Obituaries for Nov. 30, 2017

Published 12:04 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

Charles Porter Payne

Mr. Charles Porter Payne, 81, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Village Care of King. Mr. Payne was born June 18, 1936 in Forsyth County and was parented by the late Dewey and Norma Ruark. He graduated from Clemmons High School. Charles served his country in The United States Air Force. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church where he was a deacon and sang in the choir. Charles retired from the Winston-Salem Police Department after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Winston-Salem Elks Lodge, was an avid reader and loved to play golf and fish. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Patti of 57 years, two daughters; Maricia Duryea and husband Chuck and Lori Winters and husband John, two Grandchildren; Nicholas Winters and Mallory Winters and Fiancé Jay, one brother; Joe Felts and wife Jeannie, one sister; Lena Minor and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Northwest Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Ellen Strickland and Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Internment followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northwest Baptist Church, 407 Petree Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106.

Ella Mae Bowers Weatherman

Mrs. Ella Mae Bowers Weatherman, 83, of Lewisville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on March 6, 1934, in Wilkes County to Robert Laude and Etta Jane Hutchinson Bowers. Ella Mae retired from Western Electric with 34 years of service. She was a lifelong faithful member of Linville Forest Church of Christ and was blessed with a very loving and supportive church family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Billy Gray Weatherman; five sisters, Genevea Bowers, Mabel Nicholson, Nova Potts, Della Bowers, Grace Foust, and Marzell Price; and three brothers, Clay Bowers, Elmer Bowers, and Gar Bowers. Surviving are her daughter, Pamela Weatherman Blocker and husband Ken of Durham; son, Greg Weatherman and wife Melanie of Lewisville; and several loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Linville Forest Church of Christ with Minister Kelly Brown officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Linville Forest Church of Christ, 450 Linville Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284 or Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Forsyth Medical Center, Hospice Palliative Carecenter, Kindred at Home, and Vienna Fire Department Station 21 for their compassionate and loving care of Mrs. Weatherman. An extra special thank you to Dr. Bob Preli and staff with Winston-Salem Cardiology; Dr. Bradley Thomason, Beth, and staff with Novant Health Vascular Specialists; Dr. Jennifer Hausman, Dr. Somanny Webber, Kristen Rinkenberg, and Dr. Kikerkov with Forsyth Medical Center; Sherly Still of Kindred Home Health; and Dr. Ricky Stugart and staff with Novant Health Maplewood Family Medicine.

Kenneth McGuire Ingraham

Mr. Kenneth “Mac” McGuire Ingraham, 47, of Clemmons passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1970 in Alamance County to Kenneth Boyd and Jane McGuire Ingraham. He was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church where he was a youth advisor. Mr. Ingraham was a graduate of Walter William High School and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was employed with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as Senior Manager of Media Relations. Mac started his career in media as a photographer and reporter, first with WECT in Wilmington and then WFMY in Greensboro. He was a member of the Comically Impaired Improv Troupe in Wilmington and loved making people laugh. Surviving is his wife, Susan Sadler Ingraham; two daughters, Alexis and Samantha; his parents and a brother, Craig Ingraham. A funeral service was held Monday, November 27, 2017 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Hoyle officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Memorials may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012. Online condolences may be made to

Willie Monroe Cope

Mr. Willie Monroe Cope, 96, of Advance passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home. He was born December 29, 1920 in Davie County to Walter Leon and Hattie Rosetta Smith Cope. Mr. Cope served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and was retired from Hanes Hosiery with almost 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Marie Tuttle Cope. Surviving are six children, Sharon Boger (Ken) of Mocksville, David Cope (Freida) of Advance, Tim Cope (Darlene) of Rural Hall, Deborah Bailey (Beetle) of Advance, Mark Cope (Sue) of Advance and Lisa Hill (Eric) of Mocksville; eleven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; a brother, W.L. Cope (Eunice) of Clemmons; a brother-in-law, Wiley Tuttle (Eva) of Winston-Salem and a sister-in-law, Karlene Cope of Advance. A funeral service was held Monday, November 27, 2017 at Macedonia Moravian Church with Pastor Zach Dease officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Moravian Church, 700 NC Hwy 801 N., Advance, NC 27006 or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made to The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Hospice for their kindness and excellent care of Mr. Cope during the past two years. (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)

