Obituaries — Aug. 23

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

William Michael Lucas

ADVANCE — William Michael Lucas, 61, returned to his heavenly home on Aug. 15, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. “Mike” was born July 1, 1957, in Greensboro to Vivian Marie Wrenn Lucas and the late William Junior Lucas. Mike attended Rockingham Community College, UNC-G and GTCC, obtaining a degree in business administration. He worked in the dialysis industry most of his career, starting out as a technician in the 1980s and worked 27 years for Fresenius Medical Care, North America, advancing to national service manager. He was responsible for a national team of managers and technicians who served the country with dialysis installations. Mike had the fortune to experience skiing in the French Alps, ride side-by-side with his wife on many Harley motorcycle adventures that included the costal highways of California and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. He rafted the rapids of the Gually River in W.Va., and maneuvered race cars at speeds of 200 mph. Mike enjoyed creating life experiences with his children and grandchildren and special trips together with his wife, sister Kim and John Tysinger. Mike will be remembered best from his work family as a man of integrity, commitment to quality services and fairness to his work team. He will be remembered by family and friends as a man of organization, honesty, a resource on the ability to “fix anything” and his quick wit. He was an active member of Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance, N.C. His church family watched him grow in his faith and understood that Jesus Christ is his savior. He is preceded in death by brother, Jerry Wayne Lucas. He leaves behind his loving companion and wife, Jo Ellen George Lucas; daughter, Sarah Michelle Smith (Nathan); stepson, Marcus Taylor Bell (Jessica); sister, Kim Lucas Tysinger (Dr. John Tysinger); mother-in-law, Joyce Avery George and brother-in-law, John George. He was blessed with three beautiful granddaughters, Delilah Rose Bell, Lydia Taylor Bell and Salem Sutherland Smith. Mike was also blessed with many friends and family supporting him through this journey, including his daughter’s mother, Sarah Riggs Lucas. The family received guests from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at Frank Vogler and Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. A celebration of life officiated by Pastor Jerry Webb took place Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 am at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family extends a special gratitude to the Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center staff, Dr. Porosnicu and her team, Dr. Gabbard and Dr. McQuellan, for your care of our beloved Mike. We were blessed to have had you on Mike’s team. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials made to Hillsdale United Methodist Baptism Site Fund.


Guy DeCamp, Jr.

CLEMMONS — Guy DeCamp, Jr., 89, passed away on Aug. 14, 2018, in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1928, in Le Grange to the late Guy and Commie Best DeCamp.

Guy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Essie Mae DeCamp; brothers, Robert, Carlton, and Edwin DeCamp; and sisters, Kathryn “Kitty” Fulcher and Rowena Moses. He leaves behind his son, Earl (Sharon) DeCamp; stepchildren, Susan (Wayne) Mumford, Diana Goolsby (John) Sykes, Wilma (David) Hare, William “Chip” (Sharol) Sumrell, and Warren Sumrell; grandchildren, Jeffrey DeCamp, Kevin (Ashlee) DeCamp, and Stephanie (Daniel) Adams; great grandson, Avery Wade Adams; and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

The family will hold a private graveside service in New Bern.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Friends Baptist Church’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 842, Clemmons, NC 27012.


Rudolph Cagle Marshburn

CLEMMONS — Rudolph Cagle Marshburn, 82, of Clemmons passed away on Aug. 18, 2018, after a long battle with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph Wilbur Marshburn and Lucille Cagle Marshburn and two brothers, Wilbur (Bill) Wayne Marshburn and Charles Aubrey Marshburn. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Beck Marshburn of Clemmons; two daughters, Carrie Marshburn-Fleming (Jeffrey) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Judith Marshburn Sigmon (Jeffrey) of Winston-Salem; two granddaughters, Elijah Camille Fleming (Nicholas Hallman) of Austin, Tex., and Wren True Fleming of Des Moines, Iowa; and two granddogs, Bogey and Belle Sigmon of Winston-Salem. The family would like to thank the amazing caregivers at Brookdale Winston-Salem, Accordius Health of Clemmons and Hospice of the Piedmont. Rudy did not want a funeral so memorials may be made to your local hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Condolences may be sent online at