Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2017

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ilse Barz Wondracek

Mrs. Ilse Barz Wondracek, 97, of Bakersville passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at her home. She was born January 23, 1919 in Ijui, Brazil to Alberto and Evelina Eltz Barz. She was a Gymnast in her early years and worked as a sales clerk in her youth. Mrs. Wondracek uprooted and came to America in her 40’s where she became a legally Naturalized American Citizen. She worked as an embroiderer in Manhattan and was a prominent business owner in New York with her husband. Mrs. Wondracek was a follower of Jesus Christ. She taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir at Immanuel Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and made sure that her family was raised in a God-fearing atmosphere. Mrs. Wondracek loved opening her home to all and enjoyed making meals for them. Mrs. Wondracek was preceded in death by her husband, Afonso Wondracek in 1994; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by three sons, Erlo Wondracek and wife Margaret of Bakersville, Wilbur Wondracek and wife Anemarie of Marietta, GA and Mirvan Wondracek and wife Evelyn of Garner; four Grandsons, Marcus Wondracek and wife Sharon of Greer, SC, Paul Wondracek and wife Becky of Apex, Erik Wondracek of Atlanta, Ga, Douglas Wondracek and wife Tracy of Louisville, OH as well as four Grandaughters, Joyce Wenger husband Michael of Garner, Bonnie Fagley husband Mark of Garner, Monica Rempel , husband Jonathon of Langley, BC and Kristin Chappell husband Christopher of Ackworth, Ga. She is also survived by twelve Great Grandchildren. The celebration of her life will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Rev. David White and Rev. Paul Wondracek officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Wycliffe Bible Translators in support of Monica Wondracek Rempel (Grand Daughter) PO Box 628211 Orlando, FL 32862-8211 Account # 000239110l. Online condolences may be made to

Ruby Parks Hicks

Mrs. Ruby Parks Hicks, 87, passed away at Clemmons Village in Clemmons, NC on January 7, 2017, with Harold, her husband of 55 years, and many family members by her side. Ruby was born on July 19, 1929 in Forsyth County to Lindsay Marion Parks and Mittie Lou Parks. She retired from Western Electric Company/AT&T after more than 30 years of service. Ruby enjoyed a long retirement and most enjoyed spending time with Harold, along with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, two brothers and four sisters, and her granddaughter, Courtney Ernest. Survivors include three sons, Terry Ernest, (wife Glenda), Toccoa, GA; Richard Ernest, (wife Sharron), Lewisville, NC; Harold Hicks Jr, (wife Annette), Barnesville, GA; one daughter, Karen Bohannon, (Husband Craig), Charlotte, NC; three grandsons, Jonathan Bohannon, Charlotte, NC; Coleman Hicks, Barnesville, GA; David Ernest, Toccoa, GA; five granddaughters, Nicole Ernest Stowe, Hampstead, NC; Amity Bohannon McNeal, Chillicothe, Oh; Kirsten Hicks, Barnesville, GA; Amy Ernest Johnson, Toccoa , GA; Julie Ernest, Toccoa, GA; and sister Flossie Parks Holder, King NC. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

Emory Eugene Prevette

Mr. Emory Eugene “Gene” Prevette, 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 3, 2017 at The Crest in Clemmons, NC. He was born October 1, 1925 in Roaring River NC and spent most of his life in Clemmons. Gene love to fish and was a Nascar Racing Fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Nan Prevette of Hayes, NC; a brother, J.D. Prevette of Hayes, NC; a sister, Vickey Call of Clemmons and a great granddaughter, Cheyenne Belle Hoots of Mocksville. Surviving is his wife, Mary Pickett Prevette of The Crest of Clemmons; seven children, Barbara Carol Rose (Arnold) of Clemmons, Ken Prevette (Demetra) of Winston-Salem, Vickey Hoots (Robin) of Advance, Joan Hoots (David) of Yadkinville, Dave Pickett (Cindy) of Jacksonville, FL, Diane Westmoreland (Tom) of Lewisville and Marcia Collins (Chris) of Clemmons; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a sister, Mary Sparks (Bill) of Roaring River. Mr. Prevette is a Veteran of the U.S. Army who served our country during World War II and was retired from the former Pilot Freight Company as a truck driver of 35 years. He was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church. A funeral service was held Friday, January 6, 2017 at Clemmons First Baptist Church with Dr. Robbie Phillips and Rev. Scott Hammett officiating. Interment followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made to The family wishes to thank the Staff of The Crest and Hospice of Forsyth County. (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)

Iris Lineberry Pope Bailey

Mrs. Iris Lineberry Pope Bailey, 88, of Winston-Salem, passed away on January 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 12, 1928 in Carroll County, VA to Cicero Holmes and Gatha Fowler Lineberry. She was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. Iris graduated from NC Baptist Hospital in 1949, then went on to retire as a registered nurse. She was the founder and charter member of the Winston-Salem Elks Lodge #449 Ladies Auxiliary. She was very active in the Eastern Star and with the Forsyth Medical Hospital Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry C. Pope and Clarence “Mike” Bailey, Jr.; sisters, Mary Ruth Dalton and Almeda Bryant. Iris is survived by sons; Michael A. Pope, Sr. of Advance; Damon J. Pope of Clemmons, a daughter Dawn A. Pope of Ponte Vedra, FL; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted Friday, January 6, 2017 at New Philadelphia Moravian Church with Dr. Worth Green officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Rebecca Moseley Neal

Ms. Rebecca Ann Moseley Neal, 91, died Monday, January 2, 2017, at The Crest of Clemmons Nursing Care. Ms. Neal was born on December 18, 1925 in Forsyth County, NC to Edgar Lee and Ruth Karriker Moseley. Ms. Neal retired from the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for 32 years. She loved to travel, loved her canine companions, and was an active member of the Forsyth County Kennel Club. In addition to her parents, Ms. Neal was preceded in death by a daughter – Karen Neal Whicker. Surviving are three grandchildren – Alan Whicker (Beth), Stephanie Gray (Patrick), and Beth Smith (Korey); and 7 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to The Crest at Clemmons, 6010 Meadowbrook Mall Ct, Clemmons, NC 27012. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.

Sue Blevins Johnson

Sue Blevins “Sue Ellen” Johnson, age 62, of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away on January 1, 2017 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine, surrounded by her family. Born in Norton, Virginia, Sue moved to Durham, NC as a young woman, and graduated from Northern Durham High School in 1972. She went to work as a bank teller for Wachovia Bank and furthered her education in the American Institute of Banking. She later attended Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 1988 Sue left the banking industry and went to work for MCI Telecommunications. Most recently, she worked as a Customer Service Specialist with A.T. &T. Sue lived for many years in Lewisville, North Carolina and moved to St. Augustine in 2010. She was a longtime member of Lewisville United Methodist Church and attended Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine. In her free time, Sue loved spending time at the beach or gardening outside her home. She also enjoyed shopping, caring for her beloved pets and being with her family, especially her precious grandchildren. Sue was a sweet and Godly woman, who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Edward Mitchell Johnson of St. Augustine; daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth Franklin of Durham, NC; son, Edward Colin Johnson, and his wife, Kirby, and grandchildren, Edward Blevin Johnson and Salem Davis Johnson of Chattanooga, TN; sister, Elizabeth Hancock of Rocky Mount, VA; and brother, Ronnie Blevins of Martinsville, Va. A funeral service was held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Lewisville United Methodist Church in Lewisville, North Carolina. Interment followed at Lewisville United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice of N.E. Florida in memory of Sue Johnson. St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.