Obituaries for Feb. 4, 2016
Dennis “Dink” Lynn Booth
Dennis “Dink” Lynn Booth, 60, passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2016. Known by his family and friends as Dink, Dennis was a member of Baux Mountain Baptist Church and a former employee of Tyco Electronics. Dink was preceded in death by his father, Allen Oliver Booth. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn “Cay” Ford Booth of the home; his mother, Betty Arnder Booth; his two sisters, Kathy Booth Butner and Angela Booth Johnston; three brothers, Edward Booth, David (Debra) Booth, and Jeff (Angela) Booth, all of Winston Salem, NC; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Rd., officiated by the Rev. Mark Smith of Baux Mountain Church. An inurnment followed the service at Forsyth Memorial Park.
Homer Woodrow Brookshire
02/28/1946 – 01/27/2016
Mr. Homer Woodrow Brookshire, age 69 husband of Jane Williams Taylor Brookshire of Advance, formerly of Wilkes County passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. Graveside services with military honors, provided by the Brushy Mountain Marine League Detachment #1187 Honor Guard, will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday January 30th at Moravian Falls Cemetery with Dr. William Hoyle and Dr. Bill J. Leonard officiating. The memorial service was held on Saturday January 30th at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. Mr. Brookshire was born February 28, 1946 in Wilkes County to Homer Woodrow, Sr. and Annie Jo Haigwood Brookshire. He was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church. After graduation from Wake Forest University, in 1968, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corp, where he rose to the rank of Captain. He served in Vietnam as a Rifle Platoon and Company Commander in 1968 and 1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a Combat V, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism, and the Navy Achievement Medal. After leaving the military in 1975, he worked in the poultry industry. Among his other achievements, he was an Eagle Scout, marathoner, served on the Board of Visitors, Alumni Council and Deacon Club Board of Directors at Wake Forest University, and was a member of the Wilkes Central High School State Championship Football Team in the fall of 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gilbert Taylor Brookshire. He is survived by his wife, Jane; one son, Jeff Brookshire and wife, Dr. Dana Brookshire of Lewisville; one sister, Bishop Ann Brookshire Sherer and husband, Wayne Simpson of Lincoln, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Annie Jo and Homer W. Brookshire, Sr. Scholarship Fund, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, PO Box 7719 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Clemmons Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Evelyn Poindexter Boles
May 13, 1928 – Jan. 22, 2016
Mrs. Evelyn Poindexter Boles, 87, of Clemmons, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016. She was born May 13, 1928 to Maggie Stilley Poindexter and Will Sampson Poindexter. Mrs. Boles graduated from Clemmons School in 1946. She was married 52 years to Glenn Dalton Boles before his death on September 14, 1998. During retirement, they traveled with the Holiday Ramblers and Good Sams Clubs and enjoyed vacationing in Sparta with friends Roy and Helen Gray. She had a special neighbor, Ailene Miller. Mrs. Boles could tell exciting stories about her adventures with her grandchildren. She did crewel embroidery, crocheting, and other crafts. Mrs. Boles worked most of her life as a housewife raising five children, growing vegetables, canning, caring for farm animals, and running an oyster and tobacco business with her husband. Mrs. Boles was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir until her health declined. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Ronnie Boles; siblings, Mamie, Edith, Bill, Ethel, Snitz, Betty, and Shirley. Surviving are four children, Glenda Todd (Wayne), William Francis Boles (Kay), Evelyn “Lyn” Merritt (Larry), and Danny Boles (Penny); ten grandchildren, Michelle Davis, Steve Boles, Donna Barber, Bradley Merritt, Melissa Davis, Lori Harris, Joseph Boles, Lindsay Steele, Jessica Moorefield and Katie Maxey; fourteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson and one brother, Bobby Poindexter. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2016 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with Dr. Mary Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at Forsyth Medical Center/Novant Health for their care during Mrs. Boles’ lengthy illness. Memorials may be made to the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission.