Obituaries — Nov. 22

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 22, 2018

Carl Leon Stewart

Carl Leon Stewart, 92, of Clemmons, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Greensboro on Oct. 13, 1926, to Posey L. Stewart and Lily Gray Stewart, the youngest of six siblings. He was in the U. S. Navy from March 1944 to June 1946, serving as an aircraft mechanic. On Feb. 4, 1950, he was married to Marie Harris Stewart, the love of his life. He worked for American Optical Company until 1967 at which time he founded Salem Optical Company in Winston-Salem. He and his wife and friends enjoyed travel for several years after his retirement in 1990. He was a loyal member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie; three children, Lynne Stewart, Anne Skulskie (Martin), and Amy Bowden (Edwin). He was a grandpa to six wonderful grandchildren: Dianne Atta (Maher), Laura Landers (Milton), Jeffrey Stewart (Ashley Martinez), Weston Edwards (Jessi Stancil), Alayna Poole (Dalton Elmore), Ciarra Poole; and six great-grandchildren: Zaid, Mazen, and Ramzee Atta; Zoe Rush; Brodie Poole; and Vada Edwards; special longtime friends: Don and Norma Whitaker, Faye Craddock, Joyce Trenor. So many friends, nieces, nephews were important to Carl. A memorial service was held on Nov. 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2574 Parkway Drive, Winston-Salem. The service was officiated by Father Steve Rice. He was interred at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Timothy’s. Visitation with the family was immediately after the service.

Cpl. Kevin John Shay

Cpl. Kevin John Shay, 39, of Clemmons, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2018. Kevin was born on July 19, 1979, in North Bellmore, New York.  As a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Kevin proudly joined and served as a sergeant in the USMC.  While enlisted, he served two tours in Iraq. After serving in the Marine Corps, he moved to North Carolina and started his career with the Winston-Salem Police Department. He most recently was a corporal with the Traffic Enforcement Unit. Kevin was a member and served in the music department at Overflow Church in Winston-Salem. Anyone who knew Kevin would agree he added humor to every situation. He took great pride in serving his country and his community. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, William F. Shay. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Carlton Shay; one son, Aydan John Shay; his mother, Mary “Angie” Shay of Denton; two step-daughters, Rylee Sink and Lyndsey Holmes (Ricky), all of Clemmons; one step-son, Mack Sink of Winston-Salem; one step-granddaughter, Abigail Holmes of Clemmons; one step-grandson, Austin Holmes of Clemmons; two sisters, Denise Vuono (Lou) of Pipersville, Penn., and Debra Mead Doylestown, Penn.; two brothers, Bill Shay (Kerri) of Dracut, Mass., and Andrew Shay (Ginger) of Brooklyn, Mich.; four nieces, Jen Mead of Doylestown, Penn., Courtney Vuono of Fairfax, Ver., Julie Mead of Doylestown, Penn., and Elizabeth Vuono of Pipersville, Penn.; and three nephews, Andrew Mead (Audra) of Philadelphia, Penn., Gregory Vuono of Pipersville, Penn., and Ethan Shay of Brooklyn, Mich. Funeral services for Cpl. Shay were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Winston-Salem First, 3730 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, 27106 with Pastor Bryan Hullette officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, 8115 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27107. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Overflow Church, 8115 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27107 to assist with their community playground project. Online condolences may be made at

Dr. Paul ‘Doc’ Louis Boivin

Dr. Paul “Doc” Louis Boivin, 91, of Clemmons, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 8, 2018. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Frank Vogler and Sons Funeral Home, 2849 Middlebrook Drive in Clemmons. The family received friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service. You may show your support for the family at


Brian Glenn Bettes

Brian Glenn Bettes, 58, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his home in Lewisville. Brian was born on the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles on Oct. 13, 1960, in Pasadena, Calif. He graduated from Ambassador College with an associate’s degree in theology and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, followed by a master’s degree in computer information technologies from Regis University. He last devoted himself to teaching American Sign Language to 147 students at East Forsyth High School in Kernersville. His strong passion for the ASL began at age 10 when a young deaf 25-year-old man at his church had no one to talk to; out of compassion Brian was inspired to learn the language which ignited a 14-year career and mastery of ASL as a professional Interpreter in California, Texas and New York. He was known by his family, friends and colleagues as a dedicated educator, prolific writer, aspiring pilot and servant who had a true love and commitment to whatever he put his hand to. Brian was the epitome of a dedicated Christian who strove to live a Godly way of life in everything he did. He was ordained an elder in 2003 and served any and every one he came into relationship with. He loved God’s Word, passion for teaching the truth, and sharing “life lessons” abundantly with everyone. He was a man of integrity, possessed a truly sharp mind, a witty character, and a man described by many as “larger than life.” He uniquely used humor to work through most of life’s challenges or simply lighten the mood with funny one-liners. He often applied the Stephen R. Covey “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” program to grow relationships with every person he met. Who can forget his infectious smile, sense of humor, and beautiful singing voice? Brian is survived by his wife, Kristin Renae Bettes of Lewisville; three children, James Austin Mangels (Natthicha), Jared Preston Mangels, and Leanna Rachelle Mangels, beloved family pet, Harley; previous wife, Sharon Gunn Neel; two children, Daniel Scott, Alissa Riddle, grandchildren, siblings, Annette (Bettes) Weinerman (Al) and brother, David Bettes (Carolyn), in-laws, Dennis and Karen Benson, 2 nephews, 1 niece, 10 great nephews, 2 great nieces, 1 great great nephew. Preceded in death; parents; Allen and Charlotte (Howard) Bettes, grandparents; Henry Lewis and Mary Lucinda (Sanders) Bettes and Rollo Phelps and Mary (Matheny) Howard. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 6685 Shallowford Road, Lewisville.