Obituaries for June 16, 2016

Published 1:25 pm Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lois Jane Beroth


Lois Jane Beroth, 87, finished the last chapter of her life on June 10, 2016 at Regency Care of Clemmons, NC. She was born on October 29, 1928 in Guilford County to the late James Garland and Annie Elizabeth (Bland) Wall. Her family moved to Walkertown, NC where she attended elementary and high school, graduating high school in May, 1949. She then enrolled in Charlotte Memorial School of Nursing. Jane and Robert met in December 1949 and were married on July 29, 1950 at Loves United Methodist Church in Walkertown. They established their first home on Olivet Church Road and she joined Olivet Moravian Church where she was one of the leading sopranos. She was a member of the Covenant Sunday School Department, assisted in teaching in the Primary Sunday School Department, and a member of the Woman’s Fellowship. Jane enrolled in the Draughns Business School, in Winston-Salem. She was employed in a physician’s office having the positions as secretary, bookkeeper, and nurse, retiring in 1972 from public employment. They moved to Burlington, NC to the Shamrock Country Club where she took professional golf lessons. She joined the Graham Presbyterian Church and became active in the Women’s Fellowship, Chancel Choir and Covenant Bible Class. In 19778, she and Robert visited the Holy Land, and took a side trip to Athens, Greece. When Robert retied from AT&T, they moved to the Midland Country Club in Pinehurst, NC, where they joined the Community Presbyterian Church. Jane continued her golf activates and won the Midland Ladies Golf tournament. They relocated their residence in May, 1997 to Clemmons, NC, joining the Clemmons Moravian Church. She was active in the Women’s Fellowship there and a member of the Young at Heart. Jane and Robert celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2010 with a luncheon at Salem Glenn Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert O’Neal Beroth, her parents, James Garland Wall and Annie Elizabeth (Bland) Wall, two sisters, Virgie (Wall) Bland of Richmond, VA and Charlotte Ann (Wall) Chadwick of Winston-Salem, NC, three brothers, James Bland Wall of Newberry Springs, CA, Fred Fennell Wall of Lewisville, NC and David Franklin Wall at the Veterans Hospital, Salisbury, NC. She is survived by several nieces and a nephew. The funeral service was held June 14, 2016. Interment followed the service in the Olivet Moravian Church Graveyard. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements made by Frank Vogler and Sons Funeral Home, Clemmons Chapel.

Linnaeus Foster Mock Sr.

Oct. 24,1924 – June 10, 2016

Mr. Linnaeus Foster Mock Sr., 91, gently passed into his heavenly rest on June 10, 2016 at Trinity Elms in Clemmons, NC. He was born in Clemmons on October 24, 1924 to Linnaeus and Mittie Foster Mock. He graduated from Clemmons School. His life of ninety-one years is remembered for his dedication to family, with steadfast devotion and care for his wife of fifty-two years, Virginia Coltrane Mock. While working for thirty-seven years for R.J. Reynolds, he also farmed to provide further abundance for his family. An avid horseman, he enjoyed riding up to the age of 90. His spiritual journey began at Clemmons Moravian Church and continued among his friends and neighbors at Fraternity Church of the Brethren and Hope Moravian Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mock was preceded in death by his sister Charlotte Daniel, and his wife, Virginia. Survivors include his sons, Michael, and Linnie, Jr, with his wife Cindy, and grandchildren, Linnaeus Foster Mock III, and Jessi Lynn Mock-Merlos (Cesar), and great-granddaughter, Clarissa Virginia. They share with the families of nephew, Allen Daniel (Lisa), Benjamin and Carrie, and niece, Regina Hill (Tom), Jonathan (Melissa) and Jessica (Brad) an abiding love for a gentle and honest man of humble nature. A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Hope Moravian Church with Rev. Andrew L. Heil and Rev. Dave Kindy officiating. Interment followed the service at Clemmons Moravian Church Graveyard. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers donations may be to Joy Ranch Christian Home for Children, P.O. Box 727 Hillsville, VA 24343.

John Douglas Shields Jr.

