Obituaries for March 15, 2018
Sidney Allen Beauchamp
Our loving husband and father, Allen, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home with his family by his side. He was a lifelong member of Sharon United Methodist Church. Allen was active in the church as long as his health permitted. He retired from Reynolds American with 32 years of service. After retirement, Allen enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors and also enjoyed many woodworking projects, making beautiful pens, toys, and unique pieces of furniture which will be treasured by his family. In his earlier years, he was a member of the Jaycees and was named Jaycees Young Man of the year for overseeing the building of the West Central Community Center. Allen was also a member of the Vienna Civic Club and with the help of many wonderful members, he ran the civic club fair booth for many years. He was a founding member of the Rust & Dust Tractor Club and enjoyed shows and trips with the club. Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Elaine Beauchamp; two sons, Gregg Beauchamp (Debbie) and Scott Beauchamp (Susan); two brothers, Clarence Beauchamp (Jean) and Michael Beauchamp (Miriam); sister, Bernice Mabe (Conrad); also surviving are many nieces and nephews and one special feline companion, “Pucci.” A funeral service was held 2:00 PM Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sharon United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Freeman and Rev. Tom Albert officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A reception followed the burial in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Sharon United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5330 Sharon Church Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023.
Mary Helen Masten Linville
Mrs. Mary Helen Masten Linville, 97, of Clemmons passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Trinity Elms Health and Rehab. She was born February 1, 1921 in Forsyth County to Samuel Crews and Mazie Garrison Masten. Mrs. Linville was a member of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church. She loved watching college basketball and was a fan of the Duke Blue Devils. Pinky, as her husband affectionately named her, loved working in her flower garden, playing bridge and working jigsaw puzzles. She will be remembered by her smile which she had for everyone that she met. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Linville; two brothers, John Paul and Joseph Elwood Masten and a sister-in-law, Margaret Grubbs Masten. Surviving is a daughter, Melissa Linville Fidler and husband John; a son, Timothy Kyle Linville; two grandchildren, Morgan Stanley and husband Jonathan and Hunter Dull and Girlfriend Kayla Alderman; a great granddaughter, Adalee Grace Dull; a brother, Samuel Crews Masten Jr. and wife Carol; a sister-in-law, Naida Masten and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 12:00 noon on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Mr. Al Fausch officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private family inurnment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. The family is grateful for the love, care and services of the wonderful staff and caregivers of Trinity Elms.
Daniel Roscoe Jennings
Mr. Daniel Roscoe Jennings, 78, of Lewisville passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Bermuda Village Healthcare Center. He was born in Forsyth County to Paul and Una Rose Schuyler Jennings. Mr. Jennings was a lifelong resident of Lewisville and a member of Hope Moravian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet Jones Jennings; brother, Larry Jennings; brother-in-law, Ramon Torrendell, II. Mr. Jennings is survived by, one daughter, Lisa Jennings Robertson and husband Roby of Mooresville; granddaughter, Sydney Erin Robertson of Cornelius; sister, Tona Torrendell; two nieces, Tara T. Gates, Rebecca Heisey; a nephew, Ramon Torrendell, III; two great nephews, Addison and Alexander Gates; great niece, Zoey Bauer all of Orlando, FL; Sister-in-law, Vicky Smith and husband Mike and niece, Heather Branch. A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, March 13, 2017 at Hope Moravian Church with Rev. David Merritt and Rev. Judy Knopf officiating. Interment followed in the church graveyard. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hope Moravian Church, 2759 Hope Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 or to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation, 258 W. Aviation Dr., Statesville, NC 28677.
Patty T. Reed
Mrs. Patty T. Reed moved to her Heavenly home Friday afternoon. She was born to Louise and William Thomas in Forsyth County. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 64 years George M. Reed Jr. They made each other happy with a devoted love that lasted a lifetime. This past Valentines Day marked the seventieth anniversary of their first date. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her children, Ronald Reed and wife Tanya, Cindy Hall, Becky Schuckenbrock and husband Steve of Dallas Texas, and Robin Human and husband Jim. She left behind grandchildren Kevin Reed and wife Megan, Kipperly Miller and husband Nick, Jacob and Benjamin Hall, Adam, Katelyn, Brian, Laurel, and Meghan Schuckenbrock, Laura McKenna and husband William, Jamie, Thomas and Anna Human and Jacob and Benjamin Hall. Many great grand children survive as well. Also surviving is her favorite nephew Phillip Thomas and wife Sandy. She served Fraternity Church of the Brethern for many years in many roles and loved her church family. She loved her Tarheels Basketball and was well known for her delicious Pecan Tarts. Her passion was making baby blankets with beautifully crocheted edges and giving them away. She was full of a loving heart and a giving spirit. A memorial service was held at Fraternity Church of the Bretheren, 3760 Fraternity Church Road, WS, NC, 27127, Monday, March 12th with Pastor Paul Stutzman and Pastor Dave Kindy officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Richard Errol Spainhour
Mr. Richard Errol Spainhour, 79, of Clemmons, NC, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at his residence. Richard was born in Forsyth County on February 26, 1939, to the late John Robertus Spainhour, Jr. and Ethel Bowman Spainhour. He served in the United States Army and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company with 35 years of service. Richard was devoted to his family and lived out his Christian faith as a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as an usher and he attended the bible fellowship class. Richard was also a Mason and member of Salem Lodge #289 on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. He had a passion for magic. Richard was a master magician and performed for generations. He was both humbled and honored to perform at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California. Richard is survived by his wife, Nanette Creasy Spainhour; children, John R. Spainhour (Sue), Jeff G. Spainhour (Jennifer), and Jo Anna S. Nifong (Jimmy); 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and a brother, Ronald Spainhour. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Don Schmidt and Mr. Al Fausch officiating. Interment followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 5000 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
John Peter Meehan
Apr 04, 1930 – Feb 28, 2018
John Peter Meehan, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died in Winston-Salem on February 28, 2018. Born April 4, 1930 in Stamford, Connecticut, he was the son of Peter and Ida Gillan Meehan, a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School in 1947 and a member of Fairfield University’s first class. His undergraduate studies were interrupted by military service when his Connecticut National Guard unit was activated in 1950. He served in Bad-Tolz Germany for two years during the Korean War. Returning to Fairfield University, he graduated in 1953. John taught in the Stamford, Connecticut school system for three years. After receiving a master’s degree in 1956 from Fairfield University, he was employed first by IBM, then RCA for four years, returning to IBM for a total of 29 years. He retired in 1990. His retirement provided time for 15 years of volunteer work with SCORE. In addition, John served as an AARP volunteer tax preparer for 17 years, which included 11 years as local coordinator at the Harrison Library. Gentle and unassuming, John’s family was paramount to him. He leaves to cherish his memory Shirley, his wife of 60 years; his children, Kathleen, Ann, Jacqueline, John, Sarah, and Dennis; and 12 grandchildren. Contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity.