Obituaries for Oct. 1, 2015

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mrs. Patricia Scanlon Spurlock


Mrs. Patricia Scanlon Spurlock, 79 of Arcadia passed away peacefully at home with her husband beside her. Patty was born in Bartley W.VA to the late Thomas and Shirley Scanlon of Huntington, W. VA. Patty attended Huntington High School and Marshall University. George and Patty had 58 wonderful years together. Patty loved the Lord and loved to spend time with her family and see friends. She was the happiest when she spent time with her grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She is survived by her husband George Spurlock; her two sons, Scott (Donna) Spurlock of Yadkinville, Randy (Shannon) Spurlock of Clemmons; her four grandchildren that will cherish their memories of their nana, Bethany Spurlock of Yadkinville, Gracie, Maggie and Jacob Spurlock of Clemmons; two sisters, Sarah Erickson (Ken) and Sherry Mayberry (Larry). A celebration service was held at Grace Baptist Church, 3305 Peters Creek Parkway Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM. The Spurlock family would like to thank Hospice of Forsyth County for the good care they gave Patty. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Repair Fund.

Rhonda Lynn Cranfill Draughn

Oct. 25, 1953 – Sept. 21, 2015

Mrs. Rhonda Lynn Cranfill Draughn, 61, of Underpass Road, died Monday, September 21, 2015, at her home. She was born October 25, 1953, in Rowan County to Cecil “Bo” Cranfill, Sr. and Dorothy “Dot” Beck Cranfill. Rhonda was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and had also been a member of Calvary West where she was a member of Morrison’s Sunday school class. She had a care-free spirit who loved people and animals. Rhonda was a kind, gentle person who never met a stranger. She touched many lives, especially the children that came through her classroom. Her smile always lit up the room and she had an unforgettable laugh. Survivors include her parents of Mocksville; her husband, Paul Draughn of the home; a stepson, Joshua Draughn (Addie); a brother, Chip Cranfill (Lisa), all of Mocksville; two nephews, Dylan and Colby Cranfill; and a niece, Brandy Wilson. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, September 25, at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, they request that memorials be considered for Humane Society of Davie County, P.O. Box 153, Mocksville, NC 27028; or Special Needs Classes c/o West Forsyth High School, 1735 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Clarence Olen Huie Sr.

5/14/1932 – 9/19/2015

Mr. Clarence Olen Huie Sr. , 83, of Clemmons died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Rose Tara Plantation in King. He was born March 14, 1932 in Wilkes County, the son of the late, John Milo and Pearlie Hawkins Huie. Mr. Huie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a 32 Degree Master Mason and was former Past Master of West Bend Lodge # 434. He retired from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company following 37 years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Hemrick Huie; two sons, Dennis Michael Huie and Darel Keaton Huie and a sister, Gladys Hicks. Survivors include one son, Clarence O. Huie, Jr. (Libby) of Lewisville; one daughter, Rebecca Anne Huie of Oakboro; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Huie Schaaf (Scott), Kathleen Huie, Monica Sink Tucker (Mark), Travis Sink (Kelsey), Tyler Huie, Amanda Berisford Arnold (Adam), Leslie Berisford Wargofcak (Josh), and Dea Rae Huie Wurst (Bill); fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, James Huie (Lois) of Pfafftown; one sister, Ruby Matthews of Forbush; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted Friday, September 25, 2015 at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Rev. Josh Hill officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or Mountain Valley Hospice, 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041.