Jan. 14, 1936 – June 11, 2016

Mr. John Douglas Shields Jr., 80, of Mocksville passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at his home. He was born January 14, 1936 in Forsyth County to the late J.D. Shields, Sr. and Chattie Livengood Shields. Mr. Shields was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church and had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Peddycord Shields of the home; one son, John Douglas Shields, III and Mr. Shields favorite daughter-in-law, Patricia of Clemmons; eight grandchildren, John IV, Michelle, Josh, Kelly, Koby, Krystal, Cassie and Bobby; 16 great grandchildren and four siblings, Pat Hege (Curt, Sr.), Herbert Shields (Virginia), Jean Wilson and Joe Shields. A graveside service was conducted Monday, June 13, 2016 at Clemmons Moravian Church Graveyard by Rev. Ray Burke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church,3535 Spangenberg Ave. Clemmons, NC 27012 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Rowan Hospice and Palliative care Center, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Margaret Hunter Rominger

Nov. 1, 1926 – June 9, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Hunter Rominger, passed away quietly on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the age of 89 at Trinity Elms in Clemmons. Margaret was born on November 1, 1926, in Forsyth County to the late Ebert and Anna Hunter. She played the organ and sang in the choir at Clemmons United Methodist Church for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. “Slim” Rominger. Margaret is survived by three sons, Gene Rominger (Pat) of Mocksville, James Rominger (Kay) of Clemmons and Michael Rominger of Advance; four grandchildren, Michelle, David, Bryan and Brent; and six great-grandchildren, Zoe, Victoria, Reese, Landon, Zackery and Tristan. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank everyone at Trinity Elms and Hospice of Forsyth County for all of their kindness and love they showed to Margaret. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is assisting the Rominger family.

Roy Benton Braswell

Oct. 23, 1924 – June 11, 2016

Mr. Roy Benton Braswell, 91, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Roy was born October 23, 1924, in Winston-Salem, NC, to Lonnie Franklin Braswell and Flora Octa Fritts Braswell. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a lifelong member of the UNC Alumni Association. He was an avid and devoted fan of UNC football and basketball. Roy was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Skirmish in the Pacific. He was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church since 1973, serving as chairman and in other roles multiple times on the church’s building, finance and long-range planning committees. His work in the cabinet industry spanned more than 35 years and took him across the East Coast, as well as numerous U.S. cities for industry and related events. His work also provided him the opportunity to travel internationally with his wife to Italy, Greece, Israel and France. Roy loved to travel, was an avid reader, valued spending time with family and friends at every opportunity and was an amazing role model to his family. He loved to tell a good story, laugh and listen attentively to others. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Franklin Braswell; and his sister, Ruth Guirkin Truman. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sara Ellen Bason Braswell, of the home; his daughter, Patricia Lynn Braswell, of the home; his daughter Julie Ann Braswell Connell and her husband Michael Connell, of Denver, NC; and Jordyn McKenzie Connell, of Denver, NC, who was her Paw Paw’s beloved granddaughter of which he was very proud. He is also survived by cherished nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 11:00-12:00 Noon at Hayworth Miller Funeral Home, 3315 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, NC. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 PM at Forsyth Memorial Park, 3771 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC.

Kelly Ebert Parker

09\04\1959 – 06\06\2016

Mrs. Kelly Ebert Parker, 56, of Clemmons, North Carolina passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. Kelly was born on September 4, 1959 in Lynchburg, Virginia, the youngest child of Peggy and David Ebert. She received degrees from Peace College and North Carolina State University. Kelly was known for her selflessness and compassion, and she touched the lives of every one who knew her. She dedicated her life to those around her, and helped them succeed in their goals and passions. Kelly will always be remembered as a caring and loving mother, and a wonderful wife. She loved her work as a chemist, and worked with the City of Winston-Salem for twenty-seven years. She is survived by her husband, Michael Parker; her daughter, Taylor Stoltz and fiance, Matt Siska; her doggy children, Jack and Abby; her brother, Hugh Ebert and sister-in-law, Linda Ebert; her brother-in-law, Rick Parker and wife, Kim Parker; her brother-in-law, Kerry Parker and wife, Linda Parker; her parents; her “sisters,” Brenda Holmes and Mattie Shamel; and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held at Frank Vogler & Sons at 2849 Middlebrook Drive in Clemmons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to the Forsyth County Humane Society at 61 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Robert Danny “DJ” Mason Jr.

Oct. 18, 1974 – June 6, 2016

Mr. Robert Danny “DJ” Mason Jr., 41, of Clemmons, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home. He was born in Durham, NC on October 18, 1974 to Robert Danny and Cathie Banks Mason, Sr. Mr. Mason graduated from Duke University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree and then graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Juris doctorate. He then started with Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice where he was a partner. He loved playing with his boys, going to the mountains as well as the beach. He also enjoyed playing softball with the Womble softball team. He was a member of the NC Bar Association Bench/Bar Committee where he was very active. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, and son. Mr. Mason is survived by his wife, Lisa Mason and 2 sons, Phillip and Ryan Mason all of Clemmons, his parents, Danny and Cathie Mason of Durham, his mother and father-in-law Tommy and Shirley Beane of Asheboro, 2 special 4 legged companions, Gracie Lou and Sophie Belle. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek chapel with Rev. John Hackworth officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Redeemer School in memory of DJ Mason, Jr, 1046 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.