Obituaries for June 30, 2016

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sarah Pate Wilson

Dec. 14, 1929 – June 23, 2016

Mrs. Sarah Pate Wilson, 86, passed away on June 23, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on December 14, 1929 in Wayne County to Ezra Speicher and Mary Gardner Pate. She was a member of the Winston-Salem Friends Meeting where she enjoyed singing in the choir and where she was very active until her declining health wouldn’t allow it anymore. She taught at Clemmons Elementary for 20 plus years and then retired. Foremost and most important, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, however to her, God was the most important thing in her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob Wilson; her son, Robert; two sisters, Mary Edgerton and Joyce Herring. Sarah is survived by two daughters, Marie Wood and husband Steve of Cary; Jane Bullin and husband Larry of Clemmons; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. A funeral service was conducted Monday, June 27, 2016 at Winston-Salem Friends Meeting with Philip Raines officiating. Interment followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Winston-Salem Friends Meeting, 3151 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or the Charity of One’s Choice. Online condolences may be made at Rita Roozeboom Wiener Nov. 7, 1925 – June 20, 2016 Rita Roozeboom Wiener, 90, passed away at Trinity Elms of Clemmons on Monday, June 20th, 2016. She was the widow of Martin Wiener, to whom she was married for sixty-one years until his death in 2012, and she will be interred with Martin in the Veteran’s Administration Cemetery in Salisbury, NC. Rita & Marty enjoyed world travel, the Yankees, the Redskins, golf, card games, Sudoku, and crossword puzzles together. Rita was an avid bridge player. They grew up, met, and married in New York City, but moved to the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC after World War 2. In 2010, they moved to Winston-Salem, NC to be closer to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Rita is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Wiener Randolph & Michael Randolph of Clemmons, NC and by a son and daughter-in-law Steven Wiener & Karen Grajek Wiener of Lakewood, CO. She is also survived by a grandson, Brett Randolph of Vinton, VA and by a granddaughter, Kimberly Randolph Waller & her husband Wesley Waller and their children Natalie & Eleanor of Raleigh, NC. We love you, we miss you, and we will never forget you, dear Rita. Rest in Peace.

Lucy Fearrington Phelps

June 28, 1930-June 23, 2016

Mrs. Lucy Fearrington Phelps, 85, died on June 23, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. Lucy was born in Forsyth County on June 28, 1930, to Cecil Calvin and Martha Ann Fearrington. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church of Clemmons, NC. Music was her passion, she enjoyed gospel, bluegrass, singing and playing the accordion and piano. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Otis Clayton Phelps; and three sisters, Thelma Gilley, Frances Brandon, and Lois James. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Meadows; one son, William Phelps; five grandchildren, Michelle Kennedy (husband Bobby), Robin Meadows, Joshua Phelps, Cody Phelps, and Caroline Phelps; and two great-grandchildren, Lydia Kennedy and Elijah Kennedy; one sister, Betty Branch; and many special nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at First Christian Church with Bob McCaskill officiating. In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 6131 Frye Bridge Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012. Online condolences may be made at

Glenda Gobble George

03/18/1937 – 06/22/2016

Mrs. Glenda Gobble George, went home to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born on March 18, 1937 to Johnny and Ola Mae Murdock Gobble. Mrs. George loved her church, Union Hill Baptist, where she sang in the choir. She loved to cook and help in the kitchen at church. Glenda graduated from Boyden High School in Salisbury and was a hairdresser by trade. In 1958, she married the love of her life, Johnny Lee George of Kernersville. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Johnny Benson Gobble, Jr. Surviving is her husband and a son, Marty L. George and his fiance Marilyn of Nashville, TN. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Union Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher Burcham officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

David Eugene Reavis

Oct. 1, 1959 – June 22, 2016

Mr. David Eugene Reavis, 56, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016. David was born October 1, 1959 in Forsyth County. In his free time, David enjoyed camping and boating, especially water skiing. He also enjoyed reading and loved to learn and had a passion for lighthouses. The things that David loved most in life were his wife and his business, Dare Machine & Repair, Inc. He was well-known for his ability to fix anything and could often be heard saying “When you pull up to my toolbox, consider it fixed”. David was preceded in death by his father, Ollie Thomas Reavis. Left to cherish the memory of David are his wife, April Vinson Reavis; mother and stepfather, Fran and Dickie Messick; stepson, Greg Garland and wife Amy; brother, Tom Reavis and girlfriend Jackie; sister, Debbie Morris and husband, John; nephew, Jason Messick and family; niece, Jamie Oswell and family; aunt, Robbie Ledford; and uncle, Ralph Woodruff and wife Joann. A celebration of David’s life was held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Interment followed the service at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Memorial donations in David’s memory may be made to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 South Franklin Street, New Ulm, MN 56073. Online condolences may be made to

Hubert Dexine “Dex” Sprinkle

09\26\1935 – 06\18\2016

Hubert Dexine “Dex” Sprinkle, 80, of Clemmons passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Crest of Clemmons. He was born September 26, 1935 in Forsyth County to William and Susie Adams Sprinkle. Mr. Sprinkle was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mary Jones, Camilla Moore, Peggy Johnston and by 2 brothers, Odell Sprinkle and Marlor “Buck” Sprinkle. Surviving are 2 sisters, Harriett Yokeley and Viola Shaw; a brother, Glynn Sprinkle: and a son, Hubert Sprinkle, II. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with Ministers Wayne Bailey and John Warden officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of the Crest of Clemmons and Hospice and Palliative Care for their care and support they gave to Mr. Sprinkle. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Crest of Clemmons, 6010 Meadowbrook Mall Court, Clemmons, N.C. 27012 or to Hospice and Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Frank Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel is assisting the family.

Barbara Ann Nettles Snider

Jan. 18, 1945 – June 18, 2016

Barbara Ann Nettles Snider, 71, peacefully passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2016 while at rest in her home. She was born January 18, 1945 to the late William Nettles and Qutah Farless Joyner. Known as “Bobbaginnie” to those she loved, she was never a stranger to anyone she met and left a mark on everyone she knew. Always happy to give (and to receive!), Bobbaginnie loved spending time with her family–especially when cooking and eating were involved. Bobbaginnie had a love for music and would happily sing and dance with family and friends just to make them smile. She often found comfort in reading the Bible, spending time with her flowers, her embroidery and most of all her children and grandchildren. Bobbaginnie was preceded in death by her brother, William Albert Joyner, and two sisters, Iven Nettles McDaniel and Lynda Wallace. Surviving Bobbaginnie is her daughter, Debbie Kepley and her husband Stephen; four grandchildren, Travis Kepley (Molly), Summer Reavis (Robert), Hunter Kepley and Jacob Kepley. Also surviving is a brother, Cleveland Hal Joyner (Ivey) and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Lewisville, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness ( Online condolences may be made at