Obituaries — Aug. 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 2, 2018

George Smith DePuew

George Smith DePuew of St. Cloud, Florida, died at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 19, 2018, after a brief hospitalization. He was 98.

George was born on Nov. 24, 1919, in Clarksville, Iowa, and attended school there. He met Eileen Helen Harrold, and they were married on June 12, 1938. They had four children, Ben LeRoy DePuew, Mary Ellen DePuew, Jenifer Ann DePuew and Michael William DePuew.

George served in the Unites States Navy during WWII, and the Air National Guard 1946 to 1949. In 1950, George was activated during the Korean Conflict because of his avionics specialty. He served in the United States Air Force obtaining the rank of master sergeant and was honorably discharged in November 1954.

George was instrumental in developing the “Identification Friend or Foe” system. This system was classified as secret by the military. When planes would approach a ship or military installation, the system would send a message to the approaching plane. If the plane sent back a correct code they were permitted to land. If a code was not returned, the plane was shot down. Additionally, he was part of the group that installed the system on planes and military bases across the U.S.

After his military service, he was employed by the federal government as an Avionics Specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He became the first avionics inspector in general aviation in the United States. George retired from the FAA in 1976 after 29 years of service.

George and Eileen loved music and also dancing. They also loved the beach with summer family reunions at the RV parks, which were filled with lots of love, fun, laughter and good food.

George never met a stranger. He was very active in the many states where ever he lived. He was instrumental in building several Catholic churches in the different areas of the country. He served in many roles chairing fundraising, building, and advisory boards, started Boy Scouts troops, and was scoutmaster of several. He was a devout Catholic, very active in the Knights of Columbus councils holding many offices and was a 4th degree knight.

George was preceded in death by his parents Earl DePuew and Ila Lumm DePuew, brother Edward DePuew and wife, Eileen Helen Harrold DePuew. Elieen H. DePuew passed away on Sept. 2, 2005, at age 86. George later married Theresa L. Cote on January 17, 2006, who passed away in November 2016.

George is survived by Ben L. DePuew, Mary DePuew Kamm and spouse Arthur Robert Kamm, Jenifer DePuew Taylor and spouse Walter Derekson Taylor, Michael W. DePuew and spouse Sandy Daniel DePuew, 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

George will be cremated and interned with Eileen at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Connie Glasscock

Connie Glasscock, 92, of Lewisville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. She was born March 11, 1926, in Centerville, Pa., to the late Willard and Lenore Walker. Connie was preceded in death by her husband Tom Glasscock; daughter Betty Ann Carmichael; parents Willard and Lenore Walker; sisters Jean Lawson (Vern); Ann Peterson and Lee Croakman (Chick) and brother Dick Walker (Betty). Connie is survived by her children: Kathy Williamson (George), Tim Glasscock (Deborah), Phyllis Thatcher (Steve), T.F. Glasscock (Peggy), Tracy Glasscock (Cindy), and honorary daughter Cathy Carter (Paul); brother-in-law Chuck Peterson; brother Ray Walker; sisters Betsy Lawson, Pat Robinson, Sharon Kirston (Rudy) and Kay Harvey; grandchildren: Sandi Privett (Todd), Marty Branham, Krystal Williamson, Michael Williamson, Diana Brooks (Shanon), Tim Carmichael, Kristina Hodges (Eric), Sarah Thompson (David), Jon Glasscock, Laura Glasscock, Marshall Glasscock, Rosa Adams (Jeremy); great grandchildren: Alissa Armstrong, Zeb Armstrong, Amber Goforth, Anna Goforth, Ryan Hodges, Evan Hodges, Dakota Thompson, Logan Thompson, Caleb Thompson, Jacob Thompson and Archer Adams. The funeral service was held at Frank Vogler & Son’s Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m., Monday July 30, 2018. The family received family and friends one hour prior to service. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Glasscock family.


Carl Graham Hodnett Jr.

