyal friend. Mr. Cuthbertson, was known for always sharing encouraging words to family and friends. He was most proud of his recent accomplishment of earning his degree in Business, and he was looking forward to becoming an entrepreneur.

Mr. Cuthbertson, was proceeded in death by his paternal grandmother, Laura Cuthbertson; aunt, Annetta Samuels; uncle, Algene Albright; and cousin, Curtis Albright.

He leaves to mourn, his mother, Lavina Cuthbertson (James) Paylour, and father, Maurice Albright; son Jeramiah, and daughter, Mackenzie Cuthbertson; sisters, Antonia Wade of Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Antoinette Wade (Terrance) of San Diego, California; brother, Teddrick Hill; niece, Ami; maternal grandmother, Betty Albright; paternal grandfather, Albert Cuthbertson; special cousin, Ricky Cuthbertson and devoted friend, Shema Martin; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday August 01, 2017, 1:00pm at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 727 North Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 Elder, Kacie Moore Jr. officiating. Internment will follow in Woodland Cemetery 3123 Indiana Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The family visitation will be held from 12:00noon until 1:00 at the funeral home.

Ms. LaTasha K. Howell

July 18, 2017

Ms. LaTasha K. Howell, 40, was born on July 19, 1976 to the late Donna Howell and Allen Elder. She departed this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. “Tasha” was a 1993 graduate of East Forsyth High School. She spent most of her professional career as a CNA with Reliance Health Care.

She is survived by her daughters: Tiona Howell, Tyeka and Tia Wilkes; granddaughter: Taliya Howell; father, Allen Elder; fiance’, Kenny Wilkes; 5 sisters; 2 brothers; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends at 12:30 PM followed by the funeral service at 1:30 PM. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens.

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Mr. Joseph L. Johnson

July 15, 2017

Mr. Joseph Lee Johnson entered his eternal rest on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Edward Johnson and Alice Mackey Johnson on August 13, 1940. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Johnson; brothers, Edward and Robert Johnson; brother-in-law, Bobbie Joins; and great granddaughter, Dashia.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Atkins High School. He was a machine operator for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 37 years prior to his retirement. He was a professional player on the Black Golf Tour and the first African-American to play and win the Forsyth Invitational Golf Tournament (1966). He also coached for the Earnest Morris Junior Golf Program at The Winston Lake Golf Course.

Survivors include Carolyn M. Johnson, his wife of 46 years; daughters, Victoria K. Johnson and Vernita K. Johnson; stepchildren, Dewanna Conrad and Willie B. (Jackie) Conrad, Jr.; sisters,: Ann Joins and Bessie Gray; brother, Narvell (Plusha) Johnson; 14 loving grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. McBroome at Forsyth Medical Center and Ms. Carla Blue of Ortho Carolina.

A Home-Going Service will take place at 2pm, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the chapel.

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Mr. Franklin A. Holman

July 18, 2017

Mr. Franklin A. Holman was born to the late Baxter D. and Vivian E. Holman, Sr. on November 14, 1941 and departed this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Left to cherish their memories of him are: his daughter, Jenee’ Holman (Aaron) Orr; grandchildren: Aaron “Tre’” Orr, III and Jada Michelle Orr; brother, Lonnie C. (Romesena) Holman, Sr.; sisters: Carolyn (Milton) Cunningham and Shirley Allen; a host of nieces, nephews and special friends: David Imes, Roscoe Pouncy, Nethelius Sheff, Sandra Holman (his daughter’s mother), John Lash, Sr., and many, many others.

Mr. Holman’s service will be held at Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church. The visitation will be from 11:00 am until 11:45 am when Masonic Rites will be delivered. The funeral will begin at 12 noon with interment in Mt. Sinai AME Zion Church cemetery.

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Mrs. Barbara J. Glenn

July 12, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Jean Glenn, 72, affectionately known as "Bob", departed this life on July 12, 2017. Mrs. Glenn was born in Hendersonville, NC on November 22, 1944 to the late Marshall Staggs and Lou Ella Attucks. She was a graduate of Paisley High School, Class of 1962. She was a employed for over 40 years at BE Aerospace and a life long member of Union Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish many memories her husband of 54 years, Exie Alvin Glenn, Sr.; their children: Robin LaShawn Gross and Exie Alvin (Angie) Glenn, Jr.; four grandchildren; one sister, Doris Staggs; one brother, Frankie (Avis) Staggs; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law.


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Union Baptist Church. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Mrs. Georgia J. Glenn

July 9, 2017

Mrs. Georgia J. Glenn, 78, left this world to be with the Lord on July 9, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. She was born January 12, 1939 to the late Ada Beatrice Stimpson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late David Lee Glenn.

She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Ms. Valerie Glenn of Charlotte, NC and Ms. Sonya Glenn of Winston-Salem, NC; three granddaughters, Crystal Medley of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Medley and Michele Medley of Charlotte, NC; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Aiden, and Melody; dear aunt, Lillian Stimpson; dear cousin, Lola Black; special friends, Annette Nichols and Ramona Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Carver Road Church of Christ with Brother Larry Glenn officiating. The family visitation will be held at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carver Road Church of Christ or Senior Services of Winston-Salem Meals on Wheels.

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Mr. Howard Williamson, Sr.

July 9, 2017

Mr. Howard Williamson, 86, affectionately known as "JC," was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Darlington SC to Johnny and Mariah Samuels Williamson. One of 7 children, he was beloved patriarch, husband, father and proud veteran. He transitioned peacefully the morning of July 9, 2017,

He retired from Thomasville Furniture Co., Hanes Brands, and the U.S Postal Service. Mr. Williamson served with pride in the Korean War, as part of an Army infantry division.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Thomas Williamson, 16 children, Lonnie ( Gloria) Williamson, Howard Williamson Jr, Bertie Williamson McIver, Clara Williamson, Robert (Vera) Williamson, Joann (Ronnie) Frazier, Benjamin Williamson, Kenneth Williamson, Christopher Thomas, Vivian (Cardell) Caldwell, Angela Coleman, Jimmy Coleman, Stephanie Coleman, Robert Coleman and Tomika (Anthony) Fennel, 38 grandchildren and a host of great-grands; 2 sisters: Alma Williamson, Sadie Brown, 3 brothers: Tommy (Ruby) Williamson Johnny (Equilla) Williamson, Johnny Brown, 4 sisters-in-law: Shirley Williamson, Phyllis (Donnie) Warren, Vevia Thomas, and Iris (Jimmy) Brandon, 3 brothers-in-law: Robin Richardson, Ervin (Betty) Williamson, Tony Cuthrell; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Mr. Otis B. Sellers

July 8, 2017

On July 8, 2017, Otis Bivens Sellers went home to be with the Lord following a year-long illness.  Born on December 5, 1934 in Anson County, North Carolina to Augustus and Mary (Bivens) Sellers, Otis was the youngest of fifteen children.  He completed his primary and secondary education in the Anson County Public School system.  Following his high school graduation, Otis moved to Baltimore, MD for a brief period before settling in Winston-Salem, NC where he lived his entire adult life.

