Obituaries — Dec. 13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leonella Urba Barauskas

Dolores Leonella Urba Barauskas, 87, of Lewisville, passed away on Dec. 7, 2018. Dolores was a devoted mother and grandmother to her family. Born in Chicago, Ill., she graduated from St. Casimir Academy in Chicago, Ill., and eventually settled with her family in the Winston-Salem area 40 years ago. Dolores was an executive legal secretary for many years, and retired from Womble, Carlyle and Associates in Winston-Salem. She was also a gifted and accomplished artist and teacher of watercolor and acrylic paintings. As an active member of the Muddy River Art Association in Clemmons, her paintings were regularly shown in exhibits at New Hope Presbyterian Church and Salemtowne Retirement Community, as well in several banks and medical offices. She was a regular contributor of beautifully decorated painted furniture and holiday gifts to the annual Holy Family Catholic Church Bazaar, and was very active in the Young at Heart group and the Mahjong group. Her passions were her family and her community. Preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Julian Barauskas, they were married for 53 years. She had four children: Adrienne Logan (Charles) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Carl Barauskas of Winston-Salem, Rita Long (Kenneth) of Winston-Salem, and Andrew Barauskas (Cheri) of Lynchburg, Va. Dolores doted on her grandchildren, Jillian Dennis of Winston-Salem, Nicholas Long of Winston-Salem, and Eva Barauskas of Lynchburg, Va. They were her pride and joy. Dolores was always proud and supportive of her family’s many accomplishments. She leaves behind many relatives and longtime friends. The family wishes to thank Trellis Supportive Care group and her devoted caregivers for their kindness and efforts during her illness. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in her name.


Ernest Lee Sapp

Ernest “Erniebert” Lee Sapp passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2018. He attended South Fork Elementary School and Southwest High School where he graduated in 1959. It was at a South Fork Elementary baseball game that he first met his wife and after dating in high school, they were married on Aug. 25, 1962. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University in 1966 after studying aeronautical and industrial engineering and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He was employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, retiring as plant engineer in 1995. Ernie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son who always enjoyed being with his family and friends. He loved sports, and especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various endeavors. He loved old classic cars, 1950s and 1960s music and dancing with his wife. He was a lifelong member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church and a member of its Advent Class. Here he also earned his Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 714. He was a life member of the Winston-Salem Elks Lodge #449.

He is preceded in death by his father Floyd E. Sapp and mother, Nell Robertson Sapp and his wife of more than 53 years, Bobbie Largen Sapp. He is survived by his two children, Shannon Sapp and wife Tricia and Kelly Sapp and husband Bennett Pransky; and four beautiful grandchildren, Easton, Thomas, Audrey, Madelyn, and one grandson who preceded him in death, Landon. Ernie leaves behind a loving extended family and many friends he considered family. A memorial service was held at New Philadelphia Moravian Church on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. A reception followed. Memorial gifts in his memory may be sent to the church he loved, New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C.,  27104.  Online condolences may be made at 


Sara Ann Smith

Mrs. Sara Ann Smith, 90, of Lewisville, was reunited with her husband in heaven on their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Mrs. Smith passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in Bucks County, Penn., on Oct. 6, 1928, to the late Francis J. O’Boyle and Sarah Groff O’Boyle. During World War II, her father relied heavily on Sara to keep his business operating while her two older brothers went off to war. Mrs. Smith was a devoted Catholic her entire life and a member of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church for more than 20 years. She was well known and admired in her neighborhood as a daily walker. She was also an avid reader who loved reading the news, books, and visiting the Lewisville Library. Mrs. Smith enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, keeping up with current events, and spending time with her family. Preceding her in death was her husband, Robert K. Smith; infant son, Peter J. Smith; grandson, Michael G. Smith; two brothers, Francis W. O’Boyle and Vincent O’Boyle. Surviving are her children, Lucy Hardison (fiancé, Jim Albright), Robert Smith (Kathy), Sara Tovar (Rudy), Kenneth Smith (Cindy) and Jonathan Smith (Catherine); grandchildren, Sarah Hardison, Catherine Henry, Leslie Smith, Rachel Smith, Jordan Tovar, Emily Tovar, Dylan Smith, Cooper Smith, and Dalton Smith. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Lucy Villarreal, Rebecca Hardison, Nolan Henry, and Cricket Henry. A memorial mass was held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with Father Felix Nkafu officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. An inurnment service was held for her and her husband, Robert, at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Salisbury National Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Avenue Winston-Salem, N.C., 27104 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be made at