Edgar (Ed) Ernest Powell III

Edgar (Ed) Ernest Powell III passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the age of 72 following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Essex Powell of Lowgap, NC, his son, Robby Powell, his wife Jan and his grandsons, Jake and Steven Powell of Cary, NC, his son Hanes Powell of Charlotte, NC, and his brother, Bob Powell and his wife Cindy of Greenville, SC. and their children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Edgar Powell in 1984 and his mother, Billie Powell in 2014. Ed was born on January 2, 1943 in Winston-Salem, NC to Billie and Edgar Powell, Jr. of Clemmons, NC and later of Lowgap, NC. Ed graduated from Southwest Forsyth High School in 1961, and North Carolina State University in 1965 majoring in Physics and Math. On June 8, 1963, Ed married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Essex. After a short time in New Orleans, Louisiana working as a geophysicist, the family moved back to North Carolina eventually residing on family land in Lowgap, NC. Ed retired after working at Quality Mills and Renfro first as a Plant Manager and later as a Systems Analyst. Retirement, however, didn’t slow Ed down in the least! In 2001, Ed and Cathy started a blueberry farm. His laser focus assured their farm’s success. Time spent in their field harvesting, packaging, baking and selling their berries at farmers markets brought Ed immense joy. He also enjoyed the friends he made at the market. Ed had varied hobbies and interests over time including woodworking, amateur radio and technology in general, banjo playing, hiking, cycling and listening to bluegrass music. He also loved relaxing on their home’s front porch after a hard day’s work. Ed’s greatest love was that for his wife and his family. Married for 52 years, Ed and Cathy cared for one another deeply and were one another’s best friend. He cherished his time spent with Cathy and his family. He was most proud of his children, Robby and Hanes and his grandchildren. His enormous love for them was always apparent whenever he spent time with them. A service honoring Ed’s life was held at Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St. Mount Airy on Saturday, September 26th conducted by Rev. Charles Fishel and Rev. Judy Knopf. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mountain Valley Hospice at 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27107. The family would like to thank all of Ed’s caregivers for their kindness and helpfulness. Online condolences may be made at

William “Frank” Orrell, Sr.

William “Frank” Orrell Sr., 80, of Winston-Salem, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his home. Mr. Orrell was born in Davie County on August 21, 1935 to Benjamin and Flora Howard Orrell. He graduated from Griffith High School in 1953 and retired, after 34 years of service, from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 1989. He was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Orrell is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Spainhour Orrell; two sons, William F. Orrell, Jr. (wife Pam) of Clemmons, NC and S. Spencer Orrell (wife Sandra) of High Point, NC; one daughter, Donna O. Coggins (husband Perry) of Winston-Salem, NC; 7 grandchildren, Charles Coggins (wife Kelly), Clinton Coggins (wife Gina), Emily Quance (husband Jonathan), MaryAnn Orrell, William Orrell III, Grace Orrell, and Miles Orrell; 7 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Rachel and Natalie Quance, Brady, Chase and Kynsleigh Coggins, and Savannah Coggins. A celebration of Mr. Orrell’s life was held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Jennings O’Neil officiating. Interment followed the service at Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Heritage Hills Baptist Church, 1785 Pope Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

Henry Carl Stewart

07/03/1933 – 09/26/2015

Mr. Henry Carl Stewart, 82, of Lewisville, NC died on September 26, 2015 at the Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home. He was a former resident of Regency Care in Clemmons. He was born on July 4, 1933 in Lewisville, NC. He was the son of the late Lindsay Avery and Etta Shelton Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Clemmons, NC, prior to family illness. He became self-employed after working at the Lewisville Roller Mill, L.A. Reynolds, and Gilbert Transfer. His work life would may be best remembered from his days as owner/operator of the Lewisville Shell Service Station and the Henry Carl Stewart Trucking Company. Mr. Stewart is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances Mae Stewart. He is survived by son Bryan Stewart, and daughter in law Maria Stewart. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Meredith and Marcus Stewart, both who he greatly adored. He is survived by one sister, Violet Swain. He was proceeded in death by one brother, Charlie Stewart, and two sisters, Ruby Loman and Mabel Stewart. He is also survived by two sisters in law, Magdalene Stewart and Lottie Mae Hutchins, and two brothers in law, Raymond Plemmons and Jerry Swain. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Henry Carl was a great man, a great husband, a great father, and a loving grandfather. He was one of the best, most kind, helpful, funny, and most giving people , you could have ever hoped to meet. Henry Carl loved to sing; even making up his own songs at times. Many may remember him singing ‘Amazing Grace’. All of us who knew him were blessed. Henry Carl loved to talk and had many stories to share about his life, family, and friends. He loved visitors and enjoyed time spent with Anne and Tommy Ridings, Marvin Rose and family, Sidney Teague, and many other friends. Late in life, he appreciated his friendship with his roommate at Regency Care in Clemmons, Carlton Eldridge. Visitation was held on Tuesday September 29th, followed immediately by a memorial service conducted by Reverend Paul Stewart (of Shady Grove Baptist Church) at Vogler’s Funeral Home in Clemmons, NC.