 

Otis was an employee of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for more than 34 years.  After accepting an early retirement offer, Otis directed his attention to a lifelong passion of cooking and launched O. B.'s Barbecue.  In addition, to being an avid cook, he was a great outdoorsman known for hunting and gardening; always willing to share his bounty with others.  He was an active supporter of the Winston-Salem State University HORN$ Giving Club and a proud season ticket holder for over 35 years.  He rooted for both the Rams’ football and basketball teams and loved attending the CIAA basketball tournament.  Until his recent health challenges, Otis was also an active member of the Winston Lake Family YMCA.

 

A man of great faith, Otis was an active member of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church for more than forty years serving on the Deacon Board, van ministry, security team and a founding member of the Spiritual Uplifters.  Otis was an active and dedicated supporter of his community.   He was a member of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free Masons for over fifty years and served as the treasurer of the George B. Williams Scholarship Fund since its inception in 1994, leading efforts to raise funds to provide scholarships to disserving students from Anson County North Carolina.   In addition, he played an instrumental role in efforts to have the Oak Grove School in Winston-Salem listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Otis enjoyed vacationing and was a founding and longtime member of the Winston-Salem Traveler’s Club.

 

A loving and dedicated family man, Otis was preceded in death by his first wife Mary (McClendon) Sellers.  Left to honor his legacy are his loving wife of 45 years, Gladys B. Sellers; four adult children, Theotis Sellers, Ronald (Stacey) Sellers, Donald Sellers, and Melanie (Michael) Wells; three grandchildren Ryan Sellers, Morgan Sellers, and Zachary Sellers; one sister, Timmie Sellers, a host of nieces and nephews, friends and love ones.   Otis’ stories, laughter and generous spirit will be missed, but his legacy will live on in those whose lives he touched.

The homegoing service will be held on at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. The family visitation hour will begin at 11 am followed by the service at 12 pm. The internment will be at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service.

 

Mr. Tera L. Littlejohn

July 3, 2017

Tera Lee Littlejohn Sr., 58, departed this life on July 3, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1959 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Henry Dunlap and Mildred Littlejohn. He was raised by his paternal grandparents Norma & Era Dunlap, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of North Forsyth High School and served in the United States Army. In addition to his grandparents and father, his son, Terez Blackmon preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children: Tera Lee Littlejohn Jr., Tiffany Littlejohn, Brandon Blackmon and LaManda Moore-Garcia of South Carolina; grandchildren: Brionna, Braylen, Brierra, Braniya, Taniya Blackmon, Anarii & A’Nyla Moorison, Arianna Moore, Isabella, Cassandra, Aidan, and Sophia Garcia; siblings: Trina Dunlap McWillis, Tonja Dunlap, Terry Dunlap, Tammy Dunlap, Ginna Williams, Money Cannon, Derrick Thomas of South Carolina, Fred, Gene, & Nathan Littlejohn; aunts: Juanita (David) Cannady and Carnella LeSaine; uncles: Norman (Jacqueline) Dunlap and Vernon Dunlap; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A service in his memory will be held in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The family will greet friends at 11:30 Am with memorial service beginning at 12:00 PM.

Mr. Charles V. Dobson

July 1, 2017

Charles Vance Dobson, 71, transitioned this earthly life on July 1, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Cancer Center. Charles was born on August 31, 1945 to Vance and Irene Greene Dobson.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Gwendolyn Dobson, his children Shawnise Dobson, Tandriene (Kenneth) Venable, Charles Vance (LaTasha) Dobson, Jr., Shuronia Pfleuger, and Robbie Flood; brother, Paul Dobson of Yadkinville, NC, sister, Elsie (Johnny) Smith of Philadelphia, PA, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on July 7th at St. James AME Church ,1501 Patterson Avenue. The family will greet friends at 1:00 PM. Interment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Louise Dulin

June 30, 2017

Mrs. Mary Louise Dulin departed this life on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Dulin in Winston Salem, NC.  She had been in declining health for several years.

Mary Louise was born in Stuart, Virginia on February 18, 1919 to the late George and Odessa Houchins.  She was one of six siblings.  She was educated in the Patrick County School System in Stuart, VA and the Clemmons School System in Clemmons, NC, where she met her husband of 51 years, Charlie B. Dulin, Sr.  Mary Louise was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. Dulin, Sr, son Charlie B. Dulin, Jr., three brothers, John Houchins, George Houchins, James Houchins; two sisters, Lucy Hansford, and Ruth Edwards.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn D. (John) McLaughlin of Salisbury, NC and Peggy L. Dulin of Winston Salem, NC; three grandchildren, Lori M. (Jimmy) Howell of Greensboro, NC, John (Candace) McLaughlin, III of Burbank, CA, and Dominique Marshall of Chicago, Ill; three great grandchildren, Aires McLaughlin, Che McLaughlin, and Rocco McLaughlin; one brother-in-law, Frank W. Dulin; a host of nieces, nephews and a special adoptive family, Horace, Connie, and Horace Jr., Ballard.  
Mary Louise was baptized and added to the Church of Christ on December 5, 1943 in Fort Jackson, SC.  She remained a faithful member of the Church for 73 years.  She was a master cook, and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and writing in her journal daily.  Everyone was welcomed into her home and she found joy in helping and comforting others.

We would like to acknowledge and extend a special Thank You to the caregivers, Teresa Carter and Micha James for the love and care that was given to our mother during her illness.

Mrs. Dulin’s funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Redland Church of Christ, Advance, NC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. There will be no viewing during visitation.

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Mr. Lester B. Speas, Jr.

June 25, 2017

At the break of dawn on Sunday, June 25, 2017, Lester B. Speas, Jr., affectionately called “LB,” entered life eternal at Regency Care of Clemmons.

He was the eldest of seven children born to the late Reverend Lester B. Speas, Sr. and Lillian Payne Speas of Tobaccoville, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Mae Ijames; and two brothers, Oscar Lee and Cornelius Payne Speas.

LB was in the 1955 graduating class of Carver Consolidated High School. He attended NC A & T State University on a baseball scholarship and held unending “Aggie Pride” as a graduate of the university.

He worked for Talton Photo Laboratories for many years and his flawless photography skills were frequently requested by businesses and families in the Winston-Salem, NC and surrounding communities.

Lester began his early Christian education as a member of Center Grove AME Zion Church in Tobaccoville. He was devout in his advocacy for the Lay Council of the denomination and served on the district and conference level as Chaplain. He was a faithful member of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church where he sang with the Cathedral Choir and Men’s Chorus.

Lasting memories of him will be cherished by his sons, Lester B. Speas, III and Edward V. Valentine, Sr.; his daughter, Shelvy Prestina (Thomas, Sr.) Gaither; their mother, Elizabeth V. Speas; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Delores, Reverend Belinda Harris and Ann E. (Dr. Harry) Caldwell; his uncle, Charlie Payne; cousin, Reverend William Speas; dear friends, Shirley Allen, JB Myers, Ron Kilgore and Frank Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

A funeral service takes place at 2pm, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church with Reverend Johnny L. Ruff as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Center Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery in Tobaccoville. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Mr. George B. Evans, III

June 22, 2017

George “Bro” Bell Evans, III, a lifetime resident of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, heard God’s call, turned his back and left it all on Thursday, June 22, 2017, after a brief illness.

