Obituaries — Oct. 18

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

Patrick (Pat) Lee Showalter

Patrick (Pat) Lee Showalter was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Pat was born Nov. 13, 1957, in Kingsport, Tenn., to the late Nick and Stella Showalter. He graduated from Appalachian State University and retired after 20 years in transportation management. Pat was a member of the Generations Church family in Lewisville, and he volunteered with the Trauma Survivors Network at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Pat is remembered for his faith, his strength and his fun-loving spirit. He loved the outdoors and had a sense of adventure that he pursued through travel, scuba diving and camping. Pat had a passion for people and he loved to encourage those facing adversity to be strong and determined to come out better on the other side of their challenge. He was a loving and devoted father and husband and he will be forever loved by family and many friends.

Pat is survived by his wife, Kathryn Showalter; daughter, Caitlin Showalter; brother-in-law, Carl Covington, Jr. (Mary Beth); and nephews, Alexander Covington and Will Purdum.

A memorial service was held at Generations Church on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m.  The family received friends at the church at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Generations Church, 1275 Williams Road, Lewisville, N.C., 27023.

William Andrew Stuck

William Andrew Stuck, 88, of Clemmons went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 7, 2018. A visitation was held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2849 Middlebrook Dr.


Billy Carson “Pete” Shelton

LEWISVILLE — Mr. Billy Carson “Pete” Shelton, 71, passed away peacefully on Oct. 4, 2018. Bill was born Sept. 12, 1947, in Winston-Salem to Hardy Ellington Shelton and Rosietta McNeil Shelton and spent his early childhood years on the family farm in Yadkinville. In 1965, Bill graduated from Gray High School in Winston-Salem, where he played basketball and ran track. After graduating from Western Carolina University in 1969, he entered the United States Air Force and received his officer’s commission in 1970. During that time, Bill was stationed at Sembach Air Base, Germany, where he met Janice, a school teacher on the American base. They were married in 1971. After his discharge in 1973, Bill and Janice moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where Bill worked for the Knoxville Utilities Board and also served six years in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Their daughter Monica and son Peter were born in Knoxville. In 1977, the family moved back to Winston-Salem. Bill began working for the City of Winston-Salem as an IT professional and remained there until his retirement in 2002. In retirement, he and Janice had wonderful opportunities to share their lifelong love of travel and the outdoors, visiting many national parks and countries around the world. A longtime woodworker, Bill also put his retirement years to use building furniture, boxes crafted of exotic wood, and other keepsakes for his family and friends. Bill let his workshop be a place where his peace of mind merged with his inspiration, and his passion for the craft of woodworking lives on through his many creations. Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice Harvat Shelton, daughter Monica (Shelton) Schnurr, son Peter Shelton, son-in-law John Schnurr, and grandchildren Roger and Colleen Schnurr; his sisters Mary Peterson and Pam Shelton. He was predeceased by his brothers: Gene, Homer, and Joe Shelton. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Trellis Supportive Care (formerly Hospice), 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at


Fernando dos Santos

LEWISVILLE — Mr. Fernando dos Santos, 86, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 10, 2018. He was born in Portugal on Sept. 27, 1932, to Maria Pereira and Inacio dos Santos. He came by ship with his brother, sister and mother to join his father in America in August of 1953; and the family settled in Yonkers, N.Y. He returned to Portugal to marry the love of his life, Irene A. Mata, on June 7, 1958. The couple settled in Yonkers where Fernando worked as a construction foreman for over 30 years. Following his retirement from Yonkers Contracting, Fernando moved to Lewisville to help raise his three grandsons, who were the light of his life. Fernando was highly involved in their school and sporting events. A helpful neighbor, he was lovingly known as the “mayor of the neighborhood.” His hobbies included gardening and making homemade wine. He was an avid soccer fan, following his favorite team, Benfica (Portugal). He had a passion for fine automobiles, including his two Mercedes, which were special ordered and delivered by ship directly from Germany. In addition to his parents, Fernando was preceded in death by a sister, Deolinda Esperanco, and a brother, Acacio dos Santos. Surviving are his devoted wife of 60 years, Irene Santos; daughter, Linda Santos Buchmeier (Michael); grandchildren, Nicholas Joseph, Andrew Michael, and Ryan Christopher; sister, Dina Gallo; brother, Manuel dos Santos (Edite); sister-in-law, Amelia dos Santos; cousins, Antonio Figueiredo (Etelvina); godchildren, Rui and Fernando Figueiredo; a host of nieces and nephews and extended family. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Kurt Fohn and Deacon Steffen Fohn officiating. Entombment was followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. The family received friends from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Online condolences may be made at


