Obituaries for April 7, 2016
Helen June Anderson
11/18/1921 – 3/22/2016
Helen June Anderson, 94, of Bermuda Village, Advance, died Tuesday, 3/22/2016. Mrs. Anderson was born 11/18/1921 in Boston, MA. She lived in Boston, New York, Caracas, Venezuela, and Austin, Texas before moving to Bermuda Village in 1998. She enjoyed living there, and had many close friends whom she loved. She was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Roy predeceased her. Mrs. Anderson is survived by many family members who cherished her. They include Carol Graham, her daughter, and husband Robert, of Winston-Salem; her son, Donald Anderson, and wife Evelyn, of Supply; five grandsons, Daniel and Mark Graham, and Robert, Brian, and David Anderson; and two great grandchildren, Cailin and Seth Anderson. A memorial service was held at Monday, March 28, in the living room at Bermuda Village. Special thanks to all of the caregivers at Bermuda Village, who were so good to her for the past year. Memorials may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Highway 158, Clemmons, 27012, or Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Alden Fletcher Myers
09/03/1925 – 03/23/2016
Alden Fletcher Myers, 90, of Clemmons passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He was born in Advance, NC, to the late Earl Anderson Myers and Emma Phelps Myers. During World War II, Alden served in the U.S. Navy. Retired from R.J. Reynolds with 32 years of service, he was an avid gardener and fisherman. Alden was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and a resident of Trinity Elms Assisted Living. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Betty Pope Myers. Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Myers and Melody Myers of Clemmons; a son, David (Lynn) Myers of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Corey Myers of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, Wayne Myers of Boonville and Frank (Carlius) Myers of Advance. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Reverend Dr. Mary Miller. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Military Rites by the Memorial Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4265 Ebert Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Alberta Munday Newsome
July 4, 1934 – March 26, 2016
Alberta Munday Newsome, 81, of Lewisville, NC passed away Saturday, March 26 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem after a short battle with cancer. Alberta was born July 4, 1934 to Bessie Yount Munday and Hayden Burke Munday of Catawba County, NC. Boots or Bootsie, as she was known to her family, is preceded in death by her mother and father; two sisters, Pearl and Doris; and two brothers, Harley and Von. She is survived by her sisters, Arcola Fulbright (Jerry) and Fern Ward, of Hickory; two daughters, Sandra Willard of Winston-Salem, and Donna Peel (Tommy) of East Bend; five grandchildren, Justin and Brice Willard of Winston-Salem, Stephanie Morgan (Jonathan) of Hamilton, NJ, Jessica Peel of Greenville, SC and Ashley Peel of Moscow, ID; and one great-grandchild, Clara Morgan of Hamilton, NJ. As a young woman, Alberta was a creative entrepreneur with a knack for selling and charming anyone. From selling insurance, fashion apparel and laundry services, to name a few, Alberta opened and operated several small businesses in Winston-Salem. Alberta will be most remembered for her love of jokes and storytelling, her quirky wit, classy style, classic dance moves, and the nerve to accept a dare. Later in life, she enjoyed raising money for Hospice of WS and she could be spotted enjoying lunch with friends any day of the week at Alex’s Grill (to her, The Soda Shop) in Lewisville. She watched Dr. Charles Stanley every Sunday and read her bible. She never met a stranger, but most of all, Alberta loved her children and grandchildren. She was a memorable character and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. By Alberta’s wishes, there are no funeral arrangements. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her daughter’s home in East Bend. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Hospice of WS.
