Obituaries for July 28, 2016
Published 10:30 am Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jewell Foster Calloway
1/2/1935 – 7/20/2016
Jewell Foster Calloway, 81, of Lewisville passed away at home on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was born on January 2, 1935 to Jacob & Linda Foster. Jewell graduated from Clemmons High School and was the Secretary/Treasurer of Calsto Heating & Cooling for over 40 years. She was a kind, generous soul that touched many lives, and will be missed greatly by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. In addition to her parents, Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Calloway, her stepson Timothy Calloway, and her brother, Bruce Foster. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Calloway of Florida, stepson Greg Calloway and his wife Rosie of Virginia, stepdaughter Suzanne Cockerham and her husband John of Tobaccoville, as well as Greg and Suzanne’s children & grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Hayworth Miller Funeral Home in Lewisville on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem. Lisa would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jewell’s memory to your local chapter of the Veterans Administration or the SPCA. The arrangements are by Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Lynda Rader Rumfelt
06/29/1941 – 07/17/2016
Mrs. Lynda Rader Rumfelt, passed away unexpectedly at age 75 on July 17, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center after surgical complications following a re-diagnosis of her renal cell cancer. Lynda was born on June 29, 1941 in McDowell County to Alvin and Clyde Stepp Rader. She was a member of Ardmore Baptist Church where she was very active, especially singing in the choir. She retired from the NC DOT with over 25 years of service. Foremost and most importantly, Lynda was the ultimate caregiver between her children and illnesses suffered by her husband Bennie in 2012 and son Greg in 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, R. Bennie Rumfelt; son, Gregory Mark Rumfelt; sister, Jeanette Ostwalt; two brothers, Buddy and Jimmy Rader. Lynda is survived by two daughters, Deborah Buchalter and husband Jeff of Pensacola, FL and Elizabeth Alberding of Oxford; son, Jeffrey Rumfelt of Clemmons; grandchildren, Brandon and Hannah Buchalter, Alexander and Nicole Bowman and Kevin Rumfelt; two great grandchildren, Anthony and Aria Bowman; brother, Gene Rader and wife, Peggy of Houston, Texas and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Ardmore Baptist Church with Dr. Don Gordon and Rev. Christa Warise officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family would like to express their gratitude to all her church family and friends during her illness. Memorials may be made to Ardmore Baptist Church Mission Fund, 501 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Gerald Wood (Jerry) Eggers
June 27, 1951 – July 19, 2016
Gerald Wood (Jerry) Eggers, born in New Orleans, LA, native of Mobile and long-time citizen/ physician of Winston-Salem, NC, died July 19, 2016 after a brief illness in the loving care of his family and Hospice of Winston-Salem. Jerry was a graduate of both the undergrad and medical school programs at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Inducted as an honorary member of Alpha Omega Alpha after finishing second in his med school class, he received countless awards for excellence, many in his chosen field of pathology. He did a 3-year resi-dency program in pathology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where he was awarded the Tumor Fellowship and completed his residency as chief resident at South Alabama Medical Center. Upon finishing his training, he worked for eight years at Springhill Memorial Hospital in. Mobile until he was asked to take a position at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, where he relocated, worked and resided with his family the last 25 years. He served diligently as chief of staff at Forsyth Memorial Hospital for a time, was highly involved in medical policy, quality control, and was committed to leaving a legacy of excellence in patient care through active personal and professional involvement with his fellow physicians at Forsyth Hospital and the department of pathology. Jerry was an avid golfer, his passion reflected in memberships over the years at Forsyth, Old North State and Bermuda Run Country Clubs. He was quietly and anonymously a generous supporter of many charitable organizations over the years too numerous and varied to denote here. Of all his passions, family came first; he was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Jordan Eggers and is survived by his father, Dr. Earl M. Eggers, his wife, Charlotte McDonough Eggers, and children: Jimmy Eggers (Misty), Daniel Eggers (Jennifer), Audrey Eggers Thompson (John Mark), Thomas Jordan (T.J.) Eggers and “adopted son”, Peter Speziale (Meg); six grandchildren: Cassidy and Austin Eggers, Elizabeth Louise (Ibby) and Chloe Anne Eggers, Charlotte Everette (Evy) and Anna Kate Thompson. He also is survived by the following siblings residing mostly in and around Mobile, AL: Larry Eggers, Dennis Eggers, Billy Eggers, Jeannie Eggers Scott, Allan Eggers, Julie Eggers Martin and Joy Eggers Levens. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hayworth- Miller Silas Creek Chapel with a “Celebration of Life” service the following day at 2:00 p.m., Reynolda Church, Winston-Salem, with the Rev. Alan Wright officiating. A further “Celebration of Life” and reception is planned to be held at Mobile Country Club in Mobile, AL on Sunday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m. Check Hayworth-Miller (www.hayworth-miller.com) website for further information. Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the excellent and loving end-of-life care provided by the Hospice & Palliative Care Center in lovingly guiding Jerry on his final journey Home. It was a truly blessed, awesome experience for all of us to be in their care. In lieu of flowers, please keep Jerry’s favorite charities in mind for future donations: Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem, The SECU Family House and the Salvation Army.