George, known to his family and friends as “Bro”, was born to the union of George and Edena Evans on November 25, 1952.  He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of Hanes CME Church.

Bro dedicated many hours and much love and care to the NA Organization and received special community recognition from the organization.  His extended family in Charlotte, North Carolina loved and treated him as their own by getting together, having fun, and baking him cakes when he would come to town.  Bro loved meeting with his Winston-Salem friends at the K&W Restaurant every morning for breakfast before he got his day started.  Bro’s big smile and watchful eyes would brighten your day just by nature of his presence.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Bro worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for many years and took early retirement due to minor health issues.  In 1987, he was united to holy matrimony to the lovely Annettia Hill.

Cherishing His Memories are his forever faithful wife, Annettia Evans, his daughter, Lakeysier Evans (Derick) Franklin of Charlotte, N. C.; 2 step-daughters,  Denise Hill (Darryl) Little of Winston-Salem and Renee Hill (Marcend) Coney of Homestead, Fl.; 5 grandchildren, D’Nydia, Derick II, Christian, Kourtney, and Marcend II.; 3 sisters: Rose Clark of Bolingbrook, Illinois, Georgia (James) Connor and Adrienne Hairston both of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; 1 brother, James Evans of Dobson, N. C., and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A service in his memory will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Hanes Memorial CME Church.

Mr. Byron Christopher Murrell 

June 18, 2017

Byron Christopher “Chris” Murrell was born to the late Frank William and Bernice Driver Murrell on December 18, 1956. He went home to glory on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
A lifelong resident of Winston-Salem, Chris graduated from Bishop McGuiness High School and studied music and theater at Wake Forest University. He was a faithful member of Saints Home United Methodist Church, where he found his passion for singing in the choir at the age of ten. In his early years, Chris performed with the Christian Disciples (1974-1980) and the Twin-City Choristers (1982-1991), an African-American all-male chorus.

Chris became a world renowned vocalist, entertainer and musical director with a repertoire that includes the Count Basie Orchestra (1991-2004) and the David King production of “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Music of Ray Charles,” (2004-2007). His first CD with Count Basie Orchestra, “Live at Manchester Craftsman’s Guild”, won the Grammy for Best Big Band album of the year in 1997. He also released two critically acclaimed studio albums, “Reprise” and “Full Circle” with Robert “Baabe” Irving.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bernice Murrell, sister Beverly Murrell Whitehead and nephew Richard Payne.

He is survived by siblings Barbara (Richard) Payne of Bay City, MI, Beulah Newby of Odenton, MD and Benjamin Murrell of Winston-Salem; brother-in-law Lenzola (Beverly Ann) Whitehead, Jr. of Savannah, GA; nieces Michele Payne, Kimberly (Benjamin) Wells, Amy (Wayne) Collier, Lisa Murrell, Patrice (Ronbardo) Whitehead-Gay, Monica Whitehead and Kenyetta Driver; cousins Preston Drake, Wayne Drake, Bernard (Dale) Driver, Brenda Sullivan, Joseph Jordan, Jr., Synthia (Leroy) Scipio, Darryl
Swygert and Adrian (Sharon) Swygert; and a host of grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and close friends.

Family, faith and music were the keys to his life. To honor his legacy, and in response to the outpouring of support from friends at home and abroad, this fund (https://www.youcaring.com/ChrisMurrellMusicLegacy) has been created to support final expenses and to establish a musical scholarship in his name.
We, the family, express our sincere gratitude for all of the love and
support received. Thank you!

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Ms. Lena Catherine Brown

June 15, 2017

Ms. Lena Catherine Brown, 100,   passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  She was born to the late Sink and Pearl Sprinkle Brown in Davie County, North Carolina on March 2, 1917. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Charlie, Sam, Joe and Clifton Brown; and two sisters, Beulah Imes and Flora Miller.

The Centenarian’s feisty spirit and sense of humor will forever be cherished by her sister, Eva B. Hairston;   ten nieces, including her dedicated caregiver, Debra Holmes, Clara Pate, Annie (Larry) Campbell, Shirley Spencer, Minnie Brown, Brenda (William) Peay, Carolyn (Fred) Valentine, Argie Wortham, Mae Corey and Jeannie (Samuel) Couthen; three nephews, Roy Imes, Charlie (Yvonne) Imes and James E. Brown; first cousin, Albert Brown; several great nieces and nephews; extended family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 am, Friday, June 23, 2017 at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the Chapel

And for their dedication in caring for our loved one, the family extends their  gratitude to CNA’s Traci Smith and Denise Peoples,  Senior Services/Meals on Wheels Program, HAWS Healy Towers and Forsyth Medical Center (6th Floor Cardiac Team)

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Mr. John H. Harris

June 1, 2017

Mr. John H. Harris, 74, was born on September 2, 1942 to the late Archie and Annie Bell Harris in Wilson, NC. John was a production supervisor at Industries for the Blind, Winston-Salem, NC. more than twenty years. At retirement, he became sole-proprietor of John Harris Janitorial Service. He was a faithful member of Center Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Tobaccoville, N.C. where he served on the Steward Board for more than 25 years until his vision became impaired.


On Thursday, June 1, 2017, he departed this life.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife, Deloris Harris; daughter; Manita Harris Johnson of Charlotte, NC; sons: John H. Harris, Jr of Wilmington, N C and Elder Olando (Mary) Speas, Winston Salem, NC; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-granchildren; 4 sisters: Lillian Johnson, Beulah Hart, Ernestine Joyner and Barbara Woodward of Wilson, NC; brother, William (Ramatha) Harris; 2 sisters-in-law: Ann (Dr. Harry) Caldwell and Rev. Belinda Harris; brother-in-law, Lester B. Speas, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Center Grove AME Zion Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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Mr. Terrance Levon Allen

May 21, 2017

Mr. Terrance Levon Allen, affectionately called “Terry,” was born to Robbie Roseboro Allen and the late Bobby Gene Allen  in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on July 1, 1961. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Ruth Roseboro and his paternal grandparents, Lawyer and Laura Allen.


Terry attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Parkland High School in 1979. He attended Forsyth Technical Community College and earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology and earned his BS Degree in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University. Terry was dedicated to the field of nursing for over thirty years. He founded his own company, Terrance L. Allen and Associates Legal Nursing Consultants. His life of sharing affected many patients and people throughout the state of North Carolina. He began his early Christian Education at Friendship Baptist Church and he subsequently joined First Waughtown Baptist Church.