Aaron, Gregory Alfred “Greg”

05/20/1964 – 11/21/2017

Mr. Gregory Alfred “Greg” Aaron, 53, passed away unexpectedly at his beach home in Ocean Isle, North Carolina on November 21, 2017 at 53 years of age. Survived by his loving wife Louise Aaron of 15 years of marriage. Greg was predeceased by his father, Drewey “Jack” Aaron and his brother Reggy Aaron, and lovingly remembered by his Mother, Ruth Aaron, brother Todd Aaron (wife Lesley), son John Sipe (wife Ashley), daughter Anna Sipe (husband Jose Luis), immediate nephew Drew Aaron (wife Whitney), his grandchildren Dax and Erik as well as all of his nieces and nephews including Chris Hall, John Hall, Leigh Aaron, Charles Aaron, Makenzie Aaron, Cooper Aaron, and Corbin Aaron. Born in Leaksville, North Carolina to Jack and Ruth Aaron on May 20th, 1964, Greg attended Morehead Senior High School. As the Drum Major for the Morehead Marching Panthers, Greg excelled and received the John Philip Sousa award in recognition of his superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperationthemes prominently displayed throughout all facets of his life. While attending High School, Greg was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow all culminating in his receiving the Eagle Scout Award and being recognized as a Vigil Honor Member in the Tslagi Lodge. After serving as the Council Exploring President, the Area 7 Exploring President and the Tslagi Lodge Chief, in direct recognition of his selfless devotion to others, at the young age of 16, Greg was aptly given the Lenni Lenape name “Allogalan Mi” which means “Send Me.” Following graduation from Morehead High School, Greg attended Appalachian State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management. With his degree in hand, Greg worked as a Hospital Administrator until he made the decision to pursue his life-long calling to directly serve others as a healthcare professional. In 1996, leaving his administrator duties behind, he selflessly devoted his life to directly serving others and attended Winston Salem State University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, graduating Cum Laude. Greg excelled as a nursing professional specifically in the Emergency Room where he rendered aid to thousands. Still, Greg yearned to further expand his service to others and continued his education by attending Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Department where he received his Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree by the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Greg spent the remainder of his life comforting others as a Nurse Anesthetist working throughout facilities in Winston Salem ultimately defining his career at Piedmont Triad Anesthesia. As a devoted husband, father, and loving son and brother, Greg truly enhanced every person who was blessed to have any contact with him. Greg never met a stranger and would go out of his way to make sure that any person who was fortunate to meet him felt loved, valued, and bettered. Greg was known throughout the Winston Salem hospitals as a consummate professional, loving friend, and compassionate anesthetist. Selflessly devoting his personal time and resources to those he knew and many he had never met, Greg truly loved the fellowship of his fellow man. Greg was an exceptionally skilled photographer, avid mariner, and renowned chef. All of the residents of Marlee Acres regularly enjoyed Greg’s amazing delicacies, sense of brotherhood, and selfless devotion in the service of others. His last day was spent preparing the community’s upcoming Thanksgiving feast before his unexpected passing. In loving memory of Greg, a public Memorial Service was held at Boone & Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 7671 NC 770 West, Eden North Carolina 27288 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm. A private service will also be held at Marlee Acres where Greg’s ultimate wishes will be honored with a scattering of his ashes at Sea. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in loving memory of Greg Aaron to Order of the Arrow, Tslagi Lodge, Chapter 163, (now Lodge 70), Old North State Council, BSA, 1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408. Online condolences may be offered to the family at