CLEMMONS — Carl Graham Hodnett Jr., 89, passed into the more immediate presence of his Savior on Sunday July 22, 2018. Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Keeling, Va., to Carl Graham and Alma Williams Hodnett, Graham grew up working on the family farm. He developed a lifelong appreciation and love for family, friends and God’s creation. At age 10, he became friends with Ramona Cooter who later became the love of his life. They were married for 67 years. Graham graduated from Virginia Tech with a mechanical engineering degree in 1952. He served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. They then moved to Winston-Salem in 1955 where he had a career with Western Electric and Bell South for 35 years.They had three children and moved to Clemmons in 1961 where they joined Clemmons Moravian Church. He served in many capacities in the church and loved his church family. He learned to play the trumpet at age 53 and enjoyed playing in the Moravian band. Always willing to serve others, he played at almost 1,000 Moravian funerals. He was devoted to his family and loved his many friends. He enjoyed nature, camping, hiking, gardening, traveling the world and music. Serving others was a priority and he volunteered at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital transporting patients until he was 85 years old. He participated in multiple clinical studies at the hospital, even donating his body at death, hoping it would help someone in the future. Graham’s mind faded into the shadows of dementia in his last years but his sweet nature and broad smile endured. When death arrived it was welcomed like an old friend. Graham was predeceased by his parents and sister, Ruth Merle Hodnett Wiles. He is survived by his wife Ramona, daughter Susie Hodnett (Heath Efird), son Dan Hodnett and his children Delaney and Alex, daughter Amy Young (Bob) and their children Matt and Anna, his sister’s family and his in-laws’ families. Services were held at Clemmons Moravian Church on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. and visitation to followed. Memorials may be made to the church, PO Box 730, Clemmons, N.C., 27012 or just be kind and loving to others in Graham’s memory. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

Dr. Glenda Hartness Weber

CLEMMONS — Dr. Glenda Hartness Weber, 79, of Clemmons, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018, at her home. She was born July 22, 1939, in Newton to Henry Clay and Rosa Curlee Howard Hartness. Dr. Weber graduated from Statesville High School in 1958, Wake Forest University in 1962 and Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1966. She married Wayne Ellison Weber on Sept. 6, 1964, in First Baptist Church in Statesville. Dr. Weber practiced medicine as a pathologist throughout North Carolina, mainly dedicating herself to Forsyth Medical Center and Medical Park Hospital. She retired from practice in 1999. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Fannie Hartness Kivett; brothers, Henry Howard Hartness and Dr. Albert Ray Hartness and a nephew, Wilkes Kivett Jr. Surviving is her husband, Wayne Weber; nieces and nephews, Peggy Kivett Godley, Kelly Hartness Coker, Bronya Hartness Clark, Laura Hartness Benzing, David Raymond Hartness, Henry Clay Hartness, Jennie Hartness Hess, Missy Hartness Sparrow, Katie Hartness Maness, Mandy Hartness Murdock, Marshall Aubrey Hartness along with 26 great and 8 great-great nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Forsyth Humane Society. Online condolences may be made to (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)


Scott Leonard

CLEMMONS — Scott Leonard, 50, died July 25, 2018. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree. A 3 p.m. service at Church of Christ at Arcadia was Sunday, July 29.


Donald Eugene Barr

CLEMMONS — Donald Eugene Barr, 65, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Mr. Barr was born on June 19, 1953, to the late Kenneth Eugene and Katherine Holder Barr. He was retired from Oracle Packaging/RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and from Barr and Holder Garage. Left to cherish his memory are his brother: Michael Barr (Teresa) and nieces: Lindsey Barr (Andrew) Gorbea and Kristen Barr (Bryan) Denny. He is also survived by uncles: Johnny Holder (Debbie), Bill Barr (Clara); aunts: Dorothy Carter (Mike), Florence Hampton; cousins: Barry Carter, Angie Carter, Jennifer Capron, Jessica Reece; special friends Ernie and Judy Blankenship; and many extended family members. The family would like to thank special caregivers Johnny and Debbie Holder. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Clemmons. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church, 8494 Lasater Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012. Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons was honored to serve the Barr family. Online condolences may be made at