Mr. Terrance Levon Allen passed away unexpectedly at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include his sons, Terrance and Terron Ingram, and Christopher and Christian Allen; grandchildren, Terrance Skyy Ingram, Gabrielle Ingram, Mason Ingram, Marley Rae Ingram and Zavion Allen; his mother, Robbie Roseboro Allen; sisters, Bobbiette A (Tony) Kollock and Felicia A. (Earl) Rhynehardt; his brother, Bobby (Erica) Allen; special and devoted cousins, Clevell Roseboro and Sendra Roseboro; dear friends, Terry Prescott and Donnie Scott; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at First Waughtown Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Mr. Clifton Ray Peterson

May 16, 2017

Mr. Clifton Ray Peterson passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born to the late Lawrence Henry Paterson and Abbie Jane Conrad Peterson.

Ray attended the local public schools and graduated from Paisley High School. He worked in construction for many years and enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Melosande Murray and Elizabeth Conrad; two brothers, Willie Conrad and Lawrence Peterson, Jr.

Survivors include his daughters: Charlotte, Nicole and Artemus Peterson; son, Deshawn Shaw; brothers, James (Mary) Peterson and Jerry Peterson; sister, Carolyn Williams; his devoted fiancé, Shelby West; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

A service in his memory will take place at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends at 1:30 PM.

Mr. Narvell "Peter" Thompson

May 15, 2017

Narvell Thompson, affectionately called “Peter,” was born to Frances Lewis Thompson and the late Willie Thompson, Jr. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on January 31, 1955.

Peter’s varied work history included jobs as a laborer with several construction companies in the Winston-Salem area. He was also quite handy with gardening and lawn care. He seemed to find joy in tending the lawns of each of his sisters.

His infectious, fun-loving personality will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a hardworker, loved to sing and dance and was quite candid with his observations.

Mr. Narvell “Peter” Thompson passed away at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem on Monday, May 15, 2017 following an extended period of illness. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Kerry “KAYRO” Thompson.


Those family members who survive and who will forever cherish loving memories of him include his son, Johnny Penn; his mother, Frances Lewis Thompson; four sisters, Gloria Cain, Margretta Rice, Mae Thompson and Carrie Thompson; his brother, Willie Thompson, III; his uncle and namesake, Narvell Thompson; fourteen nieces and nephews; twenty-one great nieces and nephews; many cousins; his Sunrise Towers Family; several extended family members and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service.

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Mrs. Vicky P. Adams

May 9, 2017

Mrs. Vicky Jean Parham Adams passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, following a period of illness. She was born to the late Chauncey Lee Parham and Catherine Golden Parham in Forsyth County, NC on July 20, 1939. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Icie Parham; Aunts, Berdie P. Mickles and Doris P. Gray; uncles, James W. and Clarence Parham; and cousin, Brenda P. Mauney.

Vicky graduated from Atkins High School in 1957 and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Winston-Salem Teacher’s College (WSSU) in 1961.  She later earned a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Virginia in 1973. She taught elementary school and retired from the Spotsylvania County Virginia School System following thirty years of dedicated service.

Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church and she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


Survivors include Thomas Adams, her loving husband of thirty-one years; a devoted sister/cousin, Pamela (Arnold) Harper; stepson, Eric Adams; aunt, Ms. Pearl O. Parham; cousins, James B. (Loretta) Parham, Christopher Harper and Ms. Elizabeth Thomas; brothers-in-law, Alfred (Lectrice) Adams and Freddie (Georgia) Adams; sisters-in-law, Ms. Madelyn Mullins, Ms. Ethel Green, Ms. Doretha Abney, Ms. Wilhelmina Davis and Ms. Juanita Wilder; dear friends, Paul Lewis, Nathaniel and Mary Speight and Mrs. Romaine Eaton.

A funeral service will take place at 12 pm, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at New Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will take place at 11 am and the family will greet friends at 11:30 am at the church. 

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Mr. Reginald D. Conrad

May 7, 2017

Mr. Reginald Denard Conrad was born to the late John Lucas and Florence Virginia Conrad in Winston Salem, North Carolina on June 20, 1956.

He seldom met a stranger and he was a pleasure to be around. He had a big heart and brought joy to those who knew him and many whom he met along the way.

Reginald was an amateur photographer who enjoyed taking and collecting pictures. And one of his greatest traits was making sure that everyone else was shown love on birthdays, holidays and any and all special occasions. His infectious personality and gift of friendship will be sorely missed by those who knew him best.

Reginald Denard Conrad passed away at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Sunday, May 7, 2017, following a period of illness.

Those persons who will forever cherish fond memories of him include Michael (Sylvia) Conrad, Tyrone (Betty) Conrad, Willette Wilson, Milliscent Caldwell, Kenneth, Tanya, Jannifer, Jacquelyn Quanda Conrad, Diane Jarrett, Paul Dunlap, Andrea Jarrett, Ola Jarrett Reese, Apryll Pittman, Senara Johnson and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

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Mr. Deon D. McDonald

May 1, 2017

Mr. Deon Derell McDonald, 32, departed his life on May 1, 2017. He was born January 9, 1985 to Levi “Bobby” Bradley and Josephine McDonald Bradley.

Deon, affectionately known as “Bubba” to family and friends, was an avid fan of the Carolina Panthers and also enjoyed traveling and cooking. He will always be remembered for his infectious laugh and sense of humor. Deon was a product of the Bishopville, South Carolina school system. After graduation, he held many jobs and was known for his hard work, currently being employed at Dean Foods in Winston-Salem, NC.

Deon is survived by his wife, Candace Anderson McDonald of the home; two sons, Oliver Ethan of the home and Devin McDonald of Bishopville, SC; his parents Levi and Josephine Bradley of Bishopville, SC; one sister, Keionda Bradley of Alexandria, Virginia; mother-in-law, Pamela Anderson of Winston-Salem, NC; seven aunts, five uncles, a special great aunt Lee Faye Mack of Winston-Salem, NC, and a host of cousins and close friends.

A funeral service for Mr. McDonald will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Ms. Audrey J. Wilder

April 24, 2017

Ms. Audrey Joan Wilder was born to the late Abraham Lincoln Wilder and Mozelle Miller Wilder in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on January 27, 1941. She attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and was a graduate of Atkins High School.

Audrey enjoyed a long and talented career in retail sales at some of the city’s well-known department stores, including the downtown Thalhimers Department Store.

Ms. Wilder was a devoted member of Saint Matthew Apostolic Temple Church of Jesus Christ and very strong in her faith. She gave loyal service to the Willing Workers and Spiritual Choir ministries of the church until declining health limited her active participation.

Audrey’s hobbies included video movies, crossword puzzles, singing, dancing, watching TV, gardening, music, watching basketball and soccer, knitting & crocheting and dog shows.

Ms. Audrey Joan Wilder peacefully passed away at her home on Monday, April 24, 2107, following a period of illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stevie Abraham Wilder.

Those family members left to cherish loving memories of her include her son, Timothy Lemont Wilder; a sister, Sandra Wilder; a brother, Roddy (Sylvania) Wilder; nieces, Jerrylyn (Boyce) Green, Meisha (Jeff) Perez and Cherryn Wilder; nephews, Stephen (Shirley) Wilder; Roddy Wilder II; many grandchildren, grand nephews and one grandniece; a special family friend, Valerie Puryear; and numerous cousins and friends and all those that she made laugh.