Lyles, William Scott

William Scott Lyles, 93, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Trinity Elms Assisted Living in Clemmons. Scott was born June 25, 1925, to Marie Yankee Lyles and Walter Scott Lyles in Yazoo City, Miss. As a youth, Scott (“Billy Scott”) was a bit of a scalawag and also an Eagle Scout, a pattern he would repeat throughout his life. At the outbreak of World War II, he exaggerated his age somewhat for a recruiter and joined the Navy. He served on a destroyer escort for convoys in the North Atlantic until his ship was torpedoed and sank. He was then trained at Camp Pendleton as a radioman for amphibious landings and served in the South Pacific on a troop transport ship, going ashore with Marines in numerous battles including the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the occupation of Japan. After the war, Scott returned to Yazoo City for a couple of years before entering Mississippi State University. While there he met the love of his life, Elva Adeline Hall. Scott and Elva were married on Sept. 3, 1949, in Jackson, Miss., and after a brief period while Scott finished his degree, they made a loving home in Jackson and Memphis, Tenn., where they raised four children. Scott started his career at Layne Central Company, which drills water wells for industries and municipalities. In 1971, he was promoted and moved to Memphis, where he advanced through various executive positions in the Layne organization. He traveled all over the world developing water delivery systems. He told many interesting stories of his travels in Greece, Lebanon (before the civil war), Bangladesh and India. He especially enjoyed his travels in the western United States in the latter part of his career. Scott retired in 1985, enjoying life on the golf course and entertaining his grandchildren. Elva and Scott’s many friends from Jackson and Memphis have been a continuous sustaining presence in their lives. In 1998, they moved to Winston-Salem. They joined Trinity United Methodist Church, where they again made many loyal friends. In 2015, Scott and Elva moved to Trinity Elms Assisted Living and Trinity Elms Health and Rehab, respectively, where they loved and were loved by staff and residents both. Scott died on what would have been Elva’s 92nd birthday. Scott was predeceased by his parents and his wife. He leaves to cherish his memory his brothers John Lyles (Mary) of Pascagoula, Miss., and Edwin Lyles of Franklinton, La.; his children Doug Lyles (Mary) of Winston-Salem, Vicki Robinson (Craig) of Gurley, Ala., Tim Lyles (Pat) of Lauderdale, Minn., and Lee Sickmen (Ken) of Fairfax Station, Va.; his grandchildren Alison Cannon (George), Jessica Lyles, Stewart Robinson (Abbie), Graham Lyles (Melisa), Michelle Hillestad (Luke), Rachel Lyles, Evan Lyles, Taylor Sickmen, and Lexi Sickmen; and his great grandchildren Macy Robinson, Audrey Robinson, Keaton Cannon, Carter Lyles, Molly Lyles, Drew Lyles, and Tyr Hillestad. The family expresses their deep gratitude to the people at Trinity Elms Assisted Living for the loving care they gave to Scott. The family is being assisted by EternaCare of Clemmons. A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3819 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103.


Frances “Frankie” Hayes Hendrix

Mrs. Frances “Frankie” Hayes Hendrix, 86, of Clemmons passed away at her residence on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. She was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 9, 1931 to Tory York Hayes and Myrtle Utt Hayes. Mrs. Hendrix was a member of Vernon Forest Baptist Church and she very dearly loved her church family. She was retired from Hanes Inc. after many years of service. Mrs. Hendrix loved her family very much and especially her granddaughter, Jessica. She had a very special relationship with her sister, Wanda Brown, who actually passed away one week ago. They had a friendship like no other and they even had lived together for the past 27 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Anderson Hendrix, Jr.; daughter, Terri Hendrix Osborne; and sister, Wanda Brown. Surviving family includes a son, Chris Hendrix and wife, Lynn; and granddaughter, Jessica Hendrix. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller Chapel with Pastor James M. Brown officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be made at