Mary Hassalene Grant Holden
April 13, 1923 – March 31, 2016
Mary Hassalene Grant Holden, (92) died peacefully in the morning of March 31, 2016 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. Mary was born in Macon County, NC April 13, 1923 to Sallie Magdalene Freeman Grant and John Lester Grant. She was predeceased by brothers, Clate L. Grant, William Earl Grant, Joseph Daniel Grant and a sister Clara Belle Grant Callahan. She is survived by sisters Lenora Grant Powell and Hannah Lee (Sue) Grant Hill. Mary Hassalene Grant married Homer Herbert Holden of Swain County, NC on January 20, 1941 in Rabun County, Georgia. Homer Holden predeceased her in October of 1999. They resided in High Point, NC. Mary attended school at Silvermine Creek in Swain County, NC. After marriage, she moved to High Point, NC. There, she worked for Adams Millis then for many years as a retail clerk for Bicycle Toy and Hobby Sales and Belk Stores in High Point. Her primary interests were antiques and flower gardening (particularly roses). Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Clark Holden (Marinella McDaniel Holden) of Winston-Salem, NC; Grandson: Christopher Alan Holden (Carla Jayne Beguelin Holden); Great Grandchildren: Riley Christopher Holden, Henry Clark Holden and Olivia Jayne Holden of Nashville, Tennessee. Visitation was at Cumby Funeral Home, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, NC Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, followed by a graveside service at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery, in High Point, NC. The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem and the staff of Trinity Elms Assisted Living in Clemmons, NC for the love and care given to Mary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Organization at 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to Trinity Elms Assisted Living 3750 of Harper Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Joseph Lanier Williams
Feb 11, 1921 – Mar 24, 2016
Joseph Lanier Williams, or Lanier as he was called, 95, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was born at Panther Creek on February 11, 1921, to William Smith Williams and Ellen Mary Caroline Johnson. Lanier grew up on the plantation and joined his brothers in the work and play which is part of farm life. While the money-crop farming was done by tenants who were housed on the estate, the vegetable gardens and manor house grounds were maintained by the brothers, Lewis, Smith, and Lanier. They also fed the family stock and milked the cows. Lanier was educated in the Lewisville School System. He was an apt student and was nominated as the Lewisville candidate for the Herbert Worth Jackson Scholarship at the University of North Carolina. Lanier also lettered in sports. After graduation from Lewisville High School, Lanier joined Smith on the sales force of the D.C. Joyce Company and was very successful in the work. When World War II came along, Lanier chose the Army Air Corps. After basic training and flight school, Lanier was sent to the China-Burma theater where he served in the 19th Liaison Squadron of the 14th U.S. Army Air Corps Flying Tigers. After his discharge from the Air Force, Lanier resumed his selling career with Kahn Mfg. Co. of Mobile, Ala. Later he joined Cricketeer, which he represented in Alabama, Georgia and Texas as Southern Sales Manager, and then in New York. Through his sister, Mary (Mrs. Robert Wallace McKinney, Jr.) Lanier met Rebecca Turner, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Clarke Turner. Rebecca was born and raised in Mobile, Ala. After graduating from high school, she went to Wellesley College where she majored in Art and Art History. After graduating from Wellesley, Rebecca took a position in a Mobile bank. Rebecca was interested in flowers and flower arrangement too, so she was sought after to judge flower shows, she was a Master Life Judge with the National Council of Garden Clubs. Lanier and Rebecca were married in the Chapel of Brookley Field, Mobile, Alabama, June 12, 1946. Olivia Mayton (Mrs. C.A.L. Johnstone, Jr.) served as matron of honor and the groom’s brother, Smith, Jr., was best man. Members of both families enjoyed the wedding and the reception which followed. The couple not only embarked upon a happy honeymoon; they also embarked upon a successful and prosperous life. The couple’s first son, Clarke Cornell, was born May 5, 1948, in Mobile, and Joseph Lanier, Jr., was born on October 27, 1949, also in Mobile. Soon, the family moved to the New York City area because Lanier was employed by the Fashion Park company as a sales executive. They bought a home in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Lanier commuted daily to work. Lanier continued his winning ways. One prize he won was roundtrip for two on the U.S.S. Independence to Naples, Italy. He and Rebecca had a marvelous private tour of Italy, Switzerland and France. After Lanier bought Panther Creek from the other heirs, he, Rebecca, and Clarke moved to Winston-Salem, where Lanier joined the Ferrell Realty Company. Again, Lanier proved to be in his element selling real estate. While with Ferrell Realty, Lanier was elected president of the North Carolina chapter of the Farm and Land Institute of the National Association of Realtors. At the time, he was executive vice president, investments, at Ferrell. In 1981, Lanier organized his own real estate firm, Lanier Williams Inc., Realtors. He bought the Anchor Department store building on West Fourth Street and expanded it with the addition of a second “front” facing West Third Street. He opened Art, Inc., an Art & Antique Store downtown. Lanier also played a major role in attracting developers to the land around Hanes Mall Boulevard and was instrumental in forming the Stratford Road Area Plan. He is recognized as a man with business acumen and exceptional vision. Lanier served as a member of the board of governors of the National Association of Realtors, Realtors Land Institute; President of the Winston-Salem Property Managers Association; and as director of the Winston-Salem Board of Realtors’ Investment Division. He is a graduate of the Realtors Institute of the University of North Carolina, and the REVAC Investment Institute of Colorado. Socially, Lanier is a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus and member of the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. Rebecca and Lanier were patrons of the arts in the Forsyth County area. They maintain the hospitality for which the Williams family of Panther Creek has been famous since colonial times. Lanier was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Surviving are his son, Clarke C. Williams of Lewisville; niece, Patricia J. Williams of Lewisville; nephew, Herbert R. Turner and wife Laura of Fullerton, CA; brother-in-law, Raymond J. Wood of Bracey, VA; nieces, Virginia Ray Bozarth and Carol Ann Lantz of Richmond, VA; Ina Lou Kurfiss and husband Marshall of Fairport, NY, Suzanne Guest and husband Tom; and other nieces and nephews; and extended family. The family will receive friends at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Panther Creek Cemetery, Lewisville, NC. Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, Memo line: Cancer Research.