A funeral service for Ms. Wilder will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory.

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Little Miss Tatyana Jolee Rush

April 25, 2017

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

                                                                                              - 2 Timothy 4:7

 

Tatyana Jolee Rush was born in Winston-Salem, NC  on March 14, 2012 to Matthew and Joie Colvard Rush

Tatyana not only fought a good fight, she fought valiantly and heroically, right up until the very end. Diagnosed with brain cancer at 18 months old, she endured brain surgery, countless invasive procedures and two years of chemotherapy, always with a smile on her face and a high five for everyone. No matter the pain she was in, Tatyana was always ready for a rousing game of patty cake, especially with her Nana, Brenda Rush.

When her doctors pronounced her to be incurable and said she had only a few weeks or at most a few months left, they failed to consult Tatyana. She had other ideas and went on with her life, attending school at the Children’s Center and continuing to grace the presence of all who met her for another year and a half.

In all this time, while enduring pain that would have brought a fully-grown adult to their knees and with barely a cry or even a whimper, she fought with bravery and grace.. But now, she has found peace and our loss is heaven’s gain.

On the 25th day of April, 2017, our precious little Tatyana Jolee Rush received her wings.

Tatyana was preceded in death by her brother Kymani Jones.

Tatyana is survived by her loving parents, Matthew and Joie Rush, her little brother Micah Rush, baby sister Jazelle Rush, all of the home; grandparents Brenda Rush of Winston-Salem, Dennis Jarvis of Winston-Salem, Lynda Colvard of Elkin and Bill Colvard of Jonesville; great-grandmothers Elneta Jones of Hope Mills, NC, and Irene Colvard of Elkin; and a host of loving aunts, great-aunts, uncles, great-uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 727 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons.

Tatyana’s family would like to thank the staff at Brenner’ Children’s Hospital, especially 9th floor oncology, as well as Lighthouse Family Retreat and the Make-A-Wish Foundation for brightening Tatyana’s life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the Go-Fund-Me Account set up to assist with Tatyana’s medical and final expenses.

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Mrs. Olivia E. Morgan

April 16, 2017

Olivia Mae Ellis Morgan was born in Winston-Salem, NC to the Rev. Golden C. and Sadie M. Ellis on December 24, 1927.  God sent an angel to bring her home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Olivia graduated from Atkins High School and received her B.A. degree from Livingstone College; Elementary School Teacher Certification from Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) and M.A. degree from North Carolina A & T State University. 

During her 30 year career she taught in the Guilford County School System and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. 

Olivia enjoyed serving the Lord and worked faithfully at Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church where she was a member for over 60 years.  She served as a former Superintendent of Sunday School and was a member of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, Cathedral Choir, Willing Workers, Stewardess Board, Board of Christian Education, Lay Council and Class Leader.

While a student at Livingstone College, Olivia joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and continued her involvement as a member of Phi Omega Chapter and served as a former president of the chapter.   She was a member of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the Livingstone Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Morgan, Jr.; and two brothers, G.C. and Junior Nathaniel Ellis.

Loving memories shall be cherished by her  daughter, Annette Wilson; son, Thomas Morgan (Teresa); six grandchildren, Corey Morgan (Shannikka), Eric, Jason and Kevin Wilson, Scott Morgan (Kendra) and Jessica Morgan; six great-grandchildren, Izaiah Houston, Brian, Peyton, Shaun and Serenity Morgan and Nevaeh Smith; two sisters, Mildred Knox and Dorothy Wynecoff; four sisters-in-law, Dr. Alice Morgan Brown (Charles), Mary Morgan, Elease Morgan and Delorise Morgan; her namesake niece Olyvia Miles  and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.  Olivia was blessed to have the supportive friendship and love of many individuals through the years including, Dorothy Moore, Marie Matthews, Estella Brown, Margretta B. Davis, Anne Love, Brenda Lyles and Sheila Redd.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM at Clark S. Brown and Son Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20th at Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 1435 E. 4th Street, with the family visitation preceding at 12 Noon.  Memorial donations may be made to Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church or the Winston-Salem Foundation - Albert and Olivia Morgan Scholarship Fund.

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Mr. John H. Greer, Jr.

April 5, 2017

Mr. John H. Greer, Jr., 59, aka "Spunkey" was born January 5, 1958 in Winston-Salem to Mr. John H. Greer, Sr. and the late Susie Lane Greer. The Lord called him home on April 5, 2017.

Spunkey was a gentle giant, was kind to everyone and loved being around his family.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Greer and his brother, Aldrick Greer.

Left to celebrate his life are his father: John H. Greer, Sr.; daughter, Shanita Moses; 3 sisters: Marie Greer, of the home, Cynthia Greer (Ray) and Teresa McLean (JD); 2 brothers: Leonard (Sonja) Greer and Jermaine Greer; two grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A service in his memory will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Greater Hope of Glory Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Janet D. Kenney

April 1, 2017

Ms. Janet D. Kenney, 80, was born on Feb. 4, 1937, and she passed away on April 1, 2017. She is survived by three children, Renaldo, Taras and Culleen; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She took cruises for twenty-five years and now she's gone on her forever cruise. She will be missed!

Mr. Donald J. Huggins

March 27, 2017

Mr. Donald James Huggins was born to the late Margaret Elizabeth Brown and the late William Huggins in Baltimore City, Maryland on January 23, 1943.

He gave service for his country during the Vietnam Era and following his honorable military service he was discharged from the United States Army.

Mr. Huggins had a varied employment history that included his most recent position with Salem Health Services Laundry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Mr. Donald James Huggins peacefully passed away at The Brian Center Health and Rehab in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on March 27, 2017.

Those family members who survive and who will cherish fond memories of him include his daughter, Telissa Jackson; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Reverend Henry (Angela) Green and Joseph Keels; a sister, Bernice Gordon of Charleston, South Carolina; his niece, Tequila Green; and several extended family members.

A service in Mr. Huggins memory was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Anna H. Fulp

March 31, 2017


Mrs. Anna H. Fulp, 97, affectionately known as "Momma Anna," peacefully went to sleep on Friday, March 31, 2017, following a brief illness. She was born to the late Charlie and Mammie Hairston in Stokes County, North Carolina on March 1, 1920.

Momma Anna joined the Apostolic faith at an early age. She was baptized In the Name of Jesus and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. She was a devoted homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm.

She married the love of her life, Robert Fulp, Sr., and their union was blessed with five children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; a son, Robert Fulp, Jr.; granddaughter, Faraha Fulp; and a sister, Lula Amos. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Although she gave birth to only five children, she was a mother to all in her community.

Momma Anna leaves to cherish her precious memory, her devoted children, Richard (Shirley) Fulp, Margie (Reginald) Cunningham, Sarah (Wali) Salaam and Larry D. Fulp, Sr.; thirteen beloved grandchildren; seventeen treasured great-grandchildren; two loving great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Fulp.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 AM, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Walkertown, NC. The family will greet friends at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home from 6:30 PM 8:00 PM, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Interment will be in the Mt. Sinai/Fulp Family Cemetery.