Virginia Sue Steward Krites

Dec. 7, 1941 – Sept. 25, 2015

Virginia Sue Steward Krites, went home to the arms of Jesus on September 25, 2015. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Virginia was born on December 7th, 1941 to the late Hubert and Savilla Steward of Cookeville, Tennessee. She moved to North Carolina in 1960 where she met and married Adrian Harrison Krites on September 2nd, 1961. Upon moving to North Carolina, Virginia worked for Belk Stevens from 1960 to 1961 and Hanes Companies from 1964 to 1966. In 1971 she joined a business venture to start Fire-Ade Inc. Virginia loved her work and dedicated many hours to begin and grow Fire-Ade Inc. to the business it is today. She first served as a corporate officer and then president of the company for the past 28 years. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Alvin Steward, and one sister, Anna Pearl Steward. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Adrian Harrison Krites; daughter, Rhonda Krites Clodfelter and her husband Gary; grandsons, Bradley Andrew Clodfelter and his wife Laura, and Nathan Alexandar Clodfelter; great grandson, Liam Sheppard Clodfelter. Also surviving are sisters Hazel Brewington, Jene Duncan, Maelene Ramsey, Rosalee Judd; brothers Buddy Steward and David Steward; and many nieces and nephews. The memorial service was held Sunday, September 27th at Salem Funerals and Cremations, 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, with the Reverend Tom Albert officiating. A special thanks to Bayada Home Health Care and especially Robin Ballinger for her support and help these past few weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, American Red Cross, 690 Coliseum Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Christ Wesleyan Church Auxano Fund, 2390 Union Cross Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Janet Jones Banzhof

Mrs. Janet Jones Banzhof, 87, of Clemmons, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Born on May 16, 1928 in Rockingham County, NC. Married to William “Bill” Stanley Banzhof on August 27, 1961, in Winston-Salem, NC. Janet graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts at Woman’s College (UNC-G) and a master’s from Radcliffe. She began her career at Western Electric (AT&T) as a technical editor. After the birth of her children, she retired from Western to become a stay-at-home mom and a “professional volunteer”. In her earlier years, Janet worked as a model in New York and Winston-Salem for Thalhimer’s. She acted in, directed productions, and was a long-standing supporter of the Little Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC. She was co-founder, lead make-up artist, and on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Opera Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC. As a young adult, Janet played violin for the Winston-Salem Symphony and later was a long-time volunteer and board member. Janet volunteered for “The Nutcracker Ballet” in many capacities, and was a long-term volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. She was an avid reader of many types of literature. She traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In later years, she devoted her time to the Village of Clemmons’ Historical Society as the President. Husband-Bill Banzhof. Children- Frank Stanley Banzhof (Daphne), Mark Stephen Banzhof, and Julia Banzhof Knight (Ernie). Grandchildren- Aaron Banzhof, Benjamin Jones, Matthew Jones, Abigail Banzhof, Kaelin Banzhof, Rachel Elizabeth Banzhof, Alex Banzhof, Petra Banzhof, and Benjamin Banzhof. Great grandchildren- Olive Banzhof and soon-to-be sister. Burmese cat- Tasha. A funeral service for Janet will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with friends and family officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Clemmons Historical Society, PO Box 44 Clemmons NC 27012, Boy Scouts of America,, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Piedmont Opera Theatre, 636 Holly Ave NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, or the Winston-Salem Symphony, 201 N Broad St #200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.