Obituaries for July 27, 2017

Published 5:59 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Joyce B. Sutton

Joyce B. Sutton passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Winston-Salem. She was 86 years old. Born September 22, 1930 in Wilson, she was the daughter of the late David Alton Boyette and Leona B. Boyette. Joyce was a graduate of Womens College of Greensboro. She had a love for math and the sciences and taught school in Forsyth and Guilford counties. After more than 35 years of service in the North Carolina public school system, she retired from Page High School in Greensboro in 1986. Joyce had a big heart and was endeared by many. She enjoyed gardening, surf-fishing and summers at the beach. She was a longtime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson and loved the Lord. She is survived by sisters Faye B. McKeel (Luther) of Greensboro and June B. Pridgen of Wilson; two nephews, Michael of Wilson and Steve (Pam) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two nieces, Sandi of Wilson and Debbie of Greensboro; three great-nephews, Trey of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Justin of Wilson and Quinlan of Greensboro: and five great-nieces, Amanda of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Kaitlyn of Wilson, Raven and Shayla of Greensboro and Alyson of Angier; and longtime friend and companion Jessie Threlfall of the home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Helen B. Boyette of Wilson, and niece, Cheri M. Palmer of Angier. A private graveside service will be held for members of the family at the Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson.

William Stephen Kirkman

Mr. William Stephen Kirkman, 71, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born November 14, 1945 in Forsyth County to Albert and Celeste Kirkman. Mr. Kirkman was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church who graduated from West Forsyth High School and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Before Parkinson’s disease took its toll, Steve enjoyed street rods, muscle cars, especially his ’66 Chevelle. He loved NASCAR, surf fishing and family trips to the beach. Mr. Kirkman was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Mark Kirkman and a brother-in-law, Dick Cooksey. He was a devoted husband and father who is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Anne Forbes Kirkman; son, Eric Kirkman; daughter, Ashley Olden and husband Jason and a precious grandson, Halen Olden. Also surviving are his brother, Reece Kirkman and wife Becky; two sisters, Betsy Cooksey and Beverly Davis and husband, Dean; nephews, Kent Kirkman and wife, Lisa, Jason Davis and wife, Stephanie and great nieces, Madison Bullard, Avery Kirkman, Celeste Kirkman and Kendall Davis. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Lewisville United Methodist Church with Dr. Ivan Peden and Rev. Susan Ewing officiating. The family would like to thank some special people who have along the way provided professional and compassionate care: Hospice & Palliative Care of Winston-Salem, caregiver, Pamela Nifong, Dr. Martin Murphy, Dr. Lucy Lauve, Dr. Stephen Tatter, Boyd Bailey and Randi Eaton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church, PO Box 305, Lewisville, NC 27023. (Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel)

Lucille Hartman Mathis

Mrs. Lucille Hartman Mathis, 84, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at home. She was born May 27, 1933 in Richmond County, NC to the late Reggie and Nina Mabe Hartman. Mrs. Mathis retired from Sara Lee in 1993. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and working jigsaw puzzles. Most of all she loved her Lord. Preceding her in death was her husband, John Lee Mathis; sister, Letitia Mathis and a brother, Raleigh Hartman. Surviving are two daughters, Scarlet Bennette (Matthew) and Connie Crews (Sonny); two very special grandchildren, Heather Crews and Wesley Crews (Bethany); also surviving is a sister, Agusta Hale and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Pastor Randy Wall and Pastor Josh Boles officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 377 Hospital St. Suite 103, Mocksville, NC 27028. Judy Walter Turley Mrs. Judy Alene Walter Turley, 70, of Lewisville, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born May 11, 1947 in Rochester, NY to Alene Young Walter and Charles Bernard Walter. Mrs. Turley was currently employed with American Airlines as a reservation agent. Surviving are three sons, James Turley (wife Ashley), David Turley and Micah Turley; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one sister, Janet Watters (husband Gary). A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Mrs. Turley, 1004 Alabnon Rd., Lewisville, NC 27023.

Mary Frances Sides

Mary Frances Transou Sides, 98, entered the more immediate presence of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. on April 22, 1919 to Gaither C. and Eva Lashmit Transou. She lived her entire life in Winston-Salem, graduating from Lewisville High School and working at Brown-Rodgers-Dixson Company until she married William C. Sides, Sr. (Bill) on September 27, 1941. They had sixty-nine wonderful years of marriage prior to his death in 2010. Mary Frances had a wonderful, caring nature and was always interested in hearing about what was important to the people in her life. She enjoyed having new experiences, meeting new people, visiting with friends, and especially appreciated spending time with her family at every opportunity. She loved growing flowers, making things with her hands, solving crossword puzzles and, especially, cooking. She was known for her cream cheese pound cake, her homemade pickles of all types, and her fresh coconut cake. In earlier years, she and Bill enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She always felt that her calling in life was to be a loving wife, nurturing mother and homemaker. Except for a brief period in the Methodist church after World War II, Mary Frances was a lifelong member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church where she served in many capacities, beginning at age fifteen as a primary department Sunday School teacher. She was a lovefeast Diener and the coordinator for the sanctuary flowers each Sunday for many years, following in her mother’s footsteps with both of these activities. Into her late nineties, she continued to enjoy attending worship and Sunday School and participating in other church activities including making chicken pies, preferring to roll dough by hand rather than using a rolling machine. Only a broken wrist in January 2017 slowed her down for a while until her recent, sudden illness. Mary Frances is survived by her children William C. Sides, Jr. (Dawn), The Reverend Richard L. Sides (Elizabeth) and Eva Cathon “Cathy” Sides Roberts (Terry); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister Jane Fowler; and her special friend and caregiver, Niki Moffett. The family would like to thank Niki for her years of loving service and expresses appreciation to the staff of At Your Place Companion Care for enabling Mary Frances to remain in her home. Funeral services weree held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church on Saturday, July 22, conducted by The Reverend Dr. Worth Green and The Reverend Joe Moore. Interment followed the service in God’s Acre. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church, 319 Haled Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27127 or New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Online condolences may be made at