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Mr. Phillip L. Meadows

March 30, 2017

Mr. Phillip I. Meadows was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Ruby Meadows and brother, Gerald West.

Phillip’s greatest joy was being with family and he loved family gatherings.  He was an avid Carolina Tarheels fan.

He is survived by two sons Joseph Pauling and Phillip Meadows Jr., two brothers, Tony West (Pam) and Wilbert Meadows, Jr.; two sisters, Rita Meadows and Barbara Meadows-Johnson (Howard); two aunts, Mrs. Alma M. Barber and Mrs. Mary M. Williams; a favorite cousin, “Uncle Ralph Meadows” and his best friend and niece, Tenesia Meadows, along with a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  He is also survived by his special friend, Valerie L. Williams.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

Mr. William Harvey Wilson

March 31, 2017

Mr. William H. Wilson, also known as Harvey or “Hollywood,” peacefully went to sleep on Friday, March 31, 2017 following a period of illness. He was born in Winston-Salem on October 24, 1960, the third son of Francenia Wilson Smith and the late William James Wilson.

Mr. Wilson attended Ephesus Jr. Academy and the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County prior to completing training in Underwater Welding with Job Corps. His varied employment history included positions with WS/FC Schools, Tarheel Paving, Piedmont Natural Gas and the City of Winston-Salem.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Darrell Fries. Harvey will be greatly missed by his daughter, Tiara Wilson and her mother, Darlene Scales; his loving and caring mother, Francenia Wilson Smith; two brothers: Andre Fries and Robert (Porcial) Wilson; aunt, Wilma Fries; uncle, Robert (Carolyn) Fries, Sr.; special sons, Tony and Larry Scales; devoted friend, Steve (Molly) Lineberger; several extended family members and friends.

A funeral service will held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mrs. Thelma B. Mayes

March 29, 2017

Thelma B. Mayes, 76, was born on August 6, 1940 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Alma Yountz Allen and John Allen. She departed this earthly life on March 29, 2017. Thelma retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system, where she gave over 40 years of service as a secretary. She was a member of the Meridian Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Lee Mayes. She leaves lasting memories for: her son, Ricky (Teronica) Mayes; 5 grandchildren: Antoinette M. Mayes, Khadijaa A. Lewis, Kimberly R. Mayes, Kayla M. Mayes and Katrina R. Mayes; a great granddaughter; a great great grandson; sister, Barbara Crutchfield; a host of other relatives and friends.


Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Mrs. Teresa R. Mickle

March 11, 2017

Teresa Mickle "Rita" was born in Tacoma, Washington. August 23, 1949 to the late Robert Lee Ramey and Survived by Rosa Bell Ramey.  

Being a child of a military father, she traveled the country and eventually settled in Yonkers, NY. There she graduated from Gordon High School. Teresa then went on to work for the Westchester County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Allen Memorial Church of God in Christ, Under the leadership of Pastor Carlton C. Spruill, in Mount Vernon, NY. She served in the catering ministry. After thirty-three and a half years of work she then retired from the county and moved to Winston-Salem NC.

Rita was a beautiful spirited person who genuinely loved everyone as her own, she is often referred to as a second mom to many. Her big nurturing heart exuded love, and anyone who met her claimed her as their own. She had an infectious smile that would make you feel as though everything will be ok. She was a very encouraging woman. She would often say “It’s all going to work out” and things always would. Her passions were cooking and music. She loved to cook big meals and dance to good music especially Marvin Gaye. She enjoyed the simple things in life such as family and the sounds of laughter from people having a good time. Although she was a sweet woman, she also had a feistiness to her that kept her strong and determined to live life to the fullest. She was a fighter. Regardless of any challenges she faced, or problems that seemed hard she had a way of showing her challenges and her problems that God is bigger and He will work it out in her favor. She was the perfect example of a strong woman.  

She was preceded in death by her husband James Earl Mickle, Her brother Rocky Maynard Ramey, and a Step daughter Traci Meredith Banks.

Rita leaves behind to cherish her memories her mother, Rosa B Ramey; her daughter, Jamie Earlene Mickle and  son, James Earl Mickle II;  step son Jamerson Mickle and  step daughter, Sandra Mickle; 7 brothers: James C. Ramey, Robert Tyrone Ramey, Robert Carl Ramey, Kenneth Leroy Ramey, Ora Lee Ramey, Mark Edward Ramey, and Derrol Ramey; 3 sisters: Rosa Mary Blake, Sharon Denise Armstrong, and Barbara Ann Ramey. She also leaves a big family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of nieces and nephews that were all her favorite.

Funeral service for Mrs. Mickle will be held at 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, New York.

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Reverend Alvin E. Damon

March 21, 2017

On March 21, 2017, God called Reverend Alvin E. Damon from labor to reward.  He was born on January 26, 1936 and raised in Winston-Salem, NC; graduated from Carver High School and received the Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Livingstone College. Reverend Damon earned a Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC.

Reverend Damon held membership and leadership in many community and public service organizations.  He was a member Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, served as past Basileus of the Salisbury Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the Twin City Choristers, Ministers Conference; an associate chaplain with Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter of Livingstone College, Life member of the NAACP.

He pastored for 36 years in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Woodard Damon; two daughters, Dr. Sherri M. Damon, Columbus, MS, and Rev. Tonja D. (Kelvin) Brooks of Charlotte, NC; one granddaughter, Kayla Michelle; a sister Rosetta Davis; two brothers, Elder John (Nancy) Damon; Rochester (Rosa) Damon; four sisters-in-law: Ella Caldwell, Margaret Damon, Helen Dula, Dorothy Woodard; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 1435 East 4th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101; with visitation from 11:00-12:00.  Interment will be held at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 2730 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Burvick Smith

March 10, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Burvick Smith passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Kindred Hospital Greensboro, following a period of illness. She was born to the late Frank George and Dora Nelson Burvick in Winston-Salem, on May 2, 1944. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Burvick.

She attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from A. H. Anderson High School in 1962. She began her early Christian education as a member of Zion Memorial Baptist Church. Following graduation, Ann attended Cortez W. Peters Business School in Washington, D.C. She later returned home and completed her business education at Winston-Salem Business College.

Ann retired from the United States Postal Service and at the time of her retirement she had worked in civil service for over thirty years. She was very hospitable and never met a stranger. She enjoyed reading and writing and was very adept in photography.