Clinton (Clint) Addison Coram

Clinton (Clint) Addison Coram of Clemmons, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A loving husband, brother, uncle, devoted friend and generous soul, his life touched many others. Born in Winston-Salem, Clint was the son of Polly and C. A. Coram. An Eagle scout, he graduated from Reynolds High School and NC State University, receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1974. His career as an engineer began with Newport News Shipbuilding and continued with RJ Reynolds Tobacco where he was the recipient of the company’s Chairman of the Board award in 1991. In 1994, he began serving assignments in St. Petersburg and Elets, Russia, as well as Geneva, Switzerland, with RJ Reynolds Tobacco International and Japan Tobacco International. Upon retirement in 2007, he served as project consultant with Dole Fresh Vegetables in Bessemer City, N.C., and Soledad, California, then as VP of Operations for Comme IH Faut Manufacturing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Most recently, he was a consulting engineer for Flow Automotive. Clint gave generously of his time to others, taking positions of responsibility within the church and the community. At First UMC in Newport News, Va., Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Geneva, Switzerland, and Ardmore UMC in Winston-Salem, where he served as chairman of the trustees, finance committee, Sunday school teacher, Sr. high youth counselor and was a recipient of the Ardmore UMC volunteer award. Clint was a Certified Early Response Disaster Team member, assisting in several flood and hurricane relief projects. As chairman of the board of The Shalom Project, he passionately supported its mission to reduce poverty and provide needed basic services to our neighbors in need. He could routinely be found serving food pantry clients. Clint is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hutchinson Coram, having celebrated 44 years of marriage; his sister, Candace (Candy) Coram of Winston-Salem; his brother, William (Bill) Coram and wife, Marty, of Lincolnton, N.C.; and loving nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will be held in Winston-Salem on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Road. Visitation will follow the service and conclude with the inurnment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Ardmore United Methodist Church or The Shalom Project of Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made at


Ruth Marilyn Park Casstevens

ADVANCE — Mrs. Ruth Marilyn Park Casstevens went to be with Jesus surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Marilyn was born in Surry County on March 5, 1937, to the late John Park and Ruth Edwards Park. She graduated from Elkin High School and worked in the main office of Krispy Kreme for 27 years before she retired. Marilyn is now a member of Forsyth Park Baptist and was active in helping other churches, including Becks Baptist and Center Grove Baptist. She was always an advocate for leading others to Christ. Marilyn loved sports and was quite a softball player. She enjoyed flowers, fishing, swimming in her pool and watching birds. Marilyn was a constant and loving wife and devoted mother to her boys. When asked what quality of life meant to her she said, “being surrounded by my family.” She was preceded in death by her sons Richard William Newman and David Wayne Newman; daughter-in-law Sherry Casstevens; brothers Bob and Jack Park; and sister Brenda. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband Frank D. Casstevens of 47 years; son Edward Newman (Fran); stepsons Barry Casstevens and Rocky Casstevens (Tammy); grandchildren Brian Banner (Sheena), Wesley Newman (Jenny), Hope Newman, Dustin Newman (Chelsea), and Darrin Casstevens (Allyson); daughters-in-law Margie and Deborah Newman; and six precious great-grandchildren, Izzy, Brynlee, Aubree, Aiden, Fischer, and Addalyn. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Forsyth Park Baptist Church. A private family burial followed. The family received friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Forsyth Park Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Forsyth Park Baptist Church, 1600 S. Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Marilyn loved her family dearly and will be forever missed until we see her again. Online condolences can be made at


Joseph “Frank” Franklin Barnes

Joseph Franklin “Frank” Barnes, 60, of Clemmons passed away Oct. 9, 2018. Mr. Barnes was born April 22, 1958, in Macon, Ga., to Allene Barnes and the late Joe Barnes. Frank worked from 1985-2016 with Brown & Williamson and RJRT as a lead specialist. Survivors include his wife; Brenda Barnes, daughter; Alee Barnes, Mother; Allene Barnes, sister; Kathy Barnes Roberson (Ronnie), brother; Cecil Barnes, mother-in-law; Margarita DeFore, sister-in-law Suzann FanFan (Carmelo). The family received friends Friday, Oct. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice.


Richard W. Abbott

CLEMMONS — Richard W. Abbott, 83, died of congestive heart failure on Oct. 7, 2018. He passed away at his home with his wife of 63 years, Ruby, and daughter, Sherrie Abbott Johns, by his side. Richard was born on June 19, 1935, to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stephens Abbott and Walter Abbott. Richard grew up in Ellerbe, N.C., with his seven siblings. Richard was a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers; something Ruby could not resist. On Feb. 4, 1956, Richard married his beloved Ruby Burnette of Winston-Salem. After leaving the military, he graduated from the NC State College of Agriculture and Engineering in 1963, the last year of NC State College, before becoming a university. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and continued his education of many subjects throughout his life. Upon graduation, he was offered several positions in other states and took advantage of them, finally moving back to N.C., where he went to work at Western Electric, soon becoming AT&T and Lucent, retiring on Oct. 6, 1995. After retiring, he put his talents to work building beautiful furniture for his family’s home. Richard is survived by his wife, daughter and her husband, Scott, four grandsons, Jeremy, Seth, Sean, and Christian, and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2849 Middlebrook Dr. Entombment was followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.