Obituaries — Oct. 25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wayne Richard Redman

ADVANCE — Wayne Richard Redman, surrounded by his loving family, passed away, Oct. 15, 2018, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born June 11, 1942, to Hughes Matheson Redman (Pete) and Norma Elizabeth Minish Redman. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jane Solesbee Redman; his daughter, Jennifer Lynne Redman Ellerbe; son-in-law, Kevin Browning Ellerbe; his first-born grandson, Hunter Browning Ellerbe, who awaits him in heaven; and twin grandsons Noah Browning Ellerbe and Aden Browning Ellerbe, who adored their “Paw Paw.” Wayne has one brother, Douglas Redman, of South Carolina, a niece, Ashley Haines, of Oregon and 2 great-nieces. He has two step-sons, Shane Foster and wife April; Jeff Foster and brother-in-law, Dallas Solesbee. Wayne was known for his gift of playing music by ear. He could hear the music and then repeat it, note by note. He was a brilliant pianist, who could not read sheet music. He was also a self-taught organist. After graduating from R.J. Reynolds High School, he joined the U. S. Air Force and spent a number of years in the service, including a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan. He worked at Piedmont Aviation as an airplane mechanic, and retired from Tension Envelope. He was a member of Salem Lodge 289. He joined Okinawa Lodge 118 in 1968, and transferred his membership to Salem Lodge 289, where he became a Master Mason. He served 55 years and received his 50-year Veteran Award in 2013. Wayne attended Ardmore Baptist Church. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct., 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller Street Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made at

Robert Joseph Nowak Sr.

Robert Joseph Nowak Sr., passed away Monday morning, Oct. 15, 2018, in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was a native of Manhattan, in New York City, New York, born June 11, 1935, to the late Henry Nowak and Antoinette Martinec. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Antoinette Marie Nowak Dibala and Victoria Catherine Nowak Stasyshyn, and a brother Henry Frank Nowak.

He graduated from Machine and Metal Trade High School in 1953. He graduated from Appalachian State University having obtained a bachelor’s of technology degree in industrial management. His career began at Western Electric, and he retired from Lucent Technologies in 1989. He was involved in the ROMEOS, (Retired Old Men Eating Out), Knights of Columbus, Young at Heart and many other things.

Those left to cherish his sweet precious memories are a wife, Carole Geradine Janos Nowak, of 61 years. Three sons; Robert Nowak Jr. (Dawn), Richard Nowak (Kelly), Raymond Nowak (Shannon). Four daughters; Karla Killian (Timothy), Debra Orden (Roger), Lisa Nowak, Lora Cortez (Craig). Thirteen grandchildren; Kara Bornhorst (Matthew), Kristofer Killian (Nicole), Kendra Evans (Brent), Kameron Killian (Priscilla), Michelle Rooney, Nicole Campbell (Christopher), Caryn Cortez (Javi), Eric  Cortez, Mark Cortez, Justin Nowak, Steven Nowak, David Nowak, Julian Nowak. Nine great grandchildren; Isaac, Lucas, and Emmalyn Bornhorst, Zakariah Hollis and Solomon Killian, Lucy Evans, Benjamin and Evelyn Campbell.

There was a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, from 7-9 p.m. at the Davie Funeral Home Chapel in Mocksville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Father Michael Butner officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103.

Davie Burial & Cremation of Lexington served the family. Online condolences may be posted at


AnnaLee Markland Myers

ADVANCE — Mrs. AnnaLee Markland Myers, 96, of Peoples Creek Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born April 10, 1922, in Davie County, to the late John Lloyd and Eliza Hutchens Markland. Mrs. Myers was a member of Advance First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband whom she married June 21, 1941, Edd Conrad Myers, Sr.; a son, Eddie Myers, Jr.; an infant daughter, Judith Carol Myers; a son-in-law, Cecil Smith; a granddaughter, Madaline Myers; and a grandson-in-law, William Zeiss. Survivors include three children, Cathy Barney (Rommie), of Advance, Dale Myers of Mt. Airy and Marcia M. Goshorn, of Advance; five grandchildren, Tracy Zeiss, Lee Myers, Angell Long, Jessica Williams and Eddie Goshorn; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Advance First Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Hellard officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Eaton Funeral Home. Memorials may be considered for Advance First Baptist Church Local Missions Fund, P.O. Box 153, Advance, N.C., 27006; Bill Zeiss Giving Fund, c/o St. Marks UMC, 4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C., 27609; or charity of donors choice. Online condolences may be made at


Leighton Reece McGill

Mr. Leighton Reece McGill, 87, of Bermuda Run, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Cumberland County to the late Walter and Estelle Buie McGill. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo McGill; and two daughters, Kathryn A. McGill of Boise Idaho, and Karin Caskey (Brad Windle) of Richmond, Va. Leighton graduated from Davidson College, and spent his entire career working for AT&T, where he excelled at leading and managing people. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was also an avid golfer and reader. He was an excellent chef and enjoyed cooking and entertaining among family and friends. After retirement, he stayed quite busy, volunteering with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), helping many new and upcoming entrepreneurs. He was very active within his retirement community, and was part of several committees, involving golf and dining. He loved his children, grandchildren (Maddie, Ben, Tyler, and Jacob), friends, and most of all, his partner, wife and best friend, Mary Jo. His enthusiastic spirit, intellectual curiosity, and love of life will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Clemmons Presbyterian Church by Dr. William Hoyle. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012.  Online condolences may be made at (Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel)


Madeline Lovette Eller

Mrs. Madeline Lovette Eller, 90, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Trinity Elms. She was born in Wilkes County on March 23, 1928, the last surviving of 12 children, born to the late Richard Thomas and Connie Bishop Lovette. Mrs. Eller graduated from Millers Creek High School and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 36 years of service. She was a longtime member of Lewisville Baptist Church and was involved in the quilting ministry, homebound ministry, rescue mission ministry and was a member of the Class of Ruth Sunday School. Preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, Rollen G. Eller. Surviving is a niece, Judy L. Craft and husband, Perry of Lewisville and many other nieces and nephews; also surviving is a special friend, Carolyn Marlow and other friends and neighbors. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Lewisville Baptist Church with Dr. George Smith and Dr. Joe Coltrane officiating. The family received friends from 12:30-2 p.m. prior to the service. A graveside service followed at 4 p.m. at Arbor Grove United Methodist Church in Wilkes County. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Trinity Elms Rehab Center for all the care and devotion given to Mrs. Eller. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made Lewisville Baptist Church, 125 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Lewisville, N.C., 27023 or to Arbor Grove United Methodist Church, 1984 Arbor Grove Church Road, Purlear, N.C., 28665.


Donald Dewayne Boles

LEWISVILLE — Mr. Donald Dewayne Boles, 79, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Forsyth County to the late Coy and Ruth Dorsett Boles. Mr. Boles retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with 35 years of service. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was a devout Christian man who was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceding him in death was a brother, Eddie Boles. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Gail Boles; two sons, Mark Boles and wife, Sharon and Wendell Boles and wife, Rachel; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; also surviving are a brother, Larry Boles and wife, Marilyn and a sister, Judy Timmons and husband, Burton. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Rev. Hubert “Bud” Wishon and Pastor Joshua Boles officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Online condolences may be made at