Survivors include her daughter, Tamiko Charlene Burvick Rush; her son, Tshombe (Jamilah) Smith; grandchildren, Gregoire Rush, Tamia Graves, Cameron Lyons, Nya Smith, Caleb Smith, Ricardo Rush, Jr. and Nia Rush; great grandchild, Zain Graves; son-in-law, Ricardo Rush, Sr.; nieces, Catrena Burvick Fowler and Andrea Crowder; nephew, Michael Burvick; cousin, Donna V. Gilmore; special cousins of Detroit, MI; dear friends: Harold Smith, The Nesbitt, Crowell, Graves, Brimfield and Smith-Mauney Families; many extended family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the chapel of Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2pm. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

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Mrs. Rosa M. Thompson

March 6, 2017

Mrs. Rosa M. Thompson, 84, was born November 13, 1932 in Forsyth County to the late James and Mozelle Lincoln. She was a graduate of Atkins High School, Class of 1951. Mrs. Thompson transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center after a period of illness.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie Bea Lincoln and Bettye Jean Lincoln Williams.

She leaves to cherish their memories: her son, Dwight Anthony (Tamara) Thompson; grandchildren, Victoria and Dwight, Jr.; sisters: Mattie McMillan, Shirley (Aaron) Hall, Earline Harry, and Gloria (Arthur) Hunder, Sr.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service for Mrs. Thompson will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Canaan Baptist Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Special thanks to her cousin, Bertha Parks, who made sure that her nails and hair were always beautiful. Additional thanks to Dr. Champ Jones and the staff of Maplewood Family Practice and the staff of the Brian Center. The family welcomes flowers but would greatly appreciate donations to the Tab Williams Adult Day Center, 231 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 in memory of Rosa Thompson.

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Mr. Grenville H. Nichols, Jr.

February 22, 2017

Grenville Hanington Nichols Jr., 67, was a twin son born to the late Grenville Hanington  Nichols  Sr.  and  Alice  Iona  Nichols  in  Bronx,  New  York  on  June 12, 1949.

He  attended  Saint  Augustine  Catholic  Elementary  School  in  Bronx  and Chelsea High School in Manhattan New York. After high school, he worked briefly for New York Transit Authority and at Western Beef as a Police Security Guard.

“Nick” moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina where he was employed as a bus driver for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System for more than eighteen years. At the time of his death, he had served for twenty-one years as Head of Security for Graylyn Estate, which is owned and operated by Wake Forest University.

Grenville  loved  to  shop  at  Wal-Mart,  enjoyed  listening  to  jazz,  watching baseball and movies on television and cooking out on the grill.

Grenville Hanington Nichols, Jr. passed away at his home in Winston-Salem on  February  22,  2017,  following  a  period  of  illness.  In  addition  to  his  parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and  the mother of his children, Linda Provet; a  sister,  Loretta  Paul;  and  two brothers, Ronald and  Michael Nichols.

Those  family  members  who  survive  and  who  will  forever  cherish  loving memories of him include his son, Grenville Hanington Provet “Nicky;” his daughter,  Kisha  Marie  Provet;  granddaughters,  Monay  Provet,  Danazah Provet,  Jayla  Provet  and  Janay  Provet;  grandsons,   Raheem  Wiggins (Provet),   Astane   Provet   and   Dayquan   Johnson;   great   grandchildren, Daveah  and  Dallas  Jules  and  Rayla  Wiggins  (Provet);  his  twin  brother, Richard  Andrew  Nichols;  three  sisters,  Norma  H.  Harris,  Diane  G.  Stanley and Alice T. Nichols-Carter; a sister-in-law, Janice Nichols; two brothers-in-law,  Ronald  Stanley  and  Larry  Carter;  Josephine  Nichols;  Tonya  Nichols; several  extended family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family greeted friends for 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

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Mr. James G. Bradshaw

February 22, 2017

Mr. James G. Bradshaw, 67, affectionately called "Goose," went home to be with the Lord from Forsyth Medical Center on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born in Winston-Salem to the late James Alfred Bradshaw and Willie Lee Simmons Bradshaw on September 9, 1949.

He attended the local public schools and graduated from Atkins High School 1968. James earned an Associate's Degree in Computer Technology from ITT Grinnell and retired from Haywood Industries. Mr. Bradshaw was discharged from the United States Army after giving honorable service for his country during the Vietnam era.

He was a faithful member of Love and Faith Christian Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Shore Bradshaw; daughter, Shjamill Kala Bradshaw; step-daughter, LaSha' (Michael) Robinson; siblings, Carolyn (Morris) Morgan and Cecil (Jusolyn) Bradshaw; an aunt, Lillie Cuthrell; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several extended family members and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Naomi Simmons.

A funeral service will take place at 11:30 am, Monday, February 27, 2017 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Entombment will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mr. Michael L. Smith

February 15, 2017

Michael Landon Smith passed away unexpectedly at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Ruth Smith; and two brothers, Arthur and Randolph Smith.

He was born to Arthur Smith and Annie Laura Spicer Smith in Wilmington, NC on September 27, 1963. He attended the public schools of New Hanover County. After school, Michael joined Job Corps. Following his Job Corps training, he relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and went to work for the City of Winston-Salem (Sanitation Division). He was also employed in a part-time position with Gaffney Construction Company for nearly ten years.


Michael was a member Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Washington Smith; children, Latasha Copeland, Annette Marie Greer, Michael Landon Smith, Jr., Eric Ray Smith, Ashely Martin and James Martin; ten grandchildren; his siblings, Annie (Randal) Brown, Cynthia Irving and Gregory (Debra) Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and many friends.

A funeral service will take place at 1pm, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Mrs. Delray S. Cox

February 12, 2017

Mrs. Delray Covington Smith Cox was born on December 1, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to the late Eller Hinson Covington and Odessa Ingram Covington. She was youngest born of their three daughters. As a child, she joined Shiloh Baptist Church where her parents were members. Delray was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools and  graduated from Atkins High School in 1955. She furthered her education at Winston-Salem Teachers College where she earned her degree in Elementary Education.

She retired from Wake Forest University ARAMark Food Service Division after 45 years of employment.

Delray had a strong love of family and friends. She was a founding member of the Family Feud Birthday Club and The Ladies of Distinction Social Club.

Delray  married  Donald A. Smith who preceded her in death in 1979.  Five children were born of their union. She later married  the late Ben Cox, Sr.

Mrs. Smith Cox was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Smith, Jr. and her sister, Sarah Patricia Wade.

Mrs. Cox is survived by her children: Rita Ovette Oti, Brian Alphonso (Kim) Smith, Marcus Lamont (Ashely) Smith and Monnette Latrice Smith; four grandchildren: Jamaal Oti, Jasmine Smith, Jahnay Smith and Déja Smith; four great grandchildren: Kayla, Zane, Khloe, and Zahron; a sister, Lee Esther Wright; a niece, Katrina Wright (Stevie) Bullock; nephew, Kerry Marcellus Wade; a special great niece, Latoya Wright and her sons, Deionte and Jacobe Wright; sister-in-law, Blondell Alspaugh; brother-in-law, Frank Smith; other extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 18th in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory cemetery, Walkertown, NC.


Mr. Willis A. Martin

February 6, 2017

Mr. Willis Abner Martin, affectionately called “Brother,” unexpectedly passed away at his home on Monday, February 6, 2017.

He was born in Buffalo, NY to Willie Pearce Martin and Patty Cornelia Lash Martin on August 25, 1970.

