Obituaries for June 23, 2016

Published 4:48 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dakota Michael Gray

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, our precious baby, Dakota Michael Gray, became an angel. He was born May 22, 2016 and we cherish every day we got to spend with him here on earth. Dakota is survived by his loving parents, Samantha Ayers and Wesley Gray of Kernersville; grandparents, Teresa and Norman Ayers, Crystal and Kevin Tanner and Michelle and Michael Gray; and uncles, Clayton Ayers, Christian Gray, and Jet Tanner. A celebration of Dakota’s life was held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Burial followed the service at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Online condolences may be made to

Gayle Annette (Redcay) Fleming

Aug. 26, 1952 – June 6, 2016

Gayle Annette (Redcay) Fleming, was born on August 26, 1952 to William and Jane Redcay in Reading, PA. Scott and Gayle were married on August 26, 1994 in Wyomissing, PA. Gayle was a faithful member the North Clemmons congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother of twelve grandchildren. Gayle loved her faith, her family, singing, gardening, birds, antiques, painting, decorating and an avid reader. Survived by her husband Scott H. Fleming of Clemmons, her parents also of Clemmons. Gayle’s son Joel Hagaman, his wife Christina and their children Emma and Ian of Lititz, PA., daughter Shawn Cleaver, husband Jeff, their children Michael and Olivia of York, PA., Heather Fleming her children Jordan and Peyton of Port Richey, FL., Scott H. Fleming II his son Colton of Winston-Salem, NC., and Joshua A. Fleming, his children Gabrielle, Trey, Josiah, Jahiem and Aubre’yanna of Wilkesboro, NC. Memorial services were held Saturday June 18, 2016 @ 7 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses located at 1710 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC. 27012.

Tyler Winfield Smith

7/22/1989 – 6/11/2016

Tyler Winfield Smith, 26, was born on July 22, 1989 to Tony and Lori Wright Smith and passed to his heavenly home on June 11, 2016 after nine years of suffering with the many complications of a Traumatic Brain Injury. He was preceded in death by this grandfather, Durward A. Smith, Jr. He is survived by his parents and a son, Slater Smith and one brother, Thomas Smith; grandparents, Tom and Elaine Wright of Greensboro and Mary Lee Smith of Rural Hall along with the following aunts, uncles and cousins: Beth Wright, Doug and Kelly Wright, Durward, III and Vickie Smith, Chris and Mary Beth Smith, Adam Wright, Lacy Wright, Carlyn Wright, Kristen Smith Jones, Ashley Smith Harrell, Candace Smith, William Smith and Andrew Smith. Tyler was a very caring and loving father, son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin who had sincere compassion for all people and especially those in need. He dreamed of traveling the world and his goal was to have a normal existence in this life. He liked music and enjoyed creating his own. He attended West Forsyth High School and graduated from the Winston-Salem Street School. He was employed at Smith Case, Inc. in Winston-Salem. A visitation was held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. A private graveside service followed. Tony, Lori and Thomas express their sincere appreciation to the many friends and family for their care, concern and sympathy at this difficult time.

Helen Ann Moffat LaFlaur
12/12/1933 – 6/16/2016

Helen Ann Moffat LaFlaur, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 16, at the age of 82. She is survived by her son, Mark LaFlaur (Janet Cameron) of New York City, and her daughter, Mary Ann L. Rogers (David Rogers) of Lewisville, N.C. In addition to her children she is survived by her two grandchildren, Megan Q. Rogers and Davis M. Rogers. Her husband of 45 years, Charles J. LaFlaur, died in 1999. The daughter of Vance Quin Moffat and Robert Anderson Moffat, she grew up in Atlanta, where she graduated from Henry Grady High School in 1951. For over twenty years she and her late husband were members of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Birmingham, Ala. After retiring from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama in 1998, she moved to Winston-Salem in 1999. For some 17 years Mrs. LaFlaur was a volunteer at Forsyth Medical Center, and volunteered at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and at schools and libraries. She loved reading, going to the beach, and traveling. As one family member observed, “she was the epitome of beauty, elegance, grace, and strength.” A visitation was held Monday, June 20, at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 6685 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, and a funeral service was held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 4820 Kinnamon Road in Clemmons on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem (

Jacqueline (Jackie) Rogers Newton

Feb. 21, 1929 – June 18, 2016

Jacqueline (Jackie) Rogers Newton, 87, of Clemmons and formerly of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. Jackie was born in High Point to Fred and Hattie Rogers on February 21, 1929. She was a member of Christ Moravian Church and was an enthusiast of ceramic pottery and taught classes for 25 years. She was married to Arthur S. Newton, Jr. for 46 years. Jackie was predeceased by her parents, sister, Clara Motes, beloved husband, and her son, Arthur S. Newton, III “Skeeter” and stillborn daughter, Ginger Gwyn Newton. Jackie is survived by her daughters, Lisa Clayton and husband David of Lewisville and Heidi Wilmoth and husband Lee of Winston-Salem; daughter in law, Donna Newton of High Point; 8 loving grandchildren; and 10 wonderful great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for Monday, June 20, 2016 at 4 pm at Christ Moravian Church. Memorials may be made to Christ Moravian Church General Fund, 919 West Academy Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Online condolences may be made to