Obituaries — June 28

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

Elizabeth Harmon

Mrs. Elizabeth Harmon, passed away June 19, 2018 at Forsyth Hospital. She had such a great faith in the Lord and shared it with her family and whoever she came in contact with. She always insisted we use correct grammar and I just failed her. Sorry Mom. Lib was born in Clarksville, Tenn., on Jan. 22, 1926, to Aileen and William Dickerson and grew up in Spartanburg, S.C., with her nine brothers and sisters. She attended Virginia Intermont College and graduated from High Point College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She met her husband, James Garland Harmon, there and they were married right after graduation. They lived in Raleigh where two of their children were born and later in Richmond where their youngest was born. The next move was to Columbia, S.C, and to listen to all of us remember those years, they were the happiest. The last move was to Winston-Salem where Lib taught in the WS school system for 30 years. After retiring, she was busier than ever volunteering at The Enrichment Center, Forsyth Prison Ministry, Forsyth Hospital ICU and her favorite — telling stories to the students at Northwest Elementary School. Her brothers and sisters and husband preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Phil of Staunton, Va., Colleen Ransom (Randy) of Clemmons, and Dicky Harmon (Jan) of Clemmons, her seven grandchildren and her 10 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Mallard Ridge Assisted Living, especially those in the Horizons Unit, where Lib spent her final years. In addition, the family wants to thank the staff in the Forsyth Hospital Palliative Care unit who gave Lib such gentle care and gave her family such peace. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Friedberg Moravian Church Discretionary Fund as Mom never let a request for help go unanswered. A funeral service was held 11 a.m on Saturday, June 23, at Friedberg Moravian Church with Rev. Dan Nelson officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard. The family received friends prior to the service at the church.

Peggy Spach Vestal

Peggy Spach Vestal, 87, of Clemmons, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born Feb. 4, 1931 in Forsyth County to Jesse Allred Spach and Robert C. Spach. Mrs. Vestal was a member of Griffith Baptist Church for many years. She retired from AT&T with many years of loyal service, but most importantly she was a loving, caring and generous mother and sister. Mrs. Vestal was preceded in death by her husband, John Gaither Vestal. Surviving are her daughter, Belinda Moorefield and husband, Terry Banks Moorefield of Winston-Salem and her brothers and sisters. A graveside service was held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Sandra Bovender officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the High Point Hospice. Online condolences may be made at


Ray White Woosley

Ray White Woosley, 80 years old, passed away at his home in Clemmons on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Ray was born July 28, 1937, in Forsyth County to Cletus Ray Woosley and Mamie Isabelle White. He graduated from Hanes High School in 1956, and later served in the National Guard. Ray worked for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company as a mechanic and retired in 1987 with 30 years of service. On June 17, 1967, Ray married Brenda Lee Luper, a devoted wife, with whom he built a loving home and family. They came back to Davidson County where Ray’s ancestors, the Thomas and Ephraim Woosley families, had always lived. Ray was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, where he joined the Methodist Men and became in charge of sampling the desserts at their annual Chicken Barbecue suppers. He was proud to be able to go with Pat Craver on a Methodist Building Team to Jamaica. He was a member of the Arcadia Lions Club and the Glenn Perryman “Summer Skeet Shooters Team,” where he paired up with Johnny Johnson to have perfect scores. Ray and Brenda loved their visits with his friends and neighboring cousins, George and Mae Woosley and Roger and Betty Woosley. Ray loved to talk, tell stories, joke around, and laugh! He was truly, “a legend in his own time”! After Ray retired, he took a class in car repair at Forsyth Tech and then became a picker, collector, and trader, who went to estate sales, yard sales, and antique car shows all over the South. He was a regular every Labor Day at the Hillsville, Virginia Flea Market. He loved all his dogs, especially his German shepherd, “Buck.” Ray was predeceased by his parents and his beloved daughter, Emily Diane Woosley. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, his faithful son, Brandon Ray Woosley, and his special grandaughter, Isabel (Izzy) Diane Benbow. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas Wainright Luper and wife Sue. A celebration of life service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with Reverend Sandra Ireson officiating. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at 1082 Community Road, Lexington, NC 27295. Online condolences can be made at