Obituaries for Dec. 17, 2015

Published 4:36 pm Friday, December 18, 2015

Mozelle Rodgers Voss

Mrs. Mozelle Rodgers Voss, 87, of Lewisville, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born March 25, 1928 in Davidson County to Addie Hiatt Rodgers and Aaron Luther Rodgers. Mrs. Voss graduated from Thomasville High School and from Appalachian State Teachers College. Mrs. Voss was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church and a former member of Lewisville Civic Club. She loved to volunteer at Vienna Village Assisted Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Voss; two daughters, Rebekah and Emily Voss; one sister, Violet Ward and two brothers, Dave and Dolan Rodgers. Surviving are two daughters, Jane Tabat of Lewisville and Molly V. Fore (husband Sam), both of Lewisville; one son, Richard N. Voss (wife Cheryl) of Pfafftown; five grandchildren, Matthew Tabet (fiancée Aida), Rebekah Tabat, Thomas, Emily and Daniel Fore (wife Allison); three great grandchildren, Alexander Tabat, Aspen and Onyx Fore; one sister, Barbara Rodgers Myers (husband David); one brother, James “Scotty” Rodgers and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Lewisville United Methodist Church with Dr. Ivan Peden officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church or to Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Online condolences may be made at

Richard Henry Rennick

May 5, 1930 – Dec. 7, 2015

Richard Henry Rennick, 85, passed away at home on December 7, 2015. He was born to Walter and Myra Rennick in Cleveland, Ohio on May 5, 1930. He served his country proudly in the Navy. Richard spent his early years as a manager of Good Year stores. His later years, he went into banking, retiring from Key Corp. Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Theodore (Ellen) Rennick, and sister, Marylin (Bill) Detweiler. He is survived by his wife, Linda Rennick; his first wife, Trude; children, Richard Rennick, Jr., Scott (Sue) Rennick, Derek Rennick, Charles (Elisa) Wilson, Jr., and Lea (Neal) Pletsch; grandchildren, William Wilson, Shelby Wilson, Dustin (Amanda) Ames, and Joshua Ames; great-grandchildren, Ellie Wilson and Kane Ames; and many other loved ones. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kate B Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane Winston Salem, NC 27103, or Salvation Army of Winston Salem, 1411 S Broad St Winston Salem, NC 27127.

Ted York Essick

Born on October 13,1943 in Welcome, NC, Ted York Essick went to be with his heavenly father following a courageous battle with cancer, on December 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca M. Essick, and his children Teddi L. Irwin, W. Clay Essick, J. Taylor Essick, Melany K. Earnhardt, Christina M. Jones, and Angie R.E. Metzger. Ted had nine grandchildren – John M. and Andrew E. Irwin, Hunter F. and Hudson W. Essick, Jude A. Essick, Jonah M. Wolfson, Jonathan L. Jones, and Samuel J. and Stephanie M. Hedrick. He is also survived by his brother, Ike C. Essick, and Helen Essick Jolly, mother of J. Taylor Essick. He is preceded in death by parents Clyde & Nettie Essick, his sister Sue Essick Koontz and Alice Essick, Mother of Teddi and Clay Essick. Ted attended North Davidson High School and Graduated in 1962. While there Ted was a star athlete. Ted went on to complete a 30 year career protecting the citizens of Winston Salem as a firefighter. His last post was as Captain over Station 14. Ted took great pride in his career as a firefighter and in serving the citizens of his community. Ted’s celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at United Center Methodist Church, 186 Center Church Road, Lexington, NC (Welcome, NC) The family will receive from 1:30 to 3 P.M. with services to follow at 3 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ted’s “special granddaughter”, Stephanie M Hedrick, AKA “The Champ” at Condolences may be sent to Rebecca Essick, c/o Angie Metzger (191 Devon Forrest Drive Mooresville, NC 28115)

Jane Roberts Crouse

Oct. 3, 1927 – Dec. 13, 2015

Mrs. Jane Roberts Crouse, 88, of Winston-Salem, died early Sunday morning at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Crouse was born in Rockingham County on October 3, 1927 daughter of King and Nannie Peay Roberts. She was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church. For many years she worked on the tobacco markets and for the past 50 years operated Crouse Tax Service. She was the best grandmother ever to her two grandsons and two great grandchildren. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law: Norman and Vicky Denny, Clemmons, NC; two grandsons and their wives: Bryan King Denny and Eve, Angier, NC and Richard Joseph Denny and Natalie, Clemmons, NC; two great grandchildren: Bryana and Evan. Two brothers and their wives: Dr. Donald Claybourn Roberts and Joan, Anderson, SC and Earl Craven Roberts and Patricia, Lillington, NC. Jane also leaves 6 nephews and 2 nieces and their families. She was an amazing Aunt to all of them. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Clemmons First Baptist Church with entombment to follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. The family requests memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 312 North Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401 or online to Susan “Susy” Appel Miller June 12, 1954 – Dec. 4, 2015 Mrs. Susan “Susy” Appel Miller, 61, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She was born June 12, 1954 in Dallas, PA to the late C. Robert Appel and Lola Rhea Appel. Susy graduated from Montclair St. University in New Jersey. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed stamping and scrapbooking. Susy was a member of Shallowford Presbyterian Church. Surviving is her husband of 25 years, Donald Miller; two sons, Max Miller and Gus Miller; two brothers, Randy Appel (Christine) and Scott Appel (Chris); sister, Linda Bruce (Doug); also surviving are several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, December 11, 2015 at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Rev. Jeff Sockwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St. Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601. Online condolences may be made at

Sarah Juanita “Nita” Tuttle O’Brien

Nov. 21, 1923 – Dec. 8, 2015

Sarah Juanita “Nita” Tuttle O’Brien, 92, passed away Tuesday, December 08, 2015. She was born in Stokes County to Sarah Ann and N.E. Tuttle. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her five siblings, a nephew and her loving husband L. Alexander O’Brien, Jr. in 1979. Nita is survived by daughter, Leigh Gwynn and son-in-law, James Gwynn of Clemmons; grandson, Alex Cooley of Charlotte; one niece and three nephews. A special thank you to the staff at the Regency Care of Clemmons, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, and friends, Sandy, Thomas, Barbara, Jamie and her roommate Mary. It was Nita’s request to have no viewing or funeral service. Think about her when you see or hear about a Carolina game. Heaven has gained a true Tar Heel. Online condolences can be made at