Brother attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1989.  And he received his early Christian education at Bethania A.M.E. Zion Church.

Mr. Martin was employed as a driller for McKinney Drilling Company for almost ten years.

Survivors include his children, Jashawn Martin Lewis, Joemane McCollough, Diamond and Dallas Martin, Rashawnda Heath, Regina McCollough and Reginald Heath; sisters, Karen Pratchett, Janet (Juan) Cason, Amanda Martin and Toni Lowe; his parents, Willie and Patty Lash Martin; special friends, Antionette Lewis and Tina Heath; 8 aunts; 2 uncles; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends.

A funeral service will take place at Bethania AME Zion Church at 2pm, Saturday, February 11, 2017. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

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Mr. Rory A. Phillips

February 6, 2017

Mr. Rory Alan Phillips, 60, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 6, 2017 at home.  He was born in Elyria, OH on January 11, 1957 and lived in East Bend, NC.

Rory graduated from Forbush High School and was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army.  He retired from Tyco Electronics and was a faithful member of New Birth Worship Center in East Bend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Mary Phillips, a brother, Craig L. Phillips, and his step-daughter, Candace Griffin. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 30 years, Eliana T. Phillips; his grandchildren, Jasmine Moore and Alycia Wardlow; his great-grandchildren, Erik Turner, Candace Allende, and Daniel Allende; one sister, Andria Phillips; three brothers, John Thomas “Tommy” (Gloria) Phillips, Jr., Scott (Kathy) Phillips, Jerry (Megan) Phillips; two sisters-in-law, Olivia (Louis) Dameron and Anita Thorne; five uncles, three aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm at Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00am at New Birth Worship Center (NBWC), 1033 Newbirth Dr., East Bend, NC.  Dr. James L.E. Hunt, Senior Pastor at NBWC will officiate.

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Mr. Henry T. Barksdale

January 28, 2017

Mr. Henry T. Barksdale, 87, affectionately known as "Hen", entered into eternal rest from his residence on Saturday, January 28, 2017 following a brief period of illness. He was born in Forsyth County, NC to the late Henry Hamlin Barksdale and Ethel Spann Barksdale on January 6, 1930.

Hen attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and retired from Goltra, Inc. Mr. Barksdale was a faithful member of Bethania AME Zion Church, where he faithfully served as an usher for more than 30 years. He was a proud member of the Good Neighbor Community Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy. Those survivors who will cherish fond memories of him include his sisters: Rosa "Sis" Barksdale and Alice Samuels; a brother, Albert Barksdale; his godson, James "Jimmy" Hauser, Jr.; his dear friends, Ricky Surratt and Edward Lash; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Bethania AME Zion Church at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2017. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service.

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Mr. Marcellus "Marty" Penn, Jr.

January 20, 2017

Marcellus Harold Penn, Jr., affectionately called “Marty,” was the only son born to the late Marcellus Harold Penn and Helen Feely Penn. The date of his birth in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is November 23, 1931.

He attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Atkins High School in 1950.  It was in that same year that Marty became the second black to receive his Eagle Scout Badge from the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He began his early Christian Education as a member of Hanes CME Church.

His outstanding athletic ability earned Marcellus H. Penn, Jr. a football scholarship to attend Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Upon completion of the required studies, he received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the university in 1954. It was during his enrollment at Johnson C. Smith that he joined the Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Following graduation from the university, Marty enlisted in the United States Army and was discharged after giving honorable service for his country during the Korean Conflict. After completing his military service, Marty returned to Winston-Salem and was employed as Program Director for the YMCA of Northwest, North Carolina (Patterson Avenue Branch). The Patterson Avenue Branch of the YMCA served African-Americans in the city of Winston-Salem.

Soon thereafter, young Marty and his wife, Covater, and their sons, Kenneth and Michael, moved to Cordele, Georgia on a mission initiative of the Presbyterian Church, USA.

In the middle 1960’s, he again returned to Winston-Salem and began a career with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. He briefly served as a truant officer for the schools but later became a school social worker. At the time of his retirement Marty had given more than thirty years of dedicated service to the system.

Marty Penn’s legacy is his vast contributions to this community.  He was a founding member of the Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club; a charter member of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW); a leader in the JCSU local alumni chapter; and a motivating force of the Mary Garber Basketball Tournament.

Marcellus Harold Penn, Jr. peacefully passed away at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Friday, January 20, 2017. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Dale; and younger sister, Gwen. He was also predeceased by Willie Frances Smith Penn Johnson.

Those family members who survive and who will forever cherish loving memories of him include, his children, Dr. Frankie Denise Penn Powell, “Denny Penn” of Lumberton, NC and Kenneth Reginald Penn “Bean” of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Omar Kali Powell “Tater” and Remi Powell (Michael) Taylor; and his great-grandchildren, Amir, Alana and Malachi.  Marty will be missed and remembered by his many friends, which are too numerous to mention.

Marty’s Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 3901 Carver School Road, Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, January 28th, beginning with the Omega Memorial Service at 10:30 am, family visitation at 11:00 am and worship at 11:30 am. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Dr. Edwin C. Christian

January 16, 2017

Dr. Edwin Cleon Christian, 99, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2017, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on November 24, 1917 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Andrew J. Christian and Mamie Teer Christian.

Edwin was born and grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After high school, he attended Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Georgia where he received a B.A. in music. He served in the IRC Band after being enlisted into the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in France where he saw occasional combat.

After his tour of duty in the Army ended on February 14, 1946, Dr. Christian attended VanderCook College of Music in Chicago where he received a Masters in Music. With his Masters in Music, he became the high school band teacher at Center High School in Waycross, Georgia. His surviving students believe Dr. Christian was the reason the band at Center High School was one of the best in Georgia. After three years at Center High School, he began his college teaching career at Morris Brown College where he taught music. During his summer breaks at Morris Brown, he went to New York City to work on his Ph.D. in Music. After being awarded his Ph.D. in Music, he continued his career as a college professor at South Carolina State College where he was the Head of the Music Department and taught music.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife Bennie Ruth, his parents Andrew J. and Mamie Teer Christian, and his brother Andrew J. Christian, Jr.

Edwin is survived by his goddaughter Norma Ann Dawson of Long Beach, California.

A visitation will be held at Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. on January 25, 2017. Burial will follow the funeral at Evergreen Cemetery. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 PM in Evergreen Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in memory of Dr. Edwin Cleon Christian to Fort Valley State University, Office of Financial Aid, Troup Administration Building, Suite 113, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030.

Mr. James E. Glenn, Sr.

January 16, 2017

James Edward Glenn, Sr., 77, passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Monday, January 16, 2017 following a period of illness.

He was born to Mable Watts Glenn and the late Willie Lee Glenn, Sr. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on August 19, 1939. He attended the public schools of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and graduated from Atkins High School in 1957.

James Glenn enlisted in the United States Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class and was awarded the Silver Star. SFC James E. Glenn gave 21 years of honorable service for his country and retired as a decorated veteran. Following military retirement, he continued his civil service by working for a brief period with the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and Rupert Bell Senior Citizen Club.




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