Obituaries for Sept. 15, 2016

Published 3:43 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

Laurin H. Hughey

Mrs. Laurin H. Hughey, 43, of Clemmons, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Lansdale PA on September 22, 1972 and with her family moved to Clemmons in 1977. A graduate of West Forsyth High School 1991 and Appalachian State University 1995, she worked at Inmar of Winston-Salem for 22 years. She was a beloved and vital part of Inmar’s growth and success, rising through the company to become Director of Promotions. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Brent, and three precious children, Will, 14, and twins Emma and Jackson, 11; her parents, Jim and Julie Helm, of Little River, SC, and her brother, Robbie, also of Little River; and two nieces, Abby Helm and Taylor Hughey. She loved spending time with her friends and family, she loved to travel, was an excellent skier, and also enjoyed just curling up on the couch to read, or to watch her favorite shows. Always doing for others, she was a remarkable, selfless angel, a devoted wife, an awesome mother, and a friend to all. She was our Rock. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Clemmons United Methodist Church by Dr. William T. Medlin, III. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Laurin Hughey Memorial Trust, PO Box 244, Clemmons, NC 27012. Online condolences may be made at

Don Edward Martin

Aug. 27, 1933 – Sept. 8, 2016

Mr. Don Edward Martin, 83, of Clemmons, NC passed away September 8, 2016 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Don was born August 27, 1933 in Draper, NC (now Eden, NC) to the late Jesse W. Martin and Leila Nora Martin. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a graduate of Gray High School in Winston-Salem and attended High Point University. Don was formerly employed by The Bahnson Company and Roadway Express. Don is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Francis Parks Martin; his sons, Von Eric Martin (Kelly) of Winston-Salem, Lex Grant Martin (Joe Collins), Jeff Parks (Carol) and David Parks (D.J.), all of Clemmons; one sister, Clydean East of Eden; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Henry D. “Pete” Martin, sisters, Armella Foster, Evelyn London, Jacquela Heath, Linda Talley and Jessie Ann Price. A funeral service was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Online condolences may be made at

Dennis Bradford Shea Sr

Mar. 16, 1942 – Sep. 6, 2016

Mr. Dennis Bradford Shea Sr., went to be with his Lord suddenly on September 6, 2016. He was born on March 16, 1942 in Melrose, MA. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School in Malden, MA and Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. After graduating college, he went to Officer Candidate School and became a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving honorably in Vietnam. He was recommended for and received the Bronze Star for his service to his country. Following his service, he found success in the lumber industry, first alongside his friend Norman “Norm” Hansen and later on his own. Later in life he was a successful restaurateur with Putters Steakhouse and Saratoga Steakhouse. Throughout his life Dennis always excelled at anything he put effort into doing. He played high school and college hockey, was the president of the Mu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, owner of Advance Timber Products, the president of the Appalachian Lumbermen’s Association, Chairman of Hotel Accommodations for the Crosby Charity Golf Tournament, proprietor of three restaurants, and a lifelong successful horse racing handicapper. He took great pride in hard work and being able to help many people support their families. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Shea, Jr. and Catherine (Pietilainen) Shea; nephew, Stephen Shea; and a special friend, Kathy Wennerberg. He is survived by his son, Dennis Jr. and wife Jessica, son, Patrick “Nick,” brother John J. Shea III, sister Deborah Adams, nieces Leanne Letendre and Casey Adams, nephew John Adams, and a special dog (Jasmine) that he loved dearly. Visitation was held Sunday September 11, 2016 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance, NC, followed by a bereavement gathering at the Winston-Salem Elk’s Lodge. A funeral service was held Monday, September 12, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Peter Nouck officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. All of his friends were invited to gather at Cimmeron Steakhouse after the service.