Obituaries for Sept. 21, 2017

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

Shirley Myers Long

Shirley Myers Long passed away on July 5, 2017 in Winston-Salem. She was a cum laude graduate of Catawba College and worked for 10 years at Wachovia in the Marketing Division. She was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church, the Friendship Class, and Joy Service Fellowship Group. She was active in several charities and was Chair of the 1997 Crop Walk and the Winston-Salem Soup Kitchen. Shirley dedicated her life to family and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Hal Richard Myers and Inez Couch Myers; husband Robert (Bob) W. Long, Jr., and niece Elizabeth Ann Worden. She is survived by her sisters Kay M. Tillotson, Carolyn M. Worden and Geraldine M. Styers (Jerry); nieces Hope T. McMullan, Lynn S. Gilbert, Emily S. Moore, and nephew Stephen R. Tillotson, and several great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 at Clemmons United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. There will also be a private inurnment at Clemmons United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shirley Ann Myers Long Scholarship, Catawba College Development Office, 2300 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144-2488. Online condolences may be sent to

Soheir “Sue” George Gendy

Nov. 12, 1949 – Sept. 13, 2017

Soheir “Sue” George Gendy, 67, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September, 13th, 2017 in her home in Clemmons with her son and sister-in-law by her side. She was born in Egypt, November 12, 1949, to the late Georges and Juliette Bastawrous of Cairo, Egypt. She attended Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. In 1970, she immigrated to the USA with her husband. Sue worked as a French teacher, a Brendle’s Sales Representative, at Wachovia National Bank and the Division of Motor Vehicles. Sue will be remembered as a kind and faithful woman, loving mother, doting grandmother, and dependable friend. Sue was the type of person who would always put people ahead of herself. Anywhere she would go, she would always make new friends. When Sue was not spending time with her family and friends, she dedicated her time serving as a volunteer with Holy Family Catholic Church, Hospice and the Shepherd Center of Winston-Salem. She is survived by her son, Peter Gendy (daughter-in-law, Sarah) and two beloved grandchildren, Claire and Grant Gendy; her siblings Samir Bastawrous and wife, Sizette, of Cairo, Egypt, Susan Habib of Sydney, Australia, Selim Habib and wife, Sophie, of Sydney, Australia, Cecile Fares of Sydney, Australia, and Sameh Bastawrous and wife, Liliane, of Sydney, Australia. Soheir is survived by several nephews, nieces, and cousins in the USA, Australia, and Egypt. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Moheb “Moe” Gendy, her daughter, Laura Gendy, and grandbaby, Jana Gendy. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons with Father Peter Nouck officiating. Burial followed in the Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family wishes to thank all of her doctors and staff throughout her journey and Trinity Elms Skilled Nursing Facility in Clemmons.

Lois Smith Dunn

Lois Vivian Dunn passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Lois was born October 7, 1925 to Eugnia Reams Smith and Andrew A. Smith in Hopewell Va. Lois grew up in Newport News, Va and attended Newport News High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She also attended Newport News Business College and graduated with the highest average of her class. Her first job was at Newport News Citizens Marine Jefferson Bank as secretary to the President. Lois met her future husband Lawrence G. Dunn from Advance, NC who was working at the Newport News Shipyard. They married after Lawrence returned from the war and later moved to Winston-Salem. They were married 46 years until Lawrence passed away in 1994. Lois worked for Wachovia Bank in Winston Salem for five years until her first child, Patty was born. After her second child, Tamra, Lois went to work for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She worked for Reynolds for 23 years in Industrial Engineering, Pastoral Counseling and finally in Public Relations. Lois retired from RJR in 1983. After retiring Lois volunteered at Forsyth Hospital in the Emergency Department for 8 years and later at the Food Bank of NW North Carolina. She also obtained her Real Estate license and worked for Old Colony Realty. Lois loved to travel and visited nine countries in Europe. She also enjoyed group bus trips and an occasional cruise. Lois was a lifetime member of Highland Presbyterian Church where she was very active. Lois was preceded in death by her Husband Lawrence Dunn and great aunt Mary Harris of California. Lois is survived by two daughters Patty Dunn of Clemmons and Tamra Dunn and husband Danny Taylor of Liberty; one grandson, Dustan Taylor who is currently a member of the US Army Marksmanship Unit in Ft. Benning Ga ; her brother Vernon Townsend, and a niece Cheryl Duke, both of Charlottesville, Va. A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Highland Presbyterian Church, or the Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home Health group. A special thank you to the outstanding staff at Brookstone Terrace of Clemmons for taking wonderful care of our mom the last 3 years of her life.

George “Buck” Bernard Parker

Mr. George “Buck” Bernard Parker, 89, formerly of Ahoskie, NC, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Trinity Elms in Clemmons, NC. Buck was born July 17, 1928 in Hertford County to the late Cora E. Beverly Parker and Lloyd J. Parker. He graduated from Murfreesboro High School in 1945 and then Kings Business College. He helped open and worked with Roanoke Chowan Hospital for 4 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Buck retired from W.H. Basnight & Co after 32 years of service and then worked for AFLAC for 19 years as an Associate and District Manager. He was a former member of the Ahoskie Masonic Lodge and more recently a member of the Snow Lodge in Boone, NC. Buck married Barbara White Jones on June 20, 1953 at Mars Hill Baptist Church. They were happily married for 63 1/2 years and enjoyed raising two daughters in Ahoskie, NC for 37 years, retired to Blowing Rock, NC, for 16 years and spent the past 11 years in Advance, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and also two brothers, Alton Parker and Joseph Parker, and three sisters, Mary Ellen Allen, Vivian Futrell, and Joyce Massengill. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Copeland and husband William of Birmingham, AL and Terri Jones and husband Bill of Clemmons and five grandchildren, Laurie Cavendish and husband Brandon, Rebecca Copeland, Kristen Jones, Bradley Jones and Michael Jones. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Marion Parker of Woodruff, SC and Libby Etheridge of Chesapeake, VA. and brothers-in-law Wayland Jones, Jr. and wife Ellen, and Billy Jones and wife Beth of Colerain, NC. Buck was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons, NC. A graveside service was held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 807 US 158, Ahoskie, NC. 27910. or to The American Heart Association.