Steven T. Gant Sr.
11/24/1949 – 7/16/2016
Steven T. Gant Sr., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was born November 24, 1949 in Forsyth County. Steve joined the Army as a teenager and was a Vietnam Veteran. He later worked for Westinghouse Turbine Plant for many years and was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church. Preceding him in death was his father, Keith W. Gant; a very special mother-in-law, Ruth R. Martin and a sister-in-law, Patricia McCuiston; surviving is his wife of 49 years, Linda Gant; son, Steven T. “Tommy” Gant, Jr. and two wonderful grandchildren, Katilyn and Christian Gant; the mother of his grandchildren, Dianne Simpson; a very special companion, “Ghost”; also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Lalah Pettitt and Ollie Walls and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Kenneth Cook Buker Jr.
CHARLOTTE — Kenneth Cook Buker Jr. died on July 9, 2016. He was born in Washington DC on October 23, 1922 to Katherine Nagengast Buker and Kenneth Cook Buker. At a young age he demonstrated a natural gift for music which he enjoyed all his life on various musical instruments. Before his teenage years he was playing the trumpet at his father’s church and scout functions and later was a part of the original Washington Redskin pep band. During his high school years he also held a number of jobs among them — soda jerk, Western Union messenger and British Consulate messenger. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Coast Guard and was assigned to the following ships: USS MIGHT (PG 94), USS Pettit (DE 253) and US Army Y 109. The USS MIGHT convoyed from 60 to 180 ships from Staton Island NY to Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The US Army Y-109 was a tanker used to unload bigger tankers between Pacific Islands. As ship navigator he helped the Y-109 cross the Pacific alone for the 59 days it took to travel from Panama Canal to Milne Bay New Guinea. As a returning veteran he entered the University of Maryland and joined the university’s marching band as solo trumpet player. In the marching band he met Anne Caroline Engle, the love of his life. They married June 28, 1947 in Silver Springs, Maryland. After graduating from the University of Maryland he applied to Secret Service and while waiting for the needed security clearance went to work for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He stayed in the insurance field the rest of his working life, accepting responsibility for North & South Carolina when he joined General Insurance Co of America in 1953. In 1956 he moved the office from Greensboro to Charlotte, NC. General Insurance of America later became SAFECO Insurance. He worked for SAFECO until his retirement in 1982. When Ken and Anne came to Charlotte in 1956, they joined the Owenby Class at Myers Park United Methodist Church. Over the years he taught Jr. High Sunday School, served on various church boards and committees and became a Stephen Minister. He also became an active member of the church’s Boy Scout Troop Committee. After retiring from SAFECO he continued to enjoy traveling, fishing, playing Queen City Tennis for Barclay Downs. He took a course in woodcarving at the Shepherd Center and this led to joining with his friend Lee Dukes to teach woodcarving at the church’s Wonderful Wednesday classes. Eventually he was part of a group that helped found the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club. Ken enjoyed getting to know new people including his wonderful Hospice team. He delighted in the interests and accomplishments of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Katherine Buker Sparks and a sister Barbara Buker Burgoon. He is survived by wife, Anne Engle Buker, daughter Ruth Buker Foushee and her husband, Giles, son Kenneth Cook Buker III and his wife, Lori, son-in-law Dwight Sparks; grandchildren, John (JG) & Madison Foushee, Kenneth IV (KC) & Emily Buker, Paul & Robert Sparks; and great grandchildren, Cayden, Chloe & Abby Kate Sparks. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the Francis Chapel of Myers Park United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204.
Robert (Bob) Arthur Williams
Robert (Bob) Arthur Williams, 91, of Clemmons North Carolina, died peacefully on May 7, 2016 after a brief illness, but a very full life. Bob is survived by his wife Marlene, daughters Dorcas Gruel and Sandra Hess, stepson Douglas Cappiello, step daughter Jeanne LaValle, brothers Eugene and Thomas Williams, sister Shirley O’Callaghan and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Bob was truly a friend to all and someone deserving of great respect and admiration. Bob was a heroic war veteran who served our nation during World War II in the Army Air Corps, as a Staff Sergeant. He served in the European Theater as a Tail Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs in all the war. During this time, he flew 51 combat missions over enemy territory. He received his honorable discharge on December 13, 1945. His courage and heroism make us all proud. Bob served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Dade County (Miami) Police Force for many years. He loved sports and was a highly accomplished athlete late into life. Bob was an active member of the US Tennis Association well into his seventies. He enjoyed exercise and spent many hours each week at the local YMCA working out and socializing with friends, well into his late 80s. In his last few years, he enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, and was very knowledgeable about the status of all professional teams in nearly every sport. Bob also loved aviation, and was a private pilot during his lifetime. Most of all, Bob was a deeply spiritual man, very dedicated to God and his church community. He served as a minister for several years. Bob’s faith was an example to all of us and gave him strength and resiliency through all phases of his life. A memorial service celebrating and honoring Bob’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday August 12, 2016 at the South Fork Church of Christ, 205 Keating Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to the South Fork Church of Christ in Bob Williams’ name. Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
Modelle Agnus Norman Beauchamp
Feb. 20, 1928 – July 19, 2016
Modelle Agnus Norman Beauchamp, was born in Forsyth County to Hattie Harper and Willie Lee Norman on February 20, 1928. She passed away on July 19, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Walter Matthew Beauchamp, sons Tony (Glenda), Arnold (Linda), Andy (Melanie) and daughter Tammy Tuttle (Stephen). She also leaves seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Her only surviving sibling is Henry A. Norman. Modelle spent her life actively involved with her large family. She was an active member of Sharon United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher and Director of the first nursery and preschool at Sharon UMC. She loved children and to travel. Among her many travels were several trips to Ganado, Arizona and Mission South Dakota to help with bible school and many other jobs on the Navajo and Lakota Indian Reservations.The family would like to thank the Sharon UMC family for their love and support and Hospice for their support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sharon UMC Building Fund or Hospice. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday July 25, 2016 at Sharon UMC, 5330 Sharon Church Road, Lewisville, NC. 27023
Mim Mack Andrews
03/09/1921 – 06/30/2016
Mim Mack Andrews, (95) wife of 56 years to Alan L. Andrews (deceased), Mom to Laurie Andrews-Lester, and proud Grandmama to Brittany and Annaleigh Lester, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 after an extended illness. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews. Mim grew up in White Plains NY, and New York City. She graduated with a degree in math from the University of Vermont, and additional studies for certification as a Medical Technologist in Oregon. She worked for General Electric in Pittsfield, and Schenectady in the manufacturing department, as well as for the Veteran’s Hospital as a Medical Technologist. After marrying Alan, she became a homemaker and stay at home Mom. She was involved in numerous volunteer organizations, including being a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout leader for her daughter, Laurie; Home Bureau; SPAC; American Red Cross Blood Banks; and most recently at her local hospital. Mim was an avid athlete, enjoying many outdoor activities. She spent many years as a snow skier (where she met her husband, Al), and became a volunteer ski patrol alongside him. She shared her love of the outdoors with her daughter, Laurie, introducing her to her favorites, snow and water skiing. In her later years Mim became quite the shuffle board aficionado, winning championships at Bermuda Village. Mim’s talents also included numerous crafts. She knit beautiful sweaters, created numerous cross stitch pieces, as well as plastic canvas holiday villages. Her friends and family were often blessed with gifts of these beautiful creations. Mim’s greatest passion was her dogs. They were her best friends, and loyal companions throughout her years. Mim was an independent, feisty, creative woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her family, and she will be missed by them. She made an impact on all who knew her. There will be a memorial service on July 31, 2016 at 2:00 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church, Clemmons, NC. The family requests that no flowers or plants be sent, due to allergies. If you wish to make a donation in Mim’s honor, please make one to either Companion Pet Rescue (www.cprdogs.com ) or a dog rescue of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.hayworth-